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 CarbonTV.com 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 www.PBR.com/live 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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