Ponoka cowboy wins Red Deer bull riding event

By Sheldon Spackman
February 19, 2018 - 11:30am

A Ponoka cowboy has won the Rebel Energy Services Xtreme Bulls event in Red Deer to open the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association’s 2018 season.

Zane Lambert, a Manitoba native, had a solid two-ride performance that enabled him to collect 172.5 points for the win and a payday of $3,756.

The win, coupled with his second place finish at Regina’s Agribition Rodeo in November, gives Lambert a nice boost as he prepares for the CFR in Red Deer later this year.

In a release, he says, ”It’s so close to home for me, I love Red Deer and I’m really happy the CFR is staying in Alberta,” beamed Lambert. “The City and the Westerner really wanted it and I think they’ll do a great job putting it on. I’m excited about it and I darn sure would like to be part of the first one here in 2018.”

As for the rest of the season, Lambert’s schedule will include the tour rodeos and bigger events on the CPRA calendar such as the Calgary Stampede and World Finals, in addition to a full slate of PBR bull riding events like the Global Cup in Australia in June.

Up next on the CPRA schedule however, the Chad Besplug Invitational Bull Riding event February 24 in Claresholm, Alberta.  

Weekend Scoreboard Feb 16 - 19

Join the Discussion

We are happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules: Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. See full commenting rules.