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Aparecido is the 2017 Iron Cowboy

By: Jordan Hebert
February 18, 2017

Eduardo Aparecido went 4-for-4 to claim the Iron Cowboy title and his second event win in a row. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com

ARLINGTON, Texas – Saturday night Eduardo Aparecido took over the No. 1 spot in the world standings by winning the PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Frontier Communications Iron Cowboy, presented by Kawasaki, in front of more than 38,500 fans.

Aparecido, who also won the Kansas City Invitational last weekend, sealed his victory with an 89-point ride atop Catfish John (Dakota Rodeo/Berger/Struve/Miller) in Round 4 after fellow Brazilian Fabiano Vieira bucked off Cochise (Jane Clark/Gene Owen) in 1.56 seconds. He took home $138,766 for winning PBR’s second Major of the 2017 season, including $50,000 from Bad Boy Mowers as part of the Bad Boy Mowers Major Bonus Program.

While 15 riders advanced to Round 2, the Iron Cowboy came down to just three cowboys in Round 3. Aparecido, Vieira and Mason Lowe all made the 8 second whistle in Round 2, including the high-marked ride of the event from Lowe who turned in a 90.75-point effort aboard Smooth Operator (Dakota Rodeo/Rosen/Struve/Berger). Lowe received $26,000 for the ride and $38,766 total in the event.

Fire & Smoke (Dakota Rodeo/Rosen/Struve/Berger) bucked off Lowe in Round 3, with Aparecido and Vieira moving on to Round 4. Aparecido covered Big Black Cat (Dakota Rodeo/Struve/Berger/Heald) for 88.75 points while Vieira rode Honey Hush (Swinging C Cattle Co./Hodges Bucking Bulls) for 88.5 points.

Seven Dust (Jane Clark/Gene Owen) and SweetPro’s Bruiser (D&H Cattle Co./Buck Cattle Co.) shared the YETI “Built for the Wild” Bull of the Event title after turning in twin 46-point bull scores in Round 2.

Fans can see the Final Rounds of the Frontier Communications Iron Cowboy, presented by Kawasaki, on Sunday, Feb. 19 on CBS Sports at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Aparecido will try to make it three wins in a row when the Top 35 bull riders in the world head to Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, for the Bass Pro Chute Out, presented by Cooper Tires, Feb. 24-26.

CBS Sports Network will broadcast Round 3 and the Built Ford Tough Championship Round Sunday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can also watch each round in real time on PBR LIVE and the PBR LIVE app at 8:15 p.m. ET on Friday; 7:15 p.m. ET on Saturday; and 2:15 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
Frontier Communications Iron Cowboy, presented by Kawasaki
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Round 5-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Eduardo Aparecido, 85-90.5-88.75-89-0-353.25-955 Points.
2. Mason Lowe, 86.5-90.75-0-0-0-177.25-145 Points.
3. Fabiano Vieira, 84-86.5-88.5-0-0-259.00-140 Points.
4. Reese Cates, 88.5-0-0-0-0-88.50-125 Points.
5. Chase Outlaw, 88.25-0-0-0-0-88.25-75 Points.
6. Rubens Barbosa, 88-0-0-0-0-88.00-60 Points.
7. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 87.25-0-0-0-0-87.25-50 Points.
8. J.B. Mauney, 86.75-0-0-0-0-86.75-40 Points.
9. Robson Palermo, 86.25-0-0-0-0-86.25-10 Points.
10. Shane Proctor, 86-0-0-0-0-86.00-5 Points.
(tie). Matt Triplett, 85.75-0-0-0-0-85.75-5 Points.
(tie). Claudio Marcelino Montanha Jr., 84.5-0-0-0-0-84.50-5 Points.
(tie). Luciano De Castro, 83.5-0-0-0-0-83.50-5 Points.
(tie). Cody Teel, 84.75-0-0-0-0-84.75-5 Points.
(tie). Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 85-0-0-0-0-85.00-5 Points.
Jess Lockwood, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Marco Antonio Eguchi, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Cooper Davis, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Kaique Pacheco, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Derek Kolbaba, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Silvano Alves, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Mike Lee, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Dener Barbosa, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Brady Sims, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Luis Blanco, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Gage Gay, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Koal Livingston, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Stetson Lawrence, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Stormy Wing, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Cody Nance, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Guilherme Marchi, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Jake Gowdy, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Sonny Schafferius, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Cody Rodeo Tyler, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Robson Aragao, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Kyle Jones, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Fraser Babbington, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Jorge Valdiviezo, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Tanner Byrne, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

2017 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series World Finals Standings
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5’s, Points, Total Winnings)

1. Eduardo Aparecido, 10, 3, 5, 2,015.00, $201,633.33
2. Jess Lockwood, 10, 2, 3, 1,677.50, $161,973.33
3. Rubens Barbosa, 15, 1, 3, 1,352.50, $81,134.50
4. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 13, 0, 4, 920.00, $50,781.67
5. Cooper Davis, 10, 0, 2, 842.50, $49,085.00
6. Kaique Pacheco, 14, 3, 5, 765.00, $81,391.05
7. Shane Proctor, 10, 1, 2, 712.50, $48,435.00
8. Derek Kolbaba, 12, 1, 2, 700.00, $56,153.64
9. Mason Lowe, 13, 0, 2, 650.83, $66,317.31
10. Chase Outlaw, 7, 0, 3, 587.50, $32,705.00
11. Silvano Alves, 10, 0, 2, 570.00, $27,872.31
12. Ryan Dirteater, 10, 0, 1, 553.33, $30,855.67
13. Fabiano Vieira, 12, 1, 4, 503.33, $35,682.98
14. Mike Lee, 16, 2, 4, 480.83, $33,142.31
15. Dener Barbosa, 13, 0, 3, 467.50, $26,880.99
16. J.B. Mauney, 7, 0, 1, 445.00, $23,175.00
17. Matt Triplett, 16, 2, 4, 417.50, $28,541.48
18. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 9, 0, 2, 380.00, $21,446.67
19. Brady Sims, 9, 0, 1, 345.00, $18,067.31
20. Claudio Marcelino Montanha Jr., 9, 1, 4, 302.50, $17,970.00
21. Reese Cates, 12, 1, 3, 265.00, $25,375.00
22. Luis Blanco, 7, 0, 1, 243.33, $13,631.31
23. Gage Gay, 12, 0, 0, 230.00, $14,795.00
24. Nevada Newman, 8, 0, 2, 215.00, $15,850.25
25. Koal Livingston, 10, 1, 4, 170.00, $17,350.00
26. Stetson Lawrence, 11, 0, 0, 167.50, $10,775.00
27. Stormy Wing, 7, 0, 1, 165.00, $10,612.31
28. Dakota Buttar, 5, 0, 0, 163.33, $11,799.31
29. Cody Nance, 10, 0, 1, 152.50, $15,368.21
29. Luciano De Castro, 14, 0, 3, 152.50, $14,319.19
31. Guilherme Marchi, 9, 0, 1, 145.00, $11,547.97
32. Jake Gowdy, 12, 1, 2, 135.00, $22,797.71
33. Sonny Schafferius, 9, 1, 3, 132.50, $10,532.23
34. Robson Aragao, 12, 0, 3, 120.00, $11,460.00
34. Cody Ford, 8, 1, 3, 120.00, $12,300.00
34. Cody Rodeo Tyler, 13, 1, 3, 120.00, $11,945.00
37. Alex Cardozo, 12, 0, 1, 117.50, $10,108.53
38. Cody Teel, 3, 1, 2, 115.00, $10,500.00
39. Cody Heffernan, 15, 0, 1, 112.50, $14,789.83
40. Josh Faircloth, 11, 0, 5, 111.66, $12,238.79
41. Kyle Jones, 13, 1, 2, 110.00, $12,168.53
42. Troy Wilkinson, 3, 1, 2, 106.25, $13,026.07
43. Jay Miller, 7, 1, 2, 100.00, $8,775.00
44. Cody Campbell, 10, 1, 2, 86.66, $7,971.67
45. J.W. Harris, 8, 0, 0, 82.50, $6,658.50

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