By: Heather Croze
August 19, 2016
NASHVILLE – Through the first two rounds of the Frontier Communications Music City Knockout, presented by Cooper Tires and brought to fans locally by Sonic, defending PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney’s (Statesville, North Carolina) 90.25-point ride on Texicali (J.A.R.S. Bucking Bulls/Gene Owens) was the highest score of the night and advanced him into Round 3 Friday night at Bridgestone Arena.
Mauney, currently second in the world standings, eliminated rookie Nevada Newman (Melstone, Montana) to advance. Mauney will attempt Alligator Arms (Jeff Robinson) opposite Jess Lockwood (Volborg, Montana) who will take on I’m a Gangster Too (Jeff Robinson) on Saturday night in Round 3.
Current world No. 1 and 2015 Rookie of the Year Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) also advanced Friday night as his 85-point ride on Legal Tender (Rockin’ I Rodeo Company) was enough to defeat his mentor and three-time World Champion Silvano Alves (Pilar do Sul, Brazil).
In total, 17 riders turned in qualified rides, with 12 advancing to Round 3. The Round 3 matchups are as follows:
Fabiano Vieira on Moto Moto vs. Marco Eguchi on Midnight Train
Joao Ricardo Vieira on Sheep Creek vs. Lachlan Richardson on The Don
J.B. Mauney on Alligator Arms vs. Jess Lockwood on I’m A Gangster Too
Paulo Lima on Little Red Jacket vs. Cooper Davis on Red Moon
Kaique Pacheco on Hornet’s Nest vs. Tanner Byrne on Hot Spot
Eduardo Aparecido on Fire Bender vs. Nathan Schaper on Bad Apple
The PBR’s best will return Saturday night for the conclusion of the Frontier Communications Music City Knockout. Tomorrow will also feature the Second Chance Bracket, which gives the riders eliminated in Rounds 1 and 2 with the highest scores or buck off times one more shot at advancing to the final.
The last two riders left standing will face current World Champion Bull contenders, and Bad Boy Mowers Bounty Bulls, Pearl Harbor (Dakota Rodeo/Berger-Struve) and Jared Allen’s Air Time with an extra $75,000 on the line. The action resumes at 7:50 p.m. ET on Saturday.
CBS Sports Network will broadcast the second night of the event at 10:00 p.m. ET while CBS Sports will feature the final rides of the event on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. ET. Fans can also watch each round live on PBR LIVE.
PBR LIVE is available at no charge to all fans and media. Visit www.PBR.com/live to view. Fans can also watch all of the action via the PBR LIVE app, available for download now on Google Play and iTunes.
The Music City Knockout will be the 17th event on the 2016 PBR BFTS schedule. The season will consist of 26 stops, traveling to such cities as Chicago, New York, Anaheim, Calif., and Dallas. It will climax with the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Nov. 2-6 when the 2016 PBR World Champion, the bull rider who earns the most world standings points during the season, will receive the coveted World Championship belt buckle and $1 million bonus.
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.
PBR Digital Editor Kristian Limas contributed to this report.
Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
Frontier Communications Music City Knockout, presented By Cooper Tires
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Event Aggregate-Event Points)
1. Jess Lockwood, 86.25-87.5-173.75
2. J.B. Mauney, 0-90.25-90.25
3. Nevada Newman, 87-0-87.00
4. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 0-86.5-86.50
5. Cody Nance, 86-0-86.00
6. Fabiano Vieira, 0-85.75-85.75
7. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-85.5-85.50
8. Kaique Pacheco, 0-85-85.00
9. Eduardo Aparecido, 0-84.25-84.25
10. Rubens Barbosa, 84.25-0-84.25
11. Jorge Valdiviezo, 84.25-0-84.25
12. Silvano Alves, 0-83.75-83.75
13. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 0-83.75-83.75
14. Stetson Lawrence, 83.5-0-83.50
15. Cooper Davis, 0-82.5-82.50
16. Tanner Byrne, 0-82.25-82.25
Shane Proctor, 0-0-0.00
Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 0-0-0.00
Mike Lee, 0-0-0.00
Derek Kolbaba, 0-0-0.00
Robson Palermo, 0-0-0.00
Mason Lowe, 0-0-0.00
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0.00
Gage Gay, 0-0-0.00
Guilherme Marchi, 0-0-0.00
Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-0-0.00
Tyler Harr, 0-0-0.00
Kasey Hayes, 0-0-0.00
Chase Outlaw, 0-0-0.00
Cody Heffernan, 0-0-0.00
Aaron Roy, 0-0-0.00
Nathan Schaper, 0-0-0.00
Kurt Shephard, 0-0-0.00
Stormy Wing, 0-0-0.00
Justin Paton, 0-0-0.00
Fraser Babbington, 0-0-0.00
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