Red-hot Canter cashes in

SCOTT FISHER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:34 AM ET

The last time Brian Canter was in Calgary, he nearly froze.

In town for the PBR Rocky Cup Canadian National Finals last November, the South Carolina cowboy took fellow American bullriders J.B. Mauney and Luke Snyder to the mall to do some shopping.

The trio couldn't find a cab and decided to hoof it back to the hotel, despite light clothing and minus-20C temperatures.

"We like it in Calgary," Canter said at the time. "But it's cold.

"It was about three miles. But it felt like five miles.

"We froze our ears and everything. We're not used to this weather up here."

Yesterday was to his liking.

And the weather wasn't the only thing that was hot.

Canter spurred out a brilliant 89.5 on Franklin's Garfield to win the $100,000 cheque.

"It's hot out here today," he said. "You need to wear shorts and a t-shirt.You can't get a better day than this at the Calgary Stampede, winning $100,000."

Garfield, regarded as one of the top bulls in Canada for the past few years, had a weaker trip earlier in the week.

But he was all there yesterday.

"I seen him go out there the other day," the 5-ft.-4, 110-pounder said. "He was a little weaker.

"But they said he was probably going to be a little gassy today.

"Shoot, it worked out perfect."

The 20-year-old has picked up a cheque every time he's come to Calgary.

"I went to a Challenger affair and won second at it," he said. "Last year, I went to the PBR event they had up here, and I won that. Now I won the Stampede. So Calgary's been good to me."

Canter had won about US$127,000 prior to coming to Calgary.

Yesterday's payday was the biggest of his career.

"This is the biggest one I've won," said Canter, who estimated his next biggest cheque at about $60,000.

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BULLRIDING LEADERS

SHOWDOWN WINNERS

1. Canter, Brian $100,000

2. Jenkins $25,000

3. Lostroh, Kody $15,000

4. Wllinghm., Sean $10,000


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