DEREK KOLBABA WINS IN OKLAHOMA CITY AFTER MONSTER RIDE

 

Derek Kolbaba's 92-point ride on SweetPro's Bruiser was the highest of his BFTS career. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com

 

By: Jordan Herbert January 22, 2017@ 05:56:00 PM

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Derek Kolbaba earned the victory Sunday afternoon in Oklahoma City after a monster 92-point ride on defending World Champion Bull, SweetPro's Bruiser.
  • Kolbaba's ride was the highest of his career and ended Bruiser's 14 consecutive BFTS buckoff streak that dated back to January of last year. 
  • Dener Barbosa and Mason Lowe finished in second and third respectively while Stormy Wing and Nevada Newman tied for fourth. Dakota Buttar rounded out the Top 6.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – After 11 riders were tossed in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round it came down to sophomore rider 20-year-old Derek Kolbaba, and he delivered. Capping a career performance and winning the PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Express Employment Professionals Invitational Sunday afternoon in Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Kolbaba went 3-for-3 in Oklahoma City and sealed his performance with a monster 92-point ride on the 2016 reigning PBR World Champion Bull, SweetPro’s Bruiser (D&H Cattle Co./Buck Cattle Co.). The ride was the highest score of Kolbaba’s Built Ford Tough Series career and ended Bruiser’s 14 consecutive BFTS buckoff streak that dated back to January of last year in Oklahoma City.

Kolbaba earned 565 total world points over the weekend and moves up to third place in the world standings. He also earned $45,078.97 over the weekend. Kolbaba now trails current world leader, and best friend, Jess Lockwood by 275 points.

Sunday afternoon’s pen of bulls was among the rankest the riders have faced so far this season with three turning in bull scores of 45 points or higher. Pearl Harbor (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/H&C Bucking Bulls) took home top bull honors after a 46.25-point performance during his 3.65 second buckoff of Rubens Barbosa.

2015 World Champion Bull SweetPro’s Long John (D&H Cattle. Co) earned a 45.75-point bull score for his 1.84 second tossing of Mason Lowe in the championship round, while Bruiser combined with Kolbaba to the tune of a 45.5-point bull score.

2016 PBR Brazil Champion Dener Barbosa finished in second place in Oklahoma City. Barbosa went 2-for-3 over the weekend and rode VJV Nailed (Vold Rodeo/Prescott/J.A.R.S. Bucking Bulls/Gene Owen) for 85.5 points to finish second in Round 2. He went on to be bucked off by Gangster’s Wildside (Riley/Teague/Beckett/Lackey/Lester) in 5.33 seconds in the championship round. Barbosa earned 300 points toward the world standings and $16,198.97 for his career-best finish at a BFTS event so far.  .

Lowe came in third place Sunday afternoon. He covered Get Smoked (Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team) for 87.5 points in Saturday night’s Round 1 but was bucked off Sunday by Coon Eyes (Flying S Bucking Bulls) in Round 2 and Long John in the championship round. Lowe picked up 280 points toward the world standings as well as a $12,022.31 paycheck.

Stormy Wing and Nevada Newman tied for fourth place in Oklahoma City. Newman rode Gangster Can Do (01 Cattle Co./Robbie Schroeder) for 86 points to win Round 2 while Wing’s 86.25-point ride on Colorado Chrome(Owens/Wyatt) from Saturday’s Round 1 held up. The pair both earned 165 points toward the world standings. Newman took home $8,408.97 while Wing earned $7,442.31.

Dakota Buttar rounded out the Top 6, he rode Margy Time (D&H Cattle Co.) for 85.25 points on his way to 95 world points and a $5,078.97 payday.

The BFTS now moves on to the West Coast to make its debut at Sacramento, California’s, Golden 1 Center for the Frontier Communications Sacramento Clash Jan. 27-29.

The next PBR 15/15 Bucking Battle in Sacramento will be aired on CBS at 12 p.m. ET Jan. 28. Round 2 action can be seen on CBS Sports Network on Jan. 28 at 10 p.m. ET and Round 3 and the championship round will be broadcast on Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can also view all the action on PBR LIVE at pbr.com as well as on the free PBR LIVE app.

PBR Digital Editor Kristian Limas contributed to this report.

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
Express Employment Professionals Invitational
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Derek Kolbaba, 85.5-80.75-92-258.25-565 Points.
2. Dener Barbosa, 80.75-85.5-0-166.25-300 Points.
3. Mason Lowe, 87.5-0-0-87.50-280 Points.
4. Nevada Newman, 0-86-0-86-165 Points.
(tie). Stormy Wing, 86.25-0-0-86.25-165 Points.
6. Dakota Buttar, 0-85.25-0-85.25-95 Points.
7. Silvano Alves, 85-0-0-85-60 Points.
8. Cody Nance, 0-84.5-0-84.50-52.5 Points.
9. Rubens Barbosa, 84.5-0-0-84.50-42.5 Points.
10. Luis Blanco, 0-82-0-82-35 Points.
11. Mike Lee, 84.25-0-0-84.25-25 Points.
12. Nathan Schaper, 81.25-0-0-81.25-10 Points.
13. Brady Sims, 70-0-0-70-5 Points.
Jess Lockwood, 0-0-0-0
Kaique Pacheco, 0-0-0-0
Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0
Matt Triplett, 0-0-0-0
Eduardo Aparecido, 0-0-0-0
Cooper Davis, 0-0-0-0
Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-0-0-0
Gage Gay, 0-0-0-0
Reese Cates, 0-0-0-0
Guilherme Marchi, 0-0-0-0
Alex Cardozo, 0-0-0-0
Cody Heffernan, 0-0-0-0
Kurt Shephard, 0-0-0-0
Justin Paton, 0-0-0-0
Brant Atwood, 0-0-0-0
J.W. Harris, 0-0-0-0
Paulo Ferreira Lima, 0-0-0-0
Stetson Lawrence, 0-0-0-0
Emilio Resende, 0-0-0-0
Shane Proctor, 0-0-0-0
Chase Outlaw, 0-0-0-0
Tyler Harr, 0-0-0-0
Keyshawn Whitehorse, 0-0-0-0

2017 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series World Finals Standings
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5's, Points, Total Winnings)

1. Jess Lockwood, 4, 1, 2, 975, $121,483.33
2. Rubens Barbosa, 10, 1, 2, 812.50, $46,265.42
3. Derek Kolbaba, 6, 1, 2, 700, $54,353.64
4. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 8, 0, 3, 685, $39,306.67
5. Kaique Pacheco, 8, 2, 3, 530, $54,566.05
6. Ryan Dirteater, 4, 0, 1, 438.33, $24,505.67
7. Mason Lowe, 8, 0, 1, 437.50, $22,897.31
8. Matt Triplett, 11, 2, 4, 407.50, $26,424.86
9. Fabiano Vieira, 8, 1, 3, 363.33, $23,866.32
10. Mike Lee, 10, 2, 3, 355, $25,233.97
11. Dener Barbosa, 8, 0, 3, 350, $22,245.99
12. Brady Sims, 6, 0, 1, 280, $12,667.31
13. Eduardo Aparecido, 4, 0, 1, 230, $12,416.67
14. Nevada Newman, 7, 0, 2, 215, $15,461.73
15. Stormy Wing, 3, 0, 1, 165, $8,812.31
16. Cooper Davis, 4, 0, 0, 160, $11,730
17. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 4, 0, 1, 140, $10,316.67
18. Gage Gay, 7, 0, 0, 130, $7,415
18. Reese Cates, 9, 1, 2, 130, $13,650
20. Guilherme Marchi, 5, 0, 1, 125, $9,097.97
21. Silvano Alves, 6, 0, 0, 120, $7,617.31
21. Cody Rodeo Tyler, 9, 1, 3, 120, $10,945
23. Alex Cardozo, 8, 0, 1, 117.50, $9,708.53
24. Sonny Schafferius, 5, 1, 2, 115, $8,061.18
24. Koal Livingston, 6, 1, 3, 115, $11,200
26. Claudio Marcelino Montanha Jr., 5, 1, 2, 110, $9,000
26. Kyle Jones, 9, 1, 2, 110, $11,568.53
28. Troy Wilkinson, 3, 1, 2, 106.25, $13,036.56
29. Cody Nance, 6, 0, 1, 102.50, $11,118.21
30. Dakota Buttar, 2, 0, 0, 100, $6,295.97
31. Josh Faircloth, 7, 0, 4, 90, $9,917.12
32. J.B. Mauney, 1, 0, 0, 80, $7,100
32. Cody Heffernan, 11, 0, 1, 80, $11,814.31
32. Cliff Richardson, 6, 1, 1, 80, $3,454.23
32. Edgar Durazo, 6, 1, 1, 80, $7,014.66
32. Jacob O'Mara, 1, 1, 1, 80, $6,475
37. Kurt Shephard, 11, 0, 3, 75, $13,391.08
37. Fernando Henrique Novais, 6, 1, 2, 75, $7,002.73
39. Cody Campbell, 6, 1, 1, 65, $5,850
39. Robson Aragao, 8, 0, 2, 65, $5,810
39. Mitchel Paton, 11, 0, 2, 65, $5,087.75
42. Marcio Roberto dos Santos, 1, 1, 1, 60, $3,520
42. Edmilson Goncalves, 5, 0, 1, 60, $3,541.77
42. Braydon Wellby, 6, 0, 2, 60, $4,603.29
42. Harry Bridges, 5, 1, 1, 60, $2,746.48
42. Tye Chandler, 9, 1, 1, 60, $3,806.78
42. Justin Granger, 1, 1, 1, 60, $5,240.68
42. Caylan Biddy, 1, 1, 1, 60, $3,854.41

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LOWE TAKES ROUND 1 IN OKLAHOMA CITY

By: Jordan Herbet January 21, 2017@ 10:05:00 PM

 

Mason Lowe won Round 1 after an 87.5-point ride on Get Smoked Saturday night. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mason Lowe covered Get Smoked for 87.5 points on his was to the Round 1 victory Saturday night in Oklahoma City.
  • Stormy Wing finished second Saturday night after an 86.25-point ride on Colorado Chrome.
  • Derek Kolbaba, Silvano Alves and Rubens Barbosa rounded out the Top 5.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The first night of the PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Express Employment Professionals Invitational was a display of pure bull power, with only nine riders successfully making the 8-second whistle. Young gun Mason Lowe managed to hang on in style on his way to the Round 1 victory Saturday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Lowe rode Get Smoked (Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team) for 87.5 points to secure the Round 1 victory and 100 points toward the world standings.

Built Ford Tough Series veteran Stormy Wing finished second on Saturday night. The Dalhart, Texas, cowboy covered Colorado Chrome(Owens/Wyatt) for 86.25 points. Wing picked up 60 world points and it was the second week in a row that he opened the event with a qualified ride.

Derek Kolbaba was not far behind, riding JJ (JK Elite/Young Bird/Cord McCoy) for 85.5 points to secure third place and 50 points toward the world standings.

Three-time World Champion Silvano Alves turned in an 85-point ride aboard Top Spot (L&E Bull Co/F-T Rodeo/T-V) to take fourth place and secure 40 world standings points.

Rubens Barbosa, last weekend’s winner in Chicago and current No. 2 ranked bull rider in the world, continued his hot streak in Oklahoma City as he covered Over The Top (Long Ranch) for 84.5 points. Barbosa has ridden the last five bulls he has faced heading into Championship Sunday.

Barbosa earned 30 world points and trails current world leader Jess Lockwood by 175 points after he was bucked off in Round 1.

The Top 35 bull riders in the world will return Sunday afternoon for the conclusion of the Express Employment Professionals Invitational. Each rider will face one more bull in Round 2 before the Top 15 move on to the Built Ford Tough Championship Round where the winner will be crowned.

CBS Sports Network will broadcast round 2 and the Championship Round at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can also watch each round in real time on PBR LIVE and the PBR LIVE app at 2:15 p.m. ET.

PBR Digital Editor Kristian Limas contributed to this report.

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
Express Employment Professionals Invitational
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Mason Lowe, 87.5-0-0-87.50-100 Points.
2. Stormy Wing, 86.25-0-0-86.25-60 Points.
3. Derek Kolbaba, 85.5-0-0-85.50-50 Points.
4. Silvano Alves, 85-0-0-85.00-40 Points.
5. Rubens Barbosa, 84.5-0-0-84.50-30 Points.
6. Mike Lee, 84.25-0-0-84.25-15 Points.
7. Nathan Schaper, 81.25-0-0-81.25-5 Points.
8. Dener Barbosa, 80.75-0-0-80.75
9. Brady Sims, 70-0-0-70.00
Jess Lockwood, 0-0-0-0.00
Kaique Pacheco, 0-0-0-0.00
Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0.00
Matt Triplett, 0-0-0-0.00
Eduardo Aparecido, 0-0-0-0.00
Cooper Davis, 0-0-0-0.00
Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-0-0-0.00
Gage Gay, 0-0-0-0.00
Reese Cates, 0-0-0-0.00
Guilherme Marchi, 0-0-0-0.00
Alex Cardozo, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Heffernan, 0-0-0-0.00
Kurt Shephard, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Nance, 0-0-0-0.00
Nevada Newman, 0-0-0-0.00
Justin Paton, 0-0-0-0.00
Brant Atwood, 0-0-0-0.00
J.W. Harris, 0-0-0-0.00
Paulo Ferreira Lima, 0-0-0-0.00
Stetson Lawrence, 0-0-0-0.00
Dakota Buttar, 0-0-0-0.00
Emilio Resende, 0-0-0-0.00
Luis Blanco, 0-0-0-0.00
Shane Proctor, 0-0-0-0.00
Chase Outlaw, 0-0-0-0.00
Tyler Harr, 0-0-0-0.00
Keyshawn Whitehorse, 0-0-0-0.00

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