Coverchuk wins at Ranchman’s Bullbustin’
By: Ted Stovin Wednesday, July 5, 2017 @ 10:28 PM
Cody Coverchuk rode Outlaw Buckers' OLS Tubs Buckington to win the championship round. PBR Canada photo by Covy Moore.
CALGARY, Alberta –Cody Coverchuk (Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan) earned his first PBR (Professional Bull Riders) victory of the season Wednesday night, taking the buckle at the Touring Pro Division’s (TPD) Ranchman's Renegades Charity Bullbustin' in Calgary, Alberta.
In Round 1, Coverchuk finished second, riding Red Pheasant (Big Chief Bucking Bulls) for 86 points.
The 23-year-old then logged the only qualified ride in the championship round, scoring 86.5 points aboard OLS Tubs Buckington (Outlaw Buckers).
For his perfect performance, Coverchuk earned $11,081.81 CAD, 60 world points and 320 points towards the Canadian National Standings, where he is now ranked No.5, trailing No.1 Jordan Hansen (Okotoks, Alberta) by 635.83 points.
As the only other rider to deliver a perfect, 2-for-2 showing in Calgary, Matt Triplett (Columbia Falls, Montana) finished second, after beginning night two of competition as the event leader.
On Tuesday, Triplett rode Grandpa's Whiskey (Girletz Rodeo Stock) in Round 1 for 81.5 points, then logged 85 points aboard Anika's Pet (Big Chief Bucking Bulls) for the round win in the short go.
Currently ranked No.8 in the world standings, Triplett earned $7,214.38 CAD and 30 world points, further closing the gap between him and the world No.1 Eduardo Aparecido.
Gustavo Pedrero (Jalisco, Mexico) finished third, backed by his Round 1 winning, 86.5-point on Chip Shot (Outlaw Buckers) on the first day of the event. Pedrero earned $4,908.75 CAD and 20 world points.
Four riders split the fourth place overall finish in Calgary, logging matching 85.5-point rides aboard their Round 1 draws.
On Tuesday, Koal Livingston (Burleston, Texas) took advantage of a re-ride on Chump (Big Chief Bucking Bulls), Tyler Harr (Hazen, Arkansas) rode Red Mile (Outlaw Buckers) and Lachlan Richardson (Gresford, NSW, AUS) made the 8 aboard Southern Heat (Vold Rodeo / Prescott), while Chase Outlaw (Hamburg, Arkansas) rode Dilly Gaff (Girletz Rodeo Stock) on Wednesday.
Each bull rider takes home $1,532.14 CAD and 7.5 world points.
Next up for PBR Canada’s TPD is the Bullbustin' in Support of the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre on Thursday, July 6 at Ranchman's Cookhouse and Dancehall Inc. Action gets underway at 7:00pm MST with riders squaring off against some of Canada’s rankest bulls for a piece of the $20,000 CAD purse.
Official results from the Ranchman's Renegades PBR Bullbustin' on July 4th and 5th, 2017.
Round one: 1. Gustavo Pedrero on Outlaw Buckers’ Chip Shot, 86.5 points, $1,785.00; 2. Cody Coverchuk, 86, $1,338.70; 3. (tie) Chase Outlaw, Koal Livingston, Lachlan Richardson and Tyler Harr, 85.5, $334.70; 7. Matt Triplett, 81.5 points; 6. (tie) Cody Casper and Fraser Babbington, 81; 8. Todd Chotowetz, 80.5; 9. Zane Lambert, 76;
Finals: 1. Cody Coverchuk on Outlaw Buckers’ OLS Tubs Buckington, 86.5 points, $2,454.37; 2. Matt Triplett, 85, $2,008.13; no other qualified rides.
Aggregate, total money and points earned: 1. Cody Coverchuk – Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan – 172.5 points on two bulls, $11,081.81, 60 points; 2. Matt Triplett - Columbia Falls, Montana - 166.5, $7,214.38, 30; 3. Gustavo Pedrero - Jalisco, Mexico - 86.5 points on one bull, $4,908.75, 20; 4. (tie) Chase Outlaw – Hamburg, Arkansas - Koal Livingston - Burleston, Texas - Lachlan Richardson - Gresford, NSW, Australia and Tyler Harr - Hazen, Arkansas - 85.5, $1,532.14 each, 7.5 points each; 7. (tie) Fraser Babbington - Gisborne, New Zealand and Lawson Nobbs – Moura, QLD, Australia – 82.5, $208.25 each.
Professional Bull Riders (PBR), which has events in five countries and is available in more than 400 million homes globally, has competed in Canada since 1996. The PBR Canada Touring Pro Division is made up from of grassroots level and small town markets of bull riding in Canada. Points earned at Canadian events count towards qualification to the elite PBR Canadian Championship. Upon the conclusion of the Championship, the bull rider with the most regular season and Championship points is crowned the PBR Canada Champion. Points won at all Canadian events count toward qualifying on the prestigious PBR Built Ford Tough Series and PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB will be the first-ever Canadian host of the PBR Global Cup on November 9-11, 2017. The three-day event will feature the world’s best bull riders from Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil and Australia, all competing for their country and a Canadian-record purse of $1,000,000, the second-largest payout in North America next to the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas. For more information on PBR Canada, go to www.pbrcanada.com, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pbrcanada or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/pbrcanada