Fort St. John, BC: Below are my thoughts on a few key match-ups for night one of the Daryl Mills PBR Invitational. Daryl and I talked on the phone today about the event. He mentioned that he was looking forward to it and is glad to see guys like Jared Farley entered along with Ryan Dirteater and Skeeter Kingsolver. Same with Australians Cliff Richardson and Troy Wilkinson.
Adding in our top Canadians like Scott Schiffner, Tyler Pankewitz, Jesse Torkelson and Dusty Ephrom.
Mills also talked about Tyler Thomson being entered and coming back after taking most of 2012 off.
“I think it’s pretty cool how many guys have been to the World Finals too.” Daryl told over the phone.
I’m not sure how many PBR World Finals qualifications do add up here but it’s quite a few.
If you’re wanting to see these guys compete this weekend, bull riding gets started on Saturday Night at the Fort St. John Rec Center.
This trip to Fort St. John is stop number three of the 2013 PBR Canada Touring Pro Series.
Now on to some of those match-ups.
Tanner Girletz vs. Sawyer’s 899 Gretzky – This bull has been impressive this year. Chase Thelien just about rode Gretzky about ten days ago in Rimbey too. 899 is a bigger bull that’ll turn back to the right, right in the gate. I think Tanner gets himself into the high 80’s with a solid ride on him. Steve Turner didn’t last long on Gretzky back in Lethbridge as shown in this video.
Cliff Richardson vs. Armstrong’s 979 Super Too – Tanner Girletz rode 979 Super Too of Kelly Armstrong’s back in Lethbridge at the start of March for an 85.5. This bull is red with big rodeo looking horns on him. He looked pretty smooth in this trip he had with Tanner. I’ve yet to meet Cliff but from the video I saw from him in Vermillion, I don’t see him having any trouble with this bull. My money is on an 84 for the Aussie.
Dusty Ephrom vs. Skori’s 911 EW’s Bonness – Dusty has been coming back from injury as of late. I think this is one of his first PBR events back too. This sure is a nice bull for him to draw too in my opinion. Ashton Arychuk won the event in Viking the other day with an 83.s on EW’s Bonness. That’s the same score Tyler Pankewitz got on 911 in Langham last August too. My guess is that an 83 should fit Dusty about right too.
Troy Wilkinson vs. Vold’s V3 Pipeline – I don’t remember seeing this bull a whole bunch yet. Pipeline is a black brockle faced bull that turned back to the right. Ty Elliot rode him in Lethbridge for an 85 and he looked like one a guy would want to get on. Troy Wilkinson made a big splash at his first Canadian event by winning it. He might win his second one here after getting started on this one.
Jared Farley vs. Vold’s 769 In The Club – In The Club is wild as heck, pretty crazy, possibly insane. There haven’t been a ton of guys to ride him either, as probably expected. I’m thinking Jared should be excited about this one though, if he rides him he’s going to win.
Poncho Limas got on In The Club in Kalispell, MT in February and it didn’t pan out for him.
The night one draw for the Daryl Mills PBR Invitational in Fort St. John, BC. April 20th.
|1||Justin Lloyd||Tisdale, SK||875 MOVES LIKE JAGGER||L||SWYR|
|2||Zac Peterson||Velva, ND||369 NIGHT TIME 9||L||SWYR|
|3||Ty Patten||Buck Lake, AB||866 BUCKET LIST||R||SWYR|
|4||Stetson Lawrence||Williston, ND||359 COSMO KRAMER||LB||SWYR|
|5||Tanner Girletz||Cereal, AB||899 GRETZKY||L||SWYR|
|6||Cliff Richardson||Via Cresford, NSW||979 SUPER TOO||RB||KARM|
|7||Matt Triplett||Columbia Falls, MT||987 SNAKE BITE||R||KARM|
|8||Scott Schiffner||Strathmore, AB||857 SO WHAT||LB||KARM|
|9||Jake Wilson||Australia||715 BOTTOMS UP||L||KARM|
|10||Jordan Hansen||Okotoks, AB||802 HEAVY METAL||R||KARM|
|11||Ty Tescher||Sidney, MT||10 DRIVE BY||R||KARM|
|12||Skeeter Kingsolver||Mclouth, KS||928 MAGIC HAMMER||LB||KARM|
|13||Ryan Dirteater||Hulbert, OK||6 BOILYNN HOT||L||SKRI|
|14||Dusty Ephrom||Kenosee Lake, SK||911 E.W.’S BONNESS||R||SKRI|
|15||Skyler McBride||Madden, AB||902 FREIGHT SHAKER||L||SKRI|
|16||Derek Creswell||Weatherford, OK||76 PEN PAL||L||SKRI|
|17||Tyler Pankewitz||Ponoka, AB||701 JIM BEAM||R||XTRM|
|18||Jesse Torkelson||Warburg, AB||W822 RIP TIDE||L||XTRM|
|19||Daniel Hansen||Caroline, AB||715 LOADED||L||XTRM|
|20||Clint Johnson||Baker City, OR||724 LOST WAGES||R||HOGS|
|21||Budd Williamson||Ayr QLD, AUS||806 COLD AND EMPTY||R||WVR|
|22||Ty Elliott||Nanton, AB||822 TJ||L||XTRM|
|23||Zack Bright||Ephrata, WA||111 DEVILS HENCHMAN||L||HOGS|
|24||Poncho Limas||Stephenville,TX||801 JAYDER BAYDER||R||WVR|
|25||Troy Wilkinson||Upper Horton, NSW||V3 PIPE LINE||R||WVR|
|26||Steven Turner||Linden, AB||841 BACK ON TRACK DOUBLE DOWN||L||HOGS|
|27||Todd Chotowetz||Major, SK||856 BLACK CHICAGO||L||HOGS|
|28||Jared Farley||Kempsey, NSW||769 IN DA CLUB||R||WVR|
|29||Max Fortmuller||Millarville, AB||856 SUBMISSION||L||WVR|
|30||Tyler Thomson||Black Diamond, AB||907 JUICE BOX||L||WVR|
|GRUDGE MATCH BULLS|
|706 BUTTER FLY EFFECT||R||XTRM|
|81 AXIS OF EVIL||L||HOGS|
|22 SUCK BACK||R||WVR|