What’s That Bull with Ted Stovin for the Paradise Valley Bull-A-Rama

Paradise Valley, AB: The Paradise Valley Bull-A-Rama takes place on Friday night starting at 7:00pm. 23 bull riders are entered up in the two round showdown competing for their share of $5,000 in prize money.

If you’re wanting to watch some bull riding, there are going to be 46 bulls bucked with a beer gardens running throughout. It’s sure to be full of a bunch of ups and downs.

Tickets are available at the gate.

Stock Director Curtis Sawyer and I talked earlier today and he pointed out these three picks as the ones he thought would win. I added what I knew about the bulls and riders along with a couple of my own picks at the bottom.

Nathan Schaper vs. Jiminy Hou – Nathan has spent some time and had a ton of success this past spring on the PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series. He should be pumped about having Jiminy Hou in Paradise Valley in Round One. Loo for this bull to turn back to the left and fade a ways.

Kyle Lozier was 85 on this black horned bull in Wanham, AB.


Aaron Roy vs. Cajun Shaker – Aaron hasn’t got much for points or money won thus far in the PBR Canadian Standings but that probably isn’t bothering him while he’s 8th overall in the PBR’s BFTS Standings. Aaron is focused on finishing as high as he can in the world and he’s doing just that. With these Touring Pro Events counting towards the World Standings, every ride means that much more. Cajun Shaker hasn’t been ridden a whole bunch. He even bucked Aaron off in Coronation in 2011. I’m betting Aaron wins this battle for at least an 85.

Cajun Shaker hung up Ras Evarts pretty good last year in Elnora, AB.


Tanner Girletz vs. Citation and Diego – Curtis figured Tanner drew two pretty nice bulls here. I’m going to agree with him. Especially on Diego. I would be that they won more money on that bull than any other one last year throughout the year. Look for Girletz to keep things rolling here and make his way further up the PBR Canadian Standings.


Cody Coverchuk vs. South of Heaven – 747 is a Wild Hoggs Bull that everyone likes to get on. He bucks a bit different than some bulls but it looks to be in the riders favour most of the time as long as they don’t get tricked by the switch up. Cody rides rank and will snap this red one for a solid check.

Jesse Torkelson was caught on camera last riding this bull in Vermillion, AB in February for an 87.


Zac Peterson vs. Ice Water – If I’m remembering right this is a black white faced horned bull of Ellie Skori’s that really bucks. I think he’s a bit tough to get out on in the chute. Last I remember, Tristan Carlier got on him and made it a few rounds. A few more would have likely put him in the high 80’s. Zac rode all four of his bulls last week in Bismark, ND. I expect him to ride both on Friday too. This one likely for an 86 or more.

As another note, this event is Chad Besplug’s return to PBR Canada competition after the winter off. With three events within four days, he can sure make up a bunch of ground in the next little while here.

Leave your thoughts and picks in a comment below.

Paradise Valley, AB – June 21st, 2013. Draw.

1st Round
1 Chad  Besplug Claresholm, AB 817 Tracker R OBRC
2 Zane Lambert Westbourne, MB 971 Gypsy Ride R GRS
3 Kyle Lozier 150 Mile House, BC 963 Wanderlust R GRS
4 Reid Lozier 150 Mile House, BC 8 Lazy Boy L OBRC
5 Stetson Lawrence Williston, ND T609 Bamboon R OBRC
6 Josh Ehlers Mandan, ND 771 Optimus Prime R OBRC
7 Justin Lloyd Tisdale, SK 929 Simple Plan R OBRC
8 Chad  Besplug Claresholm, AB 943 Checkers L VOLD
9 Zane Lambert Westbourne, MB 994 Spinner Bait L VOLD
10 Kyle Lozier 150 Mile House, BC 63 Forget Me Not R GRS
11 Reid Lozier 150 Mile House, BC 911 EW Bonness R SKRI
12 Koty Brugh Mandaree, ND 902 Freight Shaker L SKRI
13 Kyle German Crossfield, AB 90 Brownie L SKRI
14 Poncho Limas Stephenville,TX 76 Pen Pal R SKRI
15 Zac Peterson Velva, ND 813 Ice Water R SKRI
16 Jordan Hansen Okotoks, AB 6 Boilin Hot L SKRI
17 Ty  Elliott Nanton, AB 731 Tree Shaker L SWYR
18 Nathan Schaper Grassy Butte, ND 777 Jiminy Hou R SWYR
19 Fabian Marcelo Dueck Paraguay 907 Slingshot Engaged R SWYR
20 Armando Davila Rodriguez Saltillo Coah Mex 369 Nighttime 9 L SWYR
21 Tanner Girletz Cereal, AB 511 Citation L SWYR
22 Tanner Byrne Prince Albert, SK 359 Cosmo Kramer L SWYR
23 Dusty Ephrom Kenosee Lake, SK 913 Mother Dont Want R SWYR
2nd Round
24 Matt Triplett Columbia Falls, MT 866 Bucket List R SWYR
25 Cody Heffernan Singleton, NSW 603 Chains L SWYR
26 Cody Coverchuk Meadow Lake, SK 349 Harrison Flats L SWYR
27 Aaron Roy Yellow Grass, SK 897 Cajun Shaker R FHRC
28 Ty  Elliott Nanton, AB 959 Lawless R FHRC
29 Josh Ehlers Mandan, ND 838 High Definition L FHRC
30 Nathan Schaper Grassy Butte, ND 949 Copenhagen Lowlife L FHRC
31 Fabian Marcelo Dueck Paraguay 955 Burn It To The Ground R FHRC
32 Tanner Byrne Prince Albert, SK 976 Boy George R FHRC
33 Zac Peterson Velva, ND 973 Emmett Tell R GRS
34 Armando Davila Rodriguez Saltillo Coah Mex 62 Freckles L GRS
35 Dusty Ephrom Kenosee Lake, SK 801 True Grit R GRS
36 Justin Lloyd Tisdale, SK 608 Johnny Be Good R GRS
37 Tanner Girletz Cereal, AB 527 Diego R GRS
38 Jordan Hansen Okotoks, AB 999 Devils Reverse L VOLD
39 Cody Heffernan Singleton, NSW 980 Railroad L VOLD
40 Koty Brugh Mandaree, ND A84 Booster Juice R HOGS
41 Poncho Limas Stephenville,TX 73 Game On R HOGS
42 Matt Triplett Columbia Falls, MT 998 Shadow Moves L VOLD
43 Kyle German Crossfield, AB 945 Rebound L VOLD
44 Stetson Lawrence Williston, ND 84 High Performance R HOGS
45 Aaron Roy Yellow Grass, SK 916 K Rose R HOGS
46 Cody Coverchuk Meadow Lake, SK 747 South Of Heaven R HOGS




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