Non-American Rookie Rocks Rodeo World, Nearing $100,000 Bonus With Latest Victory

Published 10/02/2023, 4:18 PM EDT

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Though Americans dominate the Rodeo world, this time it is a non-American who has made a lasting mark in the Bull riding community. His scores and amazing performance are on the verge of breaking the internet. He is none other than Coy Robbins, the 2017 PBR Canada Rookie of the Year, Robbins kicked off the Grande Prairie event with a bang, winning Round 1 in spectacular fashion with 87.5 points on Jail Break.

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The competition in Grande Prairie is heating up as Robbins aims for the 2023 Canadian Champion title and the coveted $100,000 bonus. The event, held at Bonnetts Energy Centre, drew an excited crowd, adding to the thrill of Robbins’ outstanding performance in his home province of Alberta. Now, there are a few more highlights of the showdown, which would impress every rodeo fan.

Robbins’ Rodeo dominance in Grande Prairie’s special round

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In the special round, Robbins continued his winning streak in Grande Prairie, riding Disco Daze for 82 points, securing a third-place finish and an extra 15 national points. According to the PBR News, the 2017 PBR Canada Rookie of the Year now holds a total of 43 national points, solidifying his No. 4 rank in Canada. Robbins is inching closer to No. 1 Nick Tetz, who is absent from the PBR Peace Country Invitational due to a conflicting PBR Camping World Team Series event.

Dakota Buttar, holding the No. 3 spot, made significant progress by securing a third-place finish in Round 1 and a runner-up result in the 5/5 Bucking Battle, earning him 33 national points. Buttar conquered War Boy in Round 1 with 84 points and went the distance on Desperado in the 5/5 Bucking Battle, scoring 85.5 points.

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Despite remaining at No. 3, Buttar is now within 103 points of No. 1 Tetz. If Buttar maintains his momentum and clinches the 2023 PBR Canada Championship, he would join the elite group of multi-time title holders, including three-time Champion Aaron Roy and two-time winners Cody Coverchuk and Zane Lambert. Coverchuk, eyeing his third national title, strategically retained his 60.5-point score on Relatively Famous, securing 4 crucial national points and maintaining his No. 2 position, trailing Tetz by only 18.84 points.

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What’s more in the showdown?

Roy had a solid second place in Round 1, scoring 86 points on Crazy Little Thing. Although he got tossed in the 5/5 Bucking Battle by Putsey, he bagged 18 points for his earlier ride.

Steadily holding his fifth position nationally, Roy narrowed the gap to just 170 points behind the leader, Tetz. Wyatt Gleeson from Sundre, Alberta, had an impressive night, going 2-for-2 and racking up 38 national points. Gleeson’s standout performance in the 5/5 Bucking Battle, with an impressive 89-point ride on Times A Tickin, bumped him up from No. 8 to No. 6, trailing by 231.17 points.

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Jared Parsonage, last year’s PBR Canada National Finals winner, secured the fourth spot in the Round 1 leaderboard. His 83.5-point ride on Smoke Bomb earned him 16 national points, maintaining his position at No. 11 in the standings.

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Harshita Chawla is a US Sports writer at Essentially Sports. Having contributed to college magazine as a sports writer, she comes with a staunch knowledge in content creation for the sports industry. Along with this, Harshita is a huge fan of Gymnastics queen Simone Biles and has a penchant for writing about her favorite athlete.
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