Bull Riders Canada Inc.
July 5th, 2015
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For Immediate Release
Hervey Takes Commanding Lead on BRC Standings
CALGARY, Alberta -- 2013 Bull Riders Canada National Champion Brian Hervey is laser focused on one thing this year, becoming the first two-time BRC Champ.
In three events this week from Rockyford, AB on June 30th, to Bengough, SK and July 1st then back to Balzac, AB on July 3rd, Hervey placed each night picking up $3,081 in earnings and 755 points towards the title.
The biggest check of the four-day run came at the first stop where his long-round best 83 on Gold Member from Wilson Rodeo earned him an envelope totalling $1,885 in numerous colors of Canadian currency. Points wise 280 came in the small town Northeast of Calgary.
From there the BRC was long gone to Saskatchewan where Hervey split the long round with number three man in the BRC, Cody Coverchuk. Scores were the same but the money different. $846 was the total there but the Brandt, AB Bull Rider put another score on the board there in Bengough. An 81.5 put him fifth in the long go meaning even with no scores in the finals he would take home more points than the event winner, William Pooyak. 405 points was the total between the two entries for Hervey but he wasn't done yet as two days later in Balzac a fourth place finish ended his week for another $332 and 70 points.
Exactly halfway through the 2015 BRC Season, Brian Hervey leads second place Josh Birks by 1,440 points. To put that in comparison, the 2014 title was won with 2,905 points. In 2013, Hervey won the inaugural buckle with 2,645 points. Now up past the $18,000 mark on the year, Hervey does still trail Birks in the rankings of money won.
Event winners from this week were Tehiko Neill of Hamilton, New Zealand in Rockyford, AB earning $5,950; 17 year-old William Pooyak earned his first ever BRC victory in Bengough, SK for $1,731 and a new buckle while fellow Saskatchewan rookie Quinn Lavallee of Meadow Lake, SK won in Balzac taking home $1,328.
Highlights courtesy of Ranchman's Cookhouse and Dancehall Inc. in Calgary, AB.
Official results from the Rockyford, AB Bull-A-Rama on June 30th, 2015.
Round one: 1. Brian Hervey on Wilson Rodeo's 241 Gold Member, 83 points, $1,885; 2. Tehiko Neill, 74, $1,450; 3. Dace Chisan, 73, $1,015; no other qualified rides.
Finals: 1. Tehiko Neill on Outlaw Buckers Rodeo Corp.'s 115 Lipstand, 84 points, $4,500; no other qualified rides.
Aggregate, total money and points won: 1. Tehiko Neill - Hamilton, New Zealand - 158 points on two bulls, $5,950, 390; 2. Brian Hervey - Brant, AB - 83 points on one bull, $1,885, 280; 3. Dace Chisan - Two Hills, AB - 73, $1,015, 240.
Official results from the Nelson Motors Canada Day Bull Riding in Bengough, SK on July 1st, 2015.
Round one: 1. (tie) Brian Hervey on Lazy S & Bonkowski's 071 Whiz Bang and Cody Coverchuk on Lazy S & Bonkowski's 02 Mellow Yellow, 83 points, $864 each; 3. William Pooyak, 82.5 $494; 4. Kale Marks, 82, $247; 5. Brian Hervey, 81.5; 6. Flint Vayro, 74; 7. Landon Lockhart, 72; no other qualified rides.
Finals: 1. William Pooyak on Lazy S & Bonkowski's Farm Boys Reality's Stubby, 86.5 points, $1,237; 2. Landon Lockhart, 85 $1,012; no other qualified rides.
Aggregate, total money and points won: 1. William Pooyak - Sweetgrass, SK - 169 points on two bulls, $1,731, 380; 2. Landon Lockhart - Brandon, MB - 157, $1,012, 310; 3. (tie) Brian Hervey - Brant, AB and Cody Coverchuk - Meadow Lake, SK, 83 points on one bull, $864 each, 245 points each; 5. Kale Marks - Sunnybrook, AB - 82, $247, 190; 6. Brian Hervey - Brant, AB - 81.5, 160; 7. Flint Vayro -Whitewood, SK - 74, 130.
Official results from the Cowtown Rodeo in Balzac, AB on July 3rd, 2015
Round one, total money and points won: 1. Quinn Lavallee - Meadow Lake, SK on Thompson Rodeo' 63 Adams Family - 83.5 points, $1,328, 100; 2. Laurie Hawea - Aisborne, New Zealand - 82, $996, 90; 3. Dayton Johnston - Milk River, AB - 81.5, $664, 80; 4. Brian Hervey - Brant, AB - 77, $332, 70;
5. Anthony Horan - Calliope, QLD, Australia - 75, 60; 6. Sean Clark - Carstairs, AB - 71, 50; 7. Jim Kuefler - Westerose, AB - 69, 40; no other qualified rides.
The Rockyford, AB Bull-A-Rama, Nelson Motors Canada Day Bull Riding in Bengough, SK and the Cowtown Rodeo in Balzac, AB were the 29th through 31st events of the 2015 BRC season. Next up on the Bull Riders Canada Inc. schedule is the Whitecourt, AB Woodlands Rodeo BRC on July 10th, Gas Liquids Blast BRC in Balzac, AB on July 11th and two Eastern Canada events, one in Ontario and the other in New Brunswick.
Visit BullRidersCanada.ca for the full schedule and event details.
BRC Inc. 2015 Standings up to and including Balzac, AB July 3rd, 2015
Place Contestant Hometown Money Won Points Earned
1st Brian Hervey Brant, AB $18,631.00 3745
2nd Josh Birks Coonamble, NSW, Aust $20,846.00 2305
3rd Cody Coverchuk Meadow Lake, SK $5,501.00 1720
4th Landon Lockhart Brandon, MB $6,145.00 1470
5th Casey Berg Wainwright, AB $5,071.00 1055
6th Tyler Pankewitz Ponoka, AB $3,930.00 1035
7th Cory Perry Strathmore, AB $4,203.00 970
8th Devon Mezei Big Valley, AB $5,297.00 895
9th Flint Vayro Whitewood, SK $2,343.00 890
10th Shay Marks Sunnybrook, AB $4,357.00 870
11th William Pooyak Sweetgrass, SK $2,698.00 795
12th Miles Pennington Stettler, AB $3,675.00 765
13th Cole Young Fairview, AB $1,701.00 760
14th Ken Siemens Fort St. John, BC $3,649.00 755
15th Jake Wilson Cargo, Australia $941.00 745
16th Kale Marks Sunnybrook, AB $2,072.00 670
17th Jacob Stahl Clive, AB $2,896.00 665
18th Garrett Green Meeting Creek, AB $2,835.00 580
19th Armando Davila Satillo Coahuila, Mex $1,935.00 570
20th Tim Lipsett Lumsden, SK $627.00 555
21st Micheal Ostashek Vermillion, AB $4,171.00 550
22nd Cooper Zur Lundbreck, AB $2,425.00 540
23rd Wacey Finkbeiner Ponoka, AB $1,597.00 525
24th Zane Lambert Westbourne, MB $3,579.00 510
24th Dace Chisan Two Hills, AB $2,383.00 510
26th Wacey Anderson Naicam, SK $2,729.00 505
26th Quinton Bock Maple Creek, SK $2,148.00 505
28th Steve Maddison Carman, MB $3,325.00 495
29th Logan Biever Claresholm, AB $2,892.00 490
30th Ashton Arychuk Lacombe, AB $1,140.00 430
31st Kyle Primeau Gwynne, AB $2,053.00 420
32nd Lane Cork Quesnel, BC $1,613.00 410
33rd Austin Nash Sangudo, AB $1,431.00 405
34th Levi Lawlor Quesnel, BC $1,108.00 400
35th Tehiko Neill Hamilton, New Zealand $5,950.00 390
35th Reid Lozier 150 Mile House, BC $2,760.00 390
35th Nicholas Klinck Bashaw, AB $1,935.00 390
38th Shaun Greenhough Penticton, BC $2,409.00 370
39th Chris Young Bullsbrook, Western Aust $4,902.00 300
40th Wyatt Gleeson Sundre, AB $826.00 290
41st Wesley Regehr Delisle, SK $1,935.00 270
41st Matt O'Flynn Quesnel, BC $1,653.00 270
43rd Will Purcell Merrijig, Australia $855.00 250
43rd JC Curley Shaunavon, SK $787.00 250
45th Wyatt Laughlin Pincher Creek, AB $393.00 220
46th Jacob Gardner Fort St. John, BC $1,240.00 210
46th Jerett Nash Eckville, AB $855.00 210
46th Justin Lloyd Tisdale, SK $456.00 210
49th Kyle Lozier Williams Lake, BC $285.00 210
50th Tyrell Ward Three Hills, AB $322.00 195