By: Heather Croze
December 17, 2016
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Jacob O’Mara (Denham Springs, Louisiana) rode to his first ever PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) victory in Southaven, Mississippi, at Landers Center on Saturday night.
O’Mara won the night with an 88.5-point ride aboard Boomer (Broken W Ranch) during Round 1. With the victory, he tallied 80 points toward the PBR world standings.
Winners of each RVT event in 2017 will be guaranteed at least one opportunity to compete at a PBR Built Ford Tough Series regular-season event. Due to his victory in Southaven, O’Mara will compete at the Kansas City Invitational in Kansas City, Missouri, on February 11-12.
Mike Lee (Decatur, Texas), the 2004 PBR World Champion, finished in second place. Lee rode Exile (Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls) in Round 1 for 87 points and earned 50 points toward the PBR world standings.
Cody Rodeo Tyler (Guthrie, Oklahoma) and Sean Willingham (Summerville, Georgia) tied for third place as each recorded ride scores of 86.5 points in Round 1. Tyler rode Little Bighorn (Broken W Ranch) while Willingham went 8 seconds atop Carbine (Broken W Ranch). The pair each earned 25 points toward the PBR world standings.
Luciano De Castro (Guzolandia, Brazil) and Thor Hoefer (Priest River, Idaho) each earned 12.5 points towards the PBR world standings after the pair tied for fifth place. De Castro rode Dirt Devil (Lonestar Rodeo Bulls) while Hoeffer conquered Dragon Fly (JK Elite Bucking Bulls) as each recorded 85.5 points on their rides in Round 1.
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 2017 Built Ford Tough World Finals.
An hour-long highlight show of the RVT event in Southaven will air on pbr.com Wednesday, Dec. 21. Visit PBR LIVE to watch the action from Southaven.
Biloxi Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour Event Results
Name, Round 1-Round 2-Aggr. Score-Total Points
1. Jacob O’Mara, 88.5-0-88.5-80
2. Mike Lee, 87-0-87.0-50
3. Cody Rodeo Tyler, 86.5-0-86.5-25
Sean Willingham, 86.5-0-86.5-25
5. Luciano De Castro, 85.5-0-85.5-12.5
Thor Hoefer, 85.5-0-85.5-12.5
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