Dakota Buttar Victorious at PBR Moose Jaw

By: Kacie Albert  Monday, June 10, 2019 @ 10:27 AM

In his Canadian debut for the 2019 season, Dakota Buttar went a perfect 2-for-2 to win Saturday's Touring Pro Division event in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Photo: Covy Moore/CovyMoore.com.

MOOSE JAW, Saskatchewan – Sidelined since mid-April due to a potentially season-ending shoulder injury, two-time Glen Keeley Award winner Dakota Buttar (Kindersley, Saskatchewan) made his return to competition Saturday night, delivering a flawless 2-for-2 performance to win the PBR Moose Jaw, powered by Young’s Equipment, part of the PBR Canada Touring Pro Division, inside Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

Marking his first out on Canadian soil in 2019, the 28-year-old got off to a fast start in Round 1, covering Lon’s Lost It (Wild Hoggs Bucking Bulls) for 85 points.

After a total of 13 riders made the 8 aboard their opening round draw, Buttar’s score allowed him to enter the championship round fifth overall.  

Continuing the momentum, Buttar rode Grey Tower III (Vold Rodeo) for a championship round-best 89.5 points to seal the event win.

The victory netted Buttar a check for $3,400.01, along with 305 Canadian and 60 world points.

Previously unranked in the Canadian national standings, Buttar is now No. 22, within 1,500 points of the top spot.

Buttar also gained crucial ground in the world title race as he looks to make his fourth consecutive appearance at the PBR World Finals. Ranked No. 41 in the world prior to his first win of the season, Buttar is now No. 38, 47.5 points outside of the Top 35.

The current No. 1 ranked rider in Canada, Jared Parsonage (Maple Creek, Saskatchewan), finished second to earn $2,337.51, 165 Canadian and 30 world points.  

First riding Hoka Hey (Big Chief Bucking Bulls) for 83.5 points in Round 1, the 26-year-old remained perfect in the final round when he made the 8 on Home Grown (Outlaw Buckers Rodeo Corp.) for 88 points.

The runner-up finish allowed Parsonage to further extend his lead atop the national standings, now 367.08 points ahead of No. 2 Daylon Swearingen (Piffard, New York).

Parsonage also inched closer to the Top 35 in the broader PBR world standings. While he remained No. 37 after his seventh Top 5 finish of the season, Parsonage is now a mere 30 points outside of a return to the elite PBR Unleash The Beast.

As the final two riders to go a perfect 2-for-2, Wyatt Gleeson (Sundre, Alberta) and Shay Marks (Sunnybrook, Alberta) tied for third.

Gleeson’s event began with an 84-point trip on Finning Mr. Ripley (Flying Four Bucking Bulls) in the first round, followed by an 83-point ride on Smiling Bob (Wild Hoggs Bucking Bulls) in the championship round, while Marks covered Chump (Big Chief Bucking Bulls) and Alberta Premium (Outlaw Buckers Rodeo Corp.) for matching 83.5-point scores.

A double entry, Gleeson also finished seventh courtesy of his 85.5-point ride on Come on Over (Vold Rodeo/Prescott) in Round 1.

Cumulatively Gleeson left the Saskatchewan event with a check for $1,769.08, 162.5 Canadian and 17.5 world points.

The national points won allowed the Alberta rider to crack into the Top 20 in the Canadian standings. Previously No. 27 in the nation, Gleeson is now the No. 19-ranked rider in Canada.

Marks earned $1,248.44, 112.5 Canadian and 17.5 world points.

He remains the No. 4 ranked rider in Canada, but gained standing in the world rankings, now No. 48, just 165 points outside of the Top 35, after starting the stop No. 50.

Rounding out the Top 5 was Logan Biever (Claresholm, Alberta).

Backed by a Round 1 win earned after he reached the whistle on Dilly Gaff (Outlaw Buckers Rodeo Corp.) for 87.5 points, Biever netted $1,083.75, along with 125 Canadian and 10 world points.

The 21-year-old is now ranked No. 13 in Canada, up from No. 20, within 1,325.83 points of the No. 1 spot.

PBR Canada Touring Pro Division action continues on Saturday, June 15 in Fahler, Alberta at the Fahler Regional Recreation Complex for the Pokey’s PBR Bull Riding. Action gets underway at 7:00 p.m. MDT.

PBR Canada Touring Pro Division
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan – Mosaic Place
PBR Moose Jaw, powered by Young’s Equipment
Event Results (Round 1- Round 2 -Aggr. Score- Money Earned-Canadian Points-World Points)
1. Dakota Buttar, 85-89.5-174.5-$3,400.01-305-60
2. Jared Parsonage, 83.5-88-171.5-$2,337.51-165-30
3 (tie). Wyatt Gleeson, 84-83-167-$1,089.07-107.5-17.5
Shay Marks, 83.5-83.5-167-$1,248.44-112.5-17.5
5. Logan Biever 2, 87.5-0-87.5-$1,083.75-125-10
6. Klayton Lakevold, 87-0-87-$775.63-75-5
7. Wyatt Gleeson 2, 85.5-0-85.5-$680.01-55-0
8. Tim Lipsett, 84.5-0-84.5-$148.75-40-0
9 (tie). Jake Gardner, 84-0-84-$0.00-0-0
Marcos Gloria, 84-0-84-$0.00-0-0
11 (tie). Logan Biever, 82.5-0-82.5-$0.00-0-0
Jake Gardner 2, 82.5-0-82.5-$0.00-0-0
13. Zane Lambert, 82-0-82-$0.00-0-0
Chase Thielen, 0-0-0-$0.00-0-0
Tim Lipsett 2, 0-0-0-$0.00-0-0
Dayton Johnston, 0-0-0-$0.00-0-0
Dayton Johnston 2, 0-0-0-$0.00-0-0
Italo Aguilar Goncalves, 0-0-0-$0.00-0-0
Chase Thielen 2, 0-0-0-$0.00-0-0
Jared Parsonage 2, 0-0-0-$0.00-0-0
Aaron Roy, 0-0-0-$0.00-0-0
Shay Marks 2, 0-0-0-$0.00-0-0
Warlen Aquino, 0-0-0-$0.00-0-0
Klayton Lakevold 2, 0-0-0-$0.00-0-0
Aaron Roy 2, 0-0-0-$0.00-0-0