FORT WORTH, Tex. – Two-time and reigning PBR Canada Champion Cody Coverchuk of Meadow Lake has been signed via free agency by the Texas Rattlers, Dallas-Fort Worth’s newest professional sports team set to compete in the inaugural Professional Bull Riders Team Series.
In 2021, Coverchuk cemented his name in the PBR record books, becoming just the third multi-time PBR Canada Champion in history. After a stellar regular season that included two event wins, and an accompanying eight Top 5 finishes, Coverchuk entered the 2021 PBR Canada National Finals ranked No. 2 in the standings, 53.66 points behind No. 1 Dakota Buttar.
With the title decided on the final outs of the year, Coverchuk mounted an incredible come-from-behind surge, erasing Buttar’s lead, to conclude the year No. 1 in the nation, capturing his second career national championship.
The Saskatchewan contender clinched the title, and his share of the record $175,000 purse paid out at the year-end event, with an impressive 89.5-point ride aboard annual PBR Canada Bull of the Year contender Finning Lil Shorty.
Coverchuk has continued to excel in 2022. Not only did he return to Team Canada for the 2022 PBR Global Cup USA, but he also earned two berths to ride at the elite PBR Unleash The Beast.
This signing with the Texas Rattlers follows the inaugural PBR Team Series Draft, presented by ZipRecruiter, held May 23, in Arlington, Texas, and the Supplemental Draft held in early June.
When the 2022 PBR Team Series pre-season gets underway this weekend in Bismarck, North Dakota, Coverchuk is one of five riders tapped to compete in the inaugural game against the Carolina Cowboys.
The Ariat Texas Rattlers are owned by the Fisher Family, who have extensive experience owning and operating professional sports teams in Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer, as well as owning Ariat, the official boot sponsor of PBR and a longtime sponsor of numerous PBR athletes.
The Ariat Texas Rattlers are led by general manager Mark George and head coach and rodeo legend Cody Lambert.
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