It was a winning evening for one of Meadow Lake’s own.
June 7 was a success for Cody Coverchuk, the locally born bull-rider who is currently sitting at first in the Bull Riders Canada (BRC) standings.
He was one of only four out of 30 riders who had qualifying rides during the Mayhem in Meadow bull riding event. Coverchuk came out on top with a score of 168 after two rounds, which clinched the championship spot. Justin Siemens, of Rimbey, Alta., Dawson Shannon, of Drayton Valley, Alta., and Denver Sisson, of Caroline, Alta., came in second, third and fourth with scores of 75, 74.5, and 64.
“I feel great,” Coverchuk said. “I got on two really good bulls. Bull riding is a tough sport, hard on the body and definitely hard on the mind at points, but nothing compares to when you make a huge ride at your hometown show in the championship round. Doesn’t get much better than this.”
While every ride is an adventure, Coverchuk said competing in his hometown where he got his start is always very meaningful to him. He said he loves knowing friends and family are behind him, and especially thinks of his late father Bruce, who passed away in 2016.
“Last year I dedicated this win to my dad, and this year again,” Coverchuk said. “It’s something a little bit extra special.”
Coverchuk joined the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association this year and is going to compete in some of their events over the next few months. He's heading to Moose Jaw for a PBR event Saturday, June 9 and then Rocky Mountain House the next day.
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