Coy Robbins Wins North Battleford, Saskatchewan, PBR Canada Touring Pro Division Event to Crack Top 10 in the National Standings
By: Kacie Albert Thursday, July 28, 2022 @ 10:05 AM
NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. – Backed by a flawless 2-for-2 showing inside the North Battleford Access Communication Centre, Coy Robbins (Camrose, Alberta) won his third PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Canada Touring Pro Division event of the season, winning the 7th Annual McDonalds PBR Classic to crack the Top 10 in the feverish race to be crowned the 2022 PBR Canada Champion.
In Round 1, after earning a re-ride, Robbins went head-to-head with Thor’s Hammer (Wild Hoggs Bucking Bulls). Reaching the requisite 8, Robbins was marked 83.5 points, advancing to Round 2 atop the event leader board.
The 2017 PBR Canada Rookie of the Year remained perfect in the second round, again converting aboard a re-ride draw, when he covered Midnight Panda (Vold Rodeo/Wyatt Bridge) to clinch the event win.
For his efforts, Robbins earned a critical 32 points, elevating him from No. 15 to No. 9 in the national standings. Robbins now trails No. 1 Brock Radford (De Winton, Alberta) by 85.5 points as he seeks his first national title this November in Edmonton, Alberta.
Second was 2020 PBR Canada Champion Dakota Buttar (Eatonia, Saskatchewan), collecting 16 national points.
Buttar delivered his first score of the event in the opening round when he made the 8 atop Dance Monkey (Skori Bucking Bulls) for 77.5 points.
Positioned fifth in the event standings, Buttar was tasked with Free Fallin (Skori Bucking Bulls in Round 2. The Saskatchewan man remained centered atop the animal athlete, again reaching the whistle, but this time for 74.5 points.
Attempting to become the fourth multi-time PBR Canada Champion in history in 2022, Buttar solidified his No. 3 rank, inching within 18.5 points of No. 1 Radford.
As the only other rider to cover both of his bulls, Micheal Ostashek (Edson, Alberta) was third.
Ostashek’s scores were earned atop Cotton Mouth (Skori Bucking Bulls) for 79 points in Round 1, and Built Tough (Thompson Rodeo Livestock) for 72 points in Round 2.
Earning 13 national points, Ostashek rose from No. 13 to No. 12 in the Canadian rankings.
Three-time PBR Canada Champion Aaron Roy (Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan) was fourth.
Roy’s 81-point, runner-up effort aboard Hawkeye (Skori Bucking Bulls) in Round 1 netted him 9 national points.
The veteran rider remained No. 7 in the Canadian standings but climbed within 65 points of the top position as he contends for his unprecedented fourth national title.
Rounding out the Top 5 in fifth was Logan Biever (Claresholm, Alberta), earning 6 national points.
Going 1-for-2 inside North Battleford Access Communication Centre, Biever was no match for Electric Guitar (Thompson Rodeo Livestock), covering the bull for 80.5 points.
The surging Albertan is now ranked inside the Top 5 in the heated battled to be crowned the 2022 PBR Canada Champion and earn the accompanying $50,000 bonus.
Biever rose from No. 6 to No. 4, now within 50 points of No. 1 Radford.
The 2022 PBR Canada season continues Saturday, July 30 with the Touring Pro Division’s Lacombe Pro Bull Riding. Action at the Lacombe and District Ag Society begins at 7:00 p.m. CDT.
PBR Canada Touring Pro Division
7th Annual McDonalds PBR Classic
North Battleford Access Communication Centre – North Battleford, Saskatchewan
(Round 1-Round 2-Event Aggregate-Event Points)
1. Coy Robbins, 83.5-79.5-163-32
2. Dakota Buttar, 77.5-74.5-152-16
3. Micheal Ostashek, 79-72-151-13
4. Aaron Roy, 81-0-81-9
5. Logan Biever, 80.5-0-80.5-6
Tyson Salmon, 0-0-0.00-0
Wyatt Fenning, 0-0-0.00-0
Ashton Sahli, 0-0-0.00-0
Brian Hervey, 0-0-0.00-0
Weston Davidson, 0-0-0.00-0
Chad Hartman, 0-0-0.00-0
Cauy Schmidt, 0-0-0.00-0
Nick Tetz, 0-0-0.00-0