It was not the end to the season Dakota Buttar was hoping for, as the west central PBR superstar went down with a re-aggravated groin injury during night one of the National Finals, and saw his 2021 Canadian campaign end in the process.
Cody Coverchuk of Meadow Lake was the eventual champion, rebounding from not completing a ride on opening night, to earning one of 12 coveted positions in the championship round. Coverchuk would deliver the necessary 8 seconds for an impressive 89.5 points to surge to No. 3 on the board, and clinch the 2021 PBR Canada Championship along with a career high $67,343.75 in winnings.
If Buttar managed to take the win he would have become the first back-to-back Canadian champion in league history, and Coverchuk won the title by only 23.34 points. Instead, it was Coverchuk who made history by joining Saskatchewan's Aaron Roy and Alberta's Zane Lambert as the only multi-time champions.
Expect to hear from Buttar on the excellent run he's had, that came up just short thanks to an unfortunate injury.