The ultimate battle between man and beast

The prestigious event will be held for one day only to offer more action to bull riding fans.


When PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Canada’s Monster Energy Tour takes over the Videotron Centre on May 19, the 10-rider field from Canada will be led by Dakota Buttar (Kindersley, Saskatchewan) and Tanner Byrne (Prince Albert, Saskatchewan), both regulars on the elite 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast, alongside home province hopeful Zac Bourgeois (Saint-Tite, Quebec) and reigning PBR Canada Champion Zane Lambert (Ponoka, Alberta).

The Monster Energy Tour Canadian Iron Cowboy, presented locally by Couche-Tard, will mark the second-ever International Major, and third event for the 2018 PBR Canada Monster Energy Tour, which makes seven stops in six provinces before culminating in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan this November for the PBR Canada Finals.

The tour stop will also feature the first-ever bracket-style event in the nation. To begin the night, all entered riders will attempt one bull each in Round 1. The Top 8 will then advance to the three-round, knockout bracket where the last rider standing will be crowned PBR Canada’s Iron Cowboy.

As the top-ranked Canadian in the world standings, currently No. 13 and 1,757.5 points behind No. 1 Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil), Buttar is amidst the best season of his career. The 25-year-old has recorded seven Top-10 finishes thus far in 2018 on the league’s elite 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast, most recently recording the first 90-point ride of his career on the premier series when he covered Inferno (K-C Bucking Bulls/Spark-lin Acres) for 90 points in Columbus, Ohio.

Ranked No. 23 in the world, Byrne is also having another strong season, highlighted by an event win at the Unleash The Beast’s February stop in St. Louis, Missouri.

Derek Kolbaba (Walla Walla, Washington) will return to defend his title The 22-year old took both Round 1 and Round 2, going a perfect 3-for-3 in winning last season’s inaugural event. 

Fans will also have a home province contender to cheer for in Bourgeois. The 18-year-old will be making his PBR debut inside the Videotron Centre after competing last season in the event’s companion junior bull riding exhibition.

Finishing eleventh at the 2017 International Major in Quebec City, Lambert will return to La Belle Province as the reigning PBR Canada Champion. Having previously won the title in 2013, the professional of more than a decade is one of just two riders to be a multi-time PBR Canada Champion, joining three-time national champion Aaron Roy (Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan). With three Top-10 finishes at PBR Canada events so far in 2018, Lambert is ranked No. 4 in the nation standings as he seeks his third Canadian title.

Here is the list of the bull riders:

Dakota Buttar (Canada)

Tanner Byrne (Canada)

Zac Bourgeois (Canada)

Zane Lambert (Canada)

Brock Radford (Canada)

Jared Parsonage (Canada)

Wyatt Gleeson (Canada)

Dayton Johnston (Canada)

Justin Lloyd (Canada)

Lonnie West (Canada)

Jess Lockwood (USA)

Silvano Alves(Brazil)

Adriano Moraes(Brazil)

Derek Kolbaba (USA)

Fabiano Vieira (Brazil)

Marco Eguchi (Brazil)

Marcos Gloria (Brazil)

Lawson Nobbs (Australia)

Lachlan Richardson (Australia)

Cody Casper (USA)

Daylon Swearingen (USA)




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