By: Kacie Albert
June 03, 2017
QUÉBEC CITY – Derek Kolbaba (Walla Walla, Washington) went 3-for-3 to win the first event of the 2017 Monster Energy Tour at the Videotron Centre Saturday night.
Kolbaba began the night winning Round 2 after riding Time Bomb (K-C/Josie McElroy Bucking Bulls/Spark-lin Acres) for 87.5 points. The 21-year-old followed that with an 88.5-point ride aboard Pneu-Dart’s Doomsday (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls) in the championship round to claim the buckle.
The event win is Kolbaba’s fourth this season. He has won two events on the elite Built Ford Tough Series (Oklahoma City and Little Rock, Arkansas) as well as a victory at the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour stop in Clovis, California.
For the win, Kolbaba earned $34,100 and 300 world points, moving him to No. 3 in the world standings. He now trails world leader Eduardo Aparecido by only 915 points.
Fabiano Vieira (Pérola, Brazil) finished second, riding both of his bulls Saturday night. The Brazilian rider began the night with an 86.5-point ride aboard Mud Duck (Cornwell Bucking Bulls) in Round 2.
Vieira then logged his first 90-point ride of 2017 PBR Monster Energy Tour when he covered Jammin’ Jackson’s Handsome Jeff (K-C/Josie McElroy Bucking Bulls/Spark-lin Acres) for 90.5 points in the championship round.
The finish earned him $23,100 and 120 world points, elevating him from No. 21 to No. 18 in the world standings.
2016 Rookie of the Year Jess Lockwood (Volborg, Montana) finished third. The 19-year-old rode Wrongful Termination (Cornwell Bucking Bulls) for 85.5 points in Round 2 and Ram It (K-C/Josie McElroy Bucking Bulls/Spark-lin Acres) for 87 points in the championship round.
Lockwood leaves Québec City having earned $11,100 and 80 world points towards. He is now No. 5 in the world standings.
Jordan Hansen (Okotoks, Alberta) was the event’s highest finishing Canadian in fourth. In Round 2 he covered Ottis for 85 points (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls) and in the championship round rode Captain (Mike Miller/Torres Bros) for 87.5 points.
Hansen’s 2-for-3 performance earned him $8,300 and 60 world points towards the world standings.
Rounding out the Top 5 was Chase Outlaw (Hamburg, Arkansas). Outlaw rode Gucci Galore (Bar D / Rawhide Rodeo) for 85 points in Round 2, but was bucked off by Well Hello (Mike Miller/Torres Bros) in the championship round. Outlaw earned $7,900 and 45 points toward the world standings.
The PBR Monster Energy Tour will next move on to Ottawa on June 9; Toronto, June 24; Calgary, September 23; Winnipeg, October 6; Abbotsford, October 14; and Saskatoon, October 20 and 21, where a PBR Canadian Champion will be crowned.
The PBR Monster Energy Tour will be showcased on TSN/RDS, including a post-season highlights show. Fans should check local listings for broadcast event dates and times.
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, 89.5-87.5-88.5-265.50-300 Points – $34,100
2. Fabiano Vieira, 83-86.5-90.5-260.00-120 Points – $23,100
3. Jess Lockwood, 85-85.5-87-257.50-80 Points – $11,100
4. Jordan Hansen, 0-85-87.5-172.50-60 Points – $8,300
5. Chase Outlaw, 87-85-0-172.00-45 Points – $7,900
6. Brennon Eldred, 86-84.5-0-170.50-25 Points – $5,150
(tie). Matt Werries, 0-85.5-85-170.50-25 Points – $3,650
8. Matt Triplett, 81.5-85-0-166.50-15 Points – $2,100
9. Riley Blankenship, 0-86-0-86.00-10 Points – $3,400
10. Jared Parsonage, 85-0-0-85.00-5 Points – $1,200
11. Zane Lambert, 83.5-0-0-83.50
12. Thor Hoefer II, 83-0-0-83.00
(tie). Juliano Antonio Da Silva, 83-0-0-83.00
14. Robson Aragao, 0-81.5-0-81.50
(tie). Justin Lloyd, 81.5-0-0-81.50
Reese Cates, 0-0-0-0.00
Brady Oleson, 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
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
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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