Aparecido Wins 15/15 Bucking Battle in Sacramento

By: Mandi McCary
January 29, 2017

Eduardo Aparecido secured the win in the 15/15 Bucking Battle after a 90.25-point ride on Jack Shot. Photo: Andy Watson /

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In front of a sold-out crowd, Eduardo Aparecido (Gouvelandia, Brazil) rode his way to victory in the 15/15 Bucking Battle at the Professional Bull Riders Frontier Communications Sacramento Clash Saturday night at Golden 1 Center.

Aparecido rode Jack Shot (D&H Cattle Company/David Huffman) for 90.25 points to win the special round. It was Aparecido’s first 90-point ride since 2015 and secured him 150 points toward the world standings along with $7,000.

2016 World Champion Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) continued his hot streak by finishing second in the special round. Davis covered Cooper Tires Brown Sugar (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) for 89.5 points and picked up an extra 90 points toward the world standings along with a $5,000 payout.

Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil), Mike Lee (Paradise, Texas) and Chase Outlaw (Hamburg, Arkansas) all tied for third place in the 15/15 Bucking Battle after identical 87-point rides. Pacheco covered Chocolate Shake (D&H Cattle Company) while Lee and Outlaw reached 8 seconds on American Hustle (D&H Cattle Company/Leflore) and Big Cat (Dakota Rodeo/Struve/Berger/Heald) respectively. The trio each picked up 60 points toward the world standings and $3,000.

CBS will broadcast the 15/15 Bucking Battle at 12 p.m. ET.

Earlier in the evening, Gage Gay (Staley, North Carolina) rode The Kraken (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) for 89 points to win Round 2 of the Sacramento Clash. The ride was Gay’s highest score this season and it secured him 100 points toward the world standings and $3,580.

Canadian Dakota Buttar (Kindersley, Canada) was not far behind, riding Sketchy Bob (D&H Cattle Company/Flinn) for 88.25 points Saturday night. Buttar picked up 60 points toward the world standings and $2,750 for the effort.

Davis finished in third place in Round 2 after an 88-point trip aboard Lil Brute (D&H Cattle Company/Buck Cattle Company). In total, Davis earned 140 points toward the world standings and $7,000 Saturday night.

Outlaw also earned points in Round 2 when he covered Mortimer (Julio Moreno Bucking Bulls) for 87.5 points. Outlaw secured 40 points toward the world standings and $1,300 for placing fourth in the round.

Stetson Lawrence (Trenton, North Dakota) rounded out the Top 5 courtesy of an 87.25-point ride on Captain Jack (Julio Moreno Bucking Bulls). Lawrence earned 30 world points and $850.

The Top 35 bull riders in the world will gather at the Golden 1 Center one more time Sunday afternoon. Each rider will face one more bull before the Top 15 move on to the Built Ford Tough Championship Round where the winner will be crowned.

The action starts at 4:15 p.m. ET on PBR LIVE. CBS Sports Network will also broadcast all the action from Championship Sunday starting at 8 p.m. ET.

PBR Digital Editor Kristian Limas contributed to this report.

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
15/15 Bucking Battle
Frontier Communications Sacramento Clash
Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California
Event Leaders (Round 1-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Eduardo Aparecido, 90.25-90.25-150 Points.
2. Cooper Davis, 89.5-89.50-90 Points.
3. Kaique Pacheco, 87-87.00-60 Points.
(tie). Mike Lee, 87-87.00-60 Points.
(tie). Chase Outlaw, 87-87.00-60 Points.
Jess Lockwood, 0-0.00
Derek Kolbaba, 0-0.00
Ryan Dirteater, 0-0.00
Gage Gay, 0-0.00
Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-0.00
Guilherme Marchi, 0-0.00
J.B. Mauney, 0-0.00
Stetson Lawrence, 0-0.00
Paulo Ferreira Lima, 0-0.00
Shane Proctor, 0-0.00

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
Frontier Communications Sacramento Clash
Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Cooper Davis, 86.75-88-0-0-174.75-110 Points.
2. Jess Lockwood, 87.5-86.5-0-0-174.00-102.5 Points.
3. Gage Gay, 0-89-0-0-89.00-100 Points.
4. Dakota Buttar, 0-88.25-0-0-88.25-60 Points.
5. Cody Nance, 86.5-0-0-0-86.50-50 Points.
6. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 85.75-83.5-0-0-169.25-40 Points.
(tie). Chase Outlaw, 0-87.5-0-0-87.50-40 Points.
8. Stetson Lawrence, 0-87.25-0-0-87.25-30 Points.
9. Dener Barbosa, 85-83.5-0-0-168.50-22.5 Points.
(tie). Cody Heffernan, 85-0-0-0-85.00-22.5 Points.
11. J.B. Mauney, 83.75-87-0-0-170.75-15 Points.
12. Koal Livingston, 84.5-0-0-0-84.50-5 Points.
13. Shane Proctor, 0-86.5-0-0-86.50-2.5 Points.
14. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 83.25-84-0-0-167.25
15. Kaique Pacheco, 80.75-86-0-0-166.75
16. Keyshawn Whitehorse, 65.5-85-0-0-150.50
17. Silvano Alves, 63-77.5-0-0-140.50
18. Guilherme Marchi, 0-85.75-0-0-85.75
(tie). Justin Paton, 0-85.75-0-0-85.75
20. Emilio Resende, 84.25-0-0-0-84.25
21. Eduardo Aparecido, 0-83.75-0-0-83.75
22. Mason Lowe, 83.25-0-0-0-83.25
23. Rubens Barbosa, 0-83-0-0-83.00
(tie). Mike Lee, 0-83-0-0-83.00
25. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 82-0-0-0-82.00
26. Luis Blanco, 81.75-0-0-0-81.75
Derek Kolbaba, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Matt Triplett, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Nevada Newman, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Stormy Wing, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Reese Cates, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Luciano De Castro, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Nathan Schaper, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Brant Atwood, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Tyler Harr, 0-0-0-0-0.00

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