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Davis Wins Music City Knockout; Moves to Third in World Standings

By: Heather Croze
August 20, 2016

Cooper Davis rocketed up to third in the world standings following his win in Nashville. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com

Cooper Davis rocketed up to third in the world standings following his win in Nashville. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com

NASHVILLE – It came down to two young guns in Nashville as Cooper Davis and current PBR (Professional Bull Riders) world standings leader Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) battled head-to-head in front of over 14,000 fans during the Frontier Communications Music City Knockout, presented by Cooper Tires, and brought to fans locally by Sonic. Davis reached 4.21 seconds on Pearl Harbor (Dakota Rodeo/Berger-Struve), which was enough to outlast Pacheco and win the final PBR Major of the season Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena

Davis picked up 905 world points and jumped from eighth to third in the world standings. Davis’ win is his first Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) event win of the season and his biggest since winning last season’s PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals event title.

“You know what, I’ve had heck all day, I got by some really good ones today,” Davis said. “When I came down on Who Dey (K-C Bucking Bulls), I thought I was done, but it worked out.”

The 22-year-old from Jasper, Texas, now trails Pacheco by 390.33 points in the world standings.

“It’s all about points and you have to take it one event at a time,” Davis said. “We got a chance at a world title.”

Pacheco managed to reach 2.54 seconds on Jared Allen’s Air Time in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round, but he ultimately came up just short, finishing second in the head-to-head style event. Pacheco picked up 500 points towards the world standings and maintains his hold on the No. 1 world ranking.

J.B. Mauney’s (Mooresville, North Carolina) 3-for-4 performance earned him the Ride Score Championship and 300 points toward the world standings. Mauney’s 90.25-point ride on Texicali (J.A.R.S. Bucking Bulls/Gene Owens) in Round 2 was the highest score of the tournament and helped him secure the ride score title. Mauney, who is still second in the world standings, now trails Pacheco by 160.33 points after earning 455 total world points in Nashville.

The PBR’s best now move on to Tulsa, Oklahoma’s, BOK Center for the Tulsa Express Employment Professional Classic, presented by Osage Casino on August 27-28.

The Music City Knockout was be the 17th event on the 2016 PBR BFTS schedule. The season consists of 26 stops, traveling to such cities as Chicago, New York, Anaheim, California, and Dallas. It will climax with the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Nov. 2-6 when the 2016 PBR World Champion, the bull rider who earns the most world standings points during the season, will receive the coveted World Championship belt buckle and $1 million bonus.

PBR Digital Editor Kristian Limas contributed to this report. 

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
Frontier Communications Music City Knockout, presented By Cooper Tires
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Round 5-Round 6-Round 7-Round 8-Round 9-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Cooper Davis, 0-82.5-83.75-87.75-0-0-0-3.19-4.21-254.00-905 Points.
2. J.B. Mauney, 0-90.25-87.5-87.5-4.34-0-0-0-0-265.25-300 Points.
3. Kaique Pacheco, 0-85-7.6-3.45-0-0-0-86.25-2.54-171.25-500 Points.
4. Fabiano Vieira, 0-85.75-4.5-86.5-0-0-0-4.06-0-172.25-280 Points.
5. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-85.5-87.5-1.54-2.77-4.08-2.13-0-0-173.00-215 Points.
6. Rubens Barbosa, 84.25-0-0-0-5.23-7.83-7.11-2.14-0-84.25-185 Points.
7. J.B. Mauney, 0-90.25-87.5-87.5-4.34-0-0-0-0-265.25-155 Points.
8. Eduardo Aparecido, 0-84.25-84.5-3.02-1.24-0-0-0-0-168.75-155 Points.
9. Jess Lockwood, 86.25-87.5-5.85-0-90-3.44-0-0-0-263.75-50 Points.
10. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 0-86.5-3.25-0-2.29-0-0-0-0-86.50-50 Points.
11. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 0-83.75-4.41-0-0-0-0-0-0-83.75-50 Points.
12. Nathan Schaper, 0-0-82.75-0-0-0-0-0-0-82.75-50 Points.
13. Tanner Byrne, 0-82.25-3.02-0-0-0-0-0-0-82.25-50 Points.
14. Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-1.68-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00-50 Points.
15. Nevada Newman, 87-0-0-0-3.24-1.8-0-0-0-87.00
16. Cody Nance, 86-0-0-0-2.17-0-0-0-0-86.00
17. Jorge Valdiviezo, 84.25-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-84.25
18. Silvano Alves, 0-83.75-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-83.75
19. Stetson Lawrence, 83.5-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-83.50
Shane Proctor, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Mike Lee, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Derek Kolbaba, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Robson Palermo, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Mason Lowe, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Gage Gay, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Guilherme Marchi, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Tyler Harr, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Kasey Hayes, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Chase Outlaw, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Cody Heffernan, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Aaron Roy, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Kurt Shephard, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Stormy Wing, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Justin Paton, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Fraser Babbington, 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.00

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

1. Kaique Pacheco, 36, 4, 13, 3,005.33, $236,406.02
2. J.B. Mauney, 24, 4, 14, 2,845.00, $161,817.93
3. Cooper Davis, 31, 3, 11, 2,615.00, $179,304.90
4. Fabiano Vieira, 29, 5, 11, 2,504.49, $177,198.42
5. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 34, 2, 12, 2,335.00, $198,360.06
6. Eduardo Aparecido, 27, 1, 5, 1,974.16, $104,030.33
7. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 39, 4, 12, 1,925.00, $198,092.61
8. Shane Proctor, 22, 2, 3, 1,811.66, $182,948.80
9. Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 54, 3, 10, 1,707.50, $110,356.97
10. Mike Lee, 51, 2, 14, 1,626.66, $104,904.63
11. Ryan Dirteater, 23, 2, 6, 1,595.00, $128,255.45
11. Derek Kolbaba, 31, 6, 8, 1,595.00, $116,680.18
13. Tanner Byrne, 26, 2, 4, 1,557.50, $104,438.25
14. Robson Palermo, 33, 0, 8, 1,447.50, $71,656.79
15. Jess Lockwood, 33, 4, 11, 1,415.83, $92,110.34
16. Lachlan Richardson, 44, 4, 12, 1,253.33, $64,743.21
17. Mason Lowe, 27, 3, 6, 1,210.00, $74,081.32
18. Gage Gay, 36, 1, 6, 1,050.33, $64,315.58
19. Rubens Barbosa, 31, 1, 8, 968.33, $44,019.50
20. Guilherme Marchi, 20, 0, 7, 817.50, $40,586.68
21. Stetson Lawrence, 32, 0, 5, 813.66, $45,530.46
22. Ben Jones, 13, 1, 3, 787.50, $39,629.52
23. Valdiron de Oliveira, 42, 1, 8, 752.50, $53,665.80
24. Cody Nance, 33, 4, 12, 667.50, $54,482.14
25. Nevada Newman, 31, 1, 6, 585.00, $46,208.47
26. Silvano Alves, 30, 0, 3, 579.16, $43,400.47
27. Tyler Harr, 41, 4, 11, 545.00, $46,457.21
28. Kasey Hayes, 28, 1, 3, 520.33, $38,181.45
29. Chase Outlaw, 20, 7, 11, 512.50, $51,738.35
30. Nathan Schaper, 36, 2, 7, 497.50, $60,665.25
31. Cody Heffernan, 30, 6, 13, 486.66, $37,453.71
32. Jorge Valdiviezo, 24, 3, 10, 472.50, $35,597.94
33. Aaron Roy, 38, 0, 4, 457.50, $30,285.38
34. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 43, 3, 10, 435.00, $43,122.59
35. Kurt Shephard, 57, 1, 12, 420.00, $32,983.17
36. Stormy Wing, 32, 0, 5, 415.00, $33,884.04
37. Luis Blanco, 33, 5, 14, 407.50, $38,132.62
38. Brant Atwood, 39, 3, 12, 382.50, $43,610.22
39. Justin Paton, 36, 0, 9, 380.00, $35,233.29
40. Fraser Babbington, 29, 3, 8, 377.50, $32,458.71
41. Dakota Buttar, 21, 1, 10, 339.16, $32,926.54
42. Ty Pozzobon, 20, 3, 11, 335.00, $18,798.84
43. Alex Aparecido Marcilio, 13, 3, 6, 295.00, $8,660.02
44. Keyshawn Whitehorse, 32, 3, 6, 290.00, $22,596.22
45. Josh Birks, 21, 3, 8, 279.16, $32,826.19

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