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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.

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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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The 2008 PBR World Champion took his first win of the 2009 Built Ford Tough Series season.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 8, 2009) – The Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) thrilled the Show-Me State as the top 40 bull riders in the world competed at the Kansas City Invitational brought to you locally by Troy-Bilt, the second of two back-to-back stops in Missouri. On stop #13, the world’s best riders took on the toughest bulls the PBR had to offer at Kansas City’s Sprint Center on March 7-8. In the end, 2008 PBR World Champion and defending Kansas City event champion Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) took home the coveted event title after riding all three of his bulls for 267 points. He collected a check for $36,642.50 and jumped from sixth to third place in the 2009 Built Ford Tough World Standings.

“I try my best all of the time and this week I drew good bulls,” the 2008 World Champ said from the winner’s circle. “This weekend was great for me and I love Kansas City. I thank God that I am able to ride and I would like to thank my fans for all of their support.”

Marchi finished third in round one after scoring 87.5 points on the bull, Velvet Elvis, owned by Diamond S Bucking Bulls. He followed that up with a second place finish after scoring an 89.5 point ride on the bull, Stiffler, owned by Boyd/Floyd Bull Company, during round two. He entered the Built Ford Tough Championship Round in first place with a total of 177 points and picked the bull, Big Iron, owned by Diamond S Bucking Bulls, in the PBR Bull Draft. Marchi tamed the top animal athlete for 90 points, locking up not only the Championship Round victory, but the coveted Kansas City Invitational event title.

Oregon fan favorite Ross Coleman (Molalla, Ore.) took second place after riding all three of his bulls for 263 points, adding $15,320.50 to his bank account. Taking third place was Brazilian superstar Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) who scored 261.75 points over the weekend and collected a check for $10,664.50. Last weekend’s BFTS event winner Wiley Petersen (Fort Hall, Idaho) took fourth after scoring 247.5 points and took home a check for $6,472.50 and rounding out fifth place was young gun McKennon Wimberly (Cool, Texas) who covered two of his bulls for 171.75 points and added $4,506 to his 2009 earnings.

The race for PBR’s million dollar world title takes the top 40 bull riders in the world to Alabama for stop #14 on the prestigious BFTS tour. PBR will buck into Birmingham’s BJCC Arena on March 14-15, 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:
Skeeter Kingsolver
(Mclouth, Kan.) suffered a shoulder strain and is probable for next weekend’s BFTS event in Birmingham.

Ednei Caminhas (P.Alves, SP, Brazil) suffered a concussion after bucking off his round two bull. He is probable for next weekend’s competition.

Mike White (De Kalb, Texas) received a concussion after bucking off his round one bull. He did not compete in round two.

Cody Ford (Stanfield, Ore.) suffered a concussion and a laceration to the head after riding his round one bull. He competed during the second round of the Kansas City Invitational.

Kasey Hayes (Liberal, Kan.) suffered a high ankle sprain during round one in Kansas City. He did not ride in Sunday’s round.

Luke Snyder (Raymore, Mo.) aggravated a strained shoulder he suffered during last weekend’s event in St. Louis. He did not ride in round two of the Kansas City Invitational.

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

Due to his round three win at last weekend’s Enterprise Rent-A-Car Invitational, Bryan Richardson (Dallas, Texas) was eligible to compete for the $5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car “Ride with the Best” bonus during round one of the Kansas City Invitational. Because he did not make the eight second whistle on the bull, Diamond Heat, the stock contractor, John & Karen Sirridge, took home the $5,000 bonus.

As the winners of round one at the Kansas City Invitational, Brendon Clark (Morpeth, AUS) and Pete Farley (Kempsey, AUS) were eligible to compete for the $5,000 bonus during round two. Clark did not make the eight second whistle on the bull, Kiss Off; therefore, the stock contractor, Hebert Bucking Bulls, received their share of the $5,000 bonus. Farley also did not ride for the full eight seconds after taking on the bull, Matt Dillon, so stock contractor, Mann Creek Cattle Co./Curtis Mendell, took home part of the $5,000 bonus.

As the winner of round two at the Kansas City Invitational, Ryan Dirteater (Hulbert, Okla.) will be eligible to compete for the $5,000 bonus during round one at the 14th BFTS stop in Birmingham, Ala.

Ford Truck Moment of Truth Bonus:
Guilherme Marchi
(Leme, SP, Brazil) was in the lead going into the Built Ford Tough Championship Round and won the Kansas City Invitational; therefore, he collected the $5,000 bonus. The bonus will be $5,000 at the next event in Birmingham, Ala. 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 Kansas City Invitational event winner, Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 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 Company, earned Bull of the Event honors with a score of 46.75 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:
Ryan Dirteater
(Hulbert, Okla.) recorded the high-marked ride of the Kansas City Invitational in Kansas City, Mo., during round two after riding the bull, Chester, owned by Mendell/Jaeger, for 90.5 points.

Daisy Rookie of the Year Standings:
The 2009 Daisy Rookie of the Year race is heating up and as of the Kansas City Invitational, young gun Skeeter Kingsolver (Mclouth, Kan.) still holds the 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.

Kansas City Invitational RESULTS
ROUND ONE:
1/2) Brendon Clark (Morpeth, AUS) 87.75 points on I’ll Make You Famous (Kooper Branum & Gene Baker), $2,340; 1/2) Pete Farley (Kempsey, AUS) 87.75 points on V1 (Shad Smith), $2,340; 3) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 87.5 points on Velvet Elvis (Diamond S Bucking Bulls), $1,170; 4) Rocky McDonald (Col. Juarez, Mexico) 87.25 points on Life Sentence (5G Farms Bucking Bulls/Jim & Kelly Orhood); 5) Nick Landreneau (Sulphur, La.) 87 points on Depths of Despair (5G Farms Bucking Bulls/Jim & Kelly Orhood).

ROUND TWO: 1) Ryan Dirteater (Hulbert, Okla.) 90.5 points on Chester (Mendell/Jaeger), $2,730; 2) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 89.5 points on Stiffler (Boyd/Floyd Bull Company), $1,950; 3) J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.) 88.25 points on Yosemite Sam (Diamond S Bucking Bulls), $1,170; 4) Sean Willingham (Summerville, Ga.) 87.75 points on The Bug (Hebert Bucking Bulls/Georgia Akers); 5) Skeeter Kingsolver (Mclouth, Kan.) 87.5 points on Black Mamba (Martinez Bucking Bull, LLC).

BUILT FORD TOUGH CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND: 1) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 90 points on Big Iron (Diamond S Bucking Bulls), $2,730; 2/3) Ross Coleman (Molalla, Ore.) 89.5 points on Pearl Snap (Boyd/Floyd Bull Company), $1,560; 2/3) Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) 89.5 points on Hot Stuff (D&H Cattle Company), $1,560; 4) Wiley Petersen (Fort Hall, Idaho) 89 points on Sure Fire (D&H Cattle Company).

OVERALL EVENT STANDINGS: 1) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 267 points, $36,642.50; 2) Ross Coleman (Molalla, Ore.) 263 points, $15,320.50; 3) Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) 261.75 points, $10,664.50; 4) Wiley Petersen (Fort Hall, Idaho) 247.5 points, $6,472.50; 5) McKennon Wimberly (Cool, Texas) 171.75 points, $4,506.

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.) 4,914.25 points, $163,646; 2) J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.) 4,496.5 points, $119,579; 3) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 4,026.75 points, $94,077; 4) Wiley Petersen (Fort Hall, Idaho) 3,873.5 points, $60,359; 5) Austin Meier (Kinta, Okla.) 3,583 points, $52,240; 6) Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) 3,554.5 points, $56,497; 7) Ryan Dirteater (Hulbert, Okla.) 3,481 points, $103,042; 8 ) Zack Brown (Santa Fe, Texas) 3,250.5 points, $78,126; 9) Ross Coleman (Molalla, Ore.) 2,989.75 points, $29,489; 10) Cody Ford (Stanfield, Ore.) 2,801.75 points, $83,356.

Barretos, Brazil will host the world-class event in 2009!!

PUEBLO, Colo. (August 19, 2008 ) – The Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) is proud to announce Barretos, SP, Brazil as the location of the 2009 PBR World Cup. PBR has worked out an agreement with Os Independentes Club, the promoter of Barretos International Rodeo, to host the World Cup in conjunction with the internationally acclaimed event.

“The World Cup in Brazil will showcase the sport of professional bull riding as no other country has ever done,” Randy Bernard, CEO of the Professional Bull Riders, stated. “It will be the largest attended event in the history of the PBR, and I am very confident each country’s teams will rise to the occasion.”

The Barretos International Rodeo is the largest bull riding event in all of Brazil, drawing over 80,000 attendees per night in over 10 days. In its 54th year, the 2009 Barretos International Rodeo will be held from August 20-30, 2009 with the World Cup being held on the last three days—August 28, 29, and 30.

Five of the best PBR bull riders from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and 2008 World Cup winner, the United States, will gather at Barretos’ Parque do Peao for the PBR’s premier international event. 2009 looks to be a showdown between Brazil and the United States as each has taken one World Cup event title home to their respective countries.

“As both Brazil and the U.S.A. have won one title, we will definitely be the two countries to watch for. We (Team Brazil) are very disappointed that we did not ride to our potential in Mexico, but we will be ready next year in front of our home country crowd,” three-time PBR World Champion and Captain of Team Brazil 2008 Adriano Moraes commented.

“We could definitely see it come down between the U.S. and Brazil next year. They are the biggest threat and will have home country advantage. They will be sure tough to beat, but every other country will be up for the challenge,” J.W. Hart, Captain of Team U.S.A. 2008, said.

CHIHUAHUA, Mexico (August 17, 2008 ) – The crowd of the Manuel Bernardo Aguirre Gymnasium was treated to an exceptional afternoon of bull riding as the Professional Bull Riders’ premier international event, the 2008 PBR World Cup, concluded. In the end, Team USA left Chihuahua, Mexico victorious with a total of 878 points over four rounds and $100,000 in prize money on August 16-17, 2008.

Team USA went into the 2008 World Cup with an extremely strong team. Three of the five members are in the top 10 of the 2008 PBR World Standings—Kody Lostroh (Longmont, Colo.), J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.), and L.J. Jenkins (Texico, N.M.); the fourth member was two-time and reigning PBR World Champion Justin McBride (Elk City, Okla.); and rounding out the team was PBR fan favorites Sean Willingham (Summerville, Ga.) and Team USA alternate Luke Snyder (Raymore, Mo.). They took second place after the first two rounds on Saturday evening and then dominated Sunday afternoon’s two rounds, finishing the weekend almost 100 points ahead of Team Canada who finished in second place overall.

“With the Olympics going on and everything going on in the world like it is, we got a chance to compete for our country. Going into it, Brazil looked to be our biggest challenge. We started out slow, but in the end, we put our chins down and hands closed,” JW Hart, Team USA’s captain, stated.

Team Canada, once again, was the runner-up for a second year in a row as they finished the weekend with 773.25 total points, although they had a strong start on Saturday, finishing as the number one team after the first two rounds. Last year’s winner Team Brazil, captained by retiring PBR legend, Adriano Moraes (Cachoeira Paulista, SP, Brazil), ended the weekend in third place with 773 points. Rounding out fourth and fifth place was home country Team Mexico with 497.25 points and Team Australia with 262.5 points.

A special announcement was also made during Sunday’s performance to announce the home of the 2009 PBR World Cup. Barretos, Brazil will host the premier international event on August 28-30. Tune in next August to find out who will take the home the 2009 World Cup title and bragging rights for a year!!

OVERALL EVENT RESULTS:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2008:

Round One Scores:
1) Team Canada, 256.25 points; 2) Team USA, 86.25 points; 3) Team Brazil, 84 points

Round Two Scores:
1) Team USA, 267.25 points; 2) Team Brazil, 256.25 points; 3) Team Canada, 170.25 points; 4) Team Mexico, 159.25 points; 5) Team Australia, 88.25 points.

Standings after the First Night:
1) Team Canada, 426.5 points; 2) Team USA, 353.5 points; 3) Team Brazil, 340.25 points; 4) Team Mexico, 244.25 points; 5) Team Australia, 88.25 points.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2008

Round Three Scores:
1) Team USA, 258.75 points; 2) Team Brazil, 173 points; 3) Team Canada, 170.75 points; 4) Team Australia, 89 points; 5) Team Mexico, 88.75 points.

Round Four Scores:
1) Team USA, 263.75 points; 2) Team Brazil, 259.75 points; 3) Team Canada, 176 points; 4/5) Team Australia, 85.5 points; 4/5 Team Mexico, 85.25 points.

FINAL EVENT RESULTS:
1) Team USA, 878 points – $100,000; 2) Team Canada, 773.25 points; 3) Team Brazil, 773 points; 4) Team Mexico, 497.25 points; 5) Team Australia, 262.5 points.

PUEBLO, Colo. (July 27, 2008 ) – The Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) debuted its elite Built Ford Tough Series presented by Wrangler (BFTS) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with the Montana Tractors Invitational this weekend. Fans were treated to two-action packed days of exhilarating rides and harrowing wrecks at Edmonton’s Rexall Place. When the dust settled in the arena, the world’s number one man, Guilherme Marchi (Leme, Sao Paulo, Brazil) won his fourth event title of the season and added $45,960 to his pocketbook.

“Edmonton was a great event,” said Marchi. “Canada has been a very nice country to me. This was my first time to compete here and to win the event is an amazing feeling.”

In round one action, Marchi scored 87 points aboard Little Coyote (Chad Berger/Clay Struve) to claim second place. In round two, he faced Get Jiggy (Girletz Rodeo Stock) and was awarded 85.5 points for his performance. Marchi was leading the pack at the start of the Built Ford Tough Championship Round and maintained his position by scoring 87.75 points aboard Wrangler’s Rock Star (Braithwaite & Dansey). Coincidentally, Wrangler’s Rock Star is the same bull 2004 PBR World Champion, Mike Lee (Decatur, Texas) rode to claim the Calgary Stampede bull riding title earlier this month.

By virtue of claiming the event title, Marchi was awarded the $15,000 Ford Truck Moment of Truth bonus. The bonus is awarded to the man who enters the Built Ford Tough Championship Round and ultimately earns the event title. The bonus grows by $5,000 each week that it is not claimed. Once claimed it returns to $5,000 the following weekend.

After three years as the reserve World Champion, it appears that the 2008 BFTS season belongs to the Brazilian sensation. With only eight events left before the 2008 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals presented by Wrangler, Marchi leads the field by more than 3709 points. He has four event wins to his credit and has earned in excess of $266,444 this season. Through 24 stops on the BFTS tour Marchi has ridden an unprecedented 77.14% of the bulls he has faced.

“Every event I come to, I try to win,” commented Marchi. “I have earned a lot of points this season and feel good looking toward the Finals. I want to thank the PBR for the opportunities it has provided for my friends and me in the United States.”

As the winner of the Montana Tractors Invitational, Marchi was given the opportunity to select his opponent for the Zantrex-3 Insta-Shot Grudge Match next weekend in Glendale, Ariz. The Grudge Match features the previous event winner against the competitor of his choice for a chance at $5,000. Marchi chose 2002 PBR World Champion, Ednei Caminhas. “I chose Ednei because he is a World Champion who is retiring this year and I wanted to give him an opportunity to win as much money as possible this season,” said Marchi. “He is also my friend and traveling partner.”

The month of July has been full of great things for Marchi. He and wife, Patricia, welcomed son, Joao Gabriel Marchi into their family on July 8. The newest addition to the Marchi family weighed in at 8 pounds.

“The new baby is doing great,” added Marchi. “My wife [Patricia] is the best and I want to give thanks to her. I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for all the support she gives me—taking care of our babies and my life.”

2004 PBR World Champion, Mike Lee (Decatur, Texas) held down second place in the Montana Tractors Invitational with 176.75 points and earned $18,590 for his efforts. Lee has enjoyed vast success in Canada this month when he also claimed the 2008 Calgary Stampede bull riding title. He collected $114,583 just 13 days ago in Calgary. Lee has racked up $262,904 in PBR earnings this season plus two BFTS event titles.

Colby Yates (Fort Worth, Texas) wrapped up third place in the event with 172 total points. Yates earned $9,722 for his performance. Rocky McDonald (Col. Juarez, Mexico) ended up in forth place while Renato Nunes (Buritama, Sao Paulo, Brazil) finished in fifth place.

Thursday night featured the Rocky Cup Finals presented by Dickies. The top 35 Canadian Rocky Cup presented by Dickies riders and the top 10 BFTS riders competed for top honors north of the border. Travis Briscoe (Edgewood, N.M.) defeated the competition to claim the event title with 174.75 points. Briscoe earned $6,737 for his performance.

VERSUS will air all of the adrenaline packed action Saturday, August 2 at 9 p.m. ET and Sunday, August 3 at 6 p.m. ET. Be sure to check your local listings for additional television information.

The race for PBR’s million dollar world title takes the top 45 bull riders in the world to the hot Southwest. The Built Ford Tough Invitational presented by Cooper Tires will buck into Glendale, Ariz. on August 1 and 2. The VERSUS network airs PBR events every Saturday and Sunday evening.

INJURY REPORT:
Brian Herman (Victoria, Texas) sustained a concussion and is questionable for competition in Glendale, Ariz.

Justin McBride (Elk City, Okla.) sustained a concussion and laceration below his bottom lip requiring stitches. He is questionable to compete in Glendale, Ariz.

BEHIND THE CHUTES:

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

As the winner of round three at the Express Classic presented by Creek Nation Casino, Ross Coleman (Molalla, Ore.) was eligible to compete for the $5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car “Ride with the Best” bonus during round one of the Montana Tractors Invitational. Coleman was bucked off of Re-Vamp (Corey & Horst Rodeo Co. Inc.), thus the $5,000 bonus was awarded to the stock contractor.

As the round one winner of the Montana Tractors Invitational, 2002 PBR World Champion, Ednei Caminhas (P. Alves, Sao Paulo, Brazil) was eligible to compete for the $5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car “Ride with the Best” bonus during the second round of competition in Edmonton. Caminhas was bucked off of Riff Raff (Sawyer Bucking Bulls), thus the $5,000 bonus was awarded to the stock contractor.

As the winner of round two, Pistol Robinson (Burleson, Texas) will be eligible to compete for the $5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car “Ride with the Best” bonus during the first round of competition in Glendale, Ariz.

Ford Truck Moment of Truth Bonus:

Guilherme Marchi (Leme, Sao Paulo, Brazil) was in the lead going into the Built Ford Tough Championship Round and ultimately did win the Montana Tractors Invitational event title, thus claiming the $15,000. The bonus will return to $5,000 at the Built Ford Tough Invitational presented by Cooper Tires being held in Glendale, Ariz. on August 1 and 2. The bonus grows by $5,000 each week if it is not claimed. Once claimed, it returns to $5,000.

Ford Super Duty Challenge:

As the Montana Tractors Invitational event winner, Guilherme Marchi (Leme, Sao Paulo, Brazil) has qualified for a chance to compete at the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals, against all other 2008 Built Ford Tough Series event winners, for $50,000 toward the purchase of a 2009 Ford Super Duty Truck. The Ford Super Duty Challenge contestant who finishes the highest in the event aggregate during the 2008 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals will win the Ford Super Duty Challenge.

Salem NationaLease Bull of the Event:

Say I Won’t Gunner (Chad Berger/Clay Struve) earned Bull of the Event honors with a score of 45.75 points in Edmonton. 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.

The PBR held one of its random drug screenings in Edmonton and tested Say I Won’t Gunner, as the top bull of the event. The results of the test will be available in 3-6 weeks.

Cabela’s World’s Foremost Ride:

Mike Lee (Decatur, Texas) recorded the highest marked ride of the event when he scored 89 points on North Star (Corey & Horst/The Western Group) during the Built Ford Tough Championship Round of the Montana Tractors Invitational. Consequently, he earned a $1,000 bonus.

The rider who achieves the highest score at each BFTS regular season event, excluding the PBR World Finals receives a bonus of $1,000 for the accomplishment. The PBR athlete who achieves the highest marked qualifying ride during the entire 2008 BFTS regular season, excluding the PBR World Finals event will receive $25,000, while second and third place finishers will be awarded $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. The bull rider who achieves the highest marked ride through the course of the entire 2008 PBR BFTS World Finals will earn an additional $10,000.

Zantrex-3 Insta-Shot Grudge Match:

The Zantrex-3 Insta-Shot Grudge Match was expected to take place between Tulsa event winner and two-time PBR World Champion, Justin McBride (Elk City, Okla.) and number one man Guilherme Marchi (Leme, Sao Paulo, Brazil). However after McBride was injured during the first round of the Montana Tractors Invitational, Mike White (De Kalb, Texas) who finished second in Tulsa competed as McBride’s replacement. White made a successful ride against Big Stone Rodeo Co.’s 7 Seconds while Marchi was turfed by Braithwaite & Dansey’s Boogie Man. Thus White claimed the $5,000 bonus. The bonus will return to $5,000 next week in Glendale.

As the winner of the Montana Tractors Invitational, Guilherme Marchi (Leme, Sao Paulo, Brazil) chose 2002 PBR World Champion and traveling partner, Ednei Caminhas (P. Alves, Sao Paulo, Brazil) as his opponent for the Grudge Match in Glendale, Ariz. on Friday, August 1.

Montana Tractors Invitational RESULTS

ROUND ONE: 1) Ednei Caminhas (P. Alves, Sao Paulo, Brazil) 88.25 points on Why Not Minot (Chad Berger/Roger Ward) $2,730; 2) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, Sao Paulo, Brazil) 87 points on Little Coyote (Berger Bucking Bulls) $1,950; 3) Colby Yates (Fort Worth, Texas) 86.25 points on Garfield (Franklin Rodeo Company) $1,170; 4/6) Wiley Petersen (Fort Hall, Idaho) 86 points on Big Dog (Braithwaite Ranches); 4/6) Matt Bohon (Cole Camp, Mo.) 86 points on Jim Dandy (Corey & Horst Rodeo Co. Inc.); 4/6) Renato Nunes (Buritama, Sao Paulo, Brazil) 86 points on Texas Holdem (Girletz Rodeo Stock).

ROUND TWO: 1) Pistol Robinson (Burleson, Texas) 88.25 points on Unabomber (Eno Bucking Bulls) $2,730; 2/4) Scott Schiffner (Strathmore, AB, Canada) 87.75 points on Okie Dokie (Corey & Horst Rodeo Co. Inc.) $1,300; 2/4) Kody Lostroh (Longmont, Colo.) 87.75 points on Quagmire (Tumbling Dice-Nanson Vold) $1,300; 2/4) Mike Lee (Decatur, Texas) 87.75 points on Far North (Flying Diamond Rodeo Compnay) $1,300; 5) Ryan Dirteater (Hulbert, Okla.) 87.25 points on Why Not Minot (Chad Berger/Roger Ward).

BUILT FORD TOUGH CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND: 1) Mike Lee (Decatur, Texas) 89 points on North Star (Corey & Horst/The Western Group) $2,730; 2) Guilherme Marchi 87.75 points on Wrangler’s Rock Star (Braithwaite & Daney) $1,950; there were no other qualified rides.

OVERALL EVENT STANDINGS:
1) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, Sao Paulo, Brazil) 260.25 points, $45,960; 2) Mike Lee (Decatur, Texas) 176.75 points, $18,590; 3) Colby Yates (Fort Worth, Texas) 172 points, $9,722; 4) Rocky McDonald (Col. Juarez, Mexico) 171.5 points, $5,907; 5) Renato Nunes (Buritama, Sao Paulo, Brazil) 171.25 points, $4,870.

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

1) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 10,837.25 points, $266,444; 2) Valdiron de Oliveira (Aparecida de Goiania, GO, Brazil) 7,128.25 points, $115,206; 3) Kody Lostroh (Longmont, Colo.) 6,873 points, $143,036; 4) J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, NC) 6,477.25 points, $144,363; 5) Mike Lee (Decatur, TX) 6,430.25 points, $262,904; 6) L.J. Jenkins (Texico, N.M.) 5,951.5 points, $135,195; 7) Renato Nunes (Buritama, SP, Brazil) 5,559.25 points, $96,521; 8 ) Travis Briscoe (Edgewood, N.M.) 5,413 points, $238,656; 9) Mike White (De Kalb, Texas) 5,174 points, $108,015; 10) Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) 4,935.5 points, $119,333.

Set the TIVO for Saturday, August 2nd when all the action from Tulsa airs on VERSUS!

TULSA, Okla. (July 20, 2008 ) – The Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) elite Built Ford Tough Series presented by Wrangler (BFTS) tour awed fans in the Tulsa Convention Center during the Express Classic presented by Creek Nation Casino on July 18-20. In only his second event of the season, two-time (2005 & 2007) PBR World Champion, Justin McBride (Elk City, Okla.) dominated the competition and came away victorious with 275.75 points. McBride added $30,180 in PBR bucks to his bank account with the event win.

“The bulls were simply outstanding this weekend,” said McBride after the event. “Cody Lambert [PBR Livestock Director] put together a great set of bulls in Oklahoma. We won’t see another set like this until the [2008 PBR World] Finals.”

In round 1, McBride scored 87.5 points aboard 5G Farms Bucking Bulls’ Hat Rack. The score put McBride in tenth position to pick his bull during the draft on Saturday. He selected an old foe, Gnash, owned by Rafter 7R Bucking Bulls, for his opponent in round 2. McBride sustained the shoulder injury that side-lined him for the first half of the 2008 BFTS season against this bull in Chihuahua in 2007. However, the rematch proved successful for McBride when he claimed the round victory with 93.75 points against the great bull. Yet, Round 3 went to the bulls when McBride was turfed by Diamond S Bucking Bulls’ Blizzard short of the eight second whistle.

Going into the Built Ford Tough Championship Round, McBride was in 2nd place with scores on two bulls. During the draft held at intermission, McBride chose to ride Voodoo Child owned by Beutler & Son Rodeo Company. This was another triumphant choice for the World Champ when he brought the Tulsa Convention Center to its feet with a 94.5 point ride.

“I talked to Rhett [Beutler] a lot about his bull in the Championship Round,” said McBride. “I knew if I got the chance to pick any bull in the pen, I was going to pick him [Voodoo Child]. He hadn’t ever been ridden and Rhett told me he wanted to see somebody make the whistle. I was pysched up to get on him.”

McBride has virtually re-written the bull riding history books over his 10 year career. His resume boasts 31 event victories, 67 90+ point rides, and more than $4.9 million in earnings. Although he has only attended two events this season, McBride currently sits in the top 50 of the Qualifier Standings. Will McBride make the 2008 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals by attending only half of the events in 2008?

“It feels good to get the first win of the season out of the way,” laughed McBride. “I would have preferred to get it at my first event back, but it’s great to win here in Tulsa.”

As the winner of the Tulsa event, McBride got the opportunity to select his opponent for the next Zantrex-3 Insta-Shot Grudge Match in Edmonton, Canada. He was able to pick his opponent from a list of elite bull riders that included previous World Champions, riders in the Top 10 BFTS standings, and 2008 BFTS event champions. Being no stranger to fierce competition, McBride picked non-other than number one man in the world, Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil).

Taking second place overall was veteran bull rider, Mike White (De Kalb, Texas) with 274.25 points on three bulls. White cinched the finish with an amazing 95.75 point ride aboard Troubadour owned by Julio Moreno Bucking Bulls. This ride marked a tie for the highest scored ride of the 2008 season. He added $20,280 to his PBR earnings and moved into the top 10 in the chase for the 2008 PBR World Championship. “Today, Mike White had the best ride I think I’ve ever seen,” said event winner, Justin McBride.

Number one man in the world, Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) held down third place and continued to put distance between himself and the field of 45 cowboys for the 2008 PBR World Championship race. He scored 266.75 total points and added $12,280 to his pocketbook. 2008 Daisy Rookie of the Year contender Pistol Robinson (Burleson, Texas) finished in fourth place with 266.25 points and $6,564 in earnings while fan favorite and Oklahoma bull rider Cord McCoy (Tupelo, Okla.) wrapped up fifth place with 264.5 points and $5,988.

The bulls were once again in competition in Tulsa with the PBR Bull Team Challenge. Lone Star Bulls claimed the $15,000 event win with 222.5 total points. The Tom & Jerry Show placed second with 220.25 points and earned $10,000 while Nafzger’s Wrangler Bull Team held down third place with 219.25 points and earned $5,000. The teams are competing for the $250,000 prize to be awarded during the 2008 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals.

Due to coverage of the Tour de France, VERSUS will air all of the heart pounding action from Tulsa on Saturday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. EST. Be sure to check your local listings for additional television information.

The race for PBR’s million dollar world title takes the top 45 bull riders in the world north of the border to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on July 24 for the Rocky Cup presented by Dickies and July 25 and 26 for the Montana Tractors Invitational. 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:
Brendon Clark (Morpeth, NSW, AUS) suffered a torn MCL in his right knee. An MRI is scheduled for tomorrow to determine the extent of the injury. Clark is out of Edmonton.

Adriano Moraes (Cachoeira Paulista, SP, Brazil) sustained a laceration to his left calf. He is doubtful for Edmonton.

Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) aggravated an old injury to his neck. He will undergo further evaluation in Dallas this week.

BEHIND THE CHUTES:

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

As the winner of round two at the Dickies American Worker of the Year Invitational presented by Pike Electric, Chris Shivers (Jonesville, LA.) was eligible to compete for the $5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car “Ride with the Best” bonus during round one of the Express Classic presented by Creek Nation Casino. Shivers rode his bull, Flying C-130 (Teague Bucking Bulls, LLC) and took home the $5,000 check.

As the round one winner of the Express Classic presented by Creek Nation Casino, two-time PBR World Champion, Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) was eligible to compete for the $5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car “Ride with the Best” bonus during the second round of competition in Tulsa. Shivers was bucked off of Shane owned by Hebert Bucking Bulls, thus the $5,000 bonus was awarded to the stock contractor.

As the winner of round two, two-time PBR World Champion Justin McBride (Elk City, Okla.) was eligible to compete for the bonus during round three in Tulsa. McBride was thrown off of Diamond S Bucking Bulls’ Blizzard. The $5,000 bonus was awarded to the stock contractor.

As the winner of round three, Ross Coleman (Molalla, Ore.) will be eligible to compete for the $5,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car “Ride with the Best” bonus during the first round of competition in Edmonton, Canada.

Ford Truck Moment of Truth Bonus:

Wiley Petersen (Fort Hall, Idaho) was in the lead going into the Built Ford Tough Championship Round and ultimately did not win the Express Classic presented by Creek Nation Casino event title. As the $10,000 bonus was not claimed, it will increase to $15,000 at the Montana Tractors Invitational in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on July 25 and 26. The bonus grows by $5,000 each week if it is not claimed. Once claimed, it returns to $5,000.

Ford Super Duty Challenge:

As the Express Classic presented by Creek Nation Casino event winner, Justin McBride (Elk City, Okla.) has qualified for a chance to compete at the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals, against all other 2008 Built Ford Tough Series event winners, for $50,000 toward the purchase of a 2009 Ford Super Duty Truck. The Ford Super Duty Challenge contestant who finishes the highest in the event aggregate during the 2008 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals will win the Ford Super Duty Challenge.

Salem NationaLease Bull of the Event:

Troubadour (Julio Moreno Bucking Bulls) earned Bull of the Event honors with a score of 47 points in Tulsa. 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.

Cabela’s World’s Foremost Ride:

Mike White (De Kalb, Texas) recorded the highest marked ride of the event when he scored 95.75 points on Troubadour (Julio Moreno Bucking Bulls) during the Built Ford Tough Championship Round of the Express Classic presented by Creek Nation Casino. Consequently, he earned a $1,000 bonus.

The rider who achieves the highest score at each BFTS regular season event, excluding the PBR World Finals receives a bonus of $1,000 for the accomplishment. The PBR athlete who achieves the highest marked qualifying ride during the entire 2008 BFTS regular season, excluding the PBR World Finals event will receive $25,000, while second and third place finishers will be awarded $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. The bull rider who achieves the highest marked ride through the course of the entire 2008 PBR BFTS World Finals will earn an additional $10,000.

Zantrex-3 Insta-Shot Grudge Match:

The Zantrex-3 Insta-Shot Grudge Match showcased close friends in its third outing. Dallas event winner, Mike Lee (Decatur, Texas) and Dustin Hall (Springfield, Mo.) took on one bull each with the highest scored rider taking the $5,000 prize money. After Lee chose the bull, Mr. Zantrex (Page & Teague Bucking Bulls) Hall attempted Hustler (D&H Cattle Company). Lee was successful in his ride while Hall was bucked short of the whistle. Lee claimed the $15,000 bonus. The bonus will return to $5,000 next week in Edmonton.

As the winner of the Express Classic presented by Creek Nation Casino, Justin McBride (Elk City, Okla.) chose number one man Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) as his opponent for the Grudge Match in Edmonton, Canada, on Friday, July 25.

Express Classic presented by Creek Nation Casino RESULTS
ROUND ONE:
1) Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) 91.5 points on Flying C-130 (Teague Bucking Bulls), $7,000; 2) Renato Nunes (Buritama, SP, Brazil) 90.5 points on Cat Man Do (#10 Bucking Bulls), $5,000; 3) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 90.25 points on Outa Da Blue (Circle T Ranch and Rodeo), $3,000; 4/5) Mike White (De Kalb, Texas) 89.75 points on Splat Kat (Danny Lemmons), $1,600; 4/5) Helton Barbosa (Douradina, PR, Brazil) 89.75 points on Lightning McQueen (Boyd/Floyd Bull Company), $1,600.

ROUND TWO: 1) Justin McBride (Elk City, Okla.) 93.75 points on Gnash (Rafter 7R Bucking Bulls), $2,730; 2) Travis Briscoe (Edgewood, N.M.) 90.5 points on Crossfire Hurricane (Page & Teague Bucking Bulls), $1,950; 3) Dustin Elliott (North Platte, Neb.) 89 points on Smash Hit (Diamond S/ExclusiveGenetics.com), $1,170; 4) Reese Cates (Carthage, Texas) 88.75 points on Move It (Diamond K Bucking Bulls); 5) Cord McCoy (Tupelo, Okla.) 88 points on Far West (Martinez Bucking Bulls).

ROUND THREE: 1) Ross Coleman (Molalla, Ore.) 90.25 points on Holy Smoke (D&H Cattle Company), $2,730; 2) Mike White (De Kalb, Texas) 88.75 points on Encore (Jeff Robinson/Anchor Bull Company), $1,950; 3) Sean Willingham (Summerville, Ga.) 88.5 points on Booger Butt (Robinson/Tedesco/Larry the Cable Guy), $1,170; 4/5) Kody Lostroh (Longmont, Colo.) 88.25 points on Wild Life (Boyd/Floyd Bull Company); 4/5) Wiley Petersen (Fort Hall, Idaho) 88.25 points on Optimist Prime (Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls).

BUILT FORD TOUGH CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND: 1) Mike White (De Kalb, Texas) 95.75 points on Troubadour (Julio Moreno Bucking Bulls), $2,730; 2) Justin McBride (Elk City, Okla.) 94.5 points on Gnash (Beutler & Son Rodeo Company), $1,950; 3) Cord McCoy (Tupelo, Okla.) 91.25 points on Ricky Bobby (HD Page/Bill & Betty Morrison), $1,170; 4) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 91 points on What I Say (Hebert Bucking Bulls); 5) Mike Lee (Decatur, Texas) 90.75 points on California Dreaming (Frontier/Teague/McBride & Wegman).

OVERALL EVENT STANDINGS: 1) Justin McBride (Elk City, Okla.) 275.75 points, $30,180; 2) Mike White (De Kalb, Texas) 274.25 points, $20,280; 3) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 266.75 points, $12,280; 4) Pistol Robinson (Burleson, Texas) 266.25 points, $6,564; 5) Cord McCoy (Tupelo, Okla.) 264.5 points, $5,988.

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

1) Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) 10,097 points, $220,484; 2) Valdiron de Oliveira (Aparecida de Goiania, GO, Brazil) 6,901.75 points, $113,606; 3) Kody Lostroh (Longmont, Colo.) 6,705.25 points, $140,736; 4) J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, NC) 6,367.5 points, $144,285; 5) L.J. Jenkins (Texico, N.M.) 5,820.5 points, $133,922; 6) Mike Lee (Decatur, TX) 5,803.5 points, $244,314; 7) Travis Briscoe (Edgewood, N.M.) 5,413 points, $238,656; 8 ) Mike White (De Kalb, Texas) 5,174 points, $98,015; 9) Renato Nunes (Buritama, SP, Brazil) 5,148 points, $91,651; 10) Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) 4,935.5 points, $112,333.

PUEBLO, Colo. (July 8, 2008 ) – The teams for the PBR Team Shootout were confirmed on the exclusive PBR Primetime Radio show which aired tonight, Tuesday, July 8. The first two riders to make their selection came as no surprise as Sean Willingham (Summerville, Ga.) chose two-time and reigning PBR World Champion Justin McBride (Elk City, Okla.) and 2004 World Champion Mike Lee (Decatur, Texas) decided close friend, Wiley Petersen (Fort Hall, Idaho), would be the perfect teammate. After those two choices, it was anybody’s guess on who would make up the remaining eighteen teams.

One team that will no doubt be a fan favorite is captained by PBR veteran Ross Coleman (Molalla, Ore.) who selected Matt Bohon (Cole Camp, Mo.) as his Shootout partner. “I’ll go with Matt Bohon,” Coleman said. “He’s a stud, everybody knows him. Somebody said he’s winning Calgary right now…so I think he can make a come back.”

The only thing that was clear at the end of the show was that the PBR Team Shootout will definitely be a family affair. Three-time World Champion and PBR legend Adriano Moraes (Cachoeira Paulista, SP, Brazil) picked his younger brother, Allan Moraes (Cachoeira Paulista, SP, Brazil) while current world no. 1 bull rider Guilherme Marchi, (Leme, SP, Brazil) chose his brother, Juliano Marchi (Barari, SP, Brazil); and a team of cousins was formed as L.J. Jenkins (Texico, N.M.) selected Austin Meier (Kinta, Okla.).

Country loyalties were observed as 2008 World Cup Australian teammates, Brendon Clark (Morpeth, AUS) and Jared Farley (Kempsey, AUS) paired up, and Brazilians Renato Nunes (Buritama, SP, Brazil) and Sinovaldo Correia (Lobato, Parana, Brazil) will be competing for the winner-take-all purse. A home state alliance was also created as bull riders, 2000 & 2003 PBR World Champion Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) teamed up with Nick Landreneau (Sulphur, La.) to try and take the championship money back home to Louisiana.

The final team formed was captained by Nebraska bull rider and 2004 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion Dustin Elliott (North Platte, Neb.) who chose PBR card holder and 2007 PRCA World Champion Wesley Silcox (Santaquin, Utah). “I called Wes Silcox, another former PRCA world champ, and he and I are going to team up. He’s kinda going on the same route as me. He’s accomplished his goals in the PRCA and now he’s moving towards the PBR and is going to take it by storm.”

Each team will compete at two of the following stops: Del Mar, Calif., Pose Robles, Calif., Molalla, Ore., or Guthrie, Okla., with the top ten teams from the first four events competing at the Finals in Pueblo, Colo., which will be aired Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. EST. The team that wins the 2008 PBR Team Shootout title will take home the entire championship purse and bragging rights for a year!

The teams are listed below in the order that the selections were made:

Sean Willingham (Summerville, Ga.) and Justin McBride (Elk City, Okla.)

Mike Lee (Decatur, Texas) and Wiley Petersen (Fort Hall, Idaho)

Brian Canter (Randleman, N.C.) and Bryan Richardson (Dallas, Texas)

Travis Briscoe (Edgwood, N.M.) and Cole Taylor (Sayre, Okla.)

J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.) and Bart Miller (Oshkosh, Neb.)

Brendon Clark (Morpeth, AUS) and Jared Farley (Kempsey, AUS)

Renato Nunes (Buritama, SP, Brazil) and Sinovaldo Correia (Lobato, Paraná, Brazil)

Valdiron de Oliveira (Aparecida de Goiania, GO, Brazil) and Pim Rosa (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Luke Snyder (Raymore, Mo.) and Cory Rasch (Clarksville, Tenn.)

Ross Coleman (Molalla, Ore.) and Matt Bohon (Cole Camp, Mo.)

Mike White (De Kalb. Texas) and Colby Yates (Fort Worth, Texas)

Zack Brown (Santa Fe, Texas) and Mark Lopes (Sutter Creek, Calif.)

L.J. Jenkins (Texico, N.M.) and Austin Meier (Kinta, Okla.)

Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.) and Nick Landreneau (Sulphur, La.)

Guilherme Marchi (Leme, SP, Brazil) and Juliano Marchi (Bariri, SP, Brazil)

Adriano Moraes (Cachoeira Paulista, SP, Brazil) and Allan Moraes (Cachoeira Paulista, SP, Brazil)

Kody Lostroh (Longmont, Colo.) and Matt Austin (Wills Point, Texas)

Ednei Caminhas (Presidente Alves, SP, Brazil) and Chad Denton (Berry Creek, Calif.)

Robson Palermo (Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil) and Robson Arageo (Sergipe, Brazil)

Dustin Elliott (North Platte, Neb.) and Wesley Silcox (Santaquin, Utah)

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