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Nunes Wins Round 1 in Billings

BILLINGS, Mont. – The 2010 Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World Champion Renato Nunes won Round 1 of the Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) Stanley Performance in Action Invitational, presented by Cooper Tires, on Friday night at Rimrock Auto Arena.

With an 89.75-point effort atop Shaft (E-J Bucking Bulls, LLC./Gene Owen Bucking Bulls), Nunes clinched the win, picking up 100 points towards the PBR world standings.

Sophomore bull rider Brady Sims placed second in the round with a ride score of 87.5 points on Gentleman Jim (J.A.R.S. Bucking Bulls/Gene Owen), earning 60 world standings points.

After covering Flip Out (Rocking I Rodeo Co.) for 86.5 points, Stetson Lawrence earned himself 50 points towards the world standings with a third-place finish.

Shane Proctor and No. 1 rider in the world standings Joao Ricardo Vieira rounded out the Top 5 in Round 1, collecting 40 points and 30 points, respectively, towards the world standings. Proctor made the 8-second mark on Tahonta’s Magic (J.A.R.S. Bucking Bulls/Gene Owen) for 86.25 points, and Vieira earned his fifth-place finish with an 86-point effort on Nearly Departed (Outlaw Buckers Rodeo Corp).

Round 2 of the Stanley Performance in Action Invitational, presented by Cooper Tires, will start at 7 p.m. MT on Saturday, April 18. Directly following Round 2, the fifth PBR 15/15 Bucking Battle of the 2015 season will take place.

The 15/15 Bucking Battles feature the Top 15 bull riders in the world competing against the 15 highest-ranked bulls at the event for an additional purse of $21,000 and valuable bonus points toward the PBR world standings. The bulls are randomly assigned a position from 1-15 and the riders are then matched with their bulls based upon their current rankings in the BFTS standings.

CBS Television Network will broadcast the 15/15 Bucking Battle on Sunday, April 19, at 1 p.m. ET. Fans can also watch each round of bull riding in real-time on PBR LIVE at www.pbr.com/live.

Billings is the 15th of 27 stops on the 2015 PBR Built Ford Tough Series schedule. The season will culminate with the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Oct. 21-25 when the 2015 PBR World Champion, the bull rider who earns the most points during the 2015 season, will receive the coveted World Championship belt buckle and a $1 million bonus.

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.

2015 Professional Bull Riders
Stanley Performance in Action Invitational presented by Cooper Tires

Billings, Montana – Rimrock Auto Arena
Event Leaders (Round 1-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Renato Nunes, 89.75-0-0-0-89.75-100 Points.
2. Brady Sims, 87.5-0-0-0-87.50-60 Points.
3. Stetson Lawrence, 86.5-0-0-0-86.50-50 Points.
4. Shane Proctor, 86.25-0-0-0-86.25-40 Points.
5. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 86-0-0-0-86-30 Points.
6. Robson Palermo, 85.75-0-0-0-85.75
7. Aaron Roy, 85-0-0-0-85
8. Robson Aragao, 84.75-0-0-0-84.75
9. Cooper Davis, 84.5-0-0-0-84.50
10. Markus Mariluch, 84-0-0-0-84
11. Nathan Schaper, 83.25-0-0-0-83.25
12. Kaique Pacheco, 72.5-0-0-0-72.50
13. Tyler Harr, 63.75-0-0-0-63.75
14. Valdiron de Oliveira, 53-0-0-0-53
Matt Triplett, 0-0-0-0-0
Guilherme Marchi, 0-0-0-0-0
J.W. Harris, 0-0-0-0-0
Reese Cates, 0-0-0-0-0
Ben Jones, 0-0-0-0-0
Fabiano Vieira, 0-0-0-0-0
Mike Lee, 0-0-0-0-0
Cody Nance, 0-0-0-0-0
Tanner Byrne, 0-0-0-0-0
Eduardo Aparecido, 0-0-0-0-0
Kasey Hayes, 0-0-0-0-0
Mason Lowe, 0-0-0-0-0
Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0-0
Bonner Bolton, 0-0-0-0-0
Dave Mason, 0-0-0-0-0
Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-0-0-0
Douglas Duncan, 0-0-0-0-0
Claudio Crisostomo, 0-0-0-0-0
Sean Willingham, 0-0-0-0-0
Bryan Titman, 0-0-0-0-0
Gage Gay, 0-0-0-0-0
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0-0-0

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