Top Bull Riders Ready for First PBR Canada Cup Event of 2023 in Red Deer
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Edmonton, AB (February 3rd, 2023) – It is officially the night before the first PBR Canada Cup series event of the 2023 season, the Cross-Country Classic at the Peavey Mart Centrium. Some of the toughest bull riders in Canada have been counting down the days for this event in Red Deer, Alberta and are more ready than ever after some much-needed time off.
One bull rider in particular has been waiting for the season to kick off since taking home the PBR Canadian Championship last November in Edmonton’s Rogers Place. Nick Tetz of Calgary, AB has been on a roll since capturing his big win at the PBR Canadian Finals and has plans to do it all again this year, starting with this weekend. Winning an event so large can allow someone to gain a lot of confidence but Tetz assures that no matter the event, they all contribute to his mental performance,
“As far as confidence, winning anytime gives you confidence,” Tetz said. “Whether it’s just a small bull riding or a big one, they definitely make me feel like I really belong. Especially going down to the states and going to those bull ridings but, up here I am just hanging out with my buddies, going to bull ridings and having fun.”
Since winning the Canadian title, Tetz has qualified for and made his debut on the PBR’s Elite Unleash the Beast Series in Minneapolis, MN and taken in PBR Velocity Tour events in Portland, Denver, and Reno, and the PBR Australia Finals. Competing at all these events has prepared him and given him that edge, now he is ready to take over the Peavey Mart Centrium,
“Going down south and staying fresh always helps. I find that the more I ride, the better I do,” Tetz said. “Going down and mixing it up with guys down there and getting on the bulls. I am excited to get the season started.”
Tetz has matched up with Tractorland’s Freakshow, a bull from the Wild Hoggs, and a bull he has never been on, but he has no doubts,
“Anything from Hoggs is good,” tetz said. “That’s what I ended up clenching the title with, was a Hoggs bull, so I think it will be a good matchup”
With an average score of above 85 points, this will be a ride that everyone will have their eyes on.
The PBR Canada Cross Country Classic will take place February 4th at 7:00pm at the Peavey Mart Centrium in Red Deer. Stay tuned for results and rides on our website and social media accounts. Tickets are available at PBRCanada.com