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Pacheco is the Last Cowboy Standing; becomes New World No. 1

By: Jordan Johnson
May 15, 2016

Kaique Pacheco's win was his second BFTS event win of the season and moved him to No. 1 in the world standings. Photo: Andy Watson/BullStockMedia.com

Kaique Pacheco’s win was his second BFTS event win of the season and moved him to No. 1 in the world standings. Photo: Andy Watson/BullStockMedia.com

LAS VEGAS – 2015 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Rookie of the Year Kaique Pacheco took over the No. 1 spot in the PBR world standings after being crowned Tailgate Entertainment’s Last Cowboy Standing, part of Las Vegas Helldorado Days, presented by Monster Energy.

Last Cowboy Standing is part of the elite Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) and the third PBR Major of the season, which includes higher points than other regular-season PBR events and an increase in prize money.

Pacheco and Eduardo Aparecido were the only two bull riders to advance to fourth round of competition. While Aparecido was bucked off of 2012 PBR World Champion Bull Asteroid (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) in 3.93 seconds, Pacheco sealed his victory with an 88-point effort on Little Red Jacket (J.A.R.S. Bucking Bulls/Gene Owen).

The reigning Rookie of the Year earned himself 920 points towards the world standings while taking home $115,500, which included a $100,000 payout, presented by Bad Boy Mowers.

Two-time reigning PBR World Champion J.B Mauney and Round 1 winner Robson Palermo tied for a second-place finish, both adding 125 points to their world standings totals.

Mauney posted the high-marked ride of the event with 89.75 points atop Moto Moto (J.A.R.S. Bucking Bulls/Gene Owen) en route to his Round 2 win.

Gage Gay picked up 110 world standings points, finishing fourth overall, and was eliminated in Round 3 after bucking off Beaver Creek Beau (Chad Berger/Clay Struve/PBR Rock Bar) in 4 seconds.

Cooper Davis advanced to Round 3 before bucking off of Cochise (Jane Clark/Gene Owen) in 3.83 seconds, landing a fifth-place finish for 95 points towards the world standings.

Aparecido placed sixth, after covering the rarely-ridden Stanley FatMax (Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls) to advance him to what would be the final round of competition. FatMax has been covered just five times in 76 BFTS outs.

Rounding out the Top 7 was Jorge Valdiviezo who collected 75 world standings points with his 88.5-point ride on Buffalo Jump (Wentz Bucking Bulls) in Round 1.

18-year-old rookie sensation Jess Lockwood drew himself a chance to earn himself $50,000 if he covered Bad Boy Mowers Bonus Bull Air Time (Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team) in Round 3. The World Champion Bull Contender made quick work of the young gun, tossing him in 2.66 seconds, so the $50,000 will carry over to the next PBR Major: the Nashville Invitational, presented by Cooper Tires. The Bad Boy Mowers Bonus will be $75,000 in Nashville.

Air Time earned the Salem Nationalease High-Marked Bull award at Last Cowboy Standing with a bull score of 47.5 points out of 50.

Las Vegas is the 16th stop on the 2016 Built Ford Tough Series schedule. The BFTS will now enter its annual summer break before the top bull riders in the world return to action August 19-20 for the Nashville Invitational, the final PBR Major of the 2016 season, at Bridgestone Arena.

The BFTS is televised every week on CBS, CBS Sports Network – the home of the PBR – and networks around the world. Television ratings for PBR on CBS are up more than 33% this season compared to last year at the same time, according to Nielsen. 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
Las Vegas Helldorado Days, PBR Last Cowboy Standing
Las Vegas Village, Las Vegas, Nevada
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Round 5-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Kaique Pacheco, 79.5-85.5-89.75-88-0-342.75-920 Points.
2. J.B. Mauney, 0-89.75-89.75-125 Points.
(tie). Robson Palermo, 89-0-89-125 Points.
4. Gage Gay, 87.5-87.25-174.75-110 Points.
5. Cooper Davis, 86.25-87.5-173.75-95 Points.
6. Eduardo Aparecido, 83.25-84.25-85.5-0-253-87.5 Points.
7. Jorge Valdiviezo, 88.5-0-88.50-75 Points.
8. Lachlan Richardson, 88-0-88-60 Points.
9. Fabiano Vieira, 0-86.5-86.50-50 Points.
10. Tyler Harr, 86.75-0-86.75-40 Points.
11. Jess Lockwood, 84.5-84.75-169.25-25 Points.
12. Rubens Barbosa, 86-0-86-10 Points.
13. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-84.25-84.25-7.5 Points.
14. Derek Kolbaba, 83-0-83-5 Points.
(tie). Ryan Dirteater, 83.5-0-83.50-5 Points.
(tie). Fraser Babbington, 84.5-0-84.50-5 Points.
(tie). Jay Miller, 85.5-0-85.50-5 Points.
(tie). Emilio Resende, 84.5-0-84.50-5 Points.
Paulo Ferreira Lima, 0-0
Shane Proctor, 0-0
Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 0-0
Tanner Byrne, 0-0
Mike Lee, 0-0
Mason Lowe, 0-0
Guilherme Marchi, 0-0
Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-0
Nevada Newman, 0-0
Silvano Alves, 0-0
Kasey Hayes, 0-0
Cody Heffernan, 0-0
Aaron Roy, 0-0
Kurt Shephard, 0-0
Cody Nance, 0-0
Stormy Wing, 0-0
Nathan Schaper, 0-0
Luis Blanco, 0-0
Juliano Antonio Da Silva, 0-0
Reese Cates, 0-0
Winston Lopez, 0-0
Douglas Duncan, 0-0

2016 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series World Finals Standings
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5’s, Points, Total Winnings)

1. Kaique Pacheco, 27, 3, 8, 2,362.83, $208,860.05
2. J.B. Mauney, 20, 3, 11, 2,290, $116,546.48
3. Fabiano Vieira, 25, 3, 8, 2,081.99, $140,768.25
4. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 24, 1, 8, 2,047.50, $180,793.33
5. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 32, 4, 11, 1,845, $196,231.06
6. Eduardo Aparecido, 23, 1, 5, 1,819.16, $100,405.33
7. Shane Proctor, 20, 2, 3, 1,811.66, $181,823.80
8. Derek Kolbaba, 28, 6, 8, 1,595, $115,555.18
8. Cooper Davis, 18, 0, 6, 1,595, $79,005.71
10. Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 35, 2, 7, 1,580, $90,570.68
11. Ryan Dirteater, 18, 2, 5, 1,557.50, $106,346.19
12. Tanner Byrne, 20, 2, 4, 1,507.50, $99,462.67
13. Mike Lee, 34, 1, 8, 1,450, $82,283.14
14. Robson Palermo, 24, 0, 6, 1,425, $63,529.61
15. Jess Lockwood, 28, 3, 9, 1,270.83, $80,717.70
16. Mason Lowe, 23, 3, 6, 1,210, $72,956.32
17. Gage Gay, 23, 1, 4, 1,012.83, $58,231.67
18. Lachlan Richardson, 33, 1, 4, 933.33, $49,755.30
19. Guilherme Marchi, 15, 0, 5, 797.50, $38,754.68
20. Ben Jones, 12, 0, 2, 787.50, $39,629.52
21. Stetson Lawrence, 20, 0, 3, 773.66, $42,762.33
22. Rubens Barbosa, 23, 0, 4, 628.33, $33,727.71
23. Valdiron de Oliveira, 26, 0, 4, 622.50, $40,312.52
24. Nevada Newman, 24, 1, 5, 560, $41,910.48
25. Silvano Alves, 23, 0, 2, 549.16, $39,015.25
26. Kasey Hayes, 19, 0, 1, 460.33, $30,841.67
27. Jorge Valdiviezo, 15, 3, 9, 460, $33,100.52
28. Cody Heffernan, 23, 5, 11, 406.66, $33,636.71
29. Aaron Roy, 21, 0, 1, 367.50, $18,744.52
30. Kurt Shephard, 32, 1, 8, 360, $27,687.89
31. Cody Nance, 16, 1, 1, 340, $19,795.19
32. Fraser Babbington, 24, 3, 5, 335, $29,923.92
33. Stormy Wing, 16, 0, 1, 315, $23,656.67
34. Tyler Harr, 23, 1, 6, 302.50, $28,211.71
35. Nathan Schaper, 20, 1, 3, 270, $18,538.29
36. Jay Miller, 21, 1, 2, 260, $20,085.26
37. J.W. Harris, 4, 1, 1, 250, $16,700
38. Justin Paton, 25, 0, 4, 247.50, $24,301.69
39. Luis Blanco, 17, 2, 9, 230, $22,966.22
40. Juliano Antonio Da Silva, 22, 2, 5, 212.50, $25,267.09
41. Reese Cates, 20, 1, 2, 210, $19,642.77
42. Emilio Resende, 26, 0, 7, 205.83, $21,818.61
43. Winston Lopez, 13, 3, 6, 205, $20,690.06
44. Beau Willis, 29, 1, 8, 178.33, $17,021.74
45. Douglas Duncan, 11, 0, 0, 175, $11,780

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