SASKATOON, Saskatchewan - Aaron Roy became the
first-ever three-time PBR Canadian Champion, while Ty
Pozzobon claimed the PBR Canada National Finals event
title on Saturday at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon.
Pozzobon posted 260.5 points on three bulls, including an 87.5-point effort on True Blood in the championship round to hold off Douglas Duncan and Josh Birks, who each covered three bulls for 256.5 points to tie for second at the event.
The top ride of the night belonged to Birks, who conquered PBR
Canada Bull of the Year Jackson James for 88.5
points in the championship round.
Roy, who had all but clinched the Canadian Cup Series title entering the Finals, placed 10th at the event with 171.5 points on two bulls. Roy rode Little Joe for 85.5 points in Round 2 on Saturday.
The Top 10 finishers at the PBR Canada National Finals were:
1.Ty Pozzobon, 260.5 points, $15,529.50.
2. Douglas Duncan, 256.5 points, $9,282.
Josh Birks, 256.5 points, $7,497.
4. Beau Hill, 255 points, $3,748.50.
5. Tanner Girletz, 249.5 points, $2,915.50.
6. Sevi Torturo, 245.5 points, $2,082.50.
7. Nathan Schaper, 226 points, $1,666.00.
8. Brant Atwood, 174 points, $4,819.50.
9. Stetson Lawrence, 172.5 points, $4,403.
10. Aaron Roy, 171.5 points, $416.50.
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 www.pbrcanada.com, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pbr.canada and Twitter at http://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 www.pbr.com, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at http://twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at www.YouTube.com/PBR.
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