By: Heather Croze
February 25, 2017
WORCESTER, Mass. – Nine-year PBR (Professional Bull Riders) veteran, Emilio Resende (Santa Helena, Brazil) was victorious on Saturday, Feb. 25, winning the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) Worcester Challenge.
In front of a packed house at the DCU Center, Resende used rides of 83 and 86.5 points to capture his first RVT win of the season. He earned 80 points towards the PBR world standings along with $7,900. Resende covered Peep Show in Round 1 before being the only rider to go 8 seconds in the Championship Round aboard Sin City.
Winners of each RVT event in 2017 will be guaranteed at least one opportunity to compete at a PBR Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) regular-season event. With his victory in Worcester, Resende will compete at the Ty Murray Invitational, presented by Isleta Resort and Casino, Mar. 17-19 at Wise Pies Arena, aka “The Pit” in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Last year’s Worcester winner, Winston Lopez (Bandera, Texas) finished in second place after he covered Slow Ride for 89 points in Round 1. He earned 50 points toward the world standings along with a paycheck of $4,700.
Three riders tied for third place with matching 85.5-point scores in Round 1. Cody Campbell (Summerville, Oregon) rode Pitch Black, Brant Atwood (Pampa, Texas) rode Turbo and Devon Weaver (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) covered Awesome Sauce. For their efforts, each rider earned 21.7 points towards the PBR World Standings along with paychecks worth $2,046.67.
Alex Aparecido Marcillio (Macaubal, Brazil) and Aaron Williams (Pismo Beach, California) tied for sixth place with each earning five points towards the world standings along with $490 for their 85-point rides on Devins Backbone and Cupid, respectively in Round 1.
Four bulls had equal scores of 44 points to be the high-marked bulls of the event. Slow Ride earned his points in Round 1 off a ride by Lopez, while Jake Brake, Captain and Jacked Up got their points in the championship round. Jake Brake tossed Lopez, Captain dispatched Keyshawn White (The Woodlands, Texas) and Jacked Up sent Campbell to the dirt.
An hour-long highlight show of the RVT event in Worcester will air on PBR.com Wednesday, March 1. Visit PBR LIVE to watch all the action from the Velocity events.
The Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour will next head to Worcester, Massachusetts for the Worcester Challenge, on Feb. 25 at the DCU Center.
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.
Worcester Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour Event Results
Name, Round 1-Round 2-Aggr. Score-Total Points-Money Earned
1. Emilio Resende, 85-86.5-171.50-80-$7,900
2. Winston Lopez, 89-0-89.0-50-$4,500
3. Cody Campbell, 85.5-0-85.5-21.7-$2,046.67
Brant Atwood, 85.5-0-85.5-21.7-$2,046.67
Devon Weaver, 85.5-0-85.5-21.7-$2,046.67
6. Alex Aparecido Marcilio, 85-0-85.0-5-$490
Aaron Williams, 85-0-85.0-5-$490
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