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Fabiano Vieira Eeks Out Victory in PBR’s Express Employment Professionals Invitational

By: Heather Croze
January 24, 2016

Fabiano Vieira walks away as the event winner after riding Red Moon for 89.25. Photo By: Andy Watson/BullStockMedia.com

Fabiano Vieira walks away as the event winner after riding Red Moon for 89.25. Photo By: Andy Watson/BullStockMedia.com

OKLAHOMA CITY – In the last ride of the weekend, Fabiano Vieira put up 89.25 points on Red Moon (Holmes/Jackson/Flying S) in the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Built Ford Tough Championship Round to edge Mason Lowe for the victory in the Express Employment Professionals Invitational presented locally by Sonic. Lowe put together a monster 91-point ride aboard Sweet Pro’s Bruiser (D&H Cattle Co./Buck) and then had to watch Vieira’s ride to see if he would score his first career Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) victory.

Vieira and Lowe both went 4-for-4 on the weekend as the two battled for the title. With the victory, Vieira earned 595 points toward the PBR world standings after racking up 10 points in Round 1, 35 points in Round 2, 50 points in the championship round, and 500 points as the leader in the aggregate of this three-day event. He took home $34,400. To see Vieira’s ride on Red Moon click here.

Lowe finished in second place and earned 340 world standings points, taking home $17,600. Lowe’s ride on Bruiser marked the first 90-point ride of his PBR career.

“I felt really good and I thought I had it,” Lowe said. “That ride on Bruiser went great and I did everything I could to win, but I have to give credit to Fabiano.”

Former Rookie of the Year (2013) Joao Ricardo Vieira also went 4-for-4 on the weekend as he tied for third place with reigning PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney, each earning 265 world standings points on the weekend.Mauney used a 90.25-point ride aboard 2015 PBR World Champion Bull Sweet Pro’s Long John (D&H Cattle Co.) to catapult himself from eighth place into the Top 5 of the event.

Gage Gay recorded his best finish of the 2016 season to date, as he took fifth place, earning 112.5 world standings points for the finish. Robson Palermo, who had been on pace to challenge for the event title in Oklahoma City had to sit out the championship round after aggravating his lower back during Round 3. Despite missing his final ride, Palermo still finished in sixth place, tied with Mike Lee. Each rider and collected 105 world standings points.

In his first appearance of the season, 2008 PBR World Champion Guilherme Marchi finished in a respectable eighth place, going 3-for-4 for the event and earning 95 points. At the end of 2015, Marchi reported that he would sit out the 2016 season to have surgery on his right knee. He used the time between the 2015 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals and this event to strengthen his knee and decided to test it this weekend.

Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen’s Lane’s Magic Train and Brutus (Boyd/Floyd) were the Salem Nationalease High-Marked bulls in Oklahoma City with scores of 45 out of 50 points each. Lane’s Magic Trane dispatched Brady Sims in 1.22 seconds while Brutus took care of Gay in 1.94 seconds, both in the championship round.

The next stop on the 2016 Built Ford Tough Series schedule will be the Anaheim Invitational at the Honda Center on Jan. 29-31. This three-day event will include a 15/15 Bucking Battle, featuring the Top 15 PBR bull riders going head-to-head with the Top 15 bulls in a special round of competition.  All of the 15/15 Bucking Battle action will air on CBS on Sunday, Jan.31 at noon ET.

CBS Sports Network will broadcast Round 2 of the Anaheim Invitational live on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 10 p.m. ET. Round 3 and the championship round will air on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can also watch all of the action live via the PBR LIVE app, available for download now on Google Play and iTunes, or online at www.pbr.com/live.

The Express Employment Professionals Invitational was the third event on the 2016 PBR Built Ford Tough Series schedule. The season consists of 26 stops, with the Top 35 bull riders in the world traveling to such cities as Chicago, New York, Anaheim, California, Dallas, Tulsa, Oklahoma; and more. 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. For complete schedule information, fans can visit www.PBR.com.

The BFTS is televised every week on CBS, CBS Sports Network and networks around the world. 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.

Professional Bull Riders
Express Employment Professionals Invitational

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2- Round 3-Championship Round-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Fabiano Vieira, 85.5-85.75-83.75-89.25-344.25-595 Points.
2. Mason Lowe, 82-84-83.5-91-340.50-340 Points.
3. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 68.75-84.5-85.75-87-326.00-265 Points.
(tie). J.B. Mauney, 0-87.75-82.5-90.25-260.50-265 Points.
5. Gage Gay, 0-84.25-86.25-0-170.50-112.5 Points.
6. Robson Palermo, 83.75-87.5-0-0-171.25-105 Points.
(tie). Mike Lee, 86.5-0-0-0-86.50-105 Points.
8. Guilherme Marchi, 0-83.25-74.5-80.75-238.50-95 Points.
9. Aaron Roy, 86-0-84.75-0-170.75-75 Points.
10. Cooper Davis, 84.5-0-86-0-170.50-67.5 Points.
11. Kaique Pacheco, 86.25-77.5-0-0-163.75-65 Points.
12. Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-86-0-86.00-55 Points.
13. Derek Kolbaba, 0-86-0-0-86.00-50 Points.
14. Stetson Lawrence, 86-0-0-0-86.00-45 Points.
15. Douglas Duncan, 0-85.75-0-0-85.75-35 Points.
16. Shane Proctor, 0-0-85.25-0-85.25-30 Points.
(tie). Cody Nance, 85.75-0-0-0-85.75-30 Points.
18. Valdiron de Oliveira, 84.75-0-84.75-0-169.50-20 Points.
19. Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 0-85-0-0-85.00-15 Points.
20. Markus Mariluch, 85.5-0-0-0-85.50-10 Points.
21. Ben Jones, 83.25-0-80.5-0-163.75-5 Points.
(tie). Brady Sims, 85-84.25-0-0-169.25-5 Points.
(tie). Claudio Crisostomo, 0-83-83.75-0-166.75-5 Points.
24. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 0-0-84.25-0-84.25
25. Emilio Resende, 83.25-0-0-0-83.25
26. Silvano Alves, 78.25-0-0-0-78.25
Kasey Hayes, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Cody Heffernan, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Justin Paton, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Nathan Schaper, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Tanner Byrne, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Robson Aragao, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Eduardo Aparecido, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Reese Cates, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Stormy Wing, 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. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 13, 4, 7, 1,005.00, $152,474.40
2. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 4, 0, 3, 975.00, $33,900.00
3. Fabiano Vieira, 5, 1, 2, 666.66, $44,485.39
4. Robson Palermo, 9, 0, 2, 650.00, $19,127.95
5. Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 14, 2, 2, 625.00, $43,675.68
6. J.B. Mauney, 5, 0, 3, 540.00, $27,284.63
7. Mason Lowe, 7, 1, 3, 450.00, $25,744.66
8. Valdiron de Oliveira, 9, 0, 3, 432.50, $24,147.52
9. Mike Lee, 11, 1, 4, 390.00, $26,194.54
10. Derek Kolbaba, 11, 4, 5, 360.00, $43,256.85
11. Gage Gay, 7, 1, 2, 317.50, $20,425.00
12. Aaron Roy, 4, 0, 1, 290.00, $10,691.67
13. Kasey Hayes, 3, 0, 1, 280.00, $17,300.00
14. J.W. Harris, 3, 1, 1, 250.00, $16,300.00
15. Cody Heffernan, 11, 4, 6, 221.66, $18,191.61
16. Kaique Pacheco, 7, 1, 3, 207.50, $16,694.38
17. Ryan Dirteater, 3, 0, 1, 200.00, $10,778.33
18. Lindomar Lino, 10, 1, 5, 170.00, $15,427.38
19. Chris Lowe, 4, 2, 4, 155.00, $13,426.55
20. Silvano Alves, 9, 0, 1, 152.50, $11,005.06
21. Douglas Duncan, 4, 0, 0, 150.00, $8,105.00
22. Tyler Harr, 9, 0, 4, 147.50, $12,102.72
23. Justin Paton, 9, 0, 4, 137.50, $12,972.69
24. Shane Proctor, 4, 0, 1, 126.66, $17,418.80
25. Lachlan Richardson, 8, 1, 1, 110.00, $6,637.30
26. Nathan Schaper, 5, 0, 0, 105.00, $3,425.00
27. Bonner Bolton, 1, 0, 0, 102.50, $4,950.00
28. Jorge Valdiviezo, 5, 1, 5, 100.00, $9,161.70
29. Cristiano Cunha, 4, 1, 2, 95.00, $7,559.14
29. Guilherme Marchi, 1, 0, 1, 95.00, $1,900.00
31. Cody Ford, 10, 1, 2, 92.50, $8,782.71
31. Ben Jones, 3, 0, 0, 92.50, $4,475.00
33. Nevada Newman, 9, 0, 3, 90.00, $9,755.48
33. Fraser Babbington, 6, 1, 2, 90.00, $6,678.07
33. Tanner Byrne, 6, 0, 1, 90.00, $12,211.48
33. Chad VanAmburg, 1, 1, 2, 90.00, $8,784.88
37. Kurt Shephard, 13, 1, 4, 80.00, $6,554.04
37. Brady Oleson, 10, 0, 0, 80.00, $10,640.00
39. Scottie Knapp, 8, 1, 2, 77.50, $7,706.48
40. Roscoe Jarboe, 9, 0, 2, 70.00, $9,175.41
41. Cooper Davis, 1, 0, 0, 67.50, $3,275.00
42. Tristan Mize, 13, 0, 3, 65.00, $7,666.88
42. Roy Dunn, 6, 0, 4, 65.00, $6,745.65
44. Gustavo Pedrero, 2, 1, 2, 62.50, $4,023.86
45. Robson Aragao, 6, 0, 1, 60.00, $6,240.14
45. Josh Faircloth, 9, 0, 3, 60.00, $5,882.57
45. Beau Willis, 13, 0, 4, 60.00, $5,091.25
45. Marcio Roberto dos Santos, 1, 1, 1, 60.00, $3,520.00
45. Eddie Carlon, 4, 2, 2, 60.00, $3,596.72
45. Parker Breding, 2, 1, 1, 60.00, $3,319.12
45. Cody Martin, 1, 1, 1, 60.00, $3,902.92
45. Brant Atwood, 4, 1, 1, 60.00, $4,417.56
45. Nestor Valtierra, 1, 1, 1, 60.00, $24,948.00

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