READ THIS AND TELL ME YOU DON’T THINK THE RIDERS NEED A UNION:
CANADIAN BULL RIDER DISAPPOINTED
By Dwayne Erickson, Calgary Herald
Ty Pozzobon had a free pass to Saturday’s championship round of the bull riding at the $2-million Houston Rodeo and a shot at a $50,000 payday.
But the 2010 Canadian rodeo rookie of the year, from Merritt, B.C., was told he couldn’t be there. The Professional Bull Riders outfit, which sanctions Houston, told Pozzobon he had to compete at its Ford Series event at Glendale, Ariz., that night. As a result, he was forced to turn out of the Houston semifinals Thursday night.
“I’m disappointed,” he said. “In fact, I’m sick to my stomach.”
Even if Pozzobon didn’t ride his bull Thursday, he still would have advanced to the final-day showdown for the big money. The top four scores in each of the two semifinals advance. But only two guys rode their bulls. The other two spots went to the leading money winners from the rodeo’s five opening elimination series.
Pozzobon would have been one of those; he won $7,500, more money than any other semifinal qualifier.
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