Hervey Claims Second BRC National Championship

Brian Hervey rides Flying High Rodeo Co.'s Pretty Wreckless for 84.5 points in round two of the Wrangler BRC Finals presented by The Patchwork Group. Photo by Jack Vanstone/Legendary Photoworks.

Bull Riders Canada Inc.
4 October 2015
Media Contact: Ted Stovin – ted@everything-cowboy.com
For Immediate Release

LLOYDMINSTER, Saskatchewan -- Brian Hervey of Brant, AB made Bull Riders Canada Inc. history on Saturday night at the Lloydminster Exhibition.

Hervey was awarded the Jensen Silver buckle for winning his second BRC National Championship after an incredible season in which he amassed over $31,000 and 6,500 points.

Before the conclusion of Saturday's Finals, Hervey announced he would be retiring from the sport that evening.

"I don't have the fire I once had and I'm ready to move on to the next chapter of my life," Hervey said.

He leaves the bull riding arena with two championships and finished the Wrangler Bull Riders Canada Finals III presented by The Patchwork Group in a tie for second overall, taking home over $3,600 in earnings.

This year's finals event championship was won by Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan's Cody Coverchuk. Coverchuk put up 82 points in round one and came out with the win in round two thanks to an 86 on Blue Stone from the Flying High Rodeo Co. Heading into the Fox Drilling Finals he led the pack.

When no one unseeded him during those finals, his last ride only meant a bigger check as he'd already won the finals title and buckle. Unfortunately he would come up short on Cooper's Comet from Vold Rodeo but still went home with nearly $6,000 in earnings to finish fourth on the year.

 

BRC Vice President Chad Pighin presents Cody Coverchuk with the finals event championship buckle in Lloydminster, SK on October 3rd, 2015. Photo by Jack Vanstone/Legendary Photoworks.

Second at the finals, in a tie in the aggregate with Hervey, was veteran bull rider Miles Pennington. Pennington was 82 points in round one and followed that up with a win in the finals thanks to an 83.5 on Lazy S and Bonkowski's Crossfire's Pipe Slinger. Pennington also went home with just under $6,000 in earnings, finishing eighth on the season.

Manitoba's Landon Lockhart finished fourth in the aggregate and took home over $4,600 in earnings courtesy of an extra $1,000 from Friday's Fox Drilling Grudge Match. Rounding out the top five on the weekend was British Columbia's Matt O'Flynn.

Minion Stuart from Skori Bucking Bulls was awarded the Bull of the Finals buckle after his 44 point out in Friday's Grudge Match against Will Purcell.

$316,820.50 was paid out in third season of Bull Riders Canada Inc.

Highlights sponsored by Ranchman's Cookhouse and Dancehall Inc. in Calgary, AB.

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Official results from the 2015 Wrangler Bull Riders Canada Finals presented by The Patchwork Group in Lloydminster, SK on October 2nd and 3rd. 

Round one: 1. Garrett Green on Stevens Bucking Bulls' 122 Willy's Tavern, 84 points, $896.70, 200; 2. (tie) Miles Pennington and Cody Coverchuk, 82, $560.44 each, 170 points each; 4. Brian Hervey, 81, $224.17, 140; 5. Landon Lockhart, 80, 120; 6. Tim Lipsett, 78, 100; 7. William Pooyak, 72, 80; no other qualified rides.

Grudge match: 1. Landon Lockhart on Skori Bucking Bulls' 1954 Rollin' Coal, 85 points, $1,000, 200; 2. Casey Berg, 83, $1,000, 180; no other qualified rides.

Round two: 1. Cody Coverchuk on Flying High Rodeo Co.'s 219 Blue Stone, 86 points, $896.70, 200; 2. (tie) Brian Hervey and Matt O'Flynn, 84.5, $560.44, 170; 4. Ken Siemens, 81.5, $224.17, 140; no other qualified rides.

Fox Drilling Finals: 1. Miles Pennington on Lazy S and Bonkowski's 04 Crossfire's Pipe Slinger, 83.5 points, $2,465.92, 200; 2. Landon Lockhart, 77, $2,017.57, 180; no other qualified rides.

Aggregate: 1. Cody Coverchuk, 168 points on two bulls, $4,438.67, 400; 2. (tie) Miles Pennington - Stettler, AB and Brian Hervey, 165.5, $2,891.86 each, 340 points each; 4. Landon Lockhart, 157, $1,614.06, 280; 5. Matt O'Flynn, 84.5 points on one bull, $1,076.04, 240; 6. Garrett Green, 84, $538.02, 200; 7. Ken Siemens, 81.5, 160.

Total money won: 1. Miles Pennington - Stettler, AB - $5,918.22; 2. Cody Coverchuk - Meadow Lake, SK - $5,895.81; 3. Landon Lockhart - Brandon, MB - $4,631.63; 4. Brian Hervey - Brant, AB - $3,676.47; 5. Matt O'Flynn - Quesnel, BC - $1,636.48; 6. Garrett Green - Meeting Creek, AB -$1,434.72; 7. Casey Berg - Wainwright, AB - $1,000; 8. Ken Siemens - Fort St. John, BC - $224.17.

Bull Riders Canada Inc. begins it's fourth season in Eriksdale, MB on October 17th for the Boneyard General Repair Boyz & Bullz.

Visit BullRidersCanada.ca for the full schedule and event details.

 

Brian Hervey is introduced at the Wrangler Western Bull Riders Canada Finals III presented by The Patchwork Group in Lloydminster, SK on October 3rd, 2015. Photo by Jack Vanstone/ Legendary Photoworks.

BRC Inc. 2015 Standings up to and including BRC Finals in Lloydminster, SK October 2nd & 3rd, 2015

Place Contestant Hometown Money Won Points Earned
1 Brian Hervey Brant, AB $31,801.47 6595
2 Josh Birks Coonamble, NSW, Aust $35,525.00 4060
3 Landon Lockhart Brandon, MB $21,532.63 3620
4 Cody Coverchuk Meadow Lake, SK $15,759.81 3145
5 Will Purcell Merrijig, Australia $10,972.00 2175
6 Casey Berg Wainwright, AB $11,838.00 1765
7 Ken Siemens Fort St. John, BC $5,474.17 1490
8 Miles Pennington Stettler, AB $9,593.22 1475
9 Armando Davila Satillo Coahuila, Mex $4,102.00 1400
10 Chris Young Bullsbrook, Western Aust $9,318.00 1395
11 William Pooyak Sweetgrass, SK $3,936.00 1365
12 Shay Marks Sunnybrook, AB $5,746.00 1295
13 Tehiko Neill Hamilton, New Zealand $9,070.00 1195
14 Tim Lipsett Lumsden, SK $2,853.00 1130
15 Flint Vayro Whitewood, SK $2,343.00 1070
16/17 Steve Maddison Carman, MB $5,933.00 1035
16/17 Tyler Pankewitz Ponoka, AB $3,930.00 1035
18 Garrett Green Meeting Creek, AB $4,269.72 980
19 Cory Perry Strathmore, AB $4,203.00 970
20 Corey Waterson Scone, NSW, Aust $2,742.00 965
21 Ashton Arychuk Lacombe, AB $4,525.00 955
22 Matt O'Flynn Quesnel, BC $4,749.48 940
23 Logan Biever Claresholm, AB $3,747.00 910
24 Devon Mezei Big Valley, AB $5,297.00 895
25 Micheal Ostashek Vermillion, AB $4,883.00 860
26 Cole Young Fairview, AB $1,701.00 760
27/28 Kale Marks Sunnybrook, AB $2,912.00 745
27/28 Jake Wilson Cargo, Australia $941.00 745
29 Dustin McMullen Aylmer, ON $8,072.00 695
30 Jacob Stahl Clive, AB $2,896.00 665
31 Dace Chisan Two Hills, AB $2,383.00 660
32 Jacob Gardner Fort St. John, BC $4,917.00 580
33 Cooper Zur Lundbreck, AB $2,425.00 540
34 Wacey Finkbeiner Ponoka, AB $1,597.00 525
35 Travis Warburton Granum, AB $2,090.00 520
36 Luke McCoag Lindsay, ON $6,512.00 515
37 Zane Lambert Westbourne, MB $3,579.00 510
38/39 Wacey Anderson Naicam, SK $2,729.00 505
38/39 Quinton Bock Maple Creek, SK $2,148.00 505
40 Kyle Lozier Williams Lake, BC $1,524.00 460