2018 has been a career year for bull rider Dakota Buttar, and this weekend, he'll have a chance to add the icing on the cake with the cherry on top.

The Kindersley bull rider is competing at the 2018 PBR World Finals this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tournament takes place from November 7-11 at T-Mobile Arena, the home of the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights.

Buttar will be joined by Prince Albert's Tanner Byrne as the only two Canadians featured on the 40-man roster.

Currently ranked at number 14 in the world, Buttar has collected five top-5 finishes and nine top-10 results this season. He also rode to his first 90-point rides of his career during stops in Columbus, Ohio and Milwaukee, Wisconsin this year.

Dakota qualified for his third World Finals in as many years due to his position in the world rankings

This will not be his only big tournament coming up soon, though. Buttar will also be back in Canadian colours when he represents the nation at the third stage of the PBR Global Cup in February 2019 at Arlington, Texas.

Team Canada finished in third place during the competition's first 2 stops in Edmonton, Alberta and Sydney, Australia. In Edmonton, Buttar recorded 84.25 points for Team Canada, followed by a score of 83.5 in Sydney.

The Canadians will once again be up against riders from the United States, Brazil, Australia and Mexico.

Since the United States are hosting this leg, there will be more bull riders representing the red, white and blue. The U.S.A. will field two teams: The Eagles and Team USA-Wolves, a roster comprised of Aboriginal riders.


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