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Lockwood Wins Second Consecutive Unleash The Beast Event in Chicago

By: Heather Croze
January 13, 2019

World No. 1 Jess Lockwood remained perfect on the season, going 3-for-3 to win the Chicago Invitational. Photo: Andy Watson/BullStockMedia.com.

CHICAGO – Continuing his red-hot momentum from New York City, 2017 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Champion Jess Lockwood (Volborg, Montana) once again delivered a flawless performance, going a perfect 3-for-3 to win the Chicago Invitational. Also victorious last weekend at the season-launch Major event in the Big Apple, Lockwood, who is now 8-for-8 in 2019, is the first bull rider since J.B. Mauney (Statesville, North Carolina) in 2007 to win the first two regular-season elite tour events.

“Gosh, I just feel so good right now,” Lockwood said. “I feel like I’m firing on all cylinders and I’m back to the form I was when I won the world title. But I also know it’s early in the season and there’s like 26 more events to go. I just have to take it one bull at a time, one event at a time and as long as I do my job I’ll continue to be successful.”

On Saturday, Lockwood began his third career appearance inside Allstate Arena with a victory, winning Round 1 courtesy of his 88.5-point ride aboard Show Me Homie (TCB Ranch/K-C Bucking Bulls). He followed that with a second-place finish in Round 2, making the 8 aboard Deaconator (Phenom Genetics) for 88 points.

Leading the aggregate heading into the championship round, Lockwood, the last man to erupt from the chutes, needed a score 87.75 points to overtake then event-leader Chase Outlaw (Hamburg, Arkansas).

Drafting Rising Sun (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Heald Pro Bulls), Lockwood knew he had the bull power necessary to earn the required marks. A familiar foe for the Montana man, the duo last met during Round 5 of the 2018 PBR World Finals when they combined for a score of 89.5 points.

Proving he was up to the challenge again, the 21-year-old made the 8, putting up a monster score of 90.5 points, his second 90-point ride of the season, to earn his second consecutive event win of the year.

Lockwood’s qualified rides on Sunday were his 7th & 8th consecutive 8-second efforts after he went 4-for-4 last weekend to win the league’s season-opening event in New York City. He also rode in the first 15/15 Bucking Battle of the season while in NYC, finishing second.

For the event win, Lockwood netted $41,280.00 and 640 world points. The victory further cemented his spot atop the world standings, now 987.5 points ahead of No. 2 Outlaw.

Outlaw’s comeback story continued as he finished second, going a perfect 3-for-3 during the two-day event. He started the weekend off by riding Trouble Maker (Bronco’s Bucking Bulls) for 87 points in Round 1, before conquering Lethal Larry (Phenom Genetics/Hatfield/Fecho) in Round 2 for 87.5 points.

With his first 90-point score of the year, Outlaw made a huge ride aboard Big Black (K-C Bucking Bulls/Joe & Nina Webb) in the championship round, earning 90.25 points and briefly giving him the lead. It is just the second time the big, black bovine has been ridden on the premier series.

Courtesy of the runner-up finish, Outlaw rose to No. 2 in the world, earning 370 points as well as a paycheck for $18,466.67.

Defending event-winner Cooper Davis (Buna, Texas) was the final guy to put up a flawless 3-for-3 performance in the Windy City. The 2016 PBR World Champion began his weekend with 87 points on Canadian Fire (Blake Sharp/Machinery Auctioneers) in the first round, which he followed with and 8-second effort on It’s Time (Phenom Genetics/Dooly) in Round 2 for 70.75 points.

A rematch of epic proportions, Davis drafted Speed Demon (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Heald Pro Bulls) in the championship round. The two athletes last met in Springfield in 2018 with Davis getting the short end of the stick after being dispatched in 7.85 seconds.

This time, however, Davis won the matchup, besting the bull for 90.25 points. It’s the first time the bovine athlete has been ridden since 2017 and just the third time in his career.

With the third-place finish Davis earned 300 world points along with $14,333.33. He is now No. 7 in the world standings, 1317.5 points behind No. 1 Lockwood.

Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas Do Rio Pardo, Brazil) finished fourth to collect $87500 and 180 world points.

He earned 87.25-points on Blue Crush (McCoy Ranches) during Round 1 before riding Call The Law (Jo Z Bucking Bulls/K Bar C) in Round 2 for a matching score.

Despite knowing he needed to ride in the championship round to stay in the hunt for the event title, Leme unfortunately fell to Shownuff (Blake Sharp/Henry Wilson) in 7.38 seconds.

Rounding out the top five was Rubens Barbosa (Iaciara, Brazil) who earned $7,480 and 105 world points.

Barbosa’s event was highlighted by his Round 2 win, earned for his 88.5-point ride on Arctic Assasin (Phenom Genetics/Swalin).

In the bull pen, Smooth Operator (Dakota Rodeo/Julie Rosen/Clay Struve/Chad Berger) earned the YETI “Built for the Wild” Bull of the Event honors with a 46-point score. Bucking at his first elite tour event of the year, the big, white bull dispatched Barbosa in 1.46 seconds during the championship round to earn the top marks.

The PBR next travels to Glendale, Arizona with the Ak-Chin Invitational, presented by Cooper Tires, on Jan. 19-20 at the Gila River Arena.

In other PBR action this weekend, at the first-ever PBR Velocity Tour event in Toledo, Ohio, Daniel Tinsman (Farmland, Indiana) went a perfect 2-for-2 to win the Toledo Invitational inside the Huntington Center.

One of four riders to deliver a flawless performance in front of the raucous crowd, the 23-year-old began the night with an 85-point ride on Salty Dog (Big Rafter Rodeo).

As one of the last men to erupt from the chutes in the event’s final round, Tinsman surged to the lead, covering Slow Ride (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls) for 89 points, tying for the championship round win.

For his career-first VT win, Tinsman earned $6,550 in addition to 180 world points.

Tinsman’s win also earned him an invite to the elite PBR Unleash The Beast’s Sacramento Invitational in Sacramento, California on Jan. 25-27 at the Golden 1 Center.

Elsewhere on the Velocity Tour, Ruger Piva (Challis, Idaho) went a perfect 3-for-3 at the tour’s two-day stop in Reno, to win the Reno Rumble in front of a sold-out crowd Saturday night.

Following a Round 1 win on Friday night, the Idaho native recorded an 83.5-point ride aboard Hummer (Circle P Rodeo) in Saturday’s Round 2. As the gate swung open in the championship round, Piva fired out of the chutes determined to make the 8 aboard Counting Cards (Flying U/ Cindy Rosser). He recorded an 85.5-point score as the crowd inside the Reno Events Center went wild. The win earned him 207.5 world points and a $6,100 paycheck.

In addition to winning the Reno event, Piva has also earned an invite to the upcoming Unleash The Beast Express Ranches Invitational in Oklahoma City on Feb. 1-2.

Velocity Tour Event Results
Toledo Invitational
Huntington Center – Toledo, Ohio
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Daniel Tinsman, 85-89-174.00-180 Points.
2. Cody Rodeo Tyler, 85.5-87-172.50-115 Points.
3. Juan Carlos Contreras, 82.5-89-171.50-55 Points.
4. Scottie Knapp, 81.5-85-166.50-20 Points.
5. Lucas Fideles Souza, 86.5-0-86.50-65 Points.
6. Junio Quaresima, 84-0-84.00-10 Points.
7. Allen Burkholder, 82.5-0-82.50-5 Points.
8. Daylon Swearingen, 82-0-82.00
(tie). J.T. Pettitt, 82-0-82.00
10. Michael Lane, 81-0-81.00
(tie). Travis Briscoe, 81-0-81.00
12. Leonardo Lima, 80-0-80.00

Velocity Tour Event Results
Reno Rumble
Reno Events Center – Reno, Nevada
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Ruger Piva, 88-83.5-85.5-257.00-207.5 Points.
2. Taylor Toves, 87.5-83.5-83.5-254.50-100 Points.
3. Kurt Shephard, 76.5-86.5-85.5-248.50-72.5 Points.
4. Cristiano Figueredo, 87-72-87.5-246.50-20 Points.
5. Cody Campbell, 88-85-0-173.00-52.5 Points.
6. Luis Blanco, 79.5-87-0-166.50-60 Points.
7. Joe Frost, 85.5-80.5-0-166.00-2.5 Points.
(tie). Andrew Alvidrez, 81-85-0-166.00-2.5 Points.
9. Dalan Duncan, 81.5-81-0-162.50
10. Kache Moosman, 81-80-0-161.00

Unleash The Beast Event Results
Chicago Invitational
Allstate Arena – Rosemont, Illinois
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Jess Lockwood, 88.5-88-90.5-267.00-640 Points.
2. Chase Outlaw, 87-87.5-90.25-264.75-370 Points.
3. Cooper Davis, 87-70.75-90.5-248.25-300 Points.
4. Jose Vitor Leme, 87.25-87.25-0-174.50-180 Points.
5. Rubens Barbosa, 0-88.5-0-88.50-105 Points.
6. Koal Livingston, 86.5-85.5-0-172.00-80 Points.
7. Marco Antônio Eguchi, 76.25-87.5-0-163.75-50 Points.
8. Dakota Buttar, 87-0-0-87.00-45 Points.
(tie). Tanner Byrne, 83.75-86-0-169.75-45 Points.
(tie). Keyshawn Whitehorse, 0-87.5-0-87.50-45 Points.
11. Derek Kolbaba, 86-82.5-0-168.50-22.5 Points.
12. Ramon de Lima, 83.75-84.75-0-168.50-17.5 Points.
13. Cody Jesus, 0-87-0-87.00-10 Points.
(tie). Sean Willingham, 83.5-83.75-0-167.25-10 Points.
15. Eduardo Aparecido, 85.25-75.25-0-160.50-5 Points.
16. J.B. Mauney, 0-86.75-0-86.75
17. Emilio Resende, 0-86-0-86.00
18. Colten Jesse, 85.75-0-0-85.75
19. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 85.25-0-0-85.25
20. Ryan Dirteater, 85-0-0-85.00
21. Luciano De Castro, 0-84-0-84.00
22. Stetson Lawrence, 0-83.75-0-83.75
23. João Ricardo Vieira, 0-83.5-0-83.50
24. Cody Teel, 82.5-0-0-82.50
25. Claudio Montanha Jr., 81.5-0-0-81.50
Cannon Cravens, 0-0-0-0.00
Alisson De Souza, 0-0-0-0.00
Matt Triplett, 0-0-0-0.00
Lucas Divino, 0-0-0-0.00
Brennon Eldred, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Nance, 0-0-0-0.00
Silvano Alves, 0-0-0-0.00
Nathan Burtenshaw, 0-0-0-0.00
Alex Marcilio, 0-0-0-0.00
Lonnie West, 0-0-0-0.00
Alvaro Aguilar Alvarez, 0-0-0-0.00

2019 Professional Bull Riders
Unleash The Beast World Standings
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5’s, Points, Total Winnings)

1. Jess Lockwood, 4, 2, 3, 1,617.50, $164,130.00
2. Chase Outlaw, 4, 1, 2, 630.00, $40,893.98
3. Jose Vitor Leme, 4, 2, 3, 525.00, $23,450.00
4. Claudio Montanha Jr., 4, 0, 1, 405.00, $21,944.44
5. Rubens Barbosa, 7, 0, 4, 387.50, $29,600.80
6. Cannon Cravens, 3, 0, 1, 332.50, $23,740.00
7. Cooper Davis, 3, 0, 1, 300.00, $14,933.33
8. Aaron Kleier, 4, 1, 3, 280.00, $12,846.97
9. Ruger Piva, 4, 2, 2, 252.50, $16,011.41
10. Alisson De Souza, 2, 0, 1, 245.00, $7,325.50
11. Ezekiel Mitchell, 5, 1, 2, 240.00, $7,690.00
12. Derek Kolbaba, 5, 1, 1, 230.00, $69,969.24
13. Matt Triplett, 3, 0, 1, 225.00, $11,500.00
14. Daniel Tinsman, 1, 1, 1, 180.00, $6,550.00
15. Joe Frost, 2, 1, 1, 172.50, $6,450.00
16. Jason Mara, 2, 1, 1, 170.00, $6,870.83
17. Brennon Eldred, 5, 0, 2, 160.00, $22,742.57
18. Mason Lowe, 5, 0, 3, 150.00, $9,901.31
19. Lucas Divino, 6, 1, 2, 140.00, $15,247.65
20. Cliff Richardson, 2, 0, 1, 130.00, $8,456.88
20. Ouncie Mitchell, 5, 0, 2, 130.00, $6,416.02
22. Chandler Bownds, 2, 0, 1, 127.50, $17,675.91
23. Guilherme Marchi, 1, 1, 1, 120.00, $6,183.57
23. Cody Jesus, 2, 0, 0, 120.00, $9,525.00
25. Cody Teel, 3, 0, 1, 117.50, $7,358.50
26. Dakota Buttar, 4, 0, 1, 115.00, $8,552.66
26. Cody Rodeo Tyler, 4, 0, 1, 115.00, $5,000.00
28. Kurt Shephard, 4, 0, 3, 107.50, $7,983.98
29. Stetson Lawrence, 3, 0, 0, 105.00, $8,000.00
29. Emilio Resende, 2, 0, 0, 105.00, $8,000.00
31. Taylor Toves, 4, 0, 1, 100.00, $4,100.00
31. Kache Moosman, 7, 0, 1, 100.00, $4,610.92
33. Troy Wilkinson, 2, 0, 1, 90.00, $5,680.83
34. Cody Nance, 3, 0, 1, 80.00, $4,900.00
34. Koal Livingston, 2, 0, 0, 80.00, $4,100.00
36. Marco Antônio Eguchi, 4, 0, 1, 70.00, $7,595.89
36. Austin Richardson, 5, 0, 1, 70.00, $4,036.60
36. João Marcelo G. Santos, 1, 0, 1, 70.00, $4,492.75
36. River Stephenson, 4, 1, 1, 70.00, $6,686.50
40. Tanner Byrne, 3, 0, 0, 65.00, $4,012.84
40. Justin Granger, 3, 0, 1, 65.00, $2,320.00
40. Lucas Fideles Souza, 2, 0, 1, 65.00, $2,040.00
43. Keyshawn Whitehorse, 2, 0, 0, 60.00, $4,189.00
43. Luis Blanco, 5, 0, 0, 60.00, $1,360.00
43. Dayton Johnston, 6, 1, 1, 60.00, $4,172.79

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