MARCHI AND POZZOBON WIN ROUND 2 OF THE WORLD FINALS

 

Ty Pozzobon and Guilherme Marchi split the round win Thursday night. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com

By: Heather Croze November 03, 2016@ 11:27:00 PM

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guilherme Marchi and Ty Pozzobon both had big showings to split the win in Round 2 of the World Finals.
  • The pair each turned in matching 89.5-point rides, with Marchi becoming the first to ride Smooth Operator this season while Pozzobon covered Big Cat.
  • Meanwhile, J.B. Mauney finished in fifth in Round 2 and shaved down Kaique Pacheco's lead over him to 525.33 points. 

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LAS VEGAS – 2008 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Champion Guilherme Marchi (Leme, Brazil) and Canadian Champion Ty Pozzobon(Merritt, British Columbia) emerged as the winners of Round 2 of the Built Ford Tough World Finals after matching 89.5-point rides Thursday night at T-Mobile Arena. 

Meanwhile, reigning two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney (Moresville, North Carolina) shaved 75 points off No. 1 bull rider Kaique Pacheco’s (Itatiba, Brazil) lead after riding Margy Time (D&H Cattle Co.) for 87 points to finish fifth in Round 2. Mauney is the only rider in the Top 3 to go 2-for-2 so far in the six-day event.

Marchi became the first rider to cover Smooth Operator (Dakota Rodeo/Julie Rosen/Clay Struve/Chad Berger), while Pozzobon covered Big Cat (Dakota Rodeo/Struve/Berger/Heald). The pair each earned 240 points toward the world standings for their finish. Marchi moved to 10th in the world standings while Pozzobon climbed to 25th.

Pozzobon, became the first Canadian to win a round at the world finals since Aaron Roy (Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan) did so in Round 7 in 2009 with a score of 91.75 on Top Notch (Martinez Bucking Bulls).

SweetPro’s Long John (D&H Cattle Co.) earned high-marked bull honors after tossing Kasey Hayes (Liberal, Kansas) in 6.18 seconds, earning a 45.75-point bull score in the first of his two outs that will count toward the World Champion Bull race.

Rubens Barbosa (Uberlandia, Brazil) finished third in Round 2 after an 89-point trip aboard Wicked (J.A.R.S. Bucking Bulls/Gene Owen/Rafter D). Barbosa is only the third rider to cover Wicked on the Built Ford Tough Series this season, and the first since Pacheco did so here in Las Vegas at Last Cowboy Standing. Barbosa earned 125 points toward the world standings for the finish.

2016 PBR Brazil Champion Dener Barbosa (Paulo de Faria, Brazil) turned in his first qualified ride on the BFTS when he covered Stone Sober (D&H Cattle Co./Buck Cattle Co.) for 87.5 points to finish fourth in Round 2. Dener joins Mauney as the only rider to cover Stone Sober on the BFTS this season.

The Top 40 bull riders in the world will enter crunch time Friday night as they return for Round 3 of the World Finals. The action starts on CBS Sports Network and PBR LIVE at 9:30 p.m. ET.

PBR Digital Editor Kristian Limas contributed to this report. 

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
2016 Built Ford Tough World Finals
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Round 5-Round 6-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Chase Outlaw, 89.5-0-0-0-0-0-89.50-300 Points.
2. Ty Pozzobon, 84.25-89.5-0-0-0-0-173.75-257.5 Points.
3. Guilherme Marchi, 0-89.5-0-0-0-0-89.50-240 Points.
4. Cooper Davis, 87.5-0-0-0-0-0-87.50-180 Points.
5. J.B. Mauney, 85.75-87-0-0-0-0-172.75-170 Points.
6. Ryan Dirteater, 86.75-86-0-0-0-0-172.75-161.66 Points.
7. Rubens Barbosa, 0-89-0-0-0-0-89.00-125 Points.
8. Dener Barbosa, 0-87.5-0-0-0-0-87.50-95 Points.
9. Cody Nance, 85.25-0-0-0-0-0-85.25-75 Points.
10. Fabiano Vieira, 84.5-86-0-0-0-0-170.50-71.66 Points.
11. Eduardo Aparecido, 85-0-0-0-0-0-85.00-50 Points.
12. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 0-86-0-0-0-0-86.00-36.66 Points.
13. Kaique Pacheco, 84.25-0-0-0-0-0-84.25-17.5 Points.
14. Valdiron de Oliveira, 84-85.5-0-0-0-0-169.50-12.5 Points.
15. Luis Blanco, 0-85.5-0-0-0-0-85.50-7.5 Points.
16. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-84.25-0-0-0-0-84.25
17. Tyler Harr, 83.75-0-0-0-0-0-83.75
18. Silvano Alves, 63-0-0-0-0-0-63.00
Jess Lockwood, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Mike Lee, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Shane Proctor, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Tanner Byrne, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Derek Kolbaba, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Robson Palermo, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Mason Lowe, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Gage Gay, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Stetson Lawrence, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Stormy Wing, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Aaron Roy, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Marco Antonio Eguchi, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Nathan Schaper, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Nevada Newman, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Kasey Hayes, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Dakota Buttar, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Jorge Valdiviezo, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Emilio Resende, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Juliano Antonio Da Silva, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Neil Holmes, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Zane Cook, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00

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CHASE OUTLAW WINS ROUND 1 OF WORLD FINALS

By: Heather Croze November 02, 2016@ 11:03:00 PM

 

Chase Outlaw continued his winning streak in Las Vegas with his Round 1 win Wednesday. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Chase Outlaw rode Air Marshall for 89.5 points to win the first round of the World Finals and the first at T-Mobile Arena. 
  • Outlaw, who won last weekend's BlueDEF Finals and the BlueDEF Championship, has continued to look unstoppable since arriving in Las Vegas. 
  • Meanwhile, Cooper Davis finished in second place, moving within 60.33 points of current world leader Kaique Pacheco. Pacheco and J.B. Mauney also turned in qualified rides in Round 1. 

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LAS VEGAS – Chase Outlaw (Hamburg, Arkansas) has continued to look unstoppable during the last three weeks of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) season as he christened the brand new T-Mobile Arena with a win in Round 1 of the Built Ford Tough World Finals after an 89.5-point ride on Air Marshall (D&H Cattle Co.) Wednesday night. 

Outlaw started PBR Finals Week with a bang by winning this past weekend’s BlueDEF Finals and the BlueDEF Championship and has been on fire since arriving in Las Vegas. Outlaw has gone 8-for-15 in the second half, winning the Built Ford Tough Series regular season finale in Tucson, Arizona, and went 3-for-4 at the BlueDEF Finals. 

“Nothing mentally changed,” Outlaw said. “Just doing what I’ve been doing all summer. I had surgery on both shoulders and I feel I’ve come back even stronger.”

Outlaw picked up 300 world points and vaulted four places in the world standings and now sits 14th.

Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas), meanwhile, made his first strike toward the World Championship after finishing in second place in Round 1. Davis covered Show Kitty (D&H Cattle Co./Buck Cattle Co.) for 87.5 points and picked up 180 world points, moving him within 60.33 points of current world leader Kaique Pacheco. Pacheco rode Organized Crime (OK Corrales/Gordan/D&H Cattle Co.) for 84.25 points.

Ryan Dirteater (Holbert, Oklahoma) finished third in Round 1, covering High Test (D&H Cattle & Land Co.) for 86.75 points. For his finish, Dirteater earned 125 points toward the world standings.

Defending World Champion J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, North Carolina) also made an early statement after riding Valedictorian (Winston Loe/Melton Bull Co.) for 85.75 points and finishing fourth in Round 1. The 95 world points he earned puts him 600.33 points behind Pacheco.

Cody Nance (Paris, Tennessee) rounded out the Top 5 after his 85.25-point ride on Wired Crazy (D&H Cattle Co./Buck Cattle Co.). Nance picked up 75 points toward the world standings for his finish.

Also on Wednesday night, American Bucking Bull Inc. held Round 1 of their Classic Finals. Acting Crazy from Martinez Bucking Bulls finished in first with an 88.5. Wicked Stick earned an 87.67 for owners Dakota Rodeo/Berger/Struve. Handsome Jeff, from Rodriquez/ Long placed third with an 87.5.

Air Marshall, advanced to the Finals through ABBI's Wildcard Classic earlier in the week where he took first. The Wildcard Champion finished tonight in fourth with an 86.83. Wrapping up the Top 5 with a split were Cut The Cord(Aduddell/Owens) and Swamp Wreck (01/D&H), who the judges scored 86.67 apiece.

The top ABBI Classic bulls will be invited back for Round 2 on Saturday. The bull with the highest cumulative score will take home the champion buckle, $200,000 and a Big Tex Trailer.

The Top 40 bull riders will return Thursday night for Round 2 of the World Finals starting at 9:30 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network and PBR LIVE. Fans can view PBR LIVE for free via the PBR app or through PBR.com. Round 2 will also feature the first of two outs for the World Champion Bull contenders.

PBR Digital Editor Kristian Limas contributed to this report.  

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
Built Ford Tough World Finals
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Round 5-Round 6-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Chase Outlaw, 89.5-0-0-0-0-0-89.50-300 Points.
2. Cooper Davis, 87.5-0-0-0-0-0-87.50-180 Points.
3. Ryan Dirteater, 86.75-0-0-0-0-0-86.75-125 Points.
4. J.B. Mauney, 85.75-0-0-0-0-0-85.75-95 Points.
5. Cody Nance, 85.25-0-0-0-0-0-85.25-75 Points.
6. Eduardo Aparecido, 85-0-0-0-0-0-85.00-50 Points.
7. Fabiano Vieira, 84.5-0-0-0-0-0-84.50-35 Points.
8. Kaique Pacheco, 84.25-0-0-0-0-0-84.25-17.5 Points.
(tie). Ty Pozzobon, 84.25-0-0-0-0-0-84.25-17.5 Points.
10. Valdiron de Oliveira, 84-0-0-0-0-0-84.00-5 Points.
11. Tyler Harr, 83.75-0-0-0-0-0-83.75
12. Silvano Alves, 63-0-0-0-0-0-63.00
Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Jess Lockwood, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Mike Lee, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Shane Proctor, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Paulo Ferreira Lima, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Guilherme Marchi, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Tanner Byrne, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Derek Kolbaba, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Robson Palermo, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Mason Lowe, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Gage Gay, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Stetson Lawrence, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Stormy Wing, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Aaron Roy, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Marco Antonio Eguchi, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Luis Blanco, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Nathan Schaper, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Nevada Newman, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Kasey Hayes, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Dakota Buttar, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Emilio Resende, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Juliano Antonio Da Silva, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Dener Barbosa, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Neil Holmes, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Zane Cook, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00

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