Australia’s Lawson Nobbs Rides to First PBR Victory in Cluny

By: Kacie Albert  Sunday, July 2, 2017 @ 10:24 PM

CLUNY, Alberta – Lawson Nobbs (Moura, QLD, Australia) won the first PBR event of his career Sunday night, highlighted by a Round 1 winning performance at PBR Canada’s Touring Pro Division stop at the Cluny Lions Charity Bullarama.

Nobbs rode Black Sugar (X6 Ranch/Lindsey Carlier) in Round 1 for 85, a score that wouldn’t be surpassed the rest of the night.

For the win Nobb earned $4,028.64 CAD, 60 world points and 275 Canadian points.

Matt Triplett (Columbia Falls, Montana) and Thor Hoefer II (Pries River, Idaho) tied for second after riding to identical scores in Round 1. Triplett rode Shot of Whiskey (Two Bit Bucking Bulls/Pozzobon Cattle Co.), while Hoefer made the 8 aboard Holy Water (Eno Bucking Bulls), both earning 83.5 points.

For their finish, each rider earned $2,371.15 CAD, 25 world points, and 145 Canadian points.

Finishing fourth, and the highest placing Canadian, was Justin Lloyd (Tisdale, Saskatchewan).  The 29-year-old rode Cracked Up (Vold Rodeo / Prescott) for 78.5 points in Round 1. For the finish Lloyd earned $1,183.27 CAD, 15 world points and 95 Canadian points.

For Lloyd the finish comes one week after winning the Monster Energy Tour’s stop in Toronto. Lloyd now sits No.4 in the Canadian National Standings, 420.83 points back from No.1 Jordan Hansen (Okotoks, Alberta).  He also continues to close the gap between himself and a berth on the elite Built Ford Tough Series, now tied with Kurt Shephard for No.43, just 82.5 points back from No.35 Reese Cates (Monticello, Arkansas).

Rounding out the Top 5 was Fraser Babbington (Gisborne, NZ, New Zealand). Babbington rode Little Kenny (Wilson Rodeo) for 76.5 points in Round 1, earning $641.82 CAD, 10 world points and 75 points towards the Canadian National Standings.

There were no qualified rides in the championship round.

PBR Canada’s Touring Pro Division is back in action July 4-5 at 7:00pm at Ranchman's Renegades Charity Bullbustin in Calgary, Alberta. Be sure to stay tuned to and follow the tour on Facebook (PBR Canada), Twitter (@PBRCanada), and Instagram (@PBRCanada) for the latest results.

Official results from the Cluny Lions Charity PBR on July 2nd, 2017.

Round 1: 1. Lawson Nobbs on X6 Ranch's Black Sugar, 85 points, $663.00; 2/3. (Tie) Matt Triplett, and Thor Hoefer II, 83.5, $414.38 each; 4. Justin Lloyd, 78.5, $165.75; 5. Fraser Babbington, 76.5; 6. Mike Lee, 70.

Championship Round: no qualified rides.

Aggregate, total money won and world points earned.
1. Lawson Nobbs, 85 points, $4,028.64, 60; 2/3. (Tie) Matt Triplett, and Thor Hoefer II 83.5 points, $2,371.15 each, 25; 4. Justin Lloyd, 78.5 points, $1,183.27, 15; 5. Fraser Babbington, 76.5 Points, 641.82, 10; Mike Lee, 70 points, 453.97, 5.