NEW YORK – The seemingly unstoppable Silvano Alves recorded his 22ndconsecutive ride Saturday at the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Monster Energy Buckoff at the Garden with an 87.5-point ride aboard Ranga (Jeff Robinson/B&M Bucking Bulls).
Alves’ 22nd-straight ride occurred in the 15/15 Bucking Battle, held after Round 2 action at Madison Square Garden, and gave Alves a fifth-place finish in the special round that featured the Top 15 riders in the world competing against the 15 highest-ranked bulls for extra bonus points.
Alves has ridden every bull he’s faced on the Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) since October 2014 and has extended the previous record of 16 consecutive rides by six. His 84-point ride aboard Fat Chance in Round 2 action earlier on Saturday night helped him finish Round 2 in second place overall for the event. If his talent continues to carry him, he could leave New York with a total of 24 rides after Round 3 and the Built Ford Tough Championship Round on Sunday.
In the first 15/15 Bucking Battle of the season, Eduardo Aparecido took first place with the only 90-point ride of the night, besting Kiss Animalize to earn 150 world standings points.
Joao Ricardo Vieira rode into second place, covering Pound the Alarm for 89.25 points and 90 world standings points.
J.B. Mauney landed in third with an 89-point ride on Crack The Whip to earn 75 world standings points. The 15/15 Bucking Battle offers an extra $21,000 purse and extra PBR world points to the riders.
The man with the highest ride score in Round 2 to capture the night’s win was Valdiron de Oliveira. An 88.5-point ride on Little Red Jacket (J.A.R.S./Gene Owen) yielded him 100 PBR world standings points for the round win.
Arkansas’ Chase Outlaw heads into the final day of competition at Madison Square Garden leading the event average following his 86-point ride aboard Sun Dome (J.A.R.S. Bucking Bull/Gene Owen). Of the eight men who have recorded two qualified rides through two rounds, Outlaw is on top with a total two-night score of 171.25 points. The winner of the event average is awarded 400 points toward the world standings.
Behind Outlaw sits Alves with 170.25 points, then Guilherme Marchi with a two-round score of 168 points, Shane Proctor with 167.75 points and Matt Triplett with 162.75 points to round out the Top 5 overall.
All of the action from the 15/15 Bucking Battle can be seen on CBS Television Network Sunday, at 2 p.m. ET.
Round 3 of the Monster Energy Buckoff at the Garden and the Built Ford Tough Championship Round will take place Sunday, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800 745 3000.
CBS Sports Network will air both rounds starting at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Fans can also watch every ride live online at www.pbr.com/live.
New York, NY, 2015 – Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Event Aggregate-Event Points)
1. Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-88.5-0-0-88.50-100 Points.
(tie). J. B. Mauney, 88-0-0-0-88.00-100 Points.
3. Billy Robinson, 87.5-0-0-0-87.50-60 Points.
4. Matt Triplett, 76.75-86-0-0-162.75-50 Points.
(tie). Chase Outlaw, 85.25-86-0-0-171.25-50 Points.
(tie). Guilherme Marchi, 87.25-80.75-0-0-168.00-50 Points.
(tie). Stetson Lawrence, 0-86-0-0-86.00-50 Points.
8. Silvano Alves, 86.25-84-0-0-170.25-40 Points.
9. J.W. Harris, 0-85.5-0-0-85.50-30 Points.
10. Kasey Hayes, 85.5-0-0-0-85.50-15 Points.
(tie). Shane Proctor, 85.5-82.25-0-0-167.75-15 Points.
12. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 77.5-84-0-0-161.50
13. Tanner Byrne, 79.25-80.25-0-0-159.50
14. Jordan Hupp, 85.25-73.75-0-0-159.00
15. Nathan Schaper, 0-85.25-0-0-85.25
16. Cody Nance, 85-0-0-0-85.00
(tie). Eduardo Aparecido, 85-0-0-0-85.00
18. Ben Jones, 84.75-0-0-0-84.75
19. Ryan Dirteater, 0-84.25-0-0-84.25
20. Douglas Duncan, 0-84-0-0-84.00
21. Reese T. Cates, 83.5-0-0-0-83.50
22. Mike Lee, 0-82.75-0-0-82.75
23. L.J. Jenkins, 82-0-0-0-82.00
24. Fabiano Vieira, 0-81-0-0-81.00
Kaique Pacheco, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Renato Nunes, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Sean Willingham, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Robson Palermo, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Brady Sims, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Jason Malone, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Tyler Pankewitz, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Zane Lambert, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Josh Faircloth, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Marco Eguchi, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Stormy Wing, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Gage Gay, 0-0-0-0-0.00
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