PUEBLO, Colo. – Jordan Hansen still isn’t 100 percent healthy, but the 2016 Canadian Professional Rodeo Association champion is certainly giving his best go of things at the Calgary Stampede.
Hansen tied for the day three victory at the Calgary Stampede on Sunday afternoon with Ty Wallace by riding Blow Me Away for 87 points.
The 24-year-old is competing for the first time since the last week of April after being diagnosed with a lower back fracture, as well as a hip fracture.
The two injuries not only had kept Hansen out of competition for over two months, but they also prevented the Canadian from making the journey to Sydney, Australia, for the PBR Global Cup.
Regardless, Hansen is now back in the mix in Pool A at the Calgary Stampede after he earned $5,000 for tying for the round victory.
Hansen is only $1,000 behind Todd Chotowetz ($6,000) heading into the final day of Pool A on Monday.
Chotowetz finished in third place on Sunday by riding Bomb Shell for 84.5 points.
International fans living outside of Canada can watch the Calgary Stampede on RidePass beginning at 3:15 p.m. ET every day.
The format for the Stampede, which has a combined $2 million worth of prize money up for grabs for the nine rodeo events, is different from a standard PBR event.
Riders battle it out for four days in highly-contested pool play with the goal of advancing to Showdown Sunday as one of the pool’s top-four money earners. If they don’t make it, they can then jockey with the remaining riders on Wild Card Saturday for the final two spots.
However, once Sunday arrives, the slates are wiped clean and the Calgary Stampede champion will be the rider who posts the single highest-marked ride in the championship round, featuring the top four riders following Sunday’s long round.
The winner of each of the nine rodeo disciplines at the Calgary Stampede takes home $100,000. The bull riding victor earns 120 points toward the world standings.
Wallace – a three-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier – rode Chaba for 87 points on Sunday afternoon to earn $5,000 and move into a tie for second place ($7,500) in Pool A alongside 2016 PBR World Champion Davis.
Davis bounced back from his Saturday afternoon buckoff by riding Crooked Nose for 79.5 points on Sunday.
Wallace and Davis have a $2,000 cushion on No. 5 Chase Outlaw, who was bucked off by Mish Mash on Sunday.
Despite his buckoff, Outlaw is still only $500 behind Chotowetz for fourth place.
Pool A leader Joe Frost seemed well on his way to a potential day three victory before he was bucked off by Chrome after 7 seconds.
Frost has a $2,000 lead on Davis and Wallace, and the Randlett, Utah, cowboy is $4,000 ahead of Outlaw.
Seven-time PBR World Finals qualifier Fabiano Vieira is $2,500 out of the Top 4 following his buckoff against Kill Switch.
Fans that missed the third day of the Calgary Stampede can tune-in to CBS Sports Network Monday at 10 a.m. ET for a recap show.
POOL A BULL RIDING STANDINGS
Joe Frost – 85.5 – 86 – 0 – $9,500
Cooper Davis – 85.5 – 0 – 79.5 – $7,500
Ty Wallace – 81 – 0 – 87 – $7,500
Todd Chotowetz – 0 – 81 – 84.5 – $6,000
Chase Outlaw – 0 – 88.5 – 0 – $5,500
Jordan Hansen – 0 – 0 – 87 – $5,000
Fabiano Vieira – 0 – 82 – 0 – $3,500
Garrett Smith – 82.5 – 0 – 0 – $3,500
Cole Melancon – 0 – 0 – 0 – $0
Scott Schiffner – 0 – 0 – 0 – $0
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