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Game Notes: Oklahoma City

SEVEN STRAIGHT – The Built Ford Tough Series will make its seventh consecutive appearance and 15th stop overall in Oklahoma City this weekend. The Chesapeake Energy Arena will host the BFTS competition on Friday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m.; and on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m.

ON TAP – The PBR will travel to Sacramento, California, as the BFTS stops at Sleep Train Arena, Jan. 30-31. The event will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30 and 6:50 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31.

PAST OKLAHOMA CITY EVENT WINNERS – Last year, Nathan Schaper won his first Built Ford Tough Series event in Oklahoma City. As the only rider to go 4-for-4 on the weekend, Schaper held onto his championship round bull Percolator (Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls) for dear life as the bull nearly tossed him before the 8-second buzzer sounded. The North Dakota native received only 79 points for the ride, as a result of having to cling to the side of Percolator for half the ride, but it was all Schaper needed to nail down the victory.

2014 Nathan Schaper

2013 Sean Willingham

2012 Valdiron de Oliveira

2011 Paulo Lima

2010 Jordan Hupp

2009 Ednei Caminhas

2006 Jody Newberry

2005 Ross Johnson

2004 Brendon Clark

2003 Gilbert Carrillo

2002 Justin Volz

2001 Jason Bennett

2000 Jason Bennett

1999 Tater Porter

FORMAT – This weekend, the Top 35 bull riders on the BFTS will compete in Round 1 on Friday night, Round 2 on Saturday night and Round 3 on Sunday night, facing one bull in each round. The riders with the Top 15 scores after three rounds will advance to the Built Ford Tough Championship Round on Sunday for an additional ride and a chance at the $30,000 event title.

POSSIBLE POINTS – There are 800 possible points available in Oklahoma City, as the winner of the event will receive 400 points and each of the four round wins are worth 100 points apiece.

PROVIDING PROTECTION – The Dickies® Bullfighters this weekend are Jesse Byrne of Okotoks, Alberta; Shorty Gorham of Cotulla, Texas; and Frank Newsom of Paoli, Oklahoma.

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