Casper Victorious in Nation's Capital
By: Kacie Albert Friday, June 9, 2017 @ 10:48 PM
Cody Casper won his first PBR event on Friday night in Ottawa, ON. PBR Canada photo by Covy Moore.
OTTAWA, Ontario – Cody Casper (Pacific, Washington) earned his first PBR victory in the Canada’s capital as the only rider to earn a qualified ride in the championship round at the Monster Energy Tour’s second stop of the 2017 season.
In Round 1 Casper bucked off Little Anthony (Cornwell Bucking Bulls) in 7.60 seconds, but stayed on long enough to earn himself a spot in the Championship Round.
With the pressure on, the 24-year-old rode Captain (Mike Miller/Torres Bros) for 88 points in the short go to take the event title.
The win is Casper’s first victory in the PBR and earned him $8,003.23 CAD and 450 points towards the PBR Canada National Standings. He is now No.4 in the Canadian standings, just 325 points back from fellow Washington native No.1 Derek Kolbaba (Walla Walla, Washington). Casper earned 80 world points and is now ranked No.69 in the world.
Justin Lloyd (Tisdale, Saskatchewan) was the event’s highest finishing Canadian, placing second. Lloyd, who double entered, bucked off his first bull of the event Devil Dog (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls) in 1.20 seconds. With his second draw of the round, Lloyd rode Wild Mexican (Rafter P) for 85 points and the Round 1 win.
The 29-year-old’s Round 1 performance earned him one out in the Championship round, where he bucked off Pneu-Dart’s Doomsday (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls).
The finish was Lloyd’s best so far in the 2017 and earned him $4,861.63 CAD and 240 points towards the PBR Canada National Standings, where he is now ranked No. 14. Lloyd earned 50 world points and is now the third highest ranked Canadian at No. 57.
The 2013 PBR Canada Champion, Zane Lambert (Ponoka, Alberta), who also double entered, tied for third. In the third out of the night, Lambert combined with Pneu-Dart’s Southern Style (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls) for 84.5 points, which tied for second in Round 1.
Despite bucking off his second draw of the night, Kill Switch (Rafter P), Lambert’s 7.17 seconds aboard the bull was enough to earn a second spot in the short go.
In the Championship Round, after bucking off Roman (Bar D / Rawhide Rodeo), he earned a re-ride aboard his second draw, but instead of riding a new bull elected to attempt the same bull, Drifter (Mike Miller/Torres Bros), once again. Lambert, however, did not make a qualified ride.
Lambert earned $2,701.78 CAD and 135 points towards the Canadian standings, where he rose from No. 11 to No. 7. He also earned 25 world points and is now tied No.94 in the world standings.
Tied for third with Lambert was Cole Young (Fairview, Alberta). Young rode True Grit (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls) for 84.5 points in Round 1, but bucked off Sarge (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls) in the short go.
Young’s finish also earned him $2,701.78 CAD and 135 points towards the Canadian standings where he now ranks No.20.
Rounding out the Top 5 was Brock Radford (Dewinton, Alberta). Radford rode Colt .45 (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls) for 84 points in Round 1, but didn’t make the eight aboard Funky Junk (Mike Miller/Torres Bros) in the Championship Round.
Radford now ranks No. 8 in the PBR Canada National Standings after earning $1,366.60 CAD and 85 points towards the world standings.
PBR Canada’s Monster Energy Tour makes its next stop in Toronto, Ontario on June 24th.
Professional Bull Riders
Ottawa, ON Monster Energy Tour - June 9th, 2017
(Round 1-Round 2-Event Aggregate-Event Points)
1. Cody Casper, 0-88-88.00-80 Points - $8,003.23
2. Justin Lloyd , 85-0-85.00-50 Points - $4,861.63
3. Zane Lambert , 84.5-0-84.50-25 Points - $2,701.78
(tie). Cole Young , 84.5-0-84.50-25 Points - $2,701.78
5. Brock Radford , 84-0-84.00-15 Points - $1,366.60
Dakota Buttar, 0-0-0.00
Josh Faircloth, 0-0-0.00
Michael Lane, 0-0-0.00
Justin Lloyd , 0-0-0.00
Brock Radford , 0-0-0.00
Thor Hoefer II , 0-0-0.00
Thor Hoefer II , 0-0-0.00
Zane Lambert , 0-0-0.00
Jackson Scott, 0-0-0.00
Jake Gardner, 0-0-0.00
Wacey Finkbeiner, 0-0-0.00
Nick Goncalves, 0-0-0.00
Emerson Moulton, 0-0-0.00
Dusty McMullen , 0-0-0.00
A.J. Vaal, 0-0-0.00
Todd Chotowetz , 0-0-0.00
Casey Berg, 0-0-0.00
Cawl Braithwaite, 0-0-0.00
Coleton Matheson, 0-0-0.00
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0.00
Cole Young , 0-0-0.00
Will Loomis, 0-0-0.00
Cody Heal, 0-0-0.00
About Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Canada:
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 Monster Energy Canadian Tour debuted in 2016 as the country’s first national series. 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 and Twitter at http://twitter.com/PBRCanada.