NEW YORK – 2008 World Champion Guilherme Marchi was perfect over three days of competition during the Professional Bull Riders Monster Energy Buckoff at The Garden, part of the elite Built Ford Tough Series, at Madison Square Garden, Jan. 16-18.
Marchi led the event going into the Built Ford Tough Championship Round and confirmed his win with 86.75 points atop KISS Animalize (Jeff Robinson/B&M Bucking Bulls), notching his fourth ride on the weekend, earning 480 event points that will go toward the PBR world standings.
“This weekend I rode great bulls away from my hand.” Marchi said, “and it made me feel happy to win this event. It’s one of those fun arenas with great fans here at Madison Square Garden.”
Last year’s defending New York event champion, and 2013 PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney placed second overall after winning Round 1, landing a third place finish in Round 3, and finishing second in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round. Mauney collected 315 event points for his placements to push him past his brother-in-law Shane Proctor, who covered all four of his bulls on the weekend.
Proctor picked up 285 event points overall, nabbing 15 points for his fifth place tie in Round 1, 30 points with his fifth place finish in the championship round and 240 points for placing second in the aggregate.
Reigning World Champion Silvano Alves added two more rides to his consecutive rides streak, extending it to 24 and earning himself a fourth place finish for the event. Placing fourth in Round 1 for 40 points and fourth in the aggregate for 180 points, Alves earned 220 event points. He is the No. 1 man in the PBR world standings for the second consecutive week.
Going 3-for-4 this weekend, Chase Outlaw finished in fifth place overall, as a result of tying for second in Round 2 for 50 points, and posting the second 90-point ride of his BFTS career — 90.75 points on Crack The Whip (J.A.R.S. Bucking Bulls/Gene Owen) — to win the championship round and 100 points. His fifth place finish in the aggregate yielded him 65 points. Outlaw collected 215 event points in total in New York City.
With a bull score of 45 out of 50 points, Walk Off (Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls) won the Salem Nationalease High-marked Bull award in New York.
Next on the 2015 BFTS is a stop in Oklahoma City and the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Jan. 23-25 for the Express Employment Professionals Invitational. The event takes place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23; 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25. It will be televised on CBS Sports Network at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday and at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday.
The Monster Energy Buckoff at The Garden was the third of 27 stops on the 2015 PBR Built Ford Tough Series schedule. The 18-state tour will culminate with the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Oct. 21-25 when the 2015 PBR World Champion, the bull rider who earns the most PBR world points during the 2015 season, will be crowned and receive the coveted $10,000 World Championship belt buckle and $1 million bonus.
The BFTS is televised every week on CBS, CBS Sports Network – the home of the PBR – and networks around the world. BFTS telecasts are produced for the PBR under a multi-year agreement with David Neal Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company led by 34-time Emmy® Award winner and Peabody Award winner David Neal, who serves as executive producer.
Fans can also watch every ride each weekend live online at www.pbr.com/live.
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