Coaches Schiffner and Girletz Announce Final Riders Set to Compete for Team Canada Ahead of 2020 PBR Global Cup USA
By: Kacie Albert Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 9:01 AM
PUEBLO, Colo. – On the hunt for their first PBR Global Cup Championship, Team Canada has finalized their seven-man rosters set to represent the Maple Leaf at the 2020 WinStar World Casino and Resort PBR Global Cup USA, presented by Monster Energy.
The fourth edition of the PBR Global Cup, the only nation vs. nation bull riding competition, will make its second stop at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on February 15-16, 2020. The new team tournament debuted in Edmonton, Alberta, in November 2017, visited Sydney, Australia, in June 2018, and most recently stopped in Arlington this past February.
First-ever PBR Canada Champion Scott Schiffner (Strathmore, Alberta, Canada) and assistant Tanner Girletz (Cereal, Alberta) filled Team Canada’s three open positions with two-time PBR Canada Champion Zane Lambert (Ponoka, Alberta, Canada), Brock Radford (De Winton, Alberta, Canada) and alternate Jake Gardner (Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada).
They join the powerhouse quartet of Jordan Hansen (Okotoks, Alberta, Canada), Jared Parsonage (Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada), Dakota Buttar (Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada) and Shay Marks (Sunnybrook, Alberta, Canada).
For Team Canada, the nation will be attempting to rebound from a less-than-stellar performance that kept them from the podium at the most recent edition of the event in Texas in Feb. 2019.
Lambert, a 15-year veteran of the PBR, will add ample experience to a roster that contains some of the nation’s newest talent.
Now a four-time national team competitor, Lambert is a five-time PBR World Finals qualifier and a former Unleash The Beast regular.
In Canadian competition, Lambert is one of only two multi-time national champions, joining three-time PBR Canada Champion Aaron Roy (Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan), and the only athlete to win the Canadian Finals in multiple seasons, let alone back-to-back years (2016 and 2017).
Radford joins the team for the third time in his career, and first since Sydney in 2018, after a knee injury relegated him to the sidelines for the most recent PBR Global Cup.
One of the nation’s most determined competitors, Radford mounted an incredible second-half surge in 2019, first competing on July 4, to qualify for his fifth PBR Canada Finals and finish No. 6 in the nation.
Gardner will ride for the Maple Leaf for the first time since he was a part of Team Canada at the inaugural PBR Global Cup in Edmonton in Nov. 2017. In 2019, Gardner finished a career-high No. 9 in Canada, winning one event, along with logging and additional 11 Top-10 efforts.
Tickets for the 2020 WinStar World Casino and Resort PBR Global Cup USA, presented by Monster Energy are on sale now and can be purchased at the AT&T Stadium Box Office, online at ATTStadium.com or SeatGeek.com, or via the phone at (800) 732-1727.
For more information on the event, including premium experience and elite seats offerings, visit PBR.com/GlobalCup.