The 2016 World Finals Cowgirls Futurity kicked off with a load of excitement in the air, the Cowgirls of the American Bucking Bulls took center stage in the Cowgirls futurity. With names like Davis, Locke and McCoy, it was 2016 Professional Bull RidersHeroes and Legends Honoree LeAnn Hart who took the crown with her bull Crash. Crash’s score of 88.67 was enough by a third of a point to hold off 12B Hellfire. Hellfire owned by Carly Hodges and D&H Cattle company scored an 88.33.
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Other winners of the 2016 World Finals Cowgirls Futurity were Firefly from Large and Owens scored an 87.00, Page B14 by Jo Black and D&H Cattle company scored an 87 to tie for third and Mighty Mouse from LeAnn Hart came in 5th with a score of 85.67.
Congratulations to all of the ladies on a great job. Look forward to seeing them next year.
Kaique needed a score, badly. So Kaique being the old pro that he is at the ripe old age of 23 the Brazilian sensation came roaring out at the PBR World Finals 2016 in round 3 on Crazy Horse of Rocking I Rodeo company and put up a night high 89 points to take the lead. Kaique who has had Cooper Davis and JB Mauney breathing down his neck for the title, came out of the chutes strong and never let off the gas as he took home the 300 points as he increased his lead by over two hundred points.
Professional Bull Riders Round 2 is in the books. As the Professional Bull Riders kicked off Round 2 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The race for the number one spot was highlighted for both Cowboy and Bovine. The largest question was; how many Cowboys could conquer the toughest pen of bulls? Even with the challenging change of venue for many fans, the new T-Mobile Arena is beginning to grow on the fans as they get use to the state of the art facility. While the PBR had a great show lined up for the fans on Wednesday night with legendary rocker George Thorogood, Thursday night had the fans on their feet. Superstar Rick Springfield raised the roof as the iconic rocker and actor brought high energy to one of the biggest sports stages in the world. Eat your heart out National Football League.
PBR Finals Wednesday 2016 – New night new venue, for over twenty years the Professional Bull Riders enjoyed the confines of the comfortable and familiar Thomas and Mack Arena at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. But 2016 rang in an end to a great year for the Professional Bull Riders and they end it by partying hardy at the new T-Mobile Arena. Located right off the “Strip” behind the New York New York Casino, the T-Mobile Arena is a brand new state of the art arena. With a park like entrance the T-Mobile Arena is shaping up to me a fan mecca.
Well it started last May during the Professional Bull Riders Last Cowboy Standing when some of the best freestyle bull fighters in the country came to town to twist some bulls and wow some fans. They didn’t leave anyone disappointed. Now with the Professional Bull Riders BlueDef Finals and their Fan Zone at the beautiful Southpoint Casino and Spa, they came along to throw down a final that matched the best bullfighters against double rank fighting bulls. With names like Quirt Hunt, Wayne Ratley and Evan Allard these daring young men in the baggy shorts and protective vests brought the crowd to their feet as they challenged the bulls with twists and turns at every snort.
Chris Shivers Miniature Bull Riders Finals kicked off on this first weekend of the Professional Bull Riders Finals week. With young men from six through fourteen and from coast to coast, these bull riders are packing a ton of fun into a short time. As the Southpoint Arena plays host to the Professional Bull Riders BlueDef finals and the Professional Bull Riders Fan Zone they also have given these young bull riders a perfect stage to show off their talent and skills.
With miniature bulls that are appropriate to the age groups, these young guns are tested every time they nod their heads. So make sure you come out to the Chris Shivers Miniature Bull Riding finals this week at the beautiful Southpoint Casino and Spa three miles south of the outlet mall on Las Vegas Boulevard.
First, those who did not make the trip. Like world number three JB Mauney who is still suffering from a rib injury. JB is a wile veteran and has dealt with injuries this late in the year. But, with world number one Kaique Pacheco picking up points, will it turn out to be too little too late for JB? Probably not with 3,000 points available at Finals inside the T-Mobile arena. Tyler Harr has a rib injury and is out as is Ty Pozzobon and Marco Eguchi whom, while riding the bubble are trying to get healthy.
PBR – Colorado Springs There are only five events left starting with the former home of the Professional Bull Riders, Colorado Springs, Colorado. As the Final stretch kicks off there are lots of developments breaking in the PBR. With JB Mauney and Cooper Davis out due to injuries, can Kaique Pacheco start closing the door on those closes to him? If Kaique can get the win, he can make it a longer road for someone to catch him.
Thackerville Oklahoma kicks off on September 3rd from the WinStar Casino. The PBR’s second outside rodeo of the year promises to be a huge chance to grab points towards the Gold Buckle and the BFTS Cup. With JB Mauney sitting out this week to recover from his injuries, who sitting from 4th -10th can stand up and make a points grab? Even after a bad shoulder injury in Tulsa, Fabiano Vieira is giving it a roll in Thackerville. Knowing the injury set him back a lot in Nashville, he seems to want to push himself to move up in the stands. If Fabiano had been able to move up in Nashville and beaten Kaique, he would be number 1 right now. So dealing with pain and bad shoulders is nothing new for Fabiano, can he finish off the next few events without further injuries. Fabiano will test the two bad shoulders against Wheeler’s Heartbreaker. Cooper Davis has shown streaks of brilliance and in Tulsa, Oklahoma it was a bright brilliance. Cooper who would go 3 for 3 and win his second event is now sitting in a tight second place only 20 points behind Kaique Pacheco. Can Cooper capitalize outside or is Kaique who has been close but not quite there the last two weeks finally cash in at the WinStar casino? Cooper matches up with Cool Hand Luke in the first round, let’s hope Cooper doesn’t have a failure to communicate. Did a bull hoof in the chute gate cost JR Vieira a chance to climb up in the standings? JR seems to be bitten by the clock and until he learns to get out faster on his bulls he will have an extraordinary uphill battle to win a title. JR hopes for fair weather and safe landings against Flight Plan. Kaique Pacheco still sits in number one. While he hasn’t been in the winner’s circle the first couple of events he’s been drafting right behind them and just not had enough bull power to take the win. As Kaique challenges Kongo in the first round he hopes to take the winning ticket to the cashier’s window inside the casino. After 24 times of scratching his head and wondering what he was doing wrong. Shane Proctor finally covered a bull scoring 86.75 on High Razor. Can Shane start to ride and move up the standings are will the ghosts of 24 haunt him the rest of this year?