Radford celebrates birthday with PBR win
Brock Radford had a memorable birthday Saturday when he rode a pair of bulls to win the Redhead Equipment Cody Snyder Swift Current PBR event.
“It’s always good to get the win. Tonight I just covered and did my part, covered both my bulls, and let the chips fall where they may. It ended up working out for me real good,” said the native of Dewinton, AB.
Radford rode Dirty Steve for 83 points in the Long Go.
“My first bull ride felt really good… Right there he came left into my hand. He made me work for it. The bull was trying to get away from me the whole time. I had to have my outside foot working. He was a hard little bull to ride for an 83, so it was good.”
He was the only cowboy to last eight seconds in the Short Go when he totaled 78 points on Jersey City to win the event.
“I have never seen him before, never heard of him before. My buddy Jackson Scott told me about him before I got on. He just said he kicks the lights outta there, and is really good and should come right. He did that, but threw a little audible at me and tried to give me some power and headed out. It cost me on the score, but in the end it was the only one rode in the short round so it worked,” said Radford.
Saturday marked his third trip to Swift Current for a Cody Snyder PBR event.
“I love coming here. The fans are always good. It is always a good event, they always support it, show up. It is a great event and by far one of the best bull pens you will see all year. It is one of those deals where you bring the rank pen of bulls, sometimes that will happen where a lot of guys will buck off, but that’s just how Cody Snyder likes it. He likes the best versus the best and no other.”
Radford had entered the event in 13th place in the PBR Canada standings and should get a good bump from his victory in Swift Current. He was fourth in the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association standings. Radford is also looking forward to taking his shot at $100,000 at the Calgary Stampede this July.
Radford collected $6,000 and 60 world points for his victory. It was the perfect way to celebrate his 22nd birthday.
“This is definitely a new feeling for me,” he said. “I never have won one on my birthday before. But hey that’s good karma, or whatever it is, I like it and I will keep it rolling.”
Tisdale’s Justin Lloyd hung on for over eight seconds to earn 78 points on Big Rig at the Redhead Equipment 2017 Swift Current Cody Snyder Invitational PBR event Saturday.