By: Devin Vaughn
January 30, 2016
WICHITA, Kan. – Nevada Newman captured the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) BlueDEF Tour (BDT) event victory Saturday night with a total score of 176.50 points inside INTRUST Bank Arena.
Newman went 2-for-2 after riding CLS 218 (Seigrist Cattle Company) for 85.5 points in Round 1, and Savage (D&H Cattle Co. / Flinn) for 90.5 points in the championship round. With the win, Newman earned 80 points toward the world standings, and an invitation to the PBR’s Iron Cowboy VII at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Feb. 27.
Josh Faircloth (173.5 points), Zane Cook (87.5 points), Sean Willingham (86.5 points), and Dallee Mason (84.5 points) rounded out the Top 5.
Lifting Lives (D&H Cattle Co./Craig Moore) was the high-marked bull Saturday with a score of 46.5 points after a 1.9-second buckoff of Dave Mason in the championship round.
The BlueDEF Tour, presented by Real Time Pain Relief, heads to Salt Lake City next week. The action from the Maverik Center starts at 8 p.m. MT on Friday, Feb. 5, and 7 p.m. MT on Saturday, Feb. 6.
The BlueDEF Finals will take place at South Point Arena in Las Vegas on Oct. 29-31, leading into the PBR’s 2016 Built Ford Tough World Finals. The winner of the BlueDEF Finals, the second- and third-place finishers, and the top international performer, along with the 2016 BlueDEF Tour Champion, will each qualify to compete at the PBR World Finals.
Professional Bull Riders BlueDEF Tour Event Results:
Jan. 30- Wichita, Kansas
Final Results (Round 1-Round 2-Total Ride Score-Earnings)
1. Nevada Newman, 85.5-90.5-176.0 points-$6,850
2. Josh Faircloth, 85.5-88.0-173.5 points-$5,150
3. Zane Cook, 87.5-0-87.5 points-$3,300
4. Sean Willingham, 86.5-0.0-86.5 points-$2,000
5. Dallee Mason, 84.0-0-84 points-$1,140
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