Nance and Cardozo Win Sean Willingham Invitational

By: Heather Croze
April 23, 2017

Alex Cardozo tied Cody Nance’s score from Friday night to tie for the event win. Photo: Andy Watson /

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Alex Cardozo (Indaiatuba, Brazil) went 2-for-2 to win the second night of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) Sean Willingham Invitational, presented by Monster Energy & Circle K, Saturday night at the UTC McKenzie Arena.

Cardozo started the night off with an 84.5-point ride on Mad Jack in the opening round before going on to win the championship round with an 87-point ride on Schizophrenic. Cardozo was the only rider to cover both of his bulls on Saturday.

The event was broken down into two separate long and championship rounds and the winner of the event was the rider with the highest two-score aggregate score from either Friday or Saturday. Cardozo tied with Friday night’s winner, Cody Nance (Paris, Tennessee,), as both finished with an aggregate score of 171.5 points.

Each rider earned 65 points toward the PBR world standings.

Josh Faircloth (Randleman, North Carolina) finished in second place with 86 points aboard Blues Man (Davis Rodeo Ranch).

Third place went to Winston Lopez (Bandera, Texas) thanks to an 85.5-point ride on Bad Black (Smith/Harper & Morgan). Joe Johnson finished in fourth place while Brandon Davis (Cabot, Arkansas) and Devon Weaver (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) tied for fifth place. Johnson rode Gut Punch in Round 1 for 84.5 points as Davis and Weaver each tallied 84 points on their respective bulls, Weird Owl and Tex.

The 2017 Velocity Tour will culminate with the Velocity Tour Finals at South Point Arena in Las Vegas on Oct. 28-30, leading into the PBR’s Built Ford Tough World Finals, Nov. 1-5 at T-Mobile Arena. 

Sean Willingham Invitational
Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour Event Results
Saturday Night
Name, Round 1-Round 2-Aggr. Score

1. Alex Cardozo, 84.5-87-171.5
2. Josh Faircloth, 86-0-86
3. Winston Lopez, 85.5-0-85.5
4. Joe Johnson, 84-0-84
Brandon Davis, 84-0-84

Sean Willingham Invitational
Overall Results
Name, Round 1-Round 2-Aggr. Score-RVT Points
1. Alex Cardozo, 84.5-87-171.5-65
Cody Nance, 84-87.5-171.5-65
3. J.B. Mauney, 85-86-171.0-30
4. Chase Outlaw, 86.5-83-169.5-20
5. Josh Faircloth, 86-0-86-15
6. Winston Lopez, 85.5-0-85.5-10

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