By: Mandi McCary
April 15, 2018
TACOMA, Wash. – In front of two days of record crowds at the Tacoma Dome, Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) won his first PBR (Professional Bull Riders) elite series event of the 2018 season at the PBR 25th: Unleash The Beast, Tacoma Invitational, presented by Cooper Tires.
Pacheco went 3-for-3 over the weekend and won with an 88.25-point ride on Indian Medicine (Julio Moreno /Dallas Schott) in the championship round. The Brazilian cowboy earned 460 world points, moving from No. 11 to No. 9 in the world standings. He collected a paycheck of $34,770.
Ramon de Lima (Sao Paulo, Brazil) finished second with a 2-for-3 performance, including an 88.75-point ride on Rising Sun (Dakota Rodeo/ Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Heald Pro Bulls) in the championship round. Lima reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the world standings after moving down to No. 2 on Saturday night. He earned 370 world points and $18,850.
After winning the 15/15 Bucking Battle on Saturday night, Cody Nance (Paris, Tennessee) went 2-for-3 for a third-place finish in the Tacoma Dome. Nance, who entered the weekend at No. 5 in the world standings, took on Red Bandana (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Sturve/ Staci Wikes/N Bar Ranch/ Chase Bass) in the championship round. The hot streak continued as he covered the rank bovine for 88 points and moved to No. 2 in the world standings. The Tennessee cowboy took home 230 world points and $11,385.
Veteran rider Sean Willingham (Summerville, Georgia), who was atop the leaderboard going into the championship round Sunday afternoon, went 2-for-3 to finish in fourth place. Willingham covered Lil Hank (Dakota Rodeo/ Chad Berger/ Clay Struve) for 85.5 points in Round 2, but he bucked off Like A Boss (Dakota Rodeo/ Chad Berger/ Machinery Auctioneers) after just 3.37 seconds in the championship round. Entering the weekend at No. 50 in the world standings, Willingham moved up to No. 31, taking home $8,625 and 190 world points.
Rounding out the Top 5 was Luciano De Castro (Guzolandia, Brazil), who had delivered an impressive performance on Saturday night aboard Beast of Burden (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/H&C Bucking Bulls) to win Round 1. Castro was thrown hard off Dusty’s Revenge (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/ Clay Struve/ H&C Bucking Bulls) in Sunday’s Round 2 and did not compete in the championship round. Moving from No. 2 in the world standings to No. 3, he takes home 115 world points and $7,480.
For the second consecutive week the YETI “Built for the Wild” Bull of the Event was the formidable Pearl Harbor (Dakota Rodeo/ Chad Berger/ Clay Struve/ H&C Bucking Bulls), who dispatched Fernando Henrique Novais(Pereira Barreto, Brazil) Sunday in the championship round after 5.89 seconds, earning a massive bull score of 47.5 and moving into the lead in the world championship bull race.
Action from Round 2 can be seen in its entirety on RidePass.com or via the RidePass mobile app starting at 8 a.m. ET on Monday, April 16.
The Top 35 bull riders in the world will now head to Billings, Montana, for the Stanley Performance in Action Invitational, presented by Cooper Tires at the Rimrock Auto Arena April 20-22.
In other PBR action this weekend, Junio Quaresima (Meridiano, Brazil) won his first event of the year at the PBR Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) Roanoke Rumble event Saturday night at the Berglund Center.
Quaresima began his weekend on Friday with 83 points on Heavy Duty (Hat Brand Rodeo) and then covered Player 1 (Hat Brand Rodeo) for 82.5 points in Round 2. He unfortunately was unable to get a score in the championship round but his two rides were enough to win the Roanoke Rumble. Quaresima earned $5,950 along with 120 points towards the PBR world standings.
Winners of each RVT event in 2018 will be guaranteed at least one opportunity to compete at a regular-season PBR 25th: Unleash The Beast event. With his victory in Roanoke, Quaresima earned an invitation to PBR Last Cowboy Standing in Las Vegas, Nevada May 4-5.
Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour Roanoke Rumble Event Results
Name, Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Aggr. Score-Total Points-Money Earned
1. Junio Quaresima, 83-84.5-0-167.5-120-$5,950
2. Austin Richardson, 80.5-82.5-0-163-70-$4,250
3. Wesley Lourenco, 87.5-0-0-87.5-40-$3,150
4. Anderson Alencar, 87-0-0-87-17.5-$1,870
Sevi Torturo, 87-0-0-87-17.5-$1,870
25th PBR: Unleash The Beast
Tacoma Invitational presented by Cooper Tires
Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Event Aggregate-Event Points)
1. Kaique Pacheco, 84-84-88.25-256.25-460 Points.
2. Ramon de Lima, 86-0-88.75-174.75-370 Points.
3. Cody Nance, 85-0-88-173.00-230 Points.
4. Sean Willingham, 87.25-85.5-0-172.75-190 Points.
5. Luciano De Castro, 88.75-0-0-88.75-115 Points.
6. Brennon Eldred, 0-88.25-0-88.25-110 Points.
7. Eduardo Aparecido, 85.5-84.75-0-170.25-95 Points.
8. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 87.25-0-0-87.25-65 Points.
(tie). Alex Marcilio, 0-87-0-87.00-65 Points.
10. Michael Lane, 0-86.75-0-86.75-55 Points.
11. Jess Lockwood, 86.25-0-0-86.25-45 Points.
(tie). Tanner Byrne, 83-77.25-0-160.25-45 Points.
(tie). Fernando Henrique Novais, 0-86.5-0-86.50-45 Points.
14. Silvano Alves, 76.75-79.75-0-156.50-20 Points.
15. Brock Radford, 85.25-0-0-85.25-10 Points.
16. Claudio Montanha Jr., 0-84.5-0-84.50-5 Points.
17. Stetson Lawrence, 85-0-0-85.00
18. Tye Chandler, 84.25-0-0-84.25
19. Colten Jesse, 0-83.25-0-83.25
20. Nathan Burtenshaw, 82.75-0-0-82.75
Jose Vitor Leme, 0-0-0-0.00
Cooper Davis, 0-0-0-0.00
Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0.00
Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0.00
Keyshawn Whitehorse, 0-0-0-0.00
Fabiano Vieira, 0-0-0-0.00
Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-0-0-0.00
Lucas Divino, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Heffernan, 0-0-0-0.00
Juan Carlos Contreras, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Campbell, 0-0-0-0.00
Paulo Ferreira Lima, 0-0-0-0.00
Lindomar Lino, 0-0-0-0.00
Justin Granger, 0-0-0-0.00
Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0.00
Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-0-0.00
Rosendo Ramirez, 0-0-0-0.00
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