Australian Cowboy Captures First Cup Series Win
OTTAWA, Ontario (February 13, 2011) – Brett Hanrahan of Rockley, NSW, dominated the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Canadian Cup Series Saturday night at Scotiabank Place taking home $7,833.60. Hanrahan grabbed an early lead after covering Hobo (J Bar W Ranch) for 83.5 points in Round 1. Moving into the Championship Round, Hanrahan covered his third bull Devil’s Triangle (Mark Reed) for 87.5 points, after his first two bulls fouled coming out of the chute, earning the Australian native his first Cup Series win.
“It’s not very often you get on four bulls in one night,” laughed Hanrahan, “especially in such rocket succession. It was tough, but when your adrenaline is running, its running and you just get back on.”
Finishing second overall was Ty Pozzobon of Merritt, BC, who stayed on Cherry Bomb (Mark Reed) for 82 points in Round 1 and rode Misfit (J Bar W Ranch) in the Championship Round for a score of 86.5. Third in the average went to twelve-time World Finals qualifier Ross Coleman of Molalla, OR, who rode Legacy (Mark Reed) for 83 points in Round 1, followed by an 82.5 point ride on Denis The Menace (J Bar W Ranch).
Rounding out the Ottawa Invitational, five-time Canadian National Finals qualifier Zane Lambert and three-time World Cup contender Tyler Thomson of Black Diamond, AB, tied for fourth in the average. Both riders advanced to the Championship Round where Thomson rode Crunch Time (J Bar W Ranch) for 83.5 points and Lambert covered Cosmo (J Bar W Ranch) for 82.
The PBR Canadian Cup Series returns to Lethbridge, Alberta for stop No. 4 at the Enmax Centre, Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $27.50, and can be purchased online at www.enmaxcentre.ca, in person at the Enmax Centre box office or by calling (403) 329-SEAT (7328).
2011 Ottawa Invitational at Scotiabank Place
No injuries to report.
1. Brett Hanrahan, Rockley, NSW, $7,833.60.
2. Ty Pozzobon, Merritt, BC, $5,004.80.
3. Ross Coleman, Molalla, OR, $3,916.80.
4. (tie) Zane Lambert, Westbourne, MB, $2,045.44; Tyler Thomson, Black Diamond, AB, $1,392.64.
1. Brett Hanrahan, Rockley, NSW, 87.5 points onDevil’s Triangle (Mark Reed).
2. Ty Pozzobon, Merritt, BC, 86.5 points on Misfit (J Bar W Ranch).
3. Matt Bohon, Cole Camp, MO, 84.5 points on Partyline (Mark Reed).
4. Tyler Thomson, Black Diamond, AB, 83.5 points Crunch Time (J Bar W Ranch).
5. Ross Coleman, Molalla, OR, 82.5 points on Denis The Menace (J Bar W Ranch).
1. Brett Hanrahan, Rockley, NSW, 83.5 points on Hobo (J Bar W Ranch).
2. Ross Coleman, Molalla, MO, 83 points on Legacy (Mark Reed).
3. (tie) Ty Pozzobon, Merritt, BC, 82 points on Cherry Bomb (Mark Reed); Zane Lambert, Westbourne, MB, 82 points on Termite (Painted Pony Championship Rodeo).
With this extra $5,000 won by Ty Pozzobon my bet is we will be seeing him on the PBR Built Ford Tough Series Tour in a very short about of time. I’m not sure when the next cut is or how exactly it works, but with the amount of money he has won he very easily could be on tour as early as next weekend. What PBR Canadian Cup Series Events do you plan to attend this year?
Oklahoma City, OK: This weekend in Oklahoma City Aaron Roy rode 4 of 5 to take home over $13,000. The highlight being his 3rd Round (Short Go)win with a 90.25 point effort on the 4C’s Bull Carrillo Cartel. Fellow Canadain Jason Finkbeiner rode 1 of 3 in his BFTS debut, his qualified ride coming Saturday on the Donaho / Newsom / Murff / Pillars Bull by the name of Murf. Aaron Gibb went 0 for 3.
This Saturday Aaron Roy will make his way to the Dickies Iron Cowboy Invitational in Arlingtion, TX to battle it out for his chance to win up to $150,000. $50,000 goes to the winner and the winner then has the chance to take on a World Champion Bucking Bull Contender Super Duty for an additional $100,000. Roy Will face off against this weekend’s winner Paulo Lima in the first round. He will face the bull Spring Time. The Iron Cowboy name sure lives up to it. For one of the contestants seeded from 9th to 24th it could take them 6 bulls in the one night to win the $150,000.
What are your thoughts on the Iron Cowboy Invitational? Personally, I think it would be a very exciting event to watch.
On another note, the PBR World Cup is supposed to come to Canada this year too. What town do you think it should be in? I am really interested in this topic and would really like to hear your thoughts on this topic.