The first-ever PBR Regina Classic will feature the top riders from across the country taking the ring alongside a host of their international counterparts, all with the goal of besting some of the rankest bucking bulls in the world.
The event will be part of Canada’s Farm Show from June 21-23 in Regina. It was originally supposed to make its debut in the Queen City in March 2020, but was cancelled the day prior due to COVID-19 restrictions first taking hold in Saskatchewan.
While the draw has yet to be officially set, 2021 PBR Canada defending champion Cody Coverchuk of Meadow Lake is expected to be among the ones to watch. In addition, Moose Jaw bull riding fans who took in the 2019 PBR Canada / Alpha Bull event at Mosaic Place will also recognize a handful of luminaries.
That includes Kindersley’s Dakota Buttar, who won the local stop two years ago. He carried the overall PBR series lead into the final day on 2021, but was surpassed by Coverchuk for the title on the last round of rides.
Former three-time series champion Aaron Roy of Yellow Grass -- no time in Moose Jaw in 2019 -- and two-time champion Zane Lambert -- who finished 13th at the local event -- are also expected to be among the ones to watch.
The Elite Cup Series officially kicks off Feb, 5 in Red Deer, with other dates being confirmed in the near future.
Tickets are on sale as of Friday, Jan. 7 and start at $25. They can be purchased online at TicketMaster.ca and at the Brandt Centre box office.
Of course, the event is subject to change given the evolving regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information on PBR Canada and the Elite Cup Series, be sure to visit www.pbrcanada.com.