Marks earns first PBR Canada win of 2016 in Tofield

By: Ted Stovin  Saturday, April 16, 2016 @ 2:15 PM

Shay Marks rides Hillbilly Heaven to a score of 84.5 to win the KNM Bull Bash PBR in Tofield, AB on April 16th, 2016. Photo by Covy Moore.

TOFIELD, Alberta -- Sunnybrook, Alberta's Shay Marks has already seen the bright lights of the PBR's Built Ford Tough Series. On Saturday night in Tofield, AB he got a step closer to making his return.

Marks put up an electric ride on Hillbilly Heaven from the Wild Hoggs, the same bull Zane Lambert won this event on in 2015. The score was 84.5 points and ended up as the eventual winner after no rides were made in the final round. Marks earned 60 points towards the PBR's World Standings putting him in 59th place to date.

Dakota Buttar was second both Friday and Saturday night earning 55 world points, he's now around 60th place in those world standings. Jake Wilson, Cody Casper and Will Purcell rounded out the top five in Tofield.

Next up on the 2016 PBR Canadian Tour are events in Prince Albert and Nipawin, SK on May 6th, 7th and 13th.

The following are the official results from the KNM Bull Bash PBR in Tofield, AB.

Round one: 1. Shay Marks on Wild Hoggs' Hillbilly Heaven, 84.5 points, $408.00; 2. (tie) Dakota Buttar and Jake Wilson, 84, $255.00 each; 4. (tie) Cody Casper and Will Purcell, 83, $56.00 each; 6. Landon Lockhart, 82.5; 7. Zane Lambert, 81.5; 8. Tim Lipsett, 79; 9. Cody Coverchuk, 73.5; no other qualified rides.

Finals: no qualified rides.

Aggregate and total money won: 1. Shay Marks, 84.5 points on one bull, $2,431.00; 2. (tie) Dakota Buttar and Jake Wilson, 84, $1,411.00 each; 4. (tie) Cody Casper and Will Purcell, 83, $513.40 each; 6. Landon Lockhart, 82.5, $231.20; 7. Zane Lambert, 81.5, $173.40; 8. Tim Lipsett, 79, $115.60; 9. Cody Coverchuk, 73.5. 

About Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Canada:
Points earned at Canadian events counts towards qualification to the elite PBR Canadian Finals. Upon the conclusion of the Finals, the bull rider with the most regular season and Finals points is crowned the PBR Canada Champion. Points won at all Canadian events counts toward qualifying on the prestigious PBR Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) and 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/pbrcanada and Twitter at http://twitter.com/PBRCanada.