Canadian-champion Schiffner chosen top cowboy

A couple of local cowboys were in the money Sunday on the final day of the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton.

A couple of local cowboys were in the money Sunday on the final day of the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton.

In his 12th trip to the CFR, former Stettler resident Scott Schiffner completed a fairy-tale week when he won the last round of the bull-riding competition with an 87-point ride on the spectacular bull Pop Evil.

That performance came just shortly after Schiffner was given the prestigious cowboy of the year award, which was voted on by his peers.

“It’s probably been one of my most memorable CFRs ever,” said Schiffner, who now lives in Strathmore. “That’s the third time I’ve been on that bull and that was the rubber match. He bucked me off once here and I rode him once to win Swift Current, and now I rode him here. It’s always good to be on a bull like that.”

Schiffner believes his second Canadian title is a bit more special than his first.

“It’s been 11 years since I won a Canadian championship in the CPRA,” he said. “To know I’ve still got it in me is big.”

Schiffner won $49,747 in Edmonton to wind up the season with $73,028 in winnings.

Meanwhile, a young buck from Meeting Creek also made waves at the CFR. Layton Green, a college freshman in Oklahoma, made the most of his homecoming and won the novice saddle bronc in Edmonton.

For more on the local performances at the CFR, see next week’s edition of the Independent.

— Black Press

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