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?
“Take Me Back to Tulsa” must now be Cooper Davis’ favorite song. After tying Lachlan Richardson in the first round of Express Employment Professionals Classic from the BOK Center, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Cooper was able to match Glory Days from Heart Cattle Company for a whopping 87.75 while Australian Phenom Lachlan Richardson challenged Slick Rick of Rocking I Rodeo.
The PBR is set to return in Nashville in just seven days. With just days left until the Professional Bull Riders return for the second half of 2016, who will make the push to become the 2016 World Champion? Beginning in Nashville, the top riders make a roaring return to challenge the top bulls for the World Titles.
Check out the Foto Cowboy at the Dodge City Roundup. Professional Rodeo Photography.
Headed to Dodge City for the Dodge City Round Up? Check out the Foto Cowboy, Kent Kerschner, who will have live action photo’s for those life long memories. So make sure you visit PRCA Photographer Kent Kerschner at the Dodge City Round Up in Dodge City, Ks.
Professional Bull Riders News – As the top riders square off in Calgary, Brazil and down under in Australia. Youth from the ages of 12-18 are trying to learn from the best at PBR Vice President’s Cody Lambert’s home in Texas.The three day camp is intended to help these young riders prepare for a future of an elite rider in the PBR.
WME/IMG adds another feather to their sports portfolio cap as they buy the UFC for an estimated $4 Billion. With some crossover already existing, can the two biggest fringe sports co-exist under the same umbrella. Check out the press conference
PUEBLO, Colo. (May 31, 2016)-American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) is proud to announce the formation of American Bucking Horse Registry (ABHR). ABBI will run ABHR, which will be a DNA Registry for horses similar to what ABBI has in place for bucking bulls.
By Pollie Williams You’re a twenty-one-year-old young man from Brazil. You have a successful career in one of the most extreme sports in the world. You are in Las Vegas, Nevada in the middle of May, temperatures are hitting 100 and the young ladies are just about as hot. Add in that you are traveling with your heroes and you have the challenge of not only competing against them but beat them. What do you do? You win the Last Cowboy Standing!