DEREK KOLBABA WINS DES MOINES INVITATIONAL; MOVES INTO TOP 10

Derek Kolbaba moved into the Top 10 with his win Sunday. Photo: Andy Watson/BullStockMedia.com

By: Heather Croze April 24, 2016@ 05:00:00 PM

 

Derek Kolbaba moved into the Top 10 with his win Sunday. Photo: Andy Watson/BullStockMedia.com

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Derek Kolbaba's Built Ford Tough Championship Round ride secured his first career event win to cap his birthday weekend. 
  • 2008 World Champion Guilherme Marchi found his way back to the podium after a 2-for-3 weekend. 
  • Joao Ricardo Vieira's third place finish moved him to No. 2 in the world standings and in striking distance of No. 1 with one event left in the first half. 

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DES MOINES, Iowa – For the second weekend in a row, a rookie has won a PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) event as 20-year-old Derek Kolbaba bested the world’s top 35 bull riders at the Des Moines Invitational presented by Cooper Tires on Sunday afternoon at Wells Fargo Arena.

Kolbaba’s 89-point ride on Kookaburra (Viducic Bucking Bulls) in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round secured the first BFTS event win of his young career. The 20-year old from Walla Walla, Washington went 2-for-3 in the two-day event, earning 560 world points in the victory vaulting him nine spots from 16th to seventh in the PBR world standings.

“This might be the coolest thing ever,” an exuberant Kolbaba gushed. “I just can’t believe it’s real, I’ve been working for a moment like this my whole career so for it to have finally happened, I’m not sure what to think.”

2008 World Champion Guilherme Marchi went 2-for-3 for the first time since the Duluth Invitational in mid-March. Marchi earned his first round win of the season with 87-point ride on Striker (J.A.R.S. Bucking Bulls/Gene Owen) in Round 2 before following up with an 88-point ride on Machinery Auctioneer’s Little Joe (Rocking I Rodeo Company) in the championship round. In second place, with the best finish of his 2016 season, Marchi earned 400 points towards the world standings.

Fellow Brazilian Joao Ricardo Vieira came in third after a 2-for-3 performance. He earned 220 world points and moved to second place in the PBR world standings, just 125 points behind current world leader J.B. Mauney with one event left in the first half of the season.

Cooper Davis also went 2-for-3 and finished fourth, picking up 150 points toward the world standings. Davis moved to 11th in the world standings.

Ryan Dirteater rounded out the Top 5 after winning Round 1 Saturday night. Dirteater also went 2-for-3, but was bucked off by Boot Jack (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Jerry Brown) in the championship round in 4.24 seconds.

Crossfire (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/H&C Bucking Bulls) and Pearl Harbor (Bar D Cattle Co./Boyd-Floyd) tied for the Salem NationaLease High-Marked Bull award in Des Moines with an 45.75-point score each. Both bulls earned their scores in the championship round when Crossfire dispatched Gage Gay in 1.89 seconds and Pearl Harbor made quick work or Reese Cates in 1.88 seconds.

The Des Moines Invitational was the 15th event in the 2016 PBR BFTS schedule. The PBR will close out the first half of its season with the third PBR Major, Last Cowboy Standing, which will headline Las Vegas Helldorado Days May 13-15. The winner will walk away with a significant payday and crucial world standings points.

PBR Majors are the highest profile events on the BFTS, offering increased prize money and world standings points, presented in unique formats, and featuring the stars of the PBR — bull riders and bulls — all aired on CBS Television Network.

The BFTS is televised every week on CBS, CBS Sports Network and networks around the world. BFTS telecasts are produced for the PBR under a multi-year agreement with David Neal Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company led by 34-time Emmy® Award winner and Peabody Award winner David Neal, who serves as executive producer.

PBR Digital Editor Kristian Limas contributed to this report. 

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
Des Moines Invitational, presented By Cooper Tires
Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Derek Kolbaba, 0-86.75-89-175.75-560 Points.
2. Guilherme Marchi, 0-87-88-175.00-400 Points.
3. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 85.5-84.25-0-169.75-220 Points.
4. Cooper Davis, 83-86.25-0-169.25-150 Points.
5. Ryan Dirteater, 88-0-0-88.00-120 Points.
6. Kaique Pacheco, 70.5-85.25-0-155.75-75 Points.
(tie). Jorge Valdiviezo, 87.25-0-0-87.25-75 Points.
8. Fraser Babbington, 80.5-83-0-163.50-65 Points.
9. Gage Gay, 0-86.5-0-86.50-60 Points.
(tie). Rubens Barbosa, 85.75-0-0-85.75-60 Points.
11. Kasey Hayes, 84.5-0-0-84.50-35 Points.
12. Jay Miller, 0-85-0-85.00-20 Points.
13. Valdiron de Oliveira, 83.25-0-0-83.25-15 Points.
14. Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 0-84.75-0-84.75-10 Points.
15. J.B. Mauney, 0-84.25-0-84.25-5 Points.
(tie). Reese Cates, 0-84.25-0-84.25-5 Points.
17. Cody Nance, 0-82.75-0-82.75
18. Juliano Antonio Da Silva, 79.25-0-0-79.25
19. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 73-0-0-73.00
Fabiano Vieira, 0-0-0-0.00
Shane Proctor, 0-0-0-0.00
Eduardo Aparecido, 0-0-0-0.00
Tanner Byrne, 0-0-0-0.00
Mike Lee, 0-0-0-0.00
Jess Lockwood, 0-0-0-0.00
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0-0.00
Stetson Lawrence, 0-0-0-0.00
Nevada Newman, 0-0-0-0.00
Silvano Alves, 0-0-0-0.00
Aaron Roy, 0-0-0-0.00
Kurt Shephard, 0-0-0-0.00
Stormy Wing, 0-0-0-0.00
Justin Paton, 0-0-0-0.00
Tyler Harr, 0-0-0-0.00
Nathan Schaper, 0-0-0-0.00

2016 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series World Finals Standings
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5's, Points, Total Winnings)

1. J.B. Mauney, 19, 3, 10, 2,165.00, $112,546.48
2. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 22, 1, 8, 2,040.00, $180,793.33
3. Fabiano Vieira, 23, 2, 7, 1,951.99, $119,768.25
4. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 30, 4, 11, 1,845.00, $196,231.06
5. Shane Proctor, 19, 2, 3, 1,811.66, $181,823.80
6. Eduardo Aparecido, 21, 1, 5, 1,731.66, $95,905.33
7. Derek Kolbaba, 27, 6, 8, 1,590.00, $115,555.18
8. Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 33, 2, 7, 1,580.00, $90,570.68
9. Ryan Dirteater, 17, 2, 5, 1,552.50, $106,346.19
10. Tanner Byrne, 19, 2, 4, 1,507.50, $99,462.67
11. Cooper Davis, 17, 0, 5, 1,500.00, $76,005.71
12. Mike Lee, 32, 1, 8, 1,450.00, $82,283.14
13. Kaique Pacheco, 25, 2, 7, 1,442.83, $93,360.05
14. Robson Palermo, 23, 0, 5, 1,300.00, $59,529.61
15. Jess Lockwood, 27, 3, 9, 1,245.83, $80,717.70
16. Mason Lowe, 22, 3, 6, 1,210.00, $72,956.32
17. Gage Gay, 22, 1, 3, 902.83, $55,231.67
18. Lachlan Richardson, 29, 1, 3, 843.33, $43,637.30
19. Ben Jones, 12, 0, 2, 787.50, $39,629.52
20. Guilherme Marchi, 13, 0, 4, 782.50, $36,156.19
21. Stetson Lawrence, 20, 0, 3, 773.66, $42,762.33
22. Valdiron de Oliveira, 25, 0, 4, 622.50, $40,312.52
23. Rubens Barbosa, 21, 0, 4, 618.33, $33,727.71
24. Nevada Newman, 22, 1, 5, 560.00, $41,910.48
25. Silvano Alves, 21, 0, 2, 549.16, $39,015.25
26. Kasey Hayes, 18, 0, 1, 460.33, $30,841.67
27. Jorge Valdiviezo, 14, 3, 9, 385.00, $30,100.52
28. Cody Heffernan, 20, 5, 10, 376.66, $30,998.74
29. Aaron Roy, 18, 0, 1, 367.50, $18,744.52
30. Kurt Shephard, 28, 1, 8, 360.00, $27,687.89
31. Fraser Babbington, 21, 3, 5, 330.00, $29,923.92
32. Stormy Wing, 15, 0, 1, 315.00, $23,656.67
33. Cody Nance, 14, 0, 0, 280.00, $16,195.51
34. Jay Miller, 19, 1, 2, 255.00, $20,085.26
35. J.W. Harris, 4, 1, 1, 250.00, $16,700.00
36. Justin Paton, 23, 0, 4, 247.50, $24,301.69
37. Tyler Harr, 21, 1, 5, 242.50, $25,274.29
38. Nathan Schaper, 17, 1, 1, 225.00, $14,459.00
39. Reese Cates, 18, 1, 2, 210.00, $19,642.77
40. Juliano Antonio Da Silva, 19, 2, 4, 205.00, $23,585.84
41. Emilio Resende, 24, 0, 7, 190.83, $18,994.16
42. Douglas Duncan, 10, 0, 0, 175.00, $11,780.00
43. Lindomar Lino, 21, 1, 5, 170.00, $18,422.38
44. Beau Willis, 27, 1, 7, 168.33, $15,817.91
45. Josh Faircloth, 23, 0, 6, 160.00, $17,770.43

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