FORT ST. JOHN B.C. – Jake Gardner of Fort St. John has been added to the roster to replace an injured Dakota Buttar.

Gardner will represent the red and white for the third time in his career. After being shut out at the inaugural event in Edmonton, Alberta, in 2017, Gardner went 1-for-3 in 2020 and nearly covered two-time YETI PBR World Champion Bull Smooth Operator.

After recovering from his bicep injury, Gardner hoped to be back on the bull, which ended his 2021 season.

The 2022 PBR Global Cup USA will mark Gardner’s first event since finishing ninth at the 2021 PBR Canada National Finals.

This one-day event will feature two rounds of competition, where three riders from each team representing their nation will attempt one bull. Throughout those rounds, every rider from each team must attempt a minimum of one bull. Each team will select one rider to try the team’s final bull in the bonus round following the next games.

The 2022 PBR Global Cup USA Champion will be the top combined score through their seven outs.