WINNIPEG – Professional Bull Riders Matt Bohon covers two bulls tonight in Winnipeg and tied Sevi Torturo for the event win at the PBR Canadian Cup Winnipeg Invitational. The Missouri native covered both of his bulls for a total score of 170.5 points. New Yorker Sevi Torturo put up a good showing in Winnipeg by hanging onto 2 bulls and capturing 170.5 points.
In round 1 Bohon held onto One Spot (Calgary Stampeed) for 83.5 points. He went into the championship round tied for fifth place, and rode Gingas Kong (Skori Bucking Bulls) for 86.5. Bohon adds just over $5400 to his qualifier on the PBR world standings.
Torturo posted 85.5 points in the first round on Evil Roy Slade (Skori Bucking Bulls). He went into the championship round in third place and rode Devil’s Wing (Kropius/Morton) for 85 points to tie Bohon for the win.
Third place went to Brendon Clark of Morperth NSW who took the week off from the Ford Invasion to ride in the Canadian Cup Series. Round 1 matched Clark with White Knight (Calgary Stampeed) where he posted a score of 83.5. In the championship round, Clark received a re-ride, and brought a score of 85 on Before Dark (Calgary Stampeed) to end the round with 168.5.
2009 Champion Beau Hill came in fourth place in Winnipeg. He posted a score of 82 in the long round on Mindgames (Saga Ranch) and rode Jonah the Whale (Bar UT Bucking Bulls) for 84 points in the championship round to finish the night in fourth with 166 points.
Rounding out the top 5 was Kenny Hickman who was the last rider to cover both bulls in Winnipeg. He posted the first ride over eighty points in round one on Tverra’s Pet (Girletz Rodeo Stock) and was the first to ride in the short go on Final Legacy (Girletz Rodeo Stock).
The PBR Canadian Cup Series continues February 18th at Rexall Place in Edmonton. Event tickets are still on sale at ticketmaster.ca. For the ultimate PBR experience, fans holding a ticket to the event can purchase tickets to the Corral Party for just ten dollars. Each Corral Pass ticket holder will have the chance to meet the riders of the PBR, get up close and personal with the bulls and take photos with the superstars of the PBR on the dirt before the action begins.
Event Results (Total Points)
Sevi Torturo 170.5 $4,865.62
Matt Bohon 170.5 $4,068.75
Brendon Clark 168.5 $2,100.00
Beau Hill 166.0 $1,462.50
Kenny Hickman 164.5 $952.50
Josh Faircloth 87.5
Billy Robinson 85.5
Chad Besplug 85.0
Josh Ehlers 83.0
Zane Lambert 83.0
Tanner Girletz 82.5
Dusty Labeth 79.5
Lachlan Richardson 79.0
Tyler Pankewitz 78.0
Josh Koschel 77.5
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