Ponoka’s Zane Lambert has a chance to make history in Edmonton on the weekend at the PBR Canada National Finals. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Ponoka’s Zane Lambert has a chance to make history in Edmonton on the weekend at the PBR Canada National Finals. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Central Albertans qualify for pro bull riding national finals

Ponoka’s Zane Lambert has a chance to make history this weekend at the Professional Bull Riders Canada National Finals in Edmonton.

Lambert and 19 other riders will compete for $175,000 prize purse and 2021 PBR Canada Championship at Rogers Place on Nov. 12 and 13.

If Lambert can capture a title on the weekend, he would tie Aaron Roy for the winningest bull rider in PBR Canada history with three championship victories.

Several other local cowboys will compete in Edmonton, including Red Deer’s Ashton Sahli, Coy Robbins of Camrose, and Innisfail’s Callum Miller.

Each rider will attempt to ride one bull each in Round 1 and Round 2 on Nov. 12, followed by Round 3 on Nov. 13. Following Round 3, the Top 12 riders will advance to the championship round.

The rider with the highest aggregate score throughout four rounds will win the PBR Canada National Finals event title and a minimum $30,000.

With a maximum of 180 points available to one rider, the Top 9-ranked riders in the nation are all in contention for the 2021 PBR Canada Championship.



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