Let’s move on to this weekend’s event in Moose Jaw, SK. Chad Besplug and his team are producing this two night event at Moose Jaw’s Mosaic Place, and while the roster each night changes a bit, one thing is certain. There are some fantastic bulls set to buck this weekend. If you haven’t already purchased your tickets, get them at this link. You don’t want to miss this one folks.
I didn’t fair too badly at Swift Current with 2 for 4, so lets see what I can do with Saturday night’s draw.
Shay Marks vs GRS 68 Blue Print
And those fantastic bulls start right here with 68 Blue Print. I photographed this Girletz Bull two years ago at the CFR for the family that raised him. He is a hoppy bull is certain to throw a challenge at a guy. I like everything about this bull. He has bucked off the likes of Nathan Schaper and Scott Schiffner, but in the 5/22 times he has been covered, he always delivers a solid bull score. Tyler Pankewitz found 86.5 on him two years ago while Jake Wilson covered him for 85 in Prince Albert this year. The reason I like this matchup is because of Shay Marks drawing 068. The PBR Canada frontrunner will certainly show his sticky side this weekend, and I figure we could see another 85-86 point ride out of the long go for Marks. Keep an eye on this matchup.
Ty Pozzobon vs. Vold’s Crooked Nose
Fresh off a win on the ERA circuit down south, Pozzy always loves riding in Canada, but more specifically loves drawing bulls that have never been ridden. This weekend he is matched up against Vold’s Crooked Nose, a bull that could be on the verge of becoming a main stay in the short-go pens. He has never been ridden, but provides bull scores that absolutely impress. At the Besplug Invitational this year, he found a 23 from one judge’s scorecard, and a 20 from the other totalling 43, and has been as high as 43.5. That might not sound like much, but if a guy can cover 8 seconds on this bull, we could see some 87-88 point rides. And Ty Pozzobon is the guy that can do that this weekend.
Wacey Finkbeiner vs. Girletz’s Freakazoid
Great draw for a guy who is on fire on the PBR Canada circuit right now. Freakazoid has had 21 outs and has only been ridden three times. Thor Hoefer, Tanner Byrne and Aaron Roy have beaten this bull, for 84.5, 85 and 85.5. I can almost guarantee this bull will be one or two to the right, then start spinning to the left. If you can make it past that second move, you should be good, but this bull has a heck of a lot more experience bucking riders off than letting them score. Finkbeiner is sitting firmly in the top ten, and has a bit of breathing room, but has been showing us what he can really do this year so far.
Tanner Girletz vs. Vold/Prescott’s Canadian Outlaw
I don’t know if I really need to brag on this bull any more. Refer to last week’s picks stories to learn more? Tanner Girletz hasn’t had the perfect year so far, but being matched up on a bull that won the Grand Prairie Stompede last weekend is pretty decent. If Girletz can bear down on Saturday night, this showy bull should send him to the short-go and hungry to get an event win behind him in 2016. I like this matchup and think there are 84 points in it for the Alberta cowboy.
The following is the draw for the second night of competition at the Moose Jaw PBR Saturday, June 4.
|1||Lane Cork||THR 120||Moment of Truth||L|
|2||Josh Birks||THR 174||Blow me Away||L|
|3||Dakota Buttar||THR U80||Spidey Sense||L|
|4||Ronnie Delarue||THR U26||Talk is Cheap||R|
|5||Tyler Pankewitz||HOGS 222||Dog Gonnet||R|
|6||Justin Paton||HOGS 100||Missing Vibrations||R|
|7||Cole Young||HOGS 13||Whiplash||L|
|8||Steve Maddison||X6BB 125||Prin Daddy||L|
|9||Jake Wilson||X6BB 126||One Eyed Jack||L|
|10||Devon Mezei||X6BB 114||Ping||L|
|11||Taran Chirgwin||X6BB 034||Paradise City||R|
|12||Garrett Green||VR/P 221||Jersey Dip||R|
|13||Tanner Girletz||VR/P 037||Canadian Outlaw||L|
|14||Aaron Roy||VR/P 822||Indian Turtle||L|
|15||Ty Pozzobon||VR/P 020||Crooked Nose||R|
|16||Tim Lipsett||VR/P 107||Conviction||R|
|17||Wacey Finkbeiner||GRS 106||Freakzoid||R|
|18||Landon Lockhart||GRS Z6||Big Fudge||L|
|19||Jordan Hansen||GRS R70||Cuckoo Kong||L|
|20||Shay Marks||GRS 068||Blueprint||L|
|21||Jordan Arbuthnott||OBRC 015||Big Rig||R|
|22||Fabian Marcelo Dueck||OBRC 023||Case Closed||L|
|23||Justin Lloyd||OBRC 09||Just a Crackin||L|
|24||Nathan Schaper||BCBB 402||Crying Wolf||R|
|25||Jared Parsonage||BCBB 2001||Beer on the Patio||R|
|26||Armando Davila Rodriguez||OBRC 106||Cutie||L|
|27||Cooper Zur||OBRC 022||Mr. Sunshine||L|
|28||Scott Schiffner||BCBB 22||Dan the Man||R|
|29||Cody Coverchuk||BCBB 262||Mad Trapper||?|
|30||Chandler Bownds||OBRC 911||2 Dark 2 C||L|
|1||X6BB 7-213||Jesus N Bocephus||R||Low|
|2||VR/P 127||Cooper’s Comet||L|
|3||VR/P 36||Smoke Show||R|
|5||BCBB 263||Black Betty||L|
|6||BCBB 254||Murray GMC’s The Goat||R|
|8||OBRC T01||No Good Deed||L|
|9||GRS 208||Lace Up||R|
|10||OBRC 69||Brahma Boots Chrome||R||High|