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The 12th annual Clunie-Cooper Memorial Professional Bull Riding event was held at the Art Hauser Centre on May 5 and 6. (Josef Jacobson/Daily Herald)

Idaho’s Brady Oleson wins 2017 Clunie-Cooper Memorial PBR

When Brady Oleson visits Saskatchewan he doesn’t leave empty-handed.

In 2015 Oleson won the Canadian Professional Bull Riding (PBR) Finals event title in Saskatoon and last year he won the $20,000 Monster Energy Champion’s Challenge, again in Saskatoon.

“I don’t know what it is about up here, but it just works out for me, I guess,” Oleson said.

“They have great events here, big crowds, it’s awesome.”

This weekend the Blackfoot, Idaho bull rider saw a return of that Saskatchewan magic as he won his first Touring Pro Division title of the year: Prince Albert’s 12th annual Clunie-Cooper Memorial PBR.

Oleson was one of 38 competitors from across Canada, the United States, Australia and Brazil taking part in the event, held on Friday and Saturday night at the Art Hauser Centre.

Oleson had a strong first night, finishing with 87 points after Round 1, followed by an 89-point effort in the short round. Although Oleson failed to qualify for the championship round on the second night of competition, his 176 points were enough for first place. The wins earns Oleson $6,077.50 and 60 points towards the World Championship.

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