Calgary, AB: Aaron Roy picked up a big check this afternoon at the Monster Energy Invitational at Madison Square Garden. $16,008.33 was the total. With that, he now sits in the number two spot in the world standings as it was the first event of the year. Next week the PBR travels to Chicago where Aaron will continue on his way for the year to stay at the top.
One point is the closest he’s ever been to an event win. With a start like this, he may get his first win this year on the Built Ford Tough Series. It’s been quite a while since a Canadian has won an event at that level. Rob Bell won in North Carolina back in 2003, Justin Volz did the same in Oklahoma in 2002 if I remember right. Canada as a team has been close a number of times at the World Cup.
Today though it was Pawnbroker, who’s actually partly owned by Corey Chmelnyk of North Battleford, SK and managed by Jeff Robinson. 88.25 was the result. A business decision from what I could see by Aaron with the fourth pick of the draft. Now a three-time PBR Canadian Champion, Aaron is all business when it comes to bull riding. Business is currently very good.
We may have some more guys on the tour after this week. We will see come Tuesday.