Casper Wins Round 1 of Bridge City Chrysler/LA Towing PBR Challenge

By: Kacie Albert  Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 1:05 AM

Cody Casper rode After Hours for 85.5 points to win Round 1 of the first-ever PBR Canada Monster Energy Tour event in Lethbridge, Alberta. Photo: Covy Moore/

NEW YORK CITY – At the first-ever PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Canada Monster Energy Tour event in Lethbridge, Alberta, Cody Casper (Newport, Washington) emerged victorious in Round 1, leaving the ENMAX Centre the leader of the Bridge City Chrysler/LA Towing PBR Challenge following the first night of action.

The 26-year-old recorded the top marks in Round 1 after making the 8 aboard Ivy League (Kesler Pro Rodeo) for 85.5 points. For the round-winning score, the American cowboy collected 100 Canadian points.

Special to the Lethbridge event, Casper, as the winner of Round 1, advanced to the Challenge of Champions, where he faced 2018 PBR Canada Bull of the Year Happy Camper (Two Bit Bucking Bulls). With the opportunity to win $2,500 on the line, Casper was unable to cover the bovine athlete from nearby Magrath, Alberta, bucked off in 2.21 seconds.

Three-time PBR Canada Champion Aaron Roy (Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan) finished second to net 60 Canadian points.

Roy who recently became the first Canadian rider in PBR history to eclipse the $1 million in career earnings mark, rode Homeboy (Skori Bucking Bulls) for 85 points to secure the runner-up finish.

After riding Strong Arm (Vold Rodeo) for 84.5 points, local rider Dayton Johnston (Milk River, Alberta) finished third to earn 50 Canadian points.

Billy West (Cadogan, Alberta) concluded the opening round fourth.

The eldest of the trio of bull riding West brothers rode Baja Midnight (Vold Rodeo) for 84 points to collect 40 points towards the Canadian national standings.

Two riders, Shay Marks (Sunny Brook, Alberta) and Jackson Scott (Kamloops, British Columbia), tied for fifth after each covered their Round 1 draws for 83 points.

For Marks, he made the 8 aboard Rebel Soul (Wild Hoggs Bucking Bulls), while Scott covered Playing Chicken (Vold Rodeo).

Each cowboy leaves the opening night inside the ENMAX Centre with 22.5 national points.

Fans can relive all the action from Round 1 and the Challenge of Champions tomorrow, on-demand, on RidePass.

The Bridge City Chrysler/ LA Towing PBR Challenge concludes tomorrow at 7pm MST with Round 2 and the championship round.


PBR Canada Monster Energy Tour

Bridge City Chrysler/LA Towing PBR Challenge

Lethbridge, Alberta – ENMAX Centre

Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Cody Casper, 85.5-0-0-85.50-100 Points.

2. Aaron Roy, 85-0-0-85.00-60 Points.

3. Dayton Johnston [1], 84.5-0-0-84.50-50 Points.

4. Billy West, 84-0-0-84.00-40 Points.

5. Shay Marks, 83-0-0-83.00-22.5 Points.

(tie). Jackson Scott, 83-0-0-83.00-22.5 Points.

7. Jake Lockwood, 82.5-0-0-82.50-5 Points.

(tie). Garrett Green, 82.5-0-0-82.50-5 Points.

9. Jared Parsonage, 81-0-0-81.00

10. Tanner Byrne, 80-0-0-80.00

(tie). Kache Moosman, 80-0-0-80.00

Thor Hoefer II, 0-0-0-0.00

Dayton Johnston  [2], 0-0-0-0.00

Zane Lambert, 0-0-0-0.00

Logan Biever, 0-0-0-0.00

Todd Chotowetz, 0-0-0-0.00

Dakota Louis, 0-0-0-0.00

Wyatt Gleeson, 0-0-0-0.00

Cole Young, 0-0-0-0.00

Jake Gardner, 0-0-0-0.00

Dalton Rudman, 0-0-0-0.00

Micheal Ostashek, 0-0-0-0.00

Italo Aguilar Goncalves, 0-0-0-0.00

Riley Gagnon, 0-0-0-0.00

Chase Thielen, 0-0-0-0.00

Klayton Lakevold, 0-0-0-0.00

Wyatt Laughlin, 0-0-0-0.00

Weston Hartman, 0-0-0-0.00

Ron Hunt, 0-0-0-0.00

Warlen Aquino, 0-0-0-0.00