PBR Canada’s Elite Cup Series Returns to Regina, Saskatchewan For Second Consecutive Season June 21, 2023
By: Kacie Albert Wednesday, December 21, 2022 @ 9:27 AM
REGINA, Sask. – For the second consecutive year, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Canada’s elite Cup Series, presented by Wrangler, will buck into Regina, Saskatchewan, holding the PBR Regina Classic at the Brandt Centre on June 21, 2023.
PBR Canada’s Cup Series regularly features Canada’s best riders alongside some of the league’s top international athletes, squaring off against the rankest bucking bulls from across the nation.
For one night only, fans will witness exhilarating 8-second rides and wrecks throughout the action-packed event as the PBR’s courageous bull-riding athletes face off against their 2,000-pound opponents bred to buck.
The 2023 PBR Regina Classic will be held in tandem with Canada’s Farm Show Regina, SK, scheduled for June 20-22. As the largest dryland farming show in Canada, Canada’s Farm Show Regina, SK is one of the most important agricultural shows in North America, attracting a global audience.
The Regina event will mark the fourth event of the nine-event 2023 season for the PBR Canada Cup Series, presented by Wrangler. Prior to travelling to the Saskatchewan’s capital, the Cup Series will visit three cities across the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba.
When the elite Canadian Cup Series debuted in Regina in June 2022, just one month after being crowned the 2022 PBR World Champion, Daylon Swearingen (Piffard, New York) brought his undeniable talents back to Canadian soil, going a perfect 2-for-2 to win the event.
In Round 1, the young New York native reached the requisite 8 seconds on Mogely (Lazy S Bucking Bulls) for 85.5 points.
Swearingen then architected a rematch with two-time and reigning PBR Canada Bull of the Year Happy Camper (Two Bit Bucking Bulls) in the championship round. In November 2021, Swearingen had clinched his second career PBR Canada Finals event win after covering the “Bucking Sensation from the Two Bit Nation” for a commanding 91.5 points.
In Regina, after the two titans burst from the chute, Swearingen was pulled over top of the bull’s head, and the status of the ride went into review. The PBR Canada officials confirmed Swearingen reached the whistle, and he was awarded an event-best 89.5-point score to clinch the win.
The event was part of the most intense national title race in PBR Canada history. As the season continued to unfurl, nine riders traveled to the PBR Canada National Finals in contention to win the honor and accompanying $50,000 bonus.
Mounting a come-from-behind surge, Nick Tetz (Calgary, Alberta) emerged the 2022 PBR Canada Champion, surpassing regular-season No. 1 Dakota Buttar (Eatonia, Saskatchewan) and holding off a hard-charging Brock Radford (De Winton, Alberta) in the final outs of the season.
When the dust settled, Tetz finished 26.5 points ahead of runner-up Radford.
The bull riding action for PBR Canada Cup Series’ Regina Classic, begins at 7:00 p.m. CT on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.
Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, December 23 at 10:00 a.m. CST, and start at $30, taxes and fees not included, and can be purchased at the Brandt Centre Box Office and online at Ticketmaster.ca.
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