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Pacheco Rides Three in BlueDEF Velocity Tour Win

PUEBLO, Colo. – Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) earned his fourth Professional Bull Riders (PBR) BlueDEF Velocity Tour (BDVT) victory of the year in Uvalde, Texas, on May 8-9. Pacheco was the only rider to go 3-for-3 in the two-day BDVT event, and with the win he picks up an important 80 points towards the PBR world standings just weeks before the PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) Last Cowboy Standing event in Las Vegas on May 22-23.

The No. 3 bull rider in the world standings began the championship round in fourth place in the event average, but capped his three-ride performance with an 86.5-point ride aboard Bad Moon (Prorodeo Inc./Terry Walls/PRO Inc. Burns) for the event win. The young Brazilian earned $15,249.17 and now sits atop both the BDVT standings and the Touring Pro Division (TPD) standings and is the top 2015 Rookie of the Year contender on the BFTS.

Uvalde’s Round 1 winner Neil Holmes (Prairie View, Texas) entered the championship round leading the event after his 88-point ride in Round 1 and his 88.5-point ride in Round 2. Holmes finished in second place overall, earning 50 world points and a paycheck of $11,102.87. He jumped from No. 53 in the world standings to No. 45, which puts him in great position to qualify for Last Cowboy Standing.

Michael Lane (North Tazewell, Virginia), Mike Lee (Decatur, Texas) and Robson Aragao (Aracaju, Brazil) rounded out the Top 5. Lane went 2-for-3 and earned 30 points toward the world standings for his third place finish along with $4,422.72. Lee was the second-highest finisher among BFTS riders who competed in Uvalde. Lee earned 20 world points for his fourth place performance. In fifth place, Aragao earned 15 points toward the world standings with his 88-point ride in Round 2.

Next up for the BlueDEF Velocity Tour is a stop in Moline, Illinois, at iWireless Center on Saturday, June 13.

On the Touring Pro Division (TPD), the Texas Shootout took place May 8-9 in Conroe, Texas, at the Lone Star Convention and Expo Center. Ouncie Mitchell (Fresno, Texas) was the only rider to cover both of his bulls as he finished in first place with an aggregate score of 158.5 total points. He used rides of 81 points and 77.5 points to earn $4,618.35 and 60 world points for his finish.

Taylor Toves (Stephenville, Texas) finished in second place with a total score of 86 points. He earned $3,648.49 along with 30 world points. Alex Lee (Fort Scott, Kansas) was the third-place finisher with Toves taking fourth place with his second entry. Per TPD rules, a bull rider may enter an event as many times as he chooses. Some riders have been known to enter two, or even three times.

Ryan McConnel (Coalgate, Oklahoma) and Lane Lasley (North Little Rock, Arkansas) rounded out the Top 6.

On May 9 at the Mile High Dirt Bash in Prescott Valley, Arizona, Scottie Knapp (Albuquerque, New Mexico) was the only rider to cover both of his bulls to finish in first place with a total ride score of 160.5 points. Knapp earned $4,004.38 along with 60 points towards the PBR world standings.

Shawn Proctor (Monroe, Louisiana) finished in second place with an 87-point ride to take home $3,016.38 and earn 30 world points. In third place was Venn Johns (Porter, Oklahoma) with an 83.5-point ride for 20 world points. Fourth place went to Brady Oleson (Blackfoot, Idaho) with an 83-point ride for 15 world points. In fifth and sixth place were Dalton Rudman (Wellington, Utah) and Zac Harris (Early, Texas) who each earned 10 and 5 world points, respectively.

In Lynden, Washington, Dakota Beck (Moses Lake, Washington) won the TPD event with an 86-point ride. He walked away with $4,040.42 while earning 60 world points for the win. Second place went to Dakota Louis (Browning, Montana) for a 79-point performance which garnered him a paycheck of $3,052.40 and 30 world points

Derek Kolbaba (Walla Walla, Washington) used two entries to take third and fourth place earning a total of 35 world points while Thor Hoefer (Post Falls, Idaho) landed in fifth place for 10 world points.

On May 16, the Touring Pro division will visit the Presho Livestock Auction in Presho, South Dakota, for the Frontier Motor TPD event. Riley Blankenship (Killdeer, North Dakota), Cody Tesch (Berthoud, Colorado) and Cody Tyler White (Talala, Oklahoma) are just some of the riders that will be competing.

Also on May 16 at Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Ralph Benson Jr. (Adkins, Texas), Lane Nobles (China Spring, Texas) and Holmes are a few of the riders competing.

The Hico Steak Cook-Off Chute Out at Cody Ohl’s Gold Buckle Ranch in Hico, Texas, on May 19 will feature Alexandre Cardozo (Indaiatuba, Brazil), Tyler Harr (Hazen, Arkansas) and Thad Newell (Fort Gibson, Oklahoma) as some of the 35 riders who are participating.

Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Series Event Results:
May 8-9 at BlueDEF Velocity Tour Event in Uvalde, Texas 

Final Results (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Total Ride Score-Earnings-World Points)

1. Kaique Pacheco, 84-82.5-86.5-253.0-$15,249.17-80
2. Neil Holmes, 88-88.5-0-176.5-$11,102.87-50
3. Michael Lane, 85-86-0-171.0-$4,422.72-30
4. Mike Lee, 83-86-169.0-$3,132.76-20
5. Robson Aragao, 0-88-0-88.0-$3,639.53-15
6. Jorge Valdiviezo, 0-87-0-87.0-$2,533.85-10

Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Series Event Results:
May 8-9 at Texas Shootout TPD event in Conroe, Texas 

Final Results (Round 1-Round 2-Total Ride Score-Earnings-World Points)

1. Ouncie Mitchell, 81-88.5-158.5-$4,618.35-60
2. Taylor TovesA, 0-86-86.0-$3,648.49-30
3. Alex Lee, 85.5-0-85.5-$2,020.52-17.5
4. Taylor TovesB, 85.5-0-85.5-$2,020.52-17.5
5. Ryan McConnel, 84.5-0-84.5-$1,078.36-10
6. Lane Lasley, 40-0-40.0-$468.76-5

Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Series Event Results:
May 9 at Mile High Dirt Bash at Prescott Valley TPD event

Final Results (Round 1-Round 2-Total Ride Score-Earnings-World Points)

1. Scottie Knapp, 82.5-78-160.5-$4,004.38-60
2. Shawn Proctor, 0-87-87.0-$3,016.37-30
3. Venn Johns, 83.5-0-83.5-$1,9417.17-20
4. Brady Oleson, 83-0-83.0-$1,359.98-15
5. Dalton Rudman, 81-0-81.0-$685.81-10
6. Zac Harris, 80.5-0-80.5-$348.72-5

Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Series Event Results:
May 9 at Lynden TPD event in Lynden, Washington

Final Results (Round 1-Round 2-Total Ride Score-Earnings-World Points)

1. Dakota Beck, 86-0-86.0-$4,040.42-60
2. Dakota Louis, 79-0-79.0-$3,052.40-30
3. Derek Kolbaba A, 77-0-77.0-$2,064.37-20
4. Derek Kolbaba B, 73-0-73.0-$1,483.19-15
5. Thor Hoefer, 70-0-70.0-$983.37-10

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