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Davis Wins in Tulsa; Moves to Second in the World

By: Jordan Johnson
August 28, 2016

Cooper Davis' 86.75-point ride on Machinery Auctioneer's Little Joe sealed the victory Sunday. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com

Cooper Davis’ 86.75-point ride on Machinery Auctioneer’s Little Joe sealed the victory Sunday. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com

TULSA, Okla. – Sophomore bull rider Cooper Davis is on a tear. After winning the final PBR Major of the 2016 season last weekend in Nashville, the 22-year-old came into the Built Ford Tough Series this weekend just 390 points shy of being the No. 1 man in the world standings. Davis moved into second in the world standings and is now just 20.33 points away from taking over the world lead after his win on Sunday afternoon at BOK Center.

Entering the Built Ford Tough Championship Round leading the PBR Express Employment Professionals Classic, presented by Osage Casino, Davis closed it out with an event-winning 86.75-point ride on Machinery Auctioneer’s Little Joe (Rockin’ I Rodeo Co.).

Davis’ ride completed a 3-for-3 weekend and awarded him his second BFTS event victory in a row. He earned 630 world points and launched himself to No. 2 in the world standings.

Veteran Stormy Wing finished second after his own 3-for-3 performance. Wing capped his weekend with an 88-point ride on After All (Frontier Rodeo Company) in the championship round. The Dalhart, Texas, native picked up 385 points toward the world standings for his effort and jumps up to No. 22 in the world standings.

Pacheco finished third in Tulsa with another perfect 3-for-3 weekend. He completed the feat with a 66-point ride on Midnight Moon (Young Money Cattle Co.) in the final round. Pacheco was offered a re-ride option, but turned it down. Despite coming up short in the event, Pacheco still earned 260 world points to maintain his hold atop the world standings.

Rookie sensation Jess Lockwood finished fourth in Tulsa and won the championship round with a 90-point ride on Legacy (2K Bucking Bulls), while also earning the high-marked ride of the event. It was the second week in a row that the 18-year-old reached the 90-point threshold in the BFTS and the third overall in his young career. Lockwood earned 205 world points for the finish, moving him up to 11th in the world standings. He also moved to second in the Rookie of the Year race, surpassing Derek Kolbaba.

Lachlan Richardson rounded out the Top 5, earning 125 points toward the world standings. The effort continues a career year for the young Gresford, Australia, bull rider who sits at No. 16 in the world standings.

Pearl Harbor (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/H&C Bucking Bulls) and Seven Dust (J.A.R.S. Bucking Bulls/Gene Owen) tied for the high-marked bull of the weekend after each were marked 45.25 points during Saturday night’s 15/15 Bucking Battle.

The PBR now moves down the road to Thackerville, Oklahoma, for the Winstar World Resort and Casino Invitational Sept. 3-4. The World Championship race becomes even tighter as the PBR’s best battle it out with just eight regular-season events left until the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas.

The action from Thackerville starts at 7 p.m. CT on Sept. 3 and 6:50 p.m. CT on Sept. 4 on PBR LIVE.

Tulsa was the 18th stop on the 2016 BFTS schedule. The season will conclude at the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Nov. 2-6 at Las Vegas’ new T-Mobile Arena where the 2016 PBR World Champion, the bull rider who earns the most points during the 2016 season, will be crowned and receive the coveted World Championship belt buckle and a $1 million bonus.

The BFTS is televised every week on CBS, CBS Sports Network and networks around the world. Television ratings for PBR on CBS are up more than 33 percent this season compared to last year at this time, according to Nielsen. BFTS telecasts are produced for the PBR under a multi-year agreement with David Neal Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company led by 34-time Emmy® Award winner and Peabody Award winner David Neal, who serves as executive producer.

PBR Digital Editor Kristian Limas contributed to this report. 

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
Express Employment Professionals Classic
BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Cooper Davis, 87.75-87.25-86.75-261.75-630 Points.
2. Stormy Wing, 85.75-86.75-88-260.50-385 Points.
3. Kaique Pacheco, 83.5-85.25-66-234.75-260 Points.
4. Jess Lockwood, 83.75-0-90-173.75-205 Points.
5. Lachlan Richardson, 87.75-0-0-87.75-125 Points.
6. Guilherme Marchi, 84.5-80-0-164.50-80 Points.
7. Shane Proctor, 0-86.75-0-86.75-72.5 Points.
8. J.B. Mauney, 86.75-0-0-86.75-67.5 Points.
9. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 86.25-0-0-86.25-50 Points.
10. Tyler Harr, 0-83.75-0-83.75-35 Points.
11. Derek Kolbaba, 0-81.75-0-81.75-20 Points.
(tie). Robson Palermo, 84.5-0-0-84.50-20 Points.
13. Mason Lowe, 83.75-0-0-83.75-5 Points.
(tie). Stetson Lawrence, 82.5-0-0-82.50-5 Points.
(tie). Silvano Alves, 83.5-0-0-83.50-5 Points.
16. Jorge Valdiviezo, 81.25-0-0-81.25
Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-0-0-0.00
Eduardo Aparecido, 0-0-0-0.00
Paulo Ferreira Lima, 0-0-0-0.00
Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0.00
Mike Lee, 0-0-0-0.00
Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0.00
Tanner Byrne, 0-0-0-0.00
Gage Gay, 0-0-0-0.00
Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-0-0.00
Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Nance, 0-0-0-0.00
Nevada Newman, 0-0-0-0.00
Kasey Hayes, 0-0-0-0.00
Nathan Schaper, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Heffernan, 0-0-0-0.00
Aaron Roy, 0-0-0-0.00
Luis Blanco, 0-0-0-0.00
Kurt Shephard, 0-0-0-0.00
Dakota Buttar, 0-0-0-0.00

2016 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
World Finals Standings
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5’s, Points, Total Winnings)

1. Kaique Pacheco, 37, 4, 14, 3,265.33, $247,358.88
2. Cooper Davis, 32, 4, 12, 3,245.00, $218,902.75
3. J.B. Mauney, 25, 4, 14, 2,912.50, $165,717.93
4. Fabiano Vieira, 29, 5, 11, 2,504.49, $177,198.42
5. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 35, 3, 13, 2,485.00, $219,760.06
6. Eduardo Aparecido, 28, 1, 5, 1,974.16, $104,430.33
7. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 39, 4, 12, 1,925.00, $198,492.61
8. Shane Proctor, 24, 2, 3, 1,884.16, $187,776.66
9. Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 55, 3, 10, 1,707.50, $110,756.97
10. Mike Lee, 52, 2, 14, 1,626.66, $105,304.63
11. Jess Lockwood, 34, 4, 12, 1,620.83, $102,395.34
12. Derek Kolbaba, 32, 6, 8, 1,615.00, $118,158.04
13. Ryan Dirteater, 24, 2, 6, 1,595.00, $128,655.45
14. Tanner Byrne, 27, 2, 4, 1,557.50, $104,838.25
15. Robson Palermo, 34, 0, 8, 1,467.50, $73,006.79
16. Lachlan Richardson, 45, 4, 13, 1,378.33, $71,808.21
17. Mason Lowe, 28, 3, 6, 1,215.00, $74,966.32
18. Gage Gay, 36, 1, 6, 1,050.33, $64,715.58
19. Rubens Barbosa, 31, 1, 8, 968.33, $44,419.50
20. Guilherme Marchi, 20, 0, 7, 897.50, $44,514.53
21. Stetson Lawrence, 32, 0, 5, 818.66, $46,230.46
22. Stormy Wing, 32, 0, 6, 800.00, $53,661.89
23. Ben Jones, 12, 1, 3, 787.50, $39,629.52
24. Valdiron de Oliveira, 42, 1, 8, 752.50, $54,065.80
25. Cody Nance, 33, 4, 12, 667.50, $54,882.14
26. Tyler Harr, 42, 4, 12, 610.00, $50,074.44
27. Nevada Newman, 31, 1, 6, 585.00, $46,608.47
28. Silvano Alves, 30, 0, 3, 584.16, $44,100.47
29. Kasey Hayes, 28, 1, 3, 520.33, $38,581.45
30. Chase Outlaw, 19, 7, 11, 512.50, $51,738.35
31. Nathan Schaper, 37, 2, 7, 497.50, $61,065.25
32. Cody Heffernan, 30, 6, 13, 486.66, $37,853.71
33. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 44, 3, 10, 485.00, $45,822.59
34. Jorge Valdiviezo, 24, 3, 10, 472.50, $35,997.94
35. Aaron Roy, 38, 0, 4, 457.50, $30,685.38
36. Brant Atwood, 40, 3, 13, 432.50, $46,604.54
37. Luis Blanco, 35, 5, 15, 422.50, $39,004.92
38. Kurt Shephard, 57, 1, 12, 420.00, $33,383.17
39. Dakota Buttar, 23, 2, 12, 419.16, $37,067.52
40. Justin Paton, 36, 0, 9, 380.00, $35,233.29
41. Fraser Babbington, 28, 3, 8, 377.50, $32,458.71
42. Ty Pozzobon, 21, 3, 12, 347.50, $19,554.52
43. Reese Cates, 31, 2, 4, 310.00, $26,522.62
44. Dener Barbosa, 13, 3, 10, 305.00, $5,215.96
45. Cody Coverchuk, 29, 2, 10, 295.00, $18,048.92
45. Alex Aparecido Marcilio, 14, 3, 6, 295.00, $8,660.02

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