Will Purcell rides X6 Ranch's Paradise City to win night one of the AOA Bikes & Bulls in Airdrie, AB on August 22nd, 2015. Photo by Jack Vanstone/Legendary Photoworks.
Bull Riders Canada Inc.
August 25th, 2015
Media Contact: Ted Stovin – email@example.com
For Immediate Release
AIRDRIE, Alberta -- From a torrential downpour cancelling Friday's Derby, to dust flying in the arena on Saturday and Sunday, the 2015 Airdrie Oilmen's Association Bikes & Bulls Charity event featured weather from nearly every season.
Friday's Bull Derby would be re-scheduled to Sunday and Saturday's event went ahead as planned.
Australian Cowboy Will Purcell emerged as the champion on Saturday, the first day of competition. A combined score of 169.5 points on two head won Will a $2,700 and a brand new Jensen Silver buckle.
Purcell capped off the victory with one of the highest scores in Bull Riders Canada competition this year, an 87.5 on Paradise City from the X6 Ranch. With the win the Merrijig, Australia athlete moves to fifth in the BRC National Standings.
Jordan Carlier, of the X6 Ranch, earned his first points of the 2015 season on Saturday after putting together two bull rides to finish second on Saturday. Carlier joins the standings in 47th place with 345 points and $1,551 thanks to the AOA.
Third and fifth place on day one in Airdrie went to current standings leader Brian Hervey. For his efforts riding three of four bulls, the Brant, AB man took home over $1,400 and yet another 500 points towards solidifying his second BRC National Title.
Rounding out the top five on night one was Ken Siemens thanks to his 81.5 point effort from round one. Siemens sits exactly in the middle of bull riders who will qualify for October's BRC Finals III in Lloydminster, SK.
Sunday featured the re-scheduled Bull Derby where $18,000 would be paid out to the top up and coming bulls in our nation.
293 from the Wild Hoggs, or Mis B Haven as named by Modern Industrial Structures, would put up the top score of the afternoon. 89.5 points was the result to earn the Wild Hoggs crew $5,220 and a new buckle.
Airdrie is one of the few places bulls of this age can compete in Canada.
"We would like to thank the Airdrie Oilmen's Association and the committee for their hard work to provide us breeders with this great opportunity," Justin Volz of the Wild Hoggs said after the event. "There are few places in Canada that we can take our up and coming bulls and compete for prize money. It is amazing how this event has grown in two years and it is all to do with great committee and sponsors. We appreciate the opportunity and look forward to next year."
New Zealand's Laurie Hawea was the top bull rider of the day taking home over $2,700 for his efforts and moving to 60th in the standings.
Manitoba's Landon Lockhart passed the $10,000 mark in season earnings all the way up to within $66 of $12,000 on the year. Lockhart placed second on Sunday earning 90 points towards the standings in which he sits third, behind only Josh Birks and Brian Hervey.
British Columbia Bull Rider Matt O'Flynn moved to 31st in the BRC, almost ensuring his spot in Lloydminster, thanks to a third place finish on Sunday.
With only a few events remaining, every point and every ride counts.
To date, Bull Riders Canada Inc. has paid out over $250,000 to bull riders in 2015.
Highlights sponsored by Ranchman's Cookhouse and Dancehall Inc. in Calgary, AB.
Official results from the AOA Bikes & Bulls in Airdrie, AB on August 22nd, 2015.
Round one: 1. Will Purcell on Honky Tonk Rodeo's 18 Brush back, 82 points, $1,140, 100; 2. (tie) Jordan Carlier and Ken Siemens, 81.5, $711 each, 85 points each; 4. Brian Hervey 80.5, $285, 70; 5. Brian Hervey, 76, 60; 6. Ricky Morrison, 63, 50.
Finals: 1. Will Purcell on X6 Ranch's 034 Paradise City, 87.5 points, $1,560, 100; 2. Brian Hervey, 85.5, $1,200, 90; 3. Jordan Carlier, 85, $840, 80; no other qualified rides.
Aggregate, total money and points won: 1. Will Purcell - Merrijig, Australia -169.5 points on two bulls, $2,700, 400; 2. Jordan Carlier - Medicine Hat, AB - 166.5, $1,551, 345; 3. Brian Hervey - Brant, AB - 161.5, $1,200, 310; 4. Ken Siemens - Fort St. John, BC - 81.5 points on one bull, $711, 225; 5. Brian Hervey - Brant, AB - 80.5, $285, 190; 6. Ricky Morrison - Camooweal, QLD, Australia - 63, 150.
Official results from the AOA Bikes & Bulls Derby in Airdrie, AB on August 23rd, 2015
Round one: 1. Laurie Hawea - Gisborne, New Zealand - 81 points, $2,712, 100; 2. Landon Lockhart - Brandon, MB - 79.5, $2,086, 90; 3. Matt O'Flynn - Quesnel, BC - 75, $1,460, 80; no other qualified rides.
Auction buyer and given name, contractor and brand, score, payout to contractor.
Round one: 1. Modern Industrial Structures, Mis B Haven, Wild Hoggs' 293, 89.5 points, $5,220; 2. West Point Energy Services' Semen Demon, X6 Ranches' 7-213, 88, $4,320; 3. Realtime Management Solutions, X6 Ranches' X-223, 87.75, $3,420; 4. (tie) NewCan Construction/Pioneer Marble & Tile's All That Jazz, Pozzobon Cattle Co./Prescott Bucking Bulls' 225 and Modern Industrial Structures' Modern Mister, Prescott Bucking Bulls' 266, 87.5, $2,070 each; 6. Falcon Contracting Ltd/Falcon Contracting Camp Services' Trainwreck, Lon Streeter's 295, 86.75, $900.
The Airdrie Oilmen's Association Bikes & Bulls Charity Event and Bull Derby in Airdrie, AB were the 55th and 56th events of 64 on the 2015 BRC season. Next up on the Bull Riders Canada Inc. schedule is the Sangudo, AB Bull Bash and Dance on August 29th.
Visit BullRidersCanada.ca for the full schedule and event details.
BRC Inc. 2015 Standings up to and including Airdrie, AB August 23rd, 2015
Place Contestant Hometown Money Won Points Earned
1st Brian Hervey Brant, AB $27,300.00 5650
2nd Josh Birks Coonamble, NSW, Aust $31,962.00 3760
3rd Landon Lockhart Brandon, MB $11,934.00 2520
4th Cody Coverchuk Meadow Lake, SK $5,501.00 1720
5th Will Purcell Merrijig, Australia $8,156.00 1665
6th Casey Berg Wainwright, AB $10,838.00 1585
7th Chris Young Bullsbrook, Western Aust $9,318.00 1395
8th Shay Marks Sunnybrook, AB $5,746.00 1295
9th Tehiko Neill Hamilton, New Zealand $9,070.00 1195
10th William Pooyak Sweetgrass, SK $3,936.00 1125
11th Flint Vayro Whitewood, SK $2,343.00 1070
12th Armando Davila Satillo Coahuila, Mex $2,992.00 1065
13th Steve Maddison Carman, MB $5,933.00 1035
13th Tyler Pankewitz Ponoka, AB $3,930.00 1035
15th Ken Siemens Fort St. John, BC $4,360.00 980
16th Cory Perry Strathmore, AB $4,203.00 970
17th Corey Waterson Scone, NSW, Aust $2,742.00 965
18th Devon Mezei Big Valley, AB $5,297.00 895
19th Micheal Ostashek Vermillion, AB $4,883.00 860
20th Miles Pennington Stettler, AB $3,675.00 765
21st Cole Young Fairview, AB $1,701.00 760
22nd Kale Marks Sunnybrook, AB $2,912.00 745
22nd Jake Wilson Cargo, Australia $941.00 745
24th Logan Biever Claresholm, AB $2,892.00 700
24th Ashton Arychuk Lacombe, AB $2,299.00 700
26th Jacob Stahl Clive, AB $2,896.00 665
27th Jacob Gardner Fort St. John, BC $4,917.00 580
27th Garrett Green Meeting Creek, AB $2,835.00 580
29th Tim Lipsett Lumsden, SK $627.00 555
30th Cooper Zur Lundbreck, AB $2,425.00 540
31st Matt O'Flynn Quesnel, BC $3,113.00 530
32nd Wacey Finkbeiner Ponoka, AB $1,597.00 525
33rd Travis Warburton Granum, AB $2,090.00 520
34th Zane Lambert Westbourne, MB $3,579.00 510
34th Dace Chisan Two Hills, AB $2,383.00 510
36th Wacey Anderson Naicam, SK $2,729.00 505
36th Quinton Bock Maple Creek, SK $2,148.00 505
38th Kyle Lozier Williams Lake, BC $1,524.00 460
39th Kyle Primeau Gwynne, AB $2,053.00 420
40th Lane Cork Quesnel, BC $1,613.00 410
41st Austin Nash Sangudo, AB $1,431.00 405
42nd Levi Lawlor Quesnel, BC $1,108.00 400
43rd Reid Lozier 150 Mile House, BC $2,760.00 390
43rd Cody Teece Mareeba, QLD, Aust $2,115.00 390
43rd Nicholas Klinck Bashaw, AB $1,935.00 390
46th Shaun Greenhough Penticton, BC $2,409.00 370
47th Jordan Carlier Medicine Hat, AB $1,551.00 345
48th Marlon Williams Mount Currie, BC $619.00 335
49th Jonathan Couling Singleton, NSW, Aust $1,765.00 300
50th Wyatt Gleeson Sundre, AB $826.00 290
51st Wesley Regehr Delisle, SK $1,935.00 270
52nd JC Curley Shaunavon, SK $787.00 250
53rd Cole Troendle Midale, SK $864.00 240
53rd Chase Thielen Milk River, AB $773.00 240
55th Wyatt Laughlin Pincher Creek, AB $393.00 220
56th Jerett Nash Eckville, AB $855.00 210
56th Justin Lloyd Tisdale, SK $456.00 210
56th Austin Kinkead Ericksdale, MB $441.00 210
59th Tyrell Ward Three Hills, AB $322.00 195
60th Laurie Hawea Gisborne, New Zealand $3,708.00 190