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Wednesday, 01 June 2011 14:59

Allemand disappointed with PBR result

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By Chris Jaster — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tanner Allemand left the Credit Union i-plex disappointed May 28.



The Shaunavon native was hoping to have a good performance in front of what felt like a hometown crowd for him at the PBR Swift Current Cody Snyder Invitational. Instead, the 18-year-old was quickly bucked off a bull named Cavity Search and forced to sit out the rest of the competition.

Struggling in front of hometown crowds is not uncommon for Allemand, but he still appreciates all the support he receives from southwest Saskatchewan bull riding fans.

“It was good,” he said. “I don’t usually do very good in a hometown bull riding or hometown rodeo. I don’t know why that is. I just never had luck. I always fall off in Shaunavon and Val Marie and stuff. It’s never very good.

“That’s the thing (that I want to impress the locals) and I don’t really do a good job of showing off. I usually fall off.”

Adding insult to injury for Allemand was he re-aggravated an injury during the ride.

Right after being bucked off the right side of his bull, Allemand was seen grabbing his hand and wrist with a look of pain across his face.

Allemand, who rode Cavity Search at other events and was bucked off quickly then as well, left the arena with a sore hand.

He did not consider it serious and didn’t go to hospital.

“I just kind of had a sore hand from before,” he said. “It was a nagging injury kind of thing. It’s just an injury that bugs you all the time.”

Despite not having an ideal performance and suffering an injury, Allemand still enjoyed his time in Swift Current.

He was happy to be able to perform in southwest Saskatchewan again, as he wasn’t sure if he would at the start of the bull riding season after Eastend decided not to hold a PBR event this year.

He was impressed with the organization of the event and the fans as well, so much that he hopes he’ll have a chance to improve on his performance next year.

“I hope they will bring it back,” said Allemand. “I’m sure they will. I’m sure that made them quite a bit of money because that place was packed and so was the curling rink where the cabaret was after.

“I would come back and I’m sure everyone else will too. Everyone (all the bull riders) thought it was a good bull ride.”

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