Patten Takes It In Winnipeg

I didn’t think I would be writing an article about one of my closest competitors from the years gone any time soon, by but today is that day. When I say competitors too I mean Ty was the one doing the majority of the winning. That winning keeps continuing and one of the biggest wins of his career so far came this past Saturday in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ty is from Buck Lake, Alberta and many of you probably know him. it is great to see he is doing so well after the accident he had in 2009. Since he has come back though things have been going well. For those of you who know Ty though, things could probably still be better for him. I haven’t had the opportunity to talk to him yet about his win. But my guess is that winning this event is just a stepping stone to many bigger things like the PBR Built Ford Tough Series and another CFR Qualification in 2011.

The following came from a PBR Canada Press Release with the results from the event:

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (January 31, 2011) – Only four riders went 2-for-2 Saturday night at the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Canadian Cup Series, including Ty Patten of Buck Lake, AB, who won the Winnipeg Invitational and took home $7,514.00 at the MTS Centre. Patten rode Poppy Cock (Girletz Rodeo Stock) for 88.5 points in Round 1 and grabbed the lead in the Championship Round on Super Tramp (R-Saga Ranch Ltd.) with an 89 point ride, capturing his first Cup Series title.

“This win is a confidence boost for sure,” commented Patten. “The pressure is definitely off my back. Now I’ve got momentum heading into the next event.”

Finishing just short of Patten, Zac Peterson of Velva, ND,made the buzzer in Round 1 on Tveras Pet (Girletz Rodeo Stock) for 88 points and rode Diego (Girletz Rodeo Stock) in the Championship Round for 87. Third overall went to Dusty Ephrom of Arcola, SK, who covered Northern Lights (Braithwaite Ranches) for 86.5 points in Round 1, followed by an 86.5 point ride on Evil Roy Slade (Skori Bucking Bulls).

Rounding out the Winnipeg Invitational, three-time World Cup contender Tyler Thomson of Black Diamond, AB, rode Mixed Emotions (Battle River Rodeo) for 85 points in Round 1. Thomson ended the night with an 86 point ride on Jackson James (Braithwaite Ranches) in the Championship Round, to earn a fourth place finish.

Up Next
The PBR Canadian Cup Series returns to Ottawa, Ontario for stop No. 3 at Scotiabank Place, Saturday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $20, and can be purchased online at www.capitaltickets.ca, in person at the Scotiabank Place box office or by calling (877) 788-FANS (3267).

2011 Winnipeg Invitational at MTS Centre
Winnipeg, MB

Event Leaders
1. Ty Patten, Buck Lake, AB, $7,514.00.
2. Zac Peterson, Velva, ND, $4,571.50.
3. Dusty Ephrom, Arcola, SK, $2,652.00.
4. Tyler Thomson, Black Diamond, AB, $1,768.00.
5. Beau Brooks, Cochrane, AB, $2,828.80.

Championship Round
1. Ty Patten, Buck Lake, AB, 89 points on Super Tramp (R-Saga Ranch Ltd.)
2. Zac Peterson, Velva, ND, 87 points on Diego (Girletz Rodeo Stock).
3. Dusty Ephrom, Arcola, SK, 86.5 points on Evil Roy Slade (Skori Bucking Bulls).
4. Tyler Thomson, Black Diamond, AB, 86 points on Jackson James (Braithwaite Ranches).

Round 1
1. Beau Brooks, Cochrane, AB, 89.5 points on Hill Billy Deluxe (Wild Hogg Bucking Bulls).
2. Ty Patten, Buck Lake, AB, 88.5 points on Poppy Cock (Girletz Rodeo Stock).
3. (tie) Josh Ehlers, New Rockford, ND, 88 points on Hazard County (Braithwaite Ranches); Tanner Allemand, Shaunavon, SK, 88 points on Slippery Sam (Battle River Rodeo); Zac Peterson, Velva, ND, 88 points on Tveras Pet (Girletz Rodeo Stock); and Pete Farley, Kempsey, NSW, AU, 88 points on Evander (Girletz Rodeo Stock).

Here is Ty riding the R-Saga Bull “Super Tramp” for 89 points in the Short Go of the Winnipeg Event

What are some of your predictions for Ty’s season this year? Do you think he will make his way to the PBR BFTS? Another CFR? The Canadian PBR Finals once again? Or maybe even the PBR World Finals?

I think they are all possible

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