Dakota Buttar collected a ride score of 173.5 this past weekend to win the PBR Pendleton Whisky Classic in Calgary. The Kindersley born cowboy is now 58th in the world, carrying a 68.89% ride score next to his name this season along with over $30,000 won.
Two picture perfect rides helped steer Buttar towards the victory in Calgary, and more importantly closer to history with his second consecutive PBR Canada title. If he is to win the Canadian title again it would make him the third multi-time title holder in league history, but more impressively Buttar would become the first to win the national title in back-to-back years.
Zane Lambert and Aaron Roy are the only other multi-time champions, and were in action alongside Buttar this past weekend. Lambert is in second place, now 96.16 points behind Buttar for the top spot, and with Roy’s performance he remained in the top 10 and is now 188.83 points behind first place.
Two more events remain on the PBR Canada schedule, a pair of two day events set for Saskatoon and Edmonton to help decide the national champion. A strong performance in his home province would put Buttar in great position to win the title come the next event, and the local cowboy likely won’t back down from the opportunity to set himself up nicely this weekend heading into Edmonton’s national finals event in November.