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Cody Nance not only takes his first ever BFTS event, but takes over the lead in the 2009 Daisy Rookie of the Year race.

PUEBLO, Colo. (May 17, 2009) – The Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) took Colorado by storm as the top 40 bull riders in the world invaded Pueblo, home of the PBR. The world’s best riders took on the toughest bulls that the PBR had to offer at the 2009 Ford F-150 Invitational presented by Copenhagen Bull Riding, stop #22 on the PBR’s elite Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) tour. In the end, Tennessee cowboy Cody Nance (Paris, Tenn.) took home the coveted event title after riding two of his three bulls. He scored a total of 178.75 points and collected a check for $30,258. This win gave Nance his first BFTS event title, valuable points in the 2009 BFTS standings, and the lead in the 2009 Daisy Rookie of the Year race.

“I talked to Adriano (Moraes) and he gave me good advice that worked,” Nance said from the winner’s circle. “He said instead of leaning forward, to stay straight up, and thankfully, it worked out.”

Nance took on the bull, Wrangler Big Rig, owned by Jeff Robinson/Bar None/Skyhawk Rugs, for 87.25 points in round one, finishing in fifth place. He was bucked off his round two bull, Hot Pistol of Boyd/Floyd Bull Company, but still scored enough points to make it back to the Built Ford Tough Championship Round. He had the seventh pick in the PBR Bull Draft and chose to take on the bull, Super Duty, owned by D&H Cattle Company. He covered the bull for 91.5 points—not only winning the Championship Round, but taking the coveted Ford F-150 Invitational event title.

Colorado cowboy Josh Koschel (Greeley, Colo.) took second place after riding two bulls for 173 points and $14,895. Australia’s Ben Jones (Sunset, Texas) finished third after totaling 170.25 points and took home a check for $12,283. Taking fourth place was Travis Briscoe (Edgewood, N.M.) who finished the weekend with 90.75 points and collected $8,270 for his efforts. Rounding out fifth place was young gun Cody Campbell (Summerville, Ore.) who covered one bull for 90.25 points and added $7,080 to his bank account.

The race for PBR’s million dollar world title takes the top 40 bull riders in the world to The Sooner State for stop #23 on the prestigious BFTS tour. PBR will buck into the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., on July 17-19, showcasing the best bull riders and the toughest bulls in the country. The VERSUS network airs PBR events every Saturday and Sunday evening. Be sure to check www.pbrnow.com for upcoming cities, ticket information, and complete broadcast times.

INJURY REPORT:
Ryan McConnel
(Colgate, Okla.) suffered a possible broken jaw after bucking off his round two bull. He will get examined in Dallas on Monday.

Travis Briscoe (Edgewood, N.M.) suffered a concussion and hurt his neck after being bucked off his Championship Round bull. He went to the hospital for x-rays and further diagnosis.

BEHIND THE CHUTES:
Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s “Ride with the Best” Bonus:

Due to his round two win at last weekend’s Genuity Invitational, Valdiron de Oliveira (Aparecida de Goiania, GO, Brazil) was eligible to compete for the $5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car “Ride with the Best” bonus during round one of the Ford F-150 Invitational. Oliveira did not make the eight second whistle after taking on the bull, Rowdy LJ; therefore, stock contractors, Circle T Ranch & Rodeo, took home the $5,000 bonus.

Due to his round one win at the Ford F-150 Invitational, Cody Campbell (Summerville, Ore.) was eligible to compete for the $5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car “Ride with the Best” bonus during round two. Campbell did not make the eight second whistle after attempting to ride the bull, Wine Me Up; therefore, the stock contractor, Martinez Bucking Bull, LLC, took home the $5,000 bonus.

As the round two winner, Travis Briscoe (Edgewood, N.M.) will compete for the bonus at the next BFTS event in Tulsa, Okla.

Ford Truck Moment of Truth Bonus:
Josh Koschel
(Greeley, Colo.) was in the lead going into the Built Ford Tough Championship Round and did not win the Ford F-150 Invitational; therefore, the bonus will be $10,000 at the next event in Tulsa, Okla. It grows by $5,000 each week if it is not claimed. Once claimed, it returns to $5,000.

Ford F-150 Challenge:
As the Ford F-150 Invitational event winner, Cody Nance (Paris, Tenn.) has qualified for a chance to participate as a Ford F-150 Challenge contestant at the 2009 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals, against all other 2009 Built Ford Tough Series event winners who qualify for the Finals. The Ford F-150 Challenge contestant who finishes the highest in the event aggregate during the 2009 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals will win $50,000 towards the purchase of a brand-new 2009 F-150 truck.

Salem NationaLease Bull of the Event:
The bull, Hot Stuff, owned by D&H Cattle Company, earned Bull of the Event honors with a score of 46 points. This honor is acknowledged by an award of $1,250 going to the top bull of each event as determined by the PBR judges’ bull score.

High-Marked Ride of the Event:
Cody Nance
(Paris, Tenn.) recorded the high-marked ride at the Ford F-150 Invitational in Pueblo, Colo. Nance rode the bull, Super Duty, owned by D&H Cattle Company, for 91.5 points during the Built Ford Tough Championship Round.

Daisy Rookie of the Year Standings:
The 2009 Daisy Rookie of the Year race continues on strong as fourteen riders are competing for the coveted title. After winning the Ford F-150 Invitational, Cody Nance (Paris, Tenn.) has taken the lead in the race with Skeeter Kingsolver (Mclouth, Kan.) and young Aussie Pete Farley (Kempsey, AUS) hot on his heels. A rider is considered a rookie in the year he debuts on the elite Built Ford Tough Series tour. The Daisy Rookie is determined by the rider who has won the most money during the year at all PBR events including Challenger events, International events, BFTS events, and the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Trophy Bull Competition:
The Trophy Bull Competition is heating up and as of the Ford F-150 Invitational, Boyd/Floyd Bull Company and Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls are tied with six points each. At each Built Ford Tough Series long-round event in the 2009 season, three bulls are designated by PBR as Trophy Bulls. If the rider successfully rides the bull, he gets a Trophy Bull point. If the bull bucks off the rider, the stock contractor gets the Trophy Bull point. At the end of the season, the top three point earners will receive an outdoor adventure of their choice courtesy of RMEF.

Ford F-150 Invitational presented by Copenhagen Bull Riding RESULTS
ROUND ONE:
1) Cody Campbell (Summerville, Ore.) 90.25 points on More Bucks (Jaynes Gang/Peterson/Mansour/Langhans/Nelson/Teague), $2,730; 2) Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) 90 points on Over the Edge (Lufkin Ranch & Rodeo), $1,950; 3) Kody Lostroh (Longmont, Colo.) 89.25 points on Neon Ghost (Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls/Bryan Smith), $1,170; 4) Josh Koschel (Greeley, Colo.) 87.5 points on Hit Man (“Mo” Betta Bull Company); 5) Cody Nance (Paris, Tenn.) 87.25 points on Wrangler Big Rig (Jeff Robinson/Bar None/Skyhawk Rugs).

ROUND TWO: 1) Travis Briscoe (Edgewood, N.M.) 90.75 points on Maverick (Lufkin Ranch & Rodeo), $2,730; 2) LJ Jenkins (Texico, N.M.) 90 on Far West (Martinez Bucking Bull, LLC), $1,950; 3/4) Reese Cates (Carthage, Texas) 85.5 points on Wow (Homestead Genetics/Something Special Deli & Lubex); 3/4) Josh Koschel (Longmont, Colo.) 85.5 points on Semi-Automatic (Hebert Bucking Bulls); 5) Brian Canter (Randleman, N.C.) 81.5 points on Rowdy (Harry Vold).

BUILT FORD TOUGH CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND: 1) Cody Nance (Paris, Tenn.) 91.5 points on Super Duty (D&H Cattle Company), $2,730; 2) Ben Jones (Sunset, Texas) 84.5 points on Red Devil (Circle T Ranch & Rodeo), $1,950.

OVERALL EVENT STANDINGS: 1) Cody Nance (Paris, Tenn.) 178.75 points, $30,258; 2) Josh Koschel (Greeley, Colo.) 173 points, $14,895; 3) Ben Jones (Sunset, Texas) 170.25 points, $12,283; 4) Travis Briscoe (Edgewood, N.M.) 90.75 points, $8,270; 5) Cody Campbell (Summerville, Ore.) 90.25 points, $7,080.

BUILT FORD TOUGH WORLD STANDINGS: (The PBR World Champion is based on total Built Ford Tough Series points earned through the season)

1) Kody Lostroh (Longmont, Colo.) 8,335 points, $254,438; 2) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 7,537.25 points, $160,080; 3) J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.) 7,228.25 points, $163,366; 4) Valdiron de Oliveira (Aparecida de Goiania, GO, Brazil) 5,879.25 points, $87,439; 5) Zack Brown (Santa Fe, Texas) 5,742 points, $133,824; 6) Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) 5,740.5 points, $90,358; 7) Ryan McConnel (Colgate, Okla.) 5,370.5 points, $82,086; 8 ) Wiley Petersen (Fort Hall, Idaho) 5,343.75 points, $81,325; 9) Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) 5,243 points, $99,316; 10) Renato Nunes (Buritama, SP, Brazil) 4,965.25 points, $84,800.

PBR superstar Travis Briscoe takes his first event win of the 2009 BFTS season.

DES MOINES, Ia. (May 9, 2009) – The Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) took the top 40 bull riders in the world to Des Moines, Iowa to rock the Wells Fargo Arena with two performances of non-stop action on May 8-9. At stop #21 on the elite Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS), PBR fan favorite Travis Briscoe (Edgewood, N.M.) took top honors with his first event win of the season.

“I’ve been waiting for this all year long and I just put this in God’s hands and he showed me what was possible….putting God first has shown a difference in my everyday attitude–it’s amazing,” Briscoe commented from the winner’s circle.

In round one, Briscoe scored 87.5 points on the bull, Matt Dillon, owned by Curtis Mendell/Mancreel Cattle Co., splitting fourth and fifth place. He followed that up with a second place finish in round two after riding Dakota Rodeo/Clay Struve’s bull, God’s Gift, for 87.25 points. Briscoe ultimately entered the Built Ford Tough Championship Round with a total of 174.75 points, where he met up with Mendell/Jaeger’s, Chester, for the first time where the pleasure was all his after walking away with the event championship and $35,317 in earnings.
“People have been telling me Chester was a great bull to get on and he fit my style,” Briscoe stated.

Taking second place in Des Moines was Valdiron de Oliveira (Aparecida de Goianla, GO, Brazil) who scored 258.5 points, adding $17,193 to his wallet and pushing him that much closer to the possibility of being the next World Champion. Finishing third was Brazilian Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) who weighed in with 176.75 points, earning himself $12,498-just ahead of two-time PBR World Champion, Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.), with 172.75 points and $6,648. Rounding out fifth place was Aaron Roy (Asqulth, SK, Canada) who scored 171.75 points in Des Moines and added $4,423 to his 2009 earnings.

The race for PBR’s million dollar world title takes the top 40 bull riders in the world to the home of PBR headquarters in Pueblo, Colo. for the F-150 Invitational presented by Copenhagen Bull Riding to make stop #22 on the prestigious BFTS tour. PBR will invade the Colorado State Fair Events Center on May 16-17, showcasing the best bull riders and the toughest bulls in the country. The VERSUS network airs PBR events every Saturday and Sunday evening. Be sure to check www.pbrnow.com for upcoming cities, ticket information, and complete broadcast times.

INJURY REPORT:

McKennon Wimberly (Cool, Texas) suffered a strained lower left leg. He is questionable for next week.

Ben Jones (QLD, Australia) received a concussion and is questionable for next week.

Dustin Elliott (North Platte, N.E.) opted to take it easy during tonight’s round after suffering from a concussion the previous evening. He is still questionable for next week.

BEHIND THE CHUTES:
Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s “Ride with the Best” Bonus:

Due to his round one win at the Genuity Invitational, Douglas Duncan (Alvin, Texas) was eligible to compete for the $5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car “Ride with the Best” bonus during round two. Because he did not make the eight-second whistle on the bull, Lunatic, the stock contractor, Stace Smith Pro Rodeos was awarded the $5,000 bonus.

As thewinner of round two, Valdiron de Oliveira (Aparecida de Goianla, GO, Brazil) will be eligible for the bonus during round one at the 22nd BFTS stop in Pueblo, Colo.

Ford Truck Moment of Truth Bonus:
Travis Briscoe (Edgewood, N.M.) was in the lead going into the Built Ford Tough Championship Round and ultimately won the Genuity Invitational. He collected the $5,000 bonus. The bonus will return to $5,000 at next weekend’s event, the F-150 Invitational presented by Copenhagen Bull Riding in Pueblo, Colo. The bonus grows by $5,000 each week if it is not claimed. Once claimed, it returns to $5,000.

Ford F-150 Challenge:
As the Genuity Invitational event winner, Travis Briscoe (Edgewood, N.M.) has qualified for a chance to participate as a Ford F-150 Challenge contestant at the 2009 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals, against all other 2009 Built Ford Tough Series event winners who qualify for the Finals. The Ford F-150 Challenge contestant who finishes the highest in the event aggregate during the 2009 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals will win $50,000 towards the purchase of a brand-new 2009 F-150 truck.

Salem NationaLease Bull of the Event:
The bulls, Big Tex, owned by Dakota Rodeo / Clay Struve and Jeff Robinson / Bar None / Broken N-N / Kenny Jack’s bull, SkyHawk Cut-a-Rug , earned Bull of the Event honors with a scores of 45.50 points in Des Moines. This honor is acknowledged by an award of $1,250 going to the top bull of each event as determined by the PBR judges’ bull score.

High-Marked Ride of the Event:
Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) recorded the high-marked ride of the Genuity Invitational in Des Moines, Iowa, after riding the bull, Grey Dog, owned by D&H Cattle Company, during the Built Ford Tough Championship Round. Palermo received a score of 90 points.

Daisy Rookie of the Year Standings:
The 2009 Daisy Rookie of the Year race is heating up and as of the Genuity Invitational, Kansas young gun Skeeter Kingsolver (Mclouth, Kan.) still holds a slight lead over young Aussie Pete Farley (Kempsey, AUS). A rider is considered a rookie in the year he debuts on the elite Built Ford Tough Series tour. The Daisy Rookie is determined by the rider who has won the most money during the year at all PBR events including Challenger events, International events, BFTS events, and the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals.

Genuity Invitational RESULTS
ROUND ONE:
1) Douglas Duncan (Alvin, Texas) 88.5 points on Exotic Justin (Stace Smith Pro Rodeos), $2,730; 2) Nick Landreneau (Sulpher, La.) 88 points on Fully Loaded (Dakota Rodeo/Clay Struve), $1,950; 3) Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La) 87.75 points on Buffalo Hump (Hebert Bucking Bulls/Barry&Aliceson), $1,170; 4/5) Travis Brisco (Edgewood, NM) 87.5 on Matt Dillon (Curtis Mendell/Mancreek Cattle Co.); 4/5) Kody Lostroh (Longmont, Colo.) 87.5 on Coyote Ugly (Danny Lemmon).
U.S. Air Force Invitational RESULTS

ROUND TWO: 1) Valdiron de Oliveira (Aparecida de Goiania, GO, Brazil) 87.75 points on Monkey Moves (Stace Smith Pro Rodeos), $2,730; 2) Travis Brisco (Edgewood, NM) 87.25 points on God’s Gift (Dakota Rodeo/Clay Struve), $1,950; 3/4) Ryan McConnel (Colgate, Okla.) 86.75 points on Semi-Automatic (Hebert Bucking Bulls) 3/4) Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) 86.75 points on Bad Action (Dakota Rodeo/Clay Struve); 5) J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.) 86.5 points on Legacy (Silverado Rodeo Company).

BUILT FORD TOUGH CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND:
1) Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) on Grey Dog (D&H Cattle Company), $2,730; 2) Travis Briscoe (Edgewood, NM) 89.75 points on Chester (Mendell/Jaeger), $1,950; 3) Valdiron de Oliveira (Aparecida de Goianla, GO, Brazil) 86.75 points on Migraine (Silverado Rodeo Company) $1,170; Aaron Roy (Asqulth, SK, Canada) 86 points on El Presidente (Jeff Robinson/Bar None/SkyHawk).

OVERALL EVENT STANDINGS:
1) Travis Briscoe (Edgewood, NM) 264.5 points, $35,316.50; 2) Valdiron de Oliveira (Aparecida de Goianla, GO, Brazil) who scored 258.5 points, $17,192.50; 3) Brazilian Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) 176.75 points, $12,497.50; Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) 172.75 points, $6,648. Aaron Roy (Asqulth, SK, Canada) 171.75 points, $4,422.50.

BUILT FORD TOUGH WORLD STANDINGS: (The PBR World Champion is based on total Built Ford Tough Series points earned through the season)

1) Kody Lostroh (Longmont, Colo.) 8,075.75 points, $251,368.34; 2) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 7,537.25 points, $159,079.68; 3) J B Mauney Mooresville, N.C.) 7,228.25 points, $163,365.51; 4) Valdiron de Oliveira (Aparecida de Goianla, GO, Brazil) 5,879.25 points, $87,439.26; 5) Zack Brown (Edgewood, N.M.) 5,742.00 points, $133,823.97; 6) Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) 5,425.50 points, $85,882.69; 7) Wiley Petersen (Fort Hall, Idaho) 5,343.75 points, $81,325.47; 8 ) Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) 5,243.00 points, $99,315.79; 9) Ryan McConnel (Colgate, Okla.) 5,179.75 points, $80,212.62; 10) Renato Nunes (Buritama, SP, Brazil) 4,965.25 points, $84,800.47.

WORCESTER, Mass. (May 3, 2009) – The Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) took the top 40 bull riders in the world to Massachusetts for three performances of non-stop action on May 1-3. At stop #20 on the prestigious Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS), two-time PBR World Champion Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) left Worcester’s DCU Center victorious after totaling 350 points on four bulls and took home the coveted U.S. Air Force Invitational event title, pocketing a check for $34,746.50 and collecting valuable points in the 2009 World Standings.

“It’s been a while since I’ve won one of these,” Shivers said from the winner’s circle. “I’ve placed second at a couple of the events, but that doesn’t cut it when it comes down to the World Championship race. I’m just glad I was able to get this win.”

In round one, Shivers took on the bull, Legacy, owned by Silverado Rodeo Company, for 86.25 points. He rode Jeff Robinson/Larry the Cable Guy’s bull, Gappy Joe, for 86 points in round two and scored another 86 points in round three after riding Rice Ranch’s Push Baby. Shivers went into the Built Ford Tough Championship Round in first place and chose to ride the bull, Buckeye, owned by Silverado Rodeo Company. He tamed the bull for 91.75 points, splitting first and second place in the round as well as taking the coveted event title. Shivers totaled 350 points and was one of only four men to ride all four of his bulls over the three-day event.

Reigning World Champion Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) finished second in the average after totaling 348 points. He added $16,412.50 to his bank account. Taking third place was North Carolina superstar J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.) who totaled 347.25 points and received a check for $14,096.50 while Valdiron de Oliveira (Aparecida de Goiania, GO, Brazil) finished fourth place with 347 points and $7,452.50. Rounding out fifth place was Nick Landreneau (Sulphur, La.) who left Massachusetts with a total of 253.25 points and walked away with a check for $4,818.

The race for PBR’s million dollar world title takes the top 40 bull riders to Des Moines, Ia., for the Genuity Classic, stop #21 on the prestigious BFTS tour. The Wells Fargo Arena will play host to the world’s top bull riders and the toughest bulls in the country on May 8-9. The VERSUS network airs PBR events every Saturday and Sunday evening.

INJURY REPORT:
Pete Farley
(Kempsey, AUS) sprained his right elbow. He is probable for the Des Moines event.

Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) suffered a concussion and a chin laceration. He is probable for next weekend’s event.

Austin Meier (Kinta, Okla.) has a possible fracture in his right wrist (free arm). He will ride next weekend.

BEHIND THE CHUTES:
Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s “Ride with the Best” Bonus:

Due to his round two win at last weekend’s Bass Pro Shops Shootout presented by Tracker Boats in Omaha, Neb., Sean Willingham (Summerville, Ga.) was eligible to compete for the $5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car “Ride with the Best” bonus during round one of the U.S. Air Force Invitational. Willingham did not make the whistle on the bull, Scaredy Cat; therefore, the stock contractor, Dakota Rodeo/Denny Hawks, took home the $5,000 bonus.

Due to his round one win at the U.S. Air Force Invitational, Clayton Baethge (Johnson City, Texas) was eligible to compete for the $5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car “Ride with the Best” bonus during round two. Because he did not make the eight-second whistle on the bull, Carolina Cat, the stock contractor, Walton & Wagoner Bucking Bulls was awarded the $5,000 bonus.

As the winner of round two, Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) will be eligible for the $5,000 bonus during round three of the competition. Palermo did not make the eight second whistle on the bull, SkyHawk Cut-A-Rug; therefore, the stock contractor, Jeff Robinson/Broken N-N/Kenny Jack, received the $5,000 bonus.

As the winner of round three at the U.S. Air Force Invitational, J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.) will be eligible for the bonus during round one at the 21st BFTS stop in Des Moines, Ia.

Ford Truck Moment of Truth Bonus:
Two-time PBR World Champion Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) was in the lead going into the Built Ford Tough Championship Round and won the U.S. Air Force Invitational and collected the $5,000 bonus. The bonus will be $5,000 at the next event in Des Moines, Ia. It grows by $5,000 each week if it is not claimed. Once claimed, it returns to $5,000.

Ford F-150 Challenge:
As the U.S. Air Force Invitational event winner, Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) has qualified for a chance to participate as a Ford F-150 Challenge contestant at the 2009 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals, against all other 2009 Built Ford Tough Series event winners who qualify for the Finals. The Ford F-150 Challenge contestant who finishes the highest in the event aggregate during the 2009 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals will win $50,000 towards the purchase of a brand-new 2009 F-150 truck.

Salem NationaLease Bull of the Event:
The bull, Code Blue, owned by Walton & Wagoner/Berger & Struve, earned Bull of the Event honors with a score of 46.5 points. This honor is acknowledged by an award of $1,250 going to the top bull of each event as determined by the PBR judges’ bull score.

High-Marked Ride of the Event:
Robson Palermo
(Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) recorded the high-marked ride of the U.S. Air Force Invitational in Worcester, Mass., during round two. He took on the bull, Apollo, owned by Box K Cattle, for 92.5 points.

Daisy Rookie of the Year Standings:
The 2009 Daisy Rookie of the Year race is going strong and as of the U.S. Air Force Invitational, Skeeter Kingsolver (Mclouth, Kan.) continues to hold a slight lead over young Aussie Pete Farley (Kempsey, AUS). A rider is considered a rookie in the year he debuts on the elite Built Ford Tough Series tour. The Daisy Rookie is determined by the rider who has won the most money during the year at all PBR events including Challenger events, International events, BFTS events, and the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals.

U.S. Air Force Invitational RESULTS
ROUND ONE:
1) Clayton Baethge (Johnson City, Texas) 87.25 points on Fully Loaded (Dakota Rodeo.Clay Struve), $7,000; 2/3) Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) 87 points on Black Gold (Silverado Rodeo Company), $4,000; 2/3) Aaron Roy (Asquith, SK, Canada) 87 points on Silent Image (Silverado Rodeo Company), $4,000; 4/5/6) Rocky McDonald (Col. Juarez, Mexico) 86.75 points on Monkey Wrench (Silverado Rodeo Company), $1,333; 4/5/6) Beau Hill (West Glacier, Mont.) 86.75 points on SkyHawk Cut-A-Rug (Jeff Robinson/Broken N-N/Kenny Jack), $1,333; 4/5/6) McKennon Wimberly (Cool, Texas) 86.75 points on Bird Creek (Jeff Robinson/Bar None/Leon Frakes Bucking Bulls), $1,333.

ROUND TWO: 1) Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) 92.25 points on Apollo (Box K Cattle), $2,730; 2) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 90.25 points on Buckeye (Silverado Rodeo Company), $1,950; 3) Travis Briscoe (Edgewood, N.M.) 89.25 points on Bad Action (Dakota Rodeo/Clay Struve), $1,170; 4) Valdiron de Oliveira (Aparecida de Goiania, GO, Brazil) 88.5 points on Big Tease (Dakota Rodeo/Julie Rosen); 5) Nick Landreneau (Sulphur, La.) 87.75 points on Live Wire (Dakota Rodeo/Clay Struve).

ROUND THREE: 1) J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.) 87 points on Lil’ Feller (Jeff Robinson/Bar None Bucking Bulls), $2,730; 2) Brian Canter (Randleman, N.C.) 86.75 points on Eviction (Robinson/Tedesco), $1,950; 3) LJ Jenkins (Texico, N.M.) 86.25 points on Mean Machine (Dakota Rodeo/Clay Struve/Julie Rosen), $1,170; 4) Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) 86 points on Never Enough (Rice Ranch); 5) Wiley Petersen (Fort Hall, Idaho) 85.75 points on May Day (5G Farms Bucking Bulls).

BUILT FORD TOUGH CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND: 1/2) J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.) 91.75 points on Apollo (Box K Cattle), $2,340; 1/2) Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) 91.75 points on Buckeye (Silverado Rodeo Company), $2,340; 3) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 90.25 points on Say I Won’t Gunner (Dakota Rodeo/Clay Struve), $1,170; 4) Valdiron de Oliveira (Aparecida de Goiania, GO, Brazil) 90 points on All IN (Dakota Rodeo/Naccarato/Struve).

OVERALL EVENT STANDINGS: 1) Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) 350 points, $34,746.50; 2) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 348 points, $16,412.50; 3) J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.) 347.25 points, $14,096.50; 4) Valdiron de Oliveira (Aparecida de Goiania, GO, Brazil) 347 points, $7,452.50; 5) Nick Landreneau (Sulphur, La.) 253.25 points, $4,818.

BUILT FORD TOUGH WORLD STANDINGS: (The PBR World Champion is based on total Built Ford Tough Series points earned through the season)

1) Kody Lostroh (Longmont, Colo.) 7,923.25 points, $249,744; 2) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 7,537.25 points, $159,080; 3) J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.) 6,847 points, $155,098; 4) Zack Brown (Santa Fe, Texas) 5,604.75 points, $132,512; 5) Wiley Petersen (Fort Hall, Idaho) 5,343.75 points, $81,325; 6) Valdiron de Oliveira (Aparecida de Goiania, GO, Brazil) 5,170.75 points, $70,247; 7) Ryan McConnel (Colgate, Okla.) 5,018 points, $78,238; 8 ) Renato Nunes (Buritama, SP, Brazil) 4,965.25 points, $84,800; 9) Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) 4,833.75 points, $73,385; 10) Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) 4,755.25 points, $92,668.

Brian Canter takes the Bass Pro Shops Shootout win, winning back-to-back event titles in Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (April 25, 2009) – The Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) took Nebraska by storm as the top 40 bull riders in the world invaded Omaha’s Qwest Center on April 24-25. The world’s best riders took on the toughest bulls that the PBR had to offer at the 2009 Bass Pro Shops Shootout presented by Tracker Boats, stop #19 on the PBR’s elite Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) tour. In the end, Brian Canter (Randleman, N.C.) took home the coveted event title after being one of only two men to ride all three of his bulls. He scored a total of 270.25 points and collected a check for $56,022. This win gave Canter back-to-back event titles in Omaha and makes this the third BFTS event he has won in 2009. He added valuable points to his 2009 BFTS standings, moving him into the top ten in the world.

“I felt really good going into this weekend,” Canter stated from the winner’s circle. “I’ve been working really hard at home and have been going to the gym since winning this event last year. Going into this event, I told myself I was going to win it again. With a 93 last night, I had confidence going into tonight.”

Canter took on top-rated bull of round one, Crosswired, owned by D&H Cattle Co./Clifton Wiggins, for 93 points, earning a first place finish. He followed that up with a sixth place finish in round two after earning an 85.75 point ride on Danny Lemmons’ bull, Coyote Cat. He entered the Built Ford Tough Championship Round in first place with a total of 178.75 points and chose to take on the bull, Chester of Mendell/Jaeger, in the PBR Bull Draft. Canter tamed the top animal athlete for 91.5 points, not only splitting first and second place in the round, but locking up the coveted Bass Pro Shops Shootout event title.

“It seems as if everything is going my way right now,” Canter continued. “Lately, as soon as I get off one bull, I can’t wait to get on the next.”

PBR superstar J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.) took second place after riding all three of his bulls for 263 points, adding a check for $16,104 to his bank account. The two North Carolina men not only finished one-two at the Omaha event, but were the only two riders to cover all three of their bulls over the weekend. Veteran rider Sean Willingham (Summerville, Ga.) finished third after totaling 177.75 points and took home a check for $12,540. Taking fourth place was home state favorite Dustin Elliott (North Platte, Neb.) who finished the weekend with 173.25 points and collected $7,038 for his efforts. Rounding out fifth place was Team Enterprise rider Renato Nunes (Buritama, SP, Brazil) who covered two bulls for 171.75 points and added $5,270 to his 2009 earnings.

The race for PBR’s million dollar world title takes the top 40 bull riders in the world to New England for stop #20 on the prestigious BFTS tour. PBR will buck into the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass., for the twelfth consecutive year on May 1-3, showcasing the best bull riders and the toughest bulls in the country. The VERSUS network airs PBR events every Saturday and Sunday evening. Be sure to check www.pbrnow.com for upcoming cities, ticket information, and complete broadcast times.

INJURY REPORT:
Kody Lostroh
(Longmont, Colo.) broke his nose during round one and tore ligaments in his elbow and will undergo an MRI for further evaluation. He did not compete in round two and is doubtful for Worcester.

Billy Robinson (Galax, Va.) suffered a chin laceration. He competed in round two.

Shane Proctor (Grand Coulee, Wash.) strained his groin at a Challenger event and reaggravated it during round one in Omaha. He is out for the Worcester event.

Brendon Clark (Morpeth, AUS) underwent a CT scan after being stepped on his chest during round two. He has bleeding in his lungs, liver, and spleen and fractured a few ribs. He will stay at the hospital for the next couple of days for observation. He will not compete in Worcester.

Reese Cates (Carthage, Texas) pulled his groin during round two. He is out for the Worcester event.

Ben Jones (Sunset, Texas) sprained his left MCL at a Challenger event and reaggravated it in Omaha. He will not compete in Worcester.

BEHIND THE CHUTES:
Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s “Ride with the Best” Bonus:

Due to his round three win at The NILE Invitational in Billings, Mont., Michael Manes (Conway, Ark.) was eligible to compete for the $5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car “Ride with the Best” bonus during round one of the Bass Pro Shops Shootout in Omaha, Neb. Manes did not make the eight second whistle on the bull, Rocko; therefore, the stock contractor, 4C’s/Sills/HD Bucking Bulls, was awarded the $5,000 bonus.

As the winner of round one, Team Enterprise rider Brian Canter (Randleman, N.C.) was eligible to compete for the $5,000 bonus during the second round of competition. Canter made the eight second whistle on the bull, Coyote Cat, owned by Danny Lemmons; therefore, he took home the $5,000 bonus.

As the winner of round two at the Bass Pro Shops Shootout, Sean Willingham (Summerville, Ga.) will be eligible to compete for the $5,000 bonus during round one at the 20th BFTS stop in Worcester, Mass.

Ford Truck Moment of Truth Bonus:
Brian Canter
(Randleman, N.C.) was in the lead going into the Built Ford Tough Championship Round and won the Bass Pro Shops Shootout; therefore, he collected the $20,000 bonus. The bonus will be $5,000 at the next event in Worcester, Mass. It grows by $5,000 each week if it is not claimed. Once claimed, it returns to $5,000.

Ford F-150 Challenge:
As the Bass Pro Shops Shootout event winner, Brian Canter (Randleman, N.C.) has qualified for a chance to participate as a Ford F-150 Challenge contestant at the 2009 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals, against all other 2009 Built Ford Tough Series event winners who qualify for the Finals. The Ford F-150 Challenge contestant who finishes the highest in the event aggregate during the 2009 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals will win $50,000 towards the purchase of a brand-new 2009 F-150 truck.

Salem NationaLease Bull of the Event:
The bull, Crosswired, owned by D&H Cattle Co./Clifton Wiggins, earned Bull of the Event honors with a score of 45.5 points. This honor is acknowledged by an award of $1,250 going to the top bull of each event as determined by the PBR judges’ bull score.

High-Marked Ride of the Event:
Brian Canter
(Randleman, N.C.) recorded the high-marked ride at the Bass Pro Shops Shootout in Omaha, Neb. Canter rode the bull, Crosswired, owned D&H Cattle Co./Clifton Wiggins, for 93 points during round one.

Daisy Rookie of the Year Standings:
The 2009 Daisy Rookie of the Year race is heating up and as of the Bass Pro Shops Shootout, Skeeter Kingsolver (Mclouth, Kan.) continues to hold a slight lead over young Aussie Pete Farley (Kempsey, AUS). A rider is considered a rookie in the year he debuts on the elite Built Ford Tough Series tour. The Daisy Rookie is determined by the rider who has won the most money during the year at all PBR events including Challenger events, International events, BFTS events, and the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals.

Bass Pro Shops Shootout presented by Tracker Boats RESULTS
ROUND ONE:
1) Brian Canter (Randleman, N.C.) 93 points on Crosswired (D&H Cattle Co./Clifton Wiggins), $2,730; 2) Brendon Clark (Morpeth, AUS) 88 points on Good Time Charley (D&H Cattle Company/Buck/Watts), $1,950; 3/4) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 87.5 points on Range War (Circle T Ranch & Rodeo), $975; 3/4) Luke Snyder (Raymore, Mo.) 87.5 points on Hit Man (“Mo” Betta Bull Company), $975; 5) Dustin Elliott (North Platte, Neb.) 86.75 points on Habanero (Mossyrock Cattle Company).

ROUND TWO: 1) Sean Willingham (Summerville, Ga.) 88 points on Frosty (Circle T Ranch & Rodeo), $2,730; 2) Ben Jones (Sunset, Texas) 87.25 points on Rewind (Mann Creek Cattle Co./Curtis Mendell), $1,950; 3) Dustin Elliott (North Platte, Neb.) 86.5 points on Say When (Martinez Bucking Bulls, LLC), $1,170; 4/5) J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.) 86 points on Turbo Charger (Martinez Bucking Bulls, LLC); 4/5) LJ Jenkins (Texico, N.M.) 86 points on Override (Chad Berger/Clay Struve).

BUILT FORD TOUGH CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND: 1/2) Brian Canter (Randleman, N.C.) 91.5 points on Chester (Mendell/Jaeger), $2,340; 1/2) J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.) 91.5 points on Ricky Bobby (HD Page/Bill & Betty Morrison), $2,340; 3) Sean Willingham (Summerville, Ga.) 89.75 points on Maverick (Lufkin Ranch & Rodeo), $1,170; 4) Renato Nunes (Buritama, SP, Brazil) 87 points on Homer Simpson (Hyland Cattle Company); 5) McKennon Wimberly (Cool, Texas) 84.5 points on Tahonta’s Shadow (4C’s Bucking Bulls/James Sills).

OVERALL EVENT STANDINGS: 1) Brian Canter (Randleman, N.C.) 270.25 points, $56,022; 2) J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.) 263 points, $16,104; 3) Sean Willingham (Summerville, Ga.) 177.75 points, $12,540; 4) Dustin Elliott (North Platte, Neb.) 173.25 points, $7,038; 5) Renato Nunes (Buritama, SP, Brazil) 171.75 points, $5,270.

BUILT FORD TOUGH WORLD STANDINGS: (The PBR World Champion is based on total Built Ford Tough Series points earned through the season)

1) Kody Lostroh (Longmont, Colo.) 7,923.25 points, $249,744; 2) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 6,649.25 points, $142,667; 3) J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.) 5,944.75 points, $141,001; 4) Zack Brown (Santa Fe, Texas) 5,521.75 points, $132,512; 5) Wiley Petersen (Fort Hall, Idaho) 5,072.75 points, $79,427; 6) Ryan McConnel (Colgate, Okla.) 4,887.5 points, $77,965; 7) Renato Nunes (Buritama, SP, Brazil) 4,514.5 points, $82,000; 8 ) Brian Canter (Randleman, N.C.) 4,473.75 points, $184,502; 9) Valdiron de Oliveira (Aparecida de Goiania, GO, Brazil) 4,378.75 points, $62,794; 10) Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) 4,349.5 points, $64,755.

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