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Game Notes: World Finals

FINAL COUNTDOWN – The event that every rider has been working towards all season is finally here, the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals will take place in Las Vegas for the 21st consecutive year on Oct. 22-26 at the Thomas & Mack Center. The richest bull riding event in the world has a $2.3 million purse, including a $1 million bonus to the 2013 PBR World Champion, who also receives the coveted World Champion buckle.

WORLD CHAMPIONS – The PBR World Champion is determined by the bull rider who earns the most Built Ford Tough Series points throughout the regular season and the Built Ford Tough World Finals. Silvano Alves is looking to become the first three-time consecutive champion in history. Adriano Moraes is the only other bull rider to win three titles. He won the first title in 1994, and became the first two-time winner in 2001. He became the only three-time winner in 2006.

2013 J.B. Mauney, Moorseville, N.C.

2012 Silvano Alves, Pilar Du Sol, Brazil

2011 Silvano Alves, Pilar Du Sol, Brazil

2010 Renato Nunes, Buritama, Brazil

2009 Kody Lostroh, Longmont, Colo.

2008 Guilherme Marchi, Leme, Brazil

2007 Justin McBride, Elk City, Okla.

2006 Adriano Moraes, Cachoeira Paulista, Brazil

2005 Justin McBride, Elk City, Okla.

2004 Mike Lee Decatur, Texas

2003 Chris Shivers, Jonesville, La.

2002 Ednei Caminhas, Presidente Alves, Brazil

2001 Adriano Moraes, Cachoeira Paulista, Brazil

2000 Chris Shivers, Jonesville, La.

1999 Cody Hart, Gainesville, Texas

1998 Troy Dunn, Sarina, Australia

1997 Michael Gaffney, Albuquerque, N.M.

1996 Owen Washburn, Lordsburg, N.M.

1995 Tuff Hedeman, Morgan Mill, Texas

1994 Adriano Moraes, Cachoeira Paulista, Brazil

WORLD FINALS EVENT WINNER – The Built Ford Tough World Finals Event Winner is determined by the highest aggregate score after all rounds of competition. Only two riders have won the World Finals Event and World Championship in the same season – Renato Nunes in 2010 and Mike Lee in 2004.

Here is a complete list of PBR World Finals Event Winners:

2013 J.B. Mauney, Mooresville, N.C.

2012 Robson Palermo, Rio Branco, Brazil

2011 Robson Palermo, Rio Branco, Brazil

2010 Renato Nunes, Buritama, Brazil

2009 J.B. Mauney, Mooresville, N.C.

2008 Robson Palermo, Rio Branco, Brazil

2007 Wiley Petersen, Fort Hall, Idaho

2006 L.J. Jenkins, Texico, N.M.

2005 Guilherme Marchi, Leme, Brazil

2004 Mike Lee, Decatur, Texas

2003 Jody Newberry, Ada, Okla.

2002 J.W. Hart, Overbrook, Okla.

2001 Luke Snyder, Raymore, Mo.

2000 Tater Porter, Kenansville, Fla.

1999 Ty Murray, Stephenville, Texas

1998 Reed Corder, Melvin, Texas

1997 Troy Dunn, Queensland, Australia

1996 Ronny Kitchens, Kemp, Texas

1995 Troy Dunn, Queensland, Australia

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