Atwood leads PBR Canada National Finals through Day 1

Brant Atwood jumped to the early lead at the PBR Canada National Finals

Highlights

  • With an 88.5-point effort on Forget Me Not, Brant Atwood is the early leader at the PBR Canada National Finals.
  • Aaron Roy posted 86 points on Little Bit of Sugar to remain in the driver's seat to claim his third Canadian title.

In This Article

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan - With a score of 88.5 on Forget Me Not, Brant Atwood (Granbury, Texas) is the leader after the first night of the PBR Canada National Finals at Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon. Two-time Canadian Champion Aaron Roy (Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan), who was the points leader going into the weekend, is still favored to win the PBR Canadian Cup Series title after receiving a score of 86 on Little Bit of Sugar.

The current standings after tonight's event are as follows:

1. Brant Atwood, 88.5 points on Forget Me Not.
2. Ty Elliott, 87.5 points on Vertigo.
3. Kyle Lozier, 87 points on Iron Man.
4. Douglas Duncan, 86.5 points on China White.
Ty Pozzobon, 86.5 points on Whiskey Hangover.
6. Aaron Roy, 86 points on Little Bit of Sugar.
7. Timmy Vaughn, 85 points on Jonah The Whale.
8. Billy Robinson, 84.5 points on First Nation Sensation.
Sevi Torturo, 84.5 points on Turn Me Down.
10. Tanner Byrne, 84 points on About to Blow.
Ty Patten, 84 points on Smoke Ring.
Tyler Pankewitz, 84 points on Norman.

The PBR Canada National Finals resumes tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. Saturday's results will determine who will be named the Canadian National Champion and take home a $10,000 bonus for winning the national title.

A Corral Party will be held from 6-7 p.m., before Saturday's event where fans can meet the riders, get autographs and take photos. To enter the Corral Party, fans will need a Saturday event ticket and a Corral Pass, which is included for free with all VIP tickets purchased, or for an additional $10 with all other tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the Credit Union Centre Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, by phone at 938-7800 and 1-800-970-7328 or on-line at ticketmaster.ca.

About Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Canada:
Dollars earned at Canadian events counts towards qualification to the elite PBR Canadian Cup National Finals. Upon the conclusion of the Finals, the bull rider with the most regular season and Finals points is crowned the PBR Canadian National Champion. Money won at all Canadian events counts toward qualifying on the prestigious PBR Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS). At the end of the BFTS season, the top-ranked PBR Canada rider will compete at the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas, NV. For more information on PBR Canada, go to pbrcanada.com, or follow on Facebook at facebook.com/pbr.canada and Twitter at twitter.com/PBRCanada.

About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR): The world's premier bull riding organization, the PBR celebrates 20 years of competition with the 2013 season. In just two decades, the dream of 20 bull riders has become a global sports phenomenon that is televised worldwide with more than 100 million viewers annually watching primetime PBR programming on networks around the world, and nearly 2 million fans attend live events each year. PBR has paid out over $120 million in earnings to its athletes, and 25 riders have earned over $1 million, including Justin McBride with $5.5 million - the most of any western sports athlete in history. For more information on the PBR, go to pbr.com, or follow on Facebook at facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.

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