What an amazing BRC Finals weekend!
We are so proud of all our Bull Rider contestants - these guys are riding the un-ridden!
Photo by Nick Sperounes, Nicholas David Photography
First, Austin Nash, we haven’t stopping thinking of you and praying for your full and fast recovery. All our thoughts are with you and your family right now. ️
Austin will be having surgery for a fractured jaw and has some broken teeth, but he’s tough enough to make a full recovery!
Austin will be the guest of honor at the 2nd Annual Irricana Ag Society Ladies Night Gala and Fundraiser in support of the Bull Riders Canada Relief Foundation on March 3rd, 2018.
This non-profit Foundation was started in 2015 to assist BRC Bull Riders and Members in these unfortunate, yet sport related incidents.
To make a contribution to the Bull Riders Canada Relief Foundation to assist in Austin’s and other BRC Members’ recovery please call me directly, Jennifer Friend, at the BRC Office.
Congratulations to this year’s Champion, Marcos Gloria, who walked away with over $8,200.00 in prize money, three titles and three buckles this weekend: Season Leader, Finals Champion & National Champion!
Photo by Nick Sperounes, Nicholas David Photography
Pictured from L-R: Owen Noble, Lloydminster Exhibition Association Chairman; Marcos Gloria, BRC National Champion & Russell Friend, BRC President
The bulls took all the glory in the Canadian Global Grudge Match and their owners took all the money. All five Stock Contractors who had their bulls voted into the Canadian Global Grudge Match this year took home $1000.00 each. Congratulations!
Bull of the year title and buckle goes to Two Bit Bucking Bulls’ Happy Camper. Congratulations Berezay family!
Bull of the Finals was a tight race throughout the event with three strong contenders. In the end, Nansen Vold’s Whiskey Hand came out on top with a 44 point bull score. Congratulations Vold Rodeo Co./Prescott and the Vold family!
Event of the Year as voted on by BRC Bull Rider Members, was awarded to Havre, MT for their Cody FourColors Memorial Bull Ride and was accepted by Luanne & Jerry FourColours - thank you for coming all the way to Lloydminster Luanne & Jerry, to accept this award!
Tyrel Jensen (Jensen Silver), your work is impeccable. We put our trust in your vision, and your work exceeds our expectations every year. Thank you once again for the beautiful hardware these Champions have taken home.
Photo by Tyrel Jensen, Jensen Silver
Thank you to all the Stock Contractors who brought their top athletes to perform at this Season’s BRC Finals: Two Bit Bucking Bulls, CS Bucking Bulls, ENO Bucking Bulls, Foley Bucking Bulls, Flying High Rodeo Co., Meston Rodeo Company, Muddy View Bucking Bulls, Rafter KO/Johnson Bucking Bulls, Rafter N Bucking Bulls, Girletz Rodeo Stock, Outlaw Buckers Rodeo Corp., S&E Bucking Bulls, Skori Bucking Bulls, Vold Rodeo Co. / Prescott, and X6 Ranch Bucking Cattle.
Thank you to our Cowboy protection teams:
Microtel Bullfighters, Greg Loring Jr., Monty Phillips, and Travis James
Super 8 Safety Man, Tyler Thomson
Paramedics and Ambulance crew
Ty Pozzobon Foundation Sports Medicine Team (CPRSM)
Thank you to our Judges Kyle German and Jody Turner, who along with the Bullfighters and Safety Man, were voted in by our Bull Rider contestants for being some of the best in the business!
We were fortunate again to have two of the best Announcers at our Finals, Dustin Edwards (Dustin Edwards Rodeo Announcing) and Doug Young. Their professionalism, knowledge of the sport, contestants, bulls, and of course their sense of humor make the show. Thank you both!
Being our 5th Season, ending with another successful #BRCFinals, we would like to give a special shout-out and thank you to Dustin Edwards. Dustin has been selected every year to announce the BRC Finals, due not only to his talent as one of the best announcers in the business, but most importantly, his support to BRC throughout the regular season. Thank you Dustin!!
Thank you to Jason Davidson (3D Bullriding) for producing another amazing #BRCFinals.
Bringing you one of the very best venues to watch a bullriding that is this up-close and personal, we would like to thank Lloydminster Exhibition Association for hosting us again this year. Mike Sidoryk Owen Noble, Stephanie Nave and the rest of the crew at LloydEx are amazing to work with - thank you!
Shaun Morton (Impact Audio), a professional superstar in his field of work, was spot on with the sound/music for this event. Thank you Shaun!
Thank you also to Colin Murphy and his crew at Supervision for their videography and bringing the fans the playback on the Gold Eagle Replay Screen, the pyrotechnics team for adding a little spark to the night and Rodeo Clown, Waylon Marshall for entertaining the crowd.
Over 5000 images were taken at this event by a wonderful photographer, Nick Sperounes, with Nicholas David Photography. Nick and his team donated their time to be there, please support them in their generosity by purchasing keepsake photos from the BRC Finals. Using the watermarked photos or screenshots of the watermarked photos is *NOT PERMITTED*. Please join us in thanking Nick for capturing our Finals in pictures!
Thank you Ryan Pietrucki who brought the action of the BRC Finals right to our social media fans all weekend. Great job Ryan, we’re excited to have you as part of the team!
To see more of the action from the #BRCFinals and into Season VI, follow BRC on all our social media platforms:
There are so many people to thank for the success of this event, that it is impossible to name everyone individually.
This event and the entire BRC Season is made possible by our generous Sponsors and our fans. Thank you for your continued support!
On behalf of Bull Riders Canada, Russell and Jennifer Friend want to thank everyone involved and we look forward to seeing you in Season VI, which starts December 31st in Barriere, BC!
Coors Banquet Canada; Lynx Brand Fence Products Ltd; Cartel Energy Services Inc.; Wrangler; Canadian Global; Muirfield Lakes Golf Club; Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham; Masterbuilt Hotels; Common Ground; Super 8 Lloydminster; Casual Labour Inc.; 3D Bullriding Inc.; Lloydminster Exhibition Association; Broken Arrow Builders; VersaFrame Inc.; Nicholas David Photography; Dustin Edwards Rodeo Announcing; WMD Consulting; Pioneer Marble & Tile; Kyle Primeau’s Auto Care; Crossfire Bullriding Promotions Inc.; Big Chief Meat Snacks; Ty Pozzobon Foundation