Kolbaba Takes Round 1 in Quebec City

By: Kacie Albert
June 02, 2017

Derek Kolbaba is currently No. 4 in the world standings. Photo: Andy Watson /

QUEBEC CITY — Derek Kolbaba (Walla Walla, Washington), the top-ranked rider in the world standings in the draw, dazzled fans in Quebec City for PBR’s inaugural international major, riding his way to a Round 1 victory.

The 21-year-old breakout star, currently ranked No. 4 in the world standings, covered Funky Junk (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls) for 89.5 points and $4,000.

Taking second in the round was world No. 5 Chase Outlaw (Hamburg, Arkansas) who rode Second Hand Chance (K-C/Josie McElroy Bucking Bulls/Spark-lin Acres) for 87 points.

PBR rookie Brennon Eldred (Sulphur, Oklahoma) took third in the round after reaching 8 seconds on The Joker (K-C / Josie McElroy Bucking Bulls) for 86 points.

Jared Parsonage (Maple Creek, Saskatchewan) and Jess Lockwood (Volborg, Montana) tied for fourth, each logging 85-point rides. Parsonage, the highest finishing Canadian, covered Jaw Breaker (K-C/Josie McElroy Bucking Bulls/Spark-lin Acres), while 2016 Rookie of the Year and the No. 6 ranked rider in the world Lockwood rode One Cool Dude (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls).

There were a total of 11 qualified rides in Round 1, including Canadians Zane Lambert (Ponoka, Alberta) who covered Devil Dog (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls) for 83.5 points for sixth, and Justin Lloyd (Tisdale, Saskatchewan) who rode Wild Mexican (Rafter P) for 81.5 points and tied for tenth. Tying for tenth with Lloyd was world No. 8 Matt Triplett (Columbia Falls, Montana) who rode Last One Standing (Cornwell Bucking Bulls).

Round 2 begins Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Quebec City is the first event in a seven-city tour culminating in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at the Sasktel Centre on October 20-21 for the Monster Energy PBR Canada Finals.

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Professional Bull Riders
Quebec City Monster Energy Tour – International Major
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Derek Kolbaba, 89.5-0-0-89.50 – $4,000
2. Chase Outlaw, 87-0-0-87.00 – $3,000
3. Brennon Eldred, 86-0-0-86.00 – $2,000
4. Jess Lockwood, 85-0-0-85.00 – $500
(tie). Jared Parsonage, 85-0-0-85.00 – $500
6. Zane Lambert, 83.5-0-0-83.50
7. Fabiano Vieira, 83-0-0-83.00
(tie). Thor Hoefer II, 83-0-0-83.00
(tie). Juliano Antonio Da Silva, 83-0-0-83.00
10. Matt Triplett, 81.5-0-0-81.50
(tie). Justin Lloyd, 81.5-0-0-81.50
Reese Cates, 0-0-0-0.00
Robson Aragao, 0-0-0-0.00
Brady Oleson, 0-0-0-0.00
Jordan Hansen, 0-0-0-0.00
Garrett Green, 0-0-0-0.00
Lonnie West, 0-0-0-0.00
Tyler Harr, 0-0-0-0.00
Brock Radford, 0-0-0-0.00
Matt Werries, 0-0-0-0.00
Brant Atwood, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Coverchuk, 0-0-0-0.00
Zac Peterson, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Casper, 0-0-0-0.00
Dakota Louis, 0-0-0-0.00
Jake Gardner, 0-0-0-0.00
Wacey Finkbeiner, 0-0-0-0.00
Riley Blankenship, 0-0-0-0.00
Tristan Carlier, 0-0-0-0.00
Todd Chotowetz, 0-0-0-0.00
Cole Young, 0-0-0-0.00
Eric Isabelle, 0-0-0-0.00
Cawl Braithwaite, 0-0-0-0.00
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0-0.00
Dusty McMullen, 0-0-0-0.00

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