BYRNE GETS CLOSE LOOK AT BULL
ALLENTOWN, Pa. – A disappointed Tanner Byrne had to withdraw from Round 2 of the Cooper Tires Take The Money and Ride Built Ford Tough Series event on Saturday due to his lingering right hand injury.
It did, however, provide him an opportunity to get an up-close look at Pretty Reckless, a bull he co-owns with his father, Ryan, and father-in-law Rusty Clunie.
Pretty Reckless, who is hauled by Matt Scharping and Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team, dispatched Brady Sims in 2.33 seconds and was marked 42 points.
“He was good tonight,” Byrne said Saturday. “That was the first I had seen him live. Matt Scharping has been taking him to a bunch of events down here and it was his debut here on the Built Ford Tough and I thought he was pretty good.”
Flying Four Bucking Bulls does a good amount of buying and selling in the U.S., and brings many of the bulls back to Canada for more work. Bad Mama Jammer, another one of their bulls, will be bucking at the Built Ford Tough World Finals next week.
“He is probably our best one going right now,” Tanner said. “We are always kind of doing the contractor thing, my dad and Rusty are big into it. I just kind of do my own thing and they take care of everything else. I have to thank them for sure.”
In terms of his injured hand, Byrne said he felt it was best to give it some additional healing time before heading to Las Vegas.
“My hand is pretty sored up, but that is just part of the game,” he said. “I am going to give it the extra day and heal it up this week and get ready for the World Finals. There is so much money there that there is no point in hurting it more when I can go there feeling better than if I got on.”
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