ONTARIO, Calif. – Brazil’s Paulo Lima captured the Professional Bull Riders BlueDEF Tour event victory on Saturday night with a total score of 168.5 points inside Citizens Business Bank Arena.
Lima went 2-for-2 and earned a total of $6,099.88 after riding Spinner (Walking Lazy J Bucking Bulls) for 83.5 points in Round 1 and Mortimer (Julio Moreno Bucking Bulls/Julio Moreno) for 85 points in the championship round.
The 28-year-old has now won the first two events of the 2016 BlueDEF season after winning the title at the L.J. Jenkins Invitational in Clovis, N.M., two weeks ago. With the win, Lima earned 80 points towards the 2016 World standings.
In second place was Robson Palermo with a total score of 167.5 points, while Marco Eguchi (164 points), Mike Lee (156.5 points), and Tyler Harr (84.5 points) rounded out the Top 5.
Palermo posted the highest-score of the evening with 87.5 points on Boo-Ray (Julio Moreno Bucking Bulls/Fournier/Julio Moreno) in the championship round.
Harr won Round 1 with a score of 84.5 points on Mayday from Western Rodeos, Inc./Dan & Linda Russell.
Tugger X Bucking Bulls/LL Cool J/Troy Brown’s LL Cool J was the high-marked bull of the event with a score of 44 points for a 2.39-second buckoff of Dallee Mason in Round 1.
The BlueDEF Tour heads to Bakersfield, California next weekend. The event will take place at Rabobank Arena on Saturday, November 21 at 7 p.m. PT.
The event will be streamed live on PBR LIVE on CarbonTV.com starting at 10 p.m. ET.
Winners of each BDT event in 2016 also will be guaranteed a minimum of one opportunity to compete at a BFTS regular season event in an attempt to win enough points to rank among the Top 35 bull riders in the world and earn a spot on the elite tour. With his victory, Lima earned a spot to compete at the Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden on January 15-17 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Ontario was the second of 25 stops on the 2016 PBR BlueDEF Tour. The tour kicked off in Clovis, New Mexico, at the L.J. Jenkins Invitational on Oct. 30.
The overall winner of the BDT season will be the rider who earns the most world points at the BDT level. He will receive $50,000 and qualify to compete at the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals.
Professional Bull Riders BlueDEF Tour Event Results:
November 14 in Ontario, California
Final Results (Round 1-Round 2-Total Ride Score-Earnings)
1. Paulo Lima, 83.5-85.0-168.5 points-$6,099.88
2. Robson Palermo, 80.0-87.5-167.5 points-$4,699.88
3. Marco Eguchi, 82.0-82.0-164.0 points-$2,699.94
4. Mike Lee, 83.50-73.0-156.5 points-$1,999.94
5. Tyler Harr, 84.5-0-84.5 points-$2,039.88
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