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Claudio Montanha Jr. Wins PBR’s Duluth Invitational

By: Heather Croze
March 11, 2018

Claudio Montanha Jr. moved up one spot in the standings from No 4 to No. 3. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia

DULUTH, Georgia – In front of more than 15,000 energetic fans over the course of the two-day PBR (Professional Bull Riders) event, BrazilianClaudio Montanha Jr. (Ribeirao dos Indios, Brazil) was victorious in the Championship Round on Sunday at the 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast, Duluth Invitational winning his first buckle of the season at Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, Georgia.

Montanha Jr. rode Wham Bam (Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls/6-C) for the required 8 in Round 2 to start the day, before earning the highest marks in the Championship Round with 89.50 points aboard Buck John (Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls).

With the win, Montanha Jr. earned 500 points towards the PBR world standings and moved up one spot in the standings from No 4 to No. 3. He also takes home a paycheck of $37,085.00.

With a big day on Sunday, Texan Cody Teel (Kountze, Texas) finished in second place and rose from No. 13 to No. 5 in the world standings. Teel earned 86.25 points on Charge (Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls) in Round 2. The lanky bull rider was all business in the Championship Round when he selected two-time YETI World Champion Bull, Sweet Pro’s Bruiser (D&H Cattle Co./Buck Cattle Co.). But for the second week in a row, Bruiser came out on top as he threw Teel to the ground in 6.15 seconds.

The only other rider to record a score in the championship round was Paris, Tennessee’s Cody Nance. The 30-year old put up 85 points on Church Bells (Melissa Cox/Wallgren Bull Co.) to finish third in Duluth. Opening Championship Sunday, Nance rode Buck Naked (Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls) to 79 points.

Nance earned 300 points towards the world standings along with $13,985. He rose eight spots in the standings, from No. 14 to No. 6.

Eduardo Aparecido (Gouvelandia, Brazil) conquered Zacchaeus (Davis Rodeo Ranch/Fogle) for 85 points in the opening round of the night, but he hit the dirt early in the Championship Round to finish fourth. It’s the second week in a row that Aparecido has finished in the Top-5 of an event, this weekend earning180 world points and $13,985.

Continuing his climb up the world standings, Aparecido is now ranked No. 8 in the world.

Round 1 winner, Tye Chandler (Celina, Texas) earned his best finish of the year with a fifth place showing in the Peach State. Despite not riding either of his bulls on Sunday, Chandler finished the weekend with 120 world points and a paycheck for $7,480.

For the third time this year and the third week in a row, Bruiser was named the YETI “Built for the Wild” Bull of the Event with his buckoff of Teel, which earned him a 45.75-point bull score.

Fans will be able to watch all the action from Duluth in its entirety on RidePass.com or via the RidePass mobile app on Sunday, March 12 at 8:00 a.m.

The next event of the 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast schedule is in Albuquerque, N.M. at the famed “Pit” on the campus of the University of New Mexico, March 16-18. The Ty Murray Invitational presented by Isleta Casino and Resort will begin at 7:45 on Friday, 6:45 on Saturday and 1:45 on Sunday.

25th PBR Unleash The Beast
Duluth Invitational
Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth, Georgia
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Claudio Montanha Jr., 84.75-78-89.5-252.25-500 Points.
2. Cody Teel, 85.75-86.25-0-172.00-310 Points.
3. Cody Nance, 84.75-79-85-248.75-300 Points.
4. Eduardo Aparecido, 86.5-85-0-171.50-180 Points.
5. Tye Chandler, 87-0-0-87.00-120 Points.
6. Luciano De Castro, 0-86-0-86.00-70 Points.
7. Ramon de Lima, 83.25-80.75-0-164.00-65 Points.
(tie). Jess Lockwood, 86.25-0-0-86.25-65 Points.
9. Alex Marcilio, 0-85.75-0-85.75-55 Points.
10. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 86-0-0-86.00-50 Points.
11. Ryan Dirteater, 69-84.25-0-153.25-47.5 Points.
12. Jose Vitor Leme, 0-85.5-0-85.50-40 Points.
(tie). Brennon Eldred, 0-85.5-0-85.50-40 Points.
14. Emilio Resende, 85.5-0-0-85.50-20 Points.
15. Nathan Burtenshaw, 85.25-0-0-85.25-10 Points.
16. Tanner Byrne, 0-84.25-0-84.25-2.5 Points.
17. Chase Robbins, 0-84-0-84.00
18. Fernando Henrique Novais, 81.5-0-0-81.50
19. Cody Campbell, 68.75-0-0-68.75
Dener Barbosa, 0-0-0-0.00
Cooper Davis, 0-0-0-0.00
Guilherme Marchi, 0-0-0-0.00
Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0.00
Kaique Pacheco, 0-0-0-0.00
Fabiano Vieira, 0-0-0-0.00
Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-0-0-0.00
J.B. Mauney, 0-0-0-0.00
Dakota Buttar, 0-0-0-0.00
Brady Oleson, 0-0-0-0.00
Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0.00
Juan Carlos Contreras, 0-0-0-0.00
Ueberson Duarte, 0-0-0-0.00
Silvano Alves, 0-0-0-0.00
Bryan Titman, 0-0-0-0.00
Sean Willingham, 0-0-0-0.00
Stormy Wing, 0-0-0-0.00
Mason Lowe, 0-0-0-0.00

2018 Professional Bull Riders 25th PBR: Unleash the Beast World Standings
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5’s, Points, Total Winnings)

1. Ramon de Lima, 16, 2, 3, 1,740.00, $179,175.00
2. Luciano De Castro, 13, 1, 6, 1,655.00, $100,436.36
3. Claudio Montanha Jr., 17, 1, 6, 1,535.83, $97,826.67
4. Dener Barbosa, 18, 1, 7, 1,465.00, $69,845.00
5. Cody Teel, 15, 0, 5, 965.00, $98,300.95
6. Cody Nance, 12, 1, 2, 948.33, $103,322.27
7. Cooper Davis, 12, 1, 4, 890.00, $132,384.14
8. Eduardo Aparecido, 14, 0, 4, 880.83, $51,611.66
9. Ryan Dirteater, 7, 1, 1, 872.50, $56,750.00
10. Derek Kolbaba, 15, 0, 5, 810.00, $98,542.18
11. Guilherme Marchi, 12, 1, 1, 763.33, $60,756.19
12. Stetson Lawrence, 13, 0, 3, 715.00, $40,361.78
13. Gage Gay, 3, 1, 1, 700.00, $109,425.50
14. Valdiron de Oliveira, 16, 0, 4, 694.16, $31,681.67
15. Jess Lockwood, 12, 1, 3, 680.00, $130,257.86
16. Tanner Byrne, 13, 1, 1, 627.50, $49,814.37
17. Jose Vitor Leme, 15, 1, 4, 567.50, $50,552.44
18. Emilio Resende, 10, 0, 2, 565.00, $34,577.86
19. Keyshawn Whitehorse, 15, 1, 4, 543.33, $34,872.73
20. Kaique Pacheco, 15, 2, 2, 492.50, $51,711.66
21. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 11, 0, 1, 480.00, $25,500.00
22. Fabiano Vieira, 13, 0, 0, 397.50, $29,788.39
22. Brennon Eldred, 12, 0, 3, 397.50, $71,698.54
24. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 14, 0, 1, 387.50, $34,463.11
25. J.B. Mauney, 10, 1, 4, 365.00, $19,800.00
26. Dakota Buttar, 12, 0, 1, 362.50, $27,534.30
27. Alex Marcilio, 11, 0, 2, 360.00, $55,772.24
28. Tye Chandler, 18, 2, 5, 337.50, $26,871.09
29. Fraser Babbington, 7, 2, 5, 330.00, $13,955.03
30. Chase Robbins, 15, 0, 4, 272.50, $33,090.94
31. Cody Campbell, 16, 1, 1, 258.33, $21,917.86
32. Aaron Kleier, 8, 2, 6, 250.00, $19,237.39\
33. Brady Oleson, 14, 1, 5, 245.83, $24,377.29
34. Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 17, 1, 1, 227.50, $30,166.07
35. Juan Carlos Contreras, 11, 1, 1, 225.00, $18,337.92
36. Nathan Burtenshaw, 14, 1, 2, 215.00, $21,786.33
36. Lindomar Lino, 11, 2, 3, 215.00, $15,787.20
38. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 11, 1, 4, 195.83, $22,495.81
39. Ueberson Duarte, 6, 1, 1, 182.50, $8,960.00
40. Michael Lane, 8, 1, 3, 180.00, $12,850.00
41. Fernando Henrique Novais, 9, 1, 3, 165.00, $10,083.33
42. Lucas Divino, 4, 2, 2, 160.00, $11,181.59
43. Reese Cates, 14, 0, 3, 152.50, $13,200.00
44. Silvano Alves, 14, 0, 1, 150.00, $17,226.66
44. Rubens Barbosa, 15, 0, 3, 150.00, $23,629.61

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