BRANDON, Manitoba – For the first time in league history, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Canada will buck into Brandon, Manitoba, as the Touring Pro Division’s Mazergroup Chute Out invades Westoba Place at the Keystone Centre on Saturday, April 25.
The Touring Pro Division regularly features Canada’s elite, alongside some of the league’s top international athletes, squaring off against the rankest bucking bulls from the nation. Fans will witness exhilarating 8-second rides and wrecks throughout the action-packed event as the PBR’s courageous riders face off against their 2,000-pound opponents.
The newly announced event comes on the heels of one of the most fiercely contended national title races in league history as the world’s best battled it out to be crowned the 2019 PBR Canada Champion.
While Jared Parsonage (Maple Creek, Saskatchewan) and Dakota Buttar (Kindersley, Saskatchewan) entered the season-culminating PBR Canada Finals ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the nation, within a slim 32.49 points of one another, a dominant performance by young gun Daylon Swearingen (Piffard, New York) allowed him to complete one of the most riveting come-from-behind surges in history.
Going a perfect 4-for-4 to win the Canadian Finals, Swearingen, who entered the event No. 4, erased a 689.57-point gap to emerge the 2019 PBR Canada Champion by 450.42 points over runner-up Buttar.
In the bull pen, the sport’s bovine athletes were also embattled in a feverish race to be crowned the 2019 PBR Canada Bull of the Year.
Entering the event No. 1 in the nation with a 0.4-point lead, Homegrown from Coronation, Alberta’s Eno Bucking Bulls, was able to hold off a hard-bucking Happy Camper from Magrath, Alberta’s Two Bit Bucking Bulls to capture the season’s end honor by a slim 0.083 points.
The bull riding action for the Mazergroup Chute Out begins at 7:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, April 25 at Westoba Place at the Keystone Centre. All riders will attempt one bull each in Round 1. The Top 10 will then advance to the championship round for one more out and a chance at the event title. In addition to competing for points towards the Canadian national standings, riders will also have the opportunity to earn world points in an effort to earn a berth onto the elite PBR Unleash The Beast.
Tickets for the one-day event go on sale Friday, January 24. They range in price from $25 to $60, standard fees may apply, and can be purchased at the Keystone Centre Box Office, or online at Tickets.KeystoneCentre.com