Hansen Takes Delburne, Torkelson Drives Home New Car
DELBURNE, Alberta — At last night’s Hillbilly Stomp, Jordan Hansen took home the top prize for the best total on two bulls. 169.5 points gave him a two and a half point advantage over second place Jesse Torkelson.
It’s not often a guy would get much extra for a second place finish. For Torkelson there was a new Ford Explorer on the line due to the series between the Hillbilly Stomp and Rimbey Hooves and Horns Bullarama sponsored by the Meston Rodeo Company, Skori Bucking Bulls, The Flying High Rodeo Company, Two Bit Bucking Bulls, Vold Rodeo Co., Bar UT Bucking Bulls, Bar RA Cattle Co. and Sawyer Bucking Bulls.
After a rough go in the long round, Torkelson had to get on in the Short Go for his chance at the car as he told Announcer Wes Cummings in his interview after.
For Tork, a match-up with Curtis Sawyer’s Night Time Nine was just what the doctor ordered in the Short Go for the second place finish and win of the car.
A big thanks goes to Wes for this interview.
Event winner Jordan Hansen will be riding under the bright lights of Edmonton at his first Canadian Finals Rodeo appearance in what is now less than two months. With riding like this, he’s a contender for a Canadian Championship.
Hansen also won the Long Go on Ellie Skori’s EW’s Bonness with an 83.5.
In third on the night taking home $650 in prize money was Mexico’s Edgar Durazo.
In a tie for fourth on the evening were Hometown Cowboy Shane Peters and youngster Chase Thielen.
Wreck of the Night goes to Justin Siemens with this knock out. We are waiting on word on how he’s doing today from camera man Ashton Arychuk who did a great job of covering last night’s event. Thanks Ashton and get well quick Justin.
Unofficial results and payout. Delburne, AB Hillbilly Stomp. September 6th, 2013.
Long Go: 1. Jordan Hansen on Skori’s EW’s Bonness, 83.5 points; 2. Edgar Durazo, 83; 3. (tie) Shane Peters and Chase Thielen, 82; 5. (tie) Jesse Torkelson and Cawl Braithwaite, 81.
That’s a wrap for this year’s Delburne Hillbilly Stomp. Jason Holst and his crew pulled off yet another top notch event. Without them and the committee in Rimbey along with all of the great sponsors the car series wouldn’t have happened either. Here’s to it being even bigger and better in 2014!