Merritt bull rider Ty Pozzobon may not have been able to make this year’s Nicola Valley pro rodeo, but he was still busy racking up the points and money earnings this past week.

Pozzobon, 20, was a three-time winner in Armstrong at the CPRA Wrangler Pro Tour Finals.

On Wednesday, he won the long go with an 88.25 ride on ‘Man in Black’. Then, on Sunday, he also took the short go title with a superb 90.25 score on the oddly-named bull

‘Team Paige’. The two outstanding rides netted the young Nicola Valley cowboy the overall high point average as well.

For his troubles, Pozzobon picked up a total of $5,700 in winnings, and an automatic berth in next year’s Calgary Stampede.

In between his two visits to Armstrong, Pozzobon also found time to travel to Sacre-ville, Oklahoma for a PBR Built Ford Tough World Series event.

Friday night, Pozzo-bon tied for fourth with an 86.25 score on ‘Rack City’.

Saturday’s second go was a little more eventful as Pozzobon got into a bit of a wreck and was bucked off at the 7.3 second mark. He sustained a mild concussion from the very hard landing. With the finals that same night scheduled for just one half-hour after his fall, Pozzobon was withheld from competing.

“He qualified for the short go, but BFT officials wouldn’t let him ride just for precautionary reasons,” explained Ty’s mom, Leanne. “He felt good afterwards, and remembered everything,” she added. “If he wasn’t feeling good, he wouldn’t have got on Sunday [in Armstrong].”

Next up for Pozzobon, who has moved up to 13th place in the World standings, are two more Built Ford Tough stops – in Nashville this coming weekend and in Springfield, Missouri Sept. 14-16.