By Susan Kanode
For the National Western Stock Show Rodeo
DENVER, Colo. (Jan. 13, 2015) — If their success in Denver is any indication, it won’t be long until Kaique Pacheco and Timmy Vaughan are among the well-known competitors in Professional Bull Riders (PBR).
Both of these men scored 88 points in the first round of the National Western Stock Show’s PBR Denver Chute-Out to put them in a tie for the top spot of the first round of competition, netting them each over $3,000. And both of them did it aboard Colorado bucking bulls owned by Greg Talbert from Cheyenne Wells. Pacheco from Itatiba, Brazil, rode the bull named Compact while Vaughan, from Tonganoxie, Kan., was successful on Pretty Boy.
They were two of ten riders who were successful in Tuesday night’s competition. Pacheco was selected to compete against J.B. Mauney, the 2013 world champion in the JBS Bounty Bull Challenge. In a winner take all format, Pacheco was first to ride and didn’t make it the full eight seconds. Mauney just had to stay on and that is exactly what he did. Mauney’s ride was aboard Wyatt Crowder’s bull The Rocker and the first thing he did after getting off was go shake Crowder’s hand.
Monday night, Brazilian Valdiron de Oliveira had the high-marked ride with an 87.5. That put him in third place and got him a $1,764. Carlos Garcia who lives in New York rounded out the money earners with a fourth place check for $882 for his 87-point ride Monday.
Eighteen riders were successful in the first round and will have an advantage as they advance to Wednesday night’s semi-finals. The 30-man field will also have the men that rode the longest. All 30 will be working to advance to the final round which will feature 15 competitors. At the end of the night, a Denver Chute-Out champion will be crowned and the year-end PBR Touring Pro Division champion will be recognized.
The third and final performance of the Professional Bull Riders’ Denver Chute-Out will be Wednesday night beginning at 7 p.m.