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St. Tite win moves Lambert to top
Joanna French, PR & Marketing Coordinator
Professional Bull Riders Canada
St. Tite win moves Lambert to top
CALGARY, Alberta (September 14, 2010) - Fan favourite and 2009 PBR World Finals Qualifier Zane Lambert (Westbourne, MB) won big at the Festival Western St. Tite Invitational, the 6th stop on elite Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Canadian Cup Series presented by Wrangler. Lambert went 3-for-3 on the weekend, finishing with 808.5 points and $6,848.03.
In Round 1, Lambert covered French Connection (J Bar W Ranch) for 81 points followed by an 84 point ride on Twenty One (Chausse Bucking Bulls) in Round 2. Advancing to the Championship Round, Lambert finished the weekend riding Common Denominator (J Bar W Ranch) for 78 points. Lambert now has 5,813 National Standings points, moving him into first, 352 points ahead of three-time World Cup contender Tyler Thomson (Black Diamond, AB).
Strathmore, AB, rider Ty Patton finished second after staying on two of his three bulls, earning $3,659.25. Ending the weekend in third, Dustin McMullen (Aylmer, ON) covered Big and Rich (Henderson Rodeo) for 84.5 points in the Round 1 andadded $3,450.15 to his season earnings. Rounding out the top five at the Festival Western St. Tite Invitational were 2008 PBR Canadian National Championship Aaron Roy (Yellow Grass, SK) and 2007 Canadian National Finals Event Champion Vince Northrop (Norquay, SK). Roy finished the weekend in fourth and took home a total of $2561.48, while Northrop claimed fifth and walked away $1,819.17.
The 7th Cup Series stop finds the best riders in Canada and the world headed to Lloydminster, SK, for the Lloydminster Invitational presented by SaskTel on Saturday, October 2 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available now starting at $20 and can be purchased in person at the Lloydminster Exhibition and Northern Factory Work Wear or by calling (306) 825-5571.
Stats: Festival Western St. Tite Invitational (Sept. 11-12, 2010)
No injuries to report
Overall Event Standings
1. Zane Lambert, Westbourne, MB. 808.5 points.
2. Ty Patton, Strathmore, AB. 583 points.
3. Dustin McMullen, Aylmer, ON. 424.5 points.
4. Aaron Roy, Yellow Grass, SK. 389 points.
5. Vince Northrop, Norquay, SK. 351.5 points.
1. Ty Patton, Strathmore, AB. 87 points, Party Time (Mark Reed).
2. Zane Lambert, Westbourne, MB. 78 points, Common Denominator (J Bar W Ranch).
1. Zane Lambert, Westbourne, MB. 84 points, Twenty One (Chausse Bucking Bulls).
Aaron Roy, Yellow Grass, SK. 84 points, Wyatt Earp (Chausse Bucking Bulls).
2. Brent Klaus. 77.5 points, Warlock (Henderson Rodeo).
1. Dustin McMullen, Aylmer, ON. 84.5 points, Big and Rich (Henderson Rodeo).
2. Vince Northrop, Norquay, SK. 81.5 points, Collateral Damage (J Bar W Ranch).
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 go on to compete at the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas, NV, USA. For more information on PBR Canada, go to www.pbrcanada.com, or follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PBRCanada.
About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR):
More than 100 million viewers annually watch over 400 hours of primetime PBR programming on VERSUS, NBC, CBS and networks around the world. The PBR has awarded over $100 million in prize money and 20 riders have earned over $1 million including Justin McBride with $5.5 million, the most of any western-sports athlete in history. The PBR was nominated as 2010 Sports League of the Year at the Sports Business Journal Sports Business Awards alongside the National Football League, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball. Nearly two million fans attend elite Built Ford Tough Series and Touring Pro Division events each year. For more information on the PBR, go to www.pbr.com, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TeamPBR and http://twitter.com/TEAMPBR.