SASKATOON, SK – Fort St. John’s Jake Gardner picked up some momentum in the PBR Canada standings by finishing fourth at the event in Saskatoon this past weekend, despite spending most of the season in the United States.
A solid performance at the PBR Saskatoon Classic on the weekend gained him six spots in the rankings from 13th to 7th.
In addition, he put forth a solid effort in the 5V5 event, finishing second with an 85-point ride on Twisted Soul.
In round one, Gardner took on Devil’s Boy for the full eight seconds, good enough for 85 points. He got tossed by a bull called Tractorland.ca in round two, but he bounced right back for round three.
Gardner drew Freaked Out in round three, taking him to the buzzer to tie the highest score at the event of 89.5 points. That ride got him the Ford Canada Ride of the Night honours.
Jordan Hansen won the PBR Saskatoon Classic with a perfect 3-for-3 performance, cracking the top five in the standings.
Gardner has appeared in eight events on the PBR Canada series, winning one event in Grande Prairie and finishing in the top five on three separate occasions.
Gardner has 151.83 points, giving him a generous 26-point lead over 8th place Griffin Smeltzer and a narrow 9-point deficit of 6th place Callum Miller on the PBR Canada National Standings.
Registering only one ride in Saskatoon, Dakota Buttar still leads the way with 314.16 points while second-place Cody Coverchuk has 260.5 points.
A Touring Pro event in Yorkton this weekend precedes the 2021 PBR Canada National Finals in Edmonton on November 12th and 13th.
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