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Nunes Wins Des Moines Invitational

Renato Nunes celebrates his first BFTS victory since 2012. Photo by Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com.

DES MOINES, Iowa ― Professional Bull Riders 2010 World ChampionRenato Nunes went 3-for-3 on the weekend at Wells Fargo Arena to win the Des Moines Invitational, presented by Cooper Tires, part of the 2014 Built Ford Tough Series.

Nunes sealed the victory atop Cowtown Slinger (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) and rode the bull for 88.75 points, recording a total of 257.75 points for the weekend.  He was the only bull rider to ride three bulls in Des Moines.

It is Nunes first BFTS event win since 2012.

The Cherokee Kid Ryan Dirteater and Canadian Zane Lambertwho won Round 1 on Saturday night, split second place with 174 points apiece. Rookie Brady Sims and veterans Kasey Hayes and Douglas Duncan tied for fourth place with 173.75 points.

Guytin Tsosie made his mark again in the BFTS by splitting the Round 2 victory with Harve Stewart. Tsosie and Stewart each put up 86 points aboard Bull Arrow (Jane Clark/Owen/Showsports) and Alternator (K-C/Josey McElroy Bucking Bulls/Spark-lin Acres), respectively.

Tsosie was bucked off in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round byModified Clyde (Dakota Rodeo/ Chad Berger/ Clay Struve) and finished tied with Stewart for ninth place. Tsosie now has four Top-10 finishes in five events on the BFTS.

Fire & Smoke of Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Julie Rosen earned the highest bull score of the event with 46.50 points to capture the Salem National Lease High-Marked Bull title after bucking off current No. 6 rider in the world Cody Nance in 3.25 seconds during the championship round.

Des Moines saw the return of J.B. Mauney to the BFTS after several weeks on the injured list with a sprained riding hand and wrist. The defending World Champion was not able to record a qualified ride during the event. 

Next week the Built Ford Tough Series travels to Colorado for the Rumble in the Rockies on May 2-4 at the World Arena. The event’s special 15/15 Bucking Battle, which will take place on Saturday, May 3, will air on CBS Network Television on Sunday, May 4, at 1 p.m. ET.

The BFTS is televised every week on CBS, CBS Sports Network and networks around the world. BFTS telecasts are produced for the PBR under a multi-year agreement with David Neal Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company led by 34-time Emmy® Award winner and Peabody Award winner David Neal, who serves as executive producer. 

Des Moines was the 16th stop of 27 on the 2014 PBR Built Ford Tough Series schedule. The season kicked off Jan. 3-5 at Madison Square Garden in New York and will conclude at the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Oct. 22-26 when the 2014 PBR World Champion, the bull rider who earns the most points during the 2014 season, will receive the coveted World Championship belt buckle and a $1 million bonus.

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
Des Moines Invitational 
Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa
Final Results (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Total Points, Money Earned) 

1. Renato Nunes, 85.5-83.5-88.75-257.75 points, $35,750.00
2/3. Ryan Dirteater, 85-0-89-174.00 points, $16,200.00
2/3. Zane Lambert, 87.25-0-86.75-174.00 points, $14,230.00
4/6. Brady Sims, 0-85.5-88.25-173.75 points, $6,916.67
4/6. Douglas Duncan, 85.75-0-88-173.75 points, $6,066.67
4/6. Kasey Hayes, 0-85.25-88.5-173.75 points, $7,191.67
7. Guilherme Marchi, 84-67.25-0-151.25 points, $2,873.33
8. Kody Lostroh, 86.75-0-0-86.75 points, $4,650.00
9/10. Guytin Tsosie, 0-86-0-86.00 points, $4,315.00
9/10. Harve Stewart, 0-86-0-86.00 points, $4,315.00
11. Silvano Alves, 0-85.5-0-85.50 points, $2,500.00 
12. Cody Nance, 0-85.25-0-85.25 points, $1,525.00
13/14. Fabiano Vieira, 84-0-0-84.00 points, $1,198.33
13/14. Markus Mariluch, 84-0-0-84.00 points, $1,198.33
15. Tanner Byrne, 0-83-0-83.00 points, $1,020.00
16. Billy Robinson, 82.25-0-0-82.25 points, $400.00
Austin Meier, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Claudio Crisostomo, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Eduardo Aparecido, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Emilio Resende, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Gage Gay, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
J.B. Mauney, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
J.W. Harris, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Jordan Hupp, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Justin Granger, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
L.J. Jenkins, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Marco Eguchi, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Matt Triplett, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Mike Lee, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Pistol Robinson, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Sean Willingham, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Stormy Wing, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Ty Pozzobon, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

2014 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series Season Standings
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5’s, Points, Total Winnings)

1. Guilherme Marchi, 16, 0, 5, 6,022.930, $123,117.86
2. Fabiano Vieira, 15, 2, 5, 5,674.120, $137,175.52
3. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 16, 2, 6, 5,555.810, $171,279.01
4. Mike Lee, 14, 0, 5, 4,472.060, $69,117.74
5. Silvano Alves, 16, 0, 2, 4,471.370, $56,500.19
6. Cody Nance, 16, 3, 3, 4,295.370, $137,129.93
7. Valdiron de Oliveira, 16, 1, 4, 4,211.120, $88,953.28
8. Matt Triplett, 16, 0, 2, 4,200.200, $65,597.79
9. J. B.  Mauney, 12, 2, 4, 4,010.870, $200,263.47
10. Marco Eguchi, 15, 2, 3, 3,999.500, $116,886.67
11. Eduardo Aparecido Silva, 15, 1, 2, 3,667.000, $66,338.05
12. L.J. Jenkins, 16, 0, 1, 3,602.680, $46,417.91
13. Emilio Rezende, 14, 1, 3, 3,599.500, $80,572.07
14. Gage Gay, 12, 0, 3, 3,503.620, $84,242.60
15. Stormy Wing, 14, 0, 1, 3,416.620, $81,120.47
16. Sean Willingham, 16, 1, 1, 3,389.500, $69,074.87
17. Kasey Hayes, 14, 0, 2, 3,265.750, $42,683.86
18. Ryan Dirteater, 16, 0, 3, 3,078.250, $55,884.44
19. Markus Mariluch, 15, 0, 2, 2,950.120, $44,743.54
20. Tanner Byrne, 7, 0, 3, 2,948.160, $61,121.24
21. Robson Palermo, 11, 0, 1, 2,785.000, $34,951.67
22. Brady Sims, 9, 0, 2, 2,638.250, $35,131.75
23. Renato Nunes, 15, 1, 2, 2,411.500, $61,250.00
24. Douglas Duncan, 16, 0, 3, 2,333.620, $32,179.00
25. Cláudio Crisóstomo, 11, 0, 2, 2,256.370, $42,131.33
26. Zane Lambert, 9, 0, 2, 2,210.290, $61,226.23
27. Ty Pozzobon, 16, 0, 2, 2,016.870, $30,411.19
28. Nathan Schapper, 6, 1, 1, 2,002.250, $44,087.20
29. Chase Outlaw, 13, 0, 0, 1,906.620, $38,402.85
30. Billy Robinson, 14, 0, 0, 1,897.500, $22,616.55
31. Guytin Tsosie, 5, 0, 1, 1,808.000, $28,432.86
32. Harve Stewart, 10, 0, 0, 1,785.410, $32,379.16
33. Jordan Hupp, 11, 0, 0, 1,535.000, $23,189.20
34. J.W. Harris, 4, 0, 1, 1,418.870, $29,019.71
35. Pistol Robinson, 11, 0, 0, 1,120.040, $21,319.03
36. Reese Cates, 10, 0, 1, 1,115.000, $11,428.98
37. Austin Meier, 11, 0, 0, 1,074.750, $16,705.69
38. Jason Malone, 3, 0, 0, 1,047.370, $26,494.16
39. Jory Markiss, 12, 0, 0, 1,035.750, $19,449.61
40. Chad Vanamburg, 1, 0, 0, 944.370, $15,096.39
41. Kody Lostroh, 7, 0, 0, 933.500, $11,558.33
42. Josh Faircloth, 1, 0, 0, 931.810, $19,260.11
43. Lachlan Richardson, 14, 0, 0, 885.750, $15,162.09
44. Brant Atwood, 7, 0, 0, 881.870, $15,846.62
45. Ben Jones, 9, 0, 0, 855.750, $11,953.64

 

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