Marks Wins Career-First PBR Canada Monster Energy Tour Event in Winnipeg

By: Kacie Albert  Saturday, January 26, 2019 @ 10:37 PM

Shay Marks leaves Winnipeg the No. 1 man in the PBR Canada National Standings. Photo: Covy Moore /

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – As one of three riders to go a perfect 2-for-2 inside Bell MTS Place, Shay Marks (Sunny Brook, Alberta) captured his career-first PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Canada Monster Energy Tour win, victorious at the Winnipeg Classic.

The first man to erupt from the chutes in the home of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets, the 23-year-old made the 8 aboard Tom Petty (Skori Bucking Bulls) for 84.5 points in Round 1.

Continuing the momentum, Marks sealed his victory in the championship round, covering Baja Midnight (Vold Rodeo) for 86.5 points.

For his victory, Marks, who tied for the win in both rounds, leaves the province of Manitoba with $6,487.63, in addition to 510 Canadian and 170 world points.

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Marks, who was previously unranked, is now the No. 1 bull rider in Canada. He leads No. 2 Jordan Hansen (Okotoks, Alberta) by 150 points. Hansen, who was also in Winnipeg, went 1-for-2 to finish eighth and collect 10 Canadian points.

Adding significance to the win, the event was Marks’ first since 2017 when he underwent reconstructive shoulder surgery.

Daylon Swearingen (Piffard, New York) finished second at the Winnipeg Classic to collect $4,454.53, 253.75 Canadian and 90 world points.

In Round 1, the second-year rider was marked 83.5 points for his qualified ride aboard Finning Hou’s Deacon (Flying Four Bucking Bulls), which he followed with an 86.5-point trip on Kool Aid (R Saga Ranch) in his final out, tying with Marks for the championship round win.

He is now ranked No. 3 in Canada, 256.25 points behind No. 1 Marks.

In third, and the final rider to deliver a perfect performance in front of the raucous crowd, was Garrett Green (Meeting Creek, Alberta).

His 8-second efforts were earned atop Josiah’s Fire (R Saga Ranch) for 83.5 points in Round 1, and Broken Trigger (Skori Bucking Bulls) for 86 points in the championship round.

The finish, his career-best on the Canadian Monster Energy Tour, netted the 26-year-old $2,764.09, along with 183.75 Canadian and 55 world points. Green is now ranked No. 4 in Canada, 326.25 points behind No. 1 Marks.

Courtesy of his tie for the Round 1 win, Logan Biever (Claresholm, Alberta) finished fourth. His 84.5-point ride came atop Finning Mr. Ripley(Flying Four Bucking Bulls) and propelled him to earn $2,238.69, 140 Canadian and 20 world points.  

Biever is now just outside of the Top 5, ranked No. 7 and 370 points behind the No. 1 ranking.

Rounding out the Top 5 were Dayton Johnston (Milk Rivera, Alberta) and two-time PBR Canada Champion Zane Lambert (Ponoka, Alberta). Each rider netted $845.21, 66.25 Canadian and 12.5 world points.

Lambert, who was the lone home-province hopeful, born in Westbourne, Manitoba, rode Finning Overhaul (Flying Four Bucking Bulls) for 83.5 points in Round 1, while Johnston recorded the same score atop Finning Majic Shivers (Flying Four Bucking Bulls).

Dakota Louis (Browning, Montana), the victor of the last PBR Canada Monster Energy Tour stop in Winnipeg in 2017, finished seventh to earn $383.78, 25 Canadian and 5 world points.

Ripped at the Seams (Vold Rodeo) was the high-marked bull of the event. The bovine athlete was marked 43.5 points for his 1.77-second buckoff of Cody Casper (Newport, Washington) in Round 1.

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Fans can relive all the action from the season-launch PBR Canada Monster Energy Tour event in Winnipeg tomorrow on RidePass.

PBR Canada’s Monster Energy Tour next travels to Lethbridge, Alberta and the Enmax Centre for the Bridge City Chrysler/LA Towing PBR Challenge on March 1-2 at 7:00 p.m. MST.


PBR Canada Monster Energy Tour

Winnipeg Classic

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Bell MTS Place

Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Event Aggregate-Canadian Points-World Points)

1. Shay Marks, 84.5-86.5-171.00-510-170 Points.

2. Daylon Swearingen, 83.5-86.5-170.00-253.75-90 Points.

3. Garrett Green, 83.5-86-169.50-183.75-55 Points.

4. Logan Biever, 84.5-0-84.50-140-20 Points.

5. Dayton Johnston, 83.5-0-83.50-66.25-12.5 Points.

(tie). Zane Lambert, 83.5-0-83.50-66.25-12.5 Points.

7. Dakota Louis, 83-0-83.00-25-5 Points.

8. Jordan Hansen, 82-0-82.00-10-0 Points.

9. Riley Gagnon, 81.5-0-81.50-7.5-0 Points.

(tie). Italo Aguilar Goncalves, 81.5-0-81.50-7.5-0 Points.

11. Wyatt Gleeson, 81-0-81.00

Cody Casper, 0-0-0.00

Jared Parsonage, 0-0-0.00

Zac Peterson, 0-0-0.00

Aaron Roy, 0-0-0.00

Todd Chotowetz, 0-0-0.00

Jackson Scott, 0-0-0.00

Tim Lipsett, 0-0-0.00

Cole Young, 0-0-0.00

Jake Gardner, 0-0-0.00

Micheal Ostashek, 0-0-0.00

Wacey Finkbeiner, 0-0-0.00

Cawl Braithwaite, 0-0-0.00

Billy West, 0-0-0.00

Maycon Moura, 0-0-0.00

David Otey, 0-0-0.00