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Game Notes: Last Cowboy Standing

THE EVENT:

SECOND PBR MAJOR – The PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series will make its first stop in Las Vegas during the 2015 BFTS Season for the second of four PBR majors, Last Cowboy Standing. The MGM Resorts Village will host Last Cowboy Standing on Friday, May 22 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, May 23 at 6 p.m.

ON TAP – The Built Ford Tough Series will take its annual summer break following The Last Cowboy Standing. The BFTS resumes on Aug. 7-8 in Biloxi, Mississippi, for the Battle at the Beau at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

PAST LAST COWBOY STANDING EVENT WINNERS

2014 Guilherme Marchi

2013 Silvano Alves

2012 Silvano Alves

2011 Luke Snyder

FORMAT – Last Cowboy Standing is a progressive-elimination format competition. Each of the Top 50 bull riders in the world will ride one bull in Round 1. The Top 25 riders who reach 8 seconds will advance to the next round, where they will each ride another bull. If there are not enough riders who successfully cover their bulls in the first round, riders will be selected by the current standings as of this week until the field of 25 is full. The elimination format continues until there is only one cowboy left. There will be a maximum of five rounds. The total purse is more than $250,000 with the winner taking home $180,000, including the $100,000 Bad Boy Mowers Bonus.

THE PBR MAJORS SCHEDULE – Similar to horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Majors will take center stage on the Built Ford Tough Series, offering increased world standings points and prize money while featuring the top bull riders and bulls of the PBR.

  • Feb. 28 in Arlington, Texas, Choctaw Casino Resort Iron Cowboy powered by Kawasaki: Joao Ricardo Vieira earned 900 points and nearly $195,000 with his win at Iron Cowboy.
  • May 22-23 in Las Vegas, Last Cowboy Standing – part of Cowboy Spring Break: There will be a total purse of $250,000 available with $180,000 going to the Last Cowboy Standing event winner, including the Bad Boy Mowers Bonus of $100,000. The PBR world points available will be 1.5 times more than at the regular BFTS events.
  • Aug. 22-23 in Nashville, Tennessee: A new format and added purse will be included and announced at a later date.
  • Jan. 2016 in New York: A new format and added purse will be included and announced at a later date.

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