With six Canadian riders now competing stateside at PBR (Professional Bull Riders) events, Tanner Eno of Coronation, Alta. led the sextet this past weekend, going 1-for-1 to finish ninth at the Show-Me-State PBR Shootout in Lebanon, Missouri, part of the league’s Touring Pro Division.
Marking the 22-year-old’s first event in the United States, he debuted on a high note, covering his first draw when he made the eight seconds aboard Midnight Mystery (Halpain Bucking Bulls) for 85 points in Round 1.
Eno, however, was unable to continue his momentum. Injuring his shoulder during his dismount aboard his opening round bovine athlete opponent, Eno was sidelined for the championship round.
The rising young gun will look to earn his first world points towards the 2021 standings when he makes his Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour debut in College Station, Texas at Reed Arena on April 9-10 for the PBR Aggieland Classic.
In Missouri, Eno competed alongside fellow Canucks Ashton Sahli (Red Deer) and Tyler Craig (Crossfield).
Both going 0-or-1, Sahli was dispatched by Jail House Cat (JR Phillips) in 2.53 seconds, while Craig was bucked off by Twisted Style (Dakota Buckers/Burkhardt) in a close 6.53 seconds.
Nearly 1,500 miles away in Ivins, Utah, a second trio of Canadians competed at the Touring Pro Division’s PBR at Tuacahn Amphitheatre – Logan Biever (Claresholm), Jake Gardner (Fort St. John) and Wyatt Gleeson (Sundre).
Gleeson had his first stateside event of 2021 end in anti-climactic fashion when he was dispatched by Shootist (L4 Livestock) in 2.89 seconds and Charmed Disaster (Diamond G Rodeos, Inc.) in 4.36 seconds.
Sahli, Craig, Biever, Gardner and Gleeson are all anticipated to compete alongside Eno in Texas for the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour event on April 9-10.
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PBR Touring Pro Division – The Show-Me-State PBR Shootout.
The Kenneth E Cowen Civic Center – Lebanon, Missouri
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Event Aggregate-Event Points)
Marcus Mast leads with 89-88-177.00-15 points followed by seven before you see Tanner Eno in ninth with 85-0-85.00 points.