Butte, MT: The 2011 Elite Professional Bull Riders Year End Championship Title came down to the last few rides this past Saturday at the Butte Civic Center. Miles Pennington had the lead going into the two day finals but was unable to post a score at the event in two attempts. It sure as heck wasn’t from a lack of effort either.
By Miles not making the whistle either night it allowed Garrett Green of Meeting Creek, AB the chance to move up in the points standings to first place. From what was said at the event it came down to the two being within about 100 points. Garrett and Miles rode well and won a whole bunch of money all year. Congratulations to you both. However neither made the whistle on Saturday night in Butte.
Here is who did well.
Australian Luke Davidson took the early lead in the round with this 82.5 point ride:
Cody Moore won the Long Go of the Saturday Night Go Round:
Green had a chance to take the lead and win the finals event title as well with a score on this ride on the Two Bit Bull Buckin Fantasy:
Brandon Wallentine wins the short go with this great ride to finish second in the average.
Garrett Green talks with me about his win of the 2011 EPB Year End Championship:
2011 EPB Year End Champion: Garrett Green – Meeting Creek, AB
2011 EPB Finals Champion: Matt Triplett – Columbia Falls, MT
Second Night and Average Results:
Second Long Round: (1) Cody Moore, Houston, BC, 86.5, $1,400; (2) Brett Crump, Great Falls, MT, 85, $1,050; (3) Brandon Wallentine, 84, $700; (4) Luke Davidson, Australia, 82.5, $350; (5) Stetson Lawrence, 82; (6) Anthony Corgatelli, Idaho Falls, ID, 79; (7) Ryan Prophet, 78; (8/9) Levi Hendrickson and Tanner Girletz, Cereal, AB, 77; (10) Parker Breding, Edgar, MT, 76.
Second Short Round: (1) Brandon Wallentine, 87, $900; (2) Matt Triplett, 82.5, $600.
Average: (1) Matt Triplett, 252.5, $2,610; (2) Brandon Wallentine, 249, $2,160; (3) Stetson Lawrence, 242, $1,710; (4) Garrett Green, 164.5, $1,260; (5) Tyler Adrian, 163, $810; (6) Levi Hendrickson, 161.5, $450; (8) Brett Crump, 161; (9) Kyle Louden, 159; (9) Ryan Prophet, 156; (10) Curry Fielder, 87.
Thank you to the promoters, supporters, fans and sponsors as well as the City of Butte, MT for the work and effort for this years 2011 EPB Finals! We all look forward to next year.
The first event of the 2012 EPB Season will take place in Billings, MT in February.