Triplett takes title at Global Petroleum Show
By: Ted Stovin Wednesday, June 14, 2017 @ 10:46 PM
Matt Triplett rides at the Agrium Western Events Centre in Calgary, AB. PBR Canada photo by Covy Moore.
CALGARY, Alberta – Matt Triplett (Columbia Falls, Montana) earned his first PBR Canada victory of 2017 at the Global Petroleum Show stop on the PBR Canada Touring Pro Division schedule.
In Round 1 Triplett rode Body Special (Outlaw Buckers Rodeo Corp) for 85 points for the win. In the championship round, the current No.8 man in the PBR World Standings put up 86.5 points on Shakin’ Hands to tie for second.
Overall, Triplett edged second place Edgar Durazo (Montezuma, Sonora, Mexico) by a single point to earn $3,692.17 and 60 world points. Durazo put together scores of 84 in Round 1 on Whiskey Hand (Vold/Prescott) and 86.5 points on Mr. Sunshine in the championship round to take home $2,789.08 and 30 world points.
Third on the night went to DeWinton, Alberta’s Brock Radford. After scores of 81.5 on Gran Torino (Girletz Rodeo Stock) in Round 1 and 87 on Case Closed (Outlaw Buckers Rodeo Corp) in the championship round the former No.8 man in the PBR Canada standings is set for another jump. For his work, Radford earned $1,806.24 and 20 world points.
Canada’s top man in the PBR World Standings as of today, Dakota Buttar finished in the fourth spot in Calgary on Wednesday. Buttar put up 83.5 points on Lace Up (Girletz Rodeo Stock) in Round 1 but was bucked off Moves Like Pozzy (Vold/Prescott) in the final round. Coming into Wednesday, Buttar had no points in the PBR Canada National Standings, leaving Stampede Park he takes home $1,062.50 and 15 world points.
Rounding out the top six in Calgary were Cody Coverchuk (Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan) and Cody Casper (Pacific, Washington) in fifth and sixth respectively. Coverchuk went 1-for-2 thanks to 83 points on Whiskey Throttle (Outlaw Buckers Rodeo Corp) in Round 1 to earn $605.63 and 10 world points. Casper scored 82.5 points on Oklahoma Blue (Girletz Rodeo Stock) in Round 1 however was bucked off Stunt Man Ray (Girletz Rodeo Stock) in the championship round.
Next up on the 2017 PBR Canada Touring Pro Division schedule is the Wanham Plowing Match PBR Extravaganza on Friday June 16th, 2017 starting at 7:30pm.
Official results from the Global Petroleum Show PBR at the Agrium Western Events Centre at Stampede Park in Calgary, AB on June 14th, 2017.
Round 1: Matt Triplett on Outlaw Buckers Body Special, 85 points, $637.49; 2. Edgar Durazo, 84, $478.13; 3. Dakota Buttar, 83.5, $318.75; 4. Cody Coverchuk, 83, $159.38; 5. Cody Casper, 82.5; 6. Wacey Finkbeiner, 82; 7. (tie) Brock Radford and Juan Carlos Contreras, 81.5; 9. Justin Lloyd, 75; no other qualified rides.
Championship Round: 1. Brock Radford on Outlaw Buckers Case Closed , 87 points, $690.61; 2. (tie) Matt Triplett and Edgar Durazo, 86.5, $451.57 each; no other qualified rides.
Aggregate, total money and points earned: 1. Matt Triplett, 171.5 points on two bulls, $3,692.17, 60; 2. Edgar Durazo, 170.5, $2,789.08, 30; 3. Brock Radford, 168.5, $1,806.24, 20; 4. Dakota Buttar, 83.5 points on one bull, $1,062.50, 15; 5. Cody Coverchuk, 83, $605.63, 10; 6. Cody Casper, 82.5, $297.50, 5; 7. Wacey Finkbeiner, 82, $223.13; 8. Juan Carlos Contreras, 81.5, $148.75.
Professional Bull Riders (PBR), which has events in five countries and is available in more than 400 million homes globally, has competed in Canada since 1996. The PBR Canada Touring Pro Division is made up from of grassroots level and small town markets of bull riding in Canada. Points earned at Canadian events count towards qualification to the elite PBR Canadian Championship. Upon the conclusion of the Championship, the bull rider with the most regular season and Championship points is crowned the PBR Canada Champion. Points won at all Canadian events count toward qualifying on the prestigious PBR Built Ford Tough Series and PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB will be the first-ever Canadian host of the PBR Global Cup on November 9-11, 2017. The three-day event will feature the world’s best bull riders from Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil and Australia, all competing for their country and a Canadian-record purse of $1,000,000, the second-largest payout in North America next to the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas. For more information on PBR Canada, go to www.pbrcanada.com, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pbrcanada or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/pbrcanada