EDMONTON, Alberta – Tanner Byrne rode Slash on his final out for a score of 89 points to win his second average title at just his third Canadian Finals Rodeo and continues to be perfect at the CFR in the past two years now at 12 for 12.
Byrne took home $31,000 for his efforts this year in Edmonton and that second average buckle, finishing third in the final standings by only $3,000. By finishing there he will get another invite to the Calgary Stampede where this year he finished second.
This ride of Tanner’s was the first time Duane Robinson and Nansen Vold’s infamous VJV Slash was ever ridden at a rodeo. He was ridden 8 times before in the PBR, but this marked the first ever at a rodeo. Quite the stat for the bull with an average of 22.213 points of 25 in 59 attempts on ProBullStats.com
I could go on and on about Slash and all of his winnings, said simply though, to this point he’s the most decorated bull in Canadian History. This was quite a way to go out too.
Look out for the January/February issue of Western Horse Review for a full story on Slash.
Next up, we’re on to number four. Remember that Slash’s hometown of Ponoka plays host to a number of events this weekend at the Ag Event Center. We hope to see you out at all of them.