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Marwayne’s 7th Annual PBR

Kicking up dust at the Marwayne Arena, nearly 30 leading professional bull riders participated in the 2018 Marwayne PBR event presented by Garnier Custom Silage from April 6 – 7.

Over 600 people attended to witness the thrilling match-ups between bull and rider. On April 6, an ABBI Futurity was held along with a Junior Steer Riding and Bull Riding. April 7 began with Wild Pony Races, and a Battle of the Breeders Bull Sale was held during intermission.

Organized by the Marwayne Arena Board, proceeds including a 50/50 and several raffle items were contributed to the Humboldt Broncos Go Fund Me page. With heavy hearts, competitors and audience members shared in a moment of silence for the 15 fallen members of the Humboldt Hockey Club. Announcer, Brett Gardener said, “Just like bull riders, hockey players are elite athletes attempting to live out their dreams.”

Notable riders included 2017 Champion Jordan Hansen, two time PBR Champion Zane Lambert, and the only three time PBR National Champion Aaron Roy. Roy said that he continues to love his sport after recovering from both a broken back and broken femur because, “It’s eight seconds; it’s a rush every time you get on!”

Bull fighters included Monty Phillips, Josh Haeberle, and Levi Hale. Hale is a third generation bull fighter, who has been in the industry for the past seven years. Regarding the best part of his career he said, “It’s a really good feeling when you can save your friends.”

With a multitude of mighty bucks, at the end of a long and short round, the Championship buckle was presented to Wyatt Gleeson. The Bull of the Night was awarded to Milky Chance from Flying Four Bucking Bulls.

Overall, the crowd was enamoured with all of the excitement, and went on to enjoy an evening dance with live music by The Prairie Dogs.

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