By Stan Ashbee
Westwind Weekly News
From Mar. 1-2, Enmax Centre in Lethbridge will be hosting the PBR Canada Monster Energy Tour for the first time for the Bridge City Chrysler/LA Towing PBR Challenge.
According to Enmax Centre, the tour regularly features Canada’s best riders alongside some of the league’s top international athletes — squaring off against the rankest bucking bulls from across the nation.
“Fans will witness exhilarating eight-second rides and wrecks throughout the action-packed event as the PBR’s courageous bull-riding athletes face off against their 2,000-pound opponents,” it was stated in a recent media release.
Some of the top riders already confirmed to compete include Aaron Roy, Zane Lambert, Shay Marks, and Jordan Hansen. Roy is considered the most accomplished Canadian rider in the PBR and is a three-time PBR Canada Champion and all-time money leader. Lambert is a two-time PBR Canada Champion and 13-year PBR veteran. Marks is currently ranked Number One in Canada — fresh off a win at the Monster Energy Tour in Winnipeg. Hansen is currently ranked Number Two in Canada and was the winner of the Lethbridge PBR Challenge in 2017.
Some of the top bulls already confirmed for the event include Happy Camper — the 2018 PBR Canada Bull of the Year and is the product of Two-Bit Bucking Bulls in Magrath. Oz, also on the bill, was the second highest marked bull at the Monster Energy Tour In Winnipeg.
Fans, according to the media release, can expect to see some of the top bull riders and bulls compete for the largest purse in the history of the event.
Tickets are on sale now at enmaxcentre.ca, call 403-329-7328 or in-person at Enmax Centre or the Yates Theatre. Tickets start at $30.