Game Notes: St. Louis

YOU CAN FIND ME IN ST. LOUIE – The Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) will stop in the Midwest this weekend, bringing the best bull riders in the world and bucking bulls in the business to the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The competition will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13; 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15.

ON DECK – The PBR visits Kansas City, Missouri, next, as the Sprint Center hosts the Caterpillar Classic. The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.

PAST ST. LOUIS EVENT WINNERS – Last year, 2013 Rookie of the Year Joao Ricardo Vieira went 3-for-4 with a 90.75-point ride on Smackdown (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) on the way to his first Built Ford Tough Series win of 2014.

2014 Joao Ricardo Vieira

2013 Fabiano Vieira

2011 Guilherme Marchi

2010 Jody Newberry

2009 Wiley Petersen

2008 Renato Nunes

2007 Matt Bohon

2006 Dustin Hall

2005 Justin McBride

2004 Adriano Moraes

2003 Justin McBride

2002 Gary Richard

2001 Chris Shivers

2000 Chris Shivers

1999 Charles Litchfield

1998 Adriano Moraes

1997 Adriano Moraes

FORMAT – This weekend, the Top 35 bull riders on the BFTS will compete in Round 1 on Friday, Round 2 on Saturday, and Round 3 on Sunday, 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 St. Louis, as the winner of the event average 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.

TELEVISION BROADCAST – PBR LIVE via will broadcast the Bass Pro Chute Out presented by Cooper Tires in real time at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 13; 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 14; and at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 15. PBR LIVE is now available at no charge to all fans and media. Visit to view.

The PBR’s second 15/15 Bucking Battle of the 2015 season will be shown on CBS Network on Sunday at 12 p.m. ET. CBS Sports Network will broadcast Round 3 and the Built Ford Tough Championship Round on Sunday at 8 p.m


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