Reigning World Champion Silvano Alves came into Chicago perfect on the year, and that’s how he left the Windy City, going 3-for-3, extending his consecutive rides streak to 19 and winning the Chicago Invitational event title.
Alves was the only rider to earn a ride in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round, covering Flint for 87.75 points, and giving him 259.00 points in the event to leave Chicago with the title and 500 world standings points.
The three-time World Champion had to work overtime for the win. Alves extended his consecutive rides streak to a PBR record 18 rides with 86.25 points on Dakota Style’s Hy Test in Round 2. Alves was granted a re-ride after the bull fell during the out. Alves opted for another ride on Hy Test, and was successful to extend his streak and advance to the Built Ford Tough Championship Round.
The event win vaulted Alves into the No. 1 spot in the world standings after two Built Ford Tough Series events. Alves hasn’t been bucked off a bull on the Built Ford Tough Series since Oct. 11, 2014.
Alves was followed in the event by Matt Triplett, who went 2-for-3, including a Round 2 win with 90.75 points on Delco. Third place in the event went to Chase Outlaw, who rode Shoot Out The Lights in Round 2 for 88.25 points. Shane Proctor continued his hot start to the year, riding Cowboy Up for 87.5 points in Round 2 and finishing the event in fourth place overall. Proctor has now ridden five of his first six bulls in 2015.
Cody Nance wrapped up the Top 5 at the event, earning 105 world standings points and a fifth place finish after riding Damn Right for 88 points in Round 2.
Cooper Tires Brown Sugar and Who Dey were the high-marked bulls in Chicago, with both being scored 45.25 points in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round.
The Built Ford Tough Series returns to action in New York City, as the three-day Monster Energy Buckoff At The Garden runs Jan. 16-18.
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