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Rookie Pacheco Earns First BFTS Victory in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – Up-and-coming Brazilian rider Kaique Pacheco earned the first Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) victory of his Professional Bull Riders (PBR) career, winning the Bass Pro Chute Out presented by Cooper Tires at Scottrade Center on Sunday.

Pacheco rode Who Dey (K-C/Josey McElroy Bucking Bulls/Spark-lin Acres) for 89.25 points during the Built Ford Tough Championship Round to capture his second round win of the weekend. The rookie sensation placed second in the event aggregate with a total ride score of 265.25 points to earn 240 event points, which, when added to the 200 points he earned for winning Round 2 and the championship round each and the 50 points he received for placing third in Round 3, pushed him past aggregate leader Stetson Lawrence to win the event title with 490 event points.

While Lawrence covered all four of his bulls on the weekend, and earned 400 event points for finishing first in the aggregate, the North Dakota native only earned an additional 50 event points for his third-place finish in the championship round to give him a total of 450 event points and land him in second place overall in the event.

Coming in third place was Valdiron de Oliveira who picked up 310 event points, placing in the Top 5 of each of the four rounds while also landing third place in the aggregate.

Rounding out the Top 5 were Stormy Wing and Cody Nance, earning 225 event points and 195 event points respectively toward the world standings.

With a bull score of 44.75 out of 50 points, Boot Jack (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Jerry Brown), Cooper Tires Brown Sugar (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Julie Rosen) and Diesel (Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team) all tied for the Salem Nationalease High-marked Bull award in St. Louis.

For more information and behind-the-scenes details about the Bass Pro Chute Out, read Behind the Chutes by Justin Felisko on www.pbr.com.

Next on the 2015 BFTS is another stop in Missouri at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Feb. 21-22 for the Caterpillar Classic. The event takes place at 7 p.m. CT on Saturday, Feb. 21 and 2 p.m. CT on Sunday, Feb. 22. It will be televised on CBS Sports Network at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Fans can also watch every ride each weekend live online at PBR.com/live.

The BFTS is televised every week on CBS, CBS Sports Network – the home of the PBR – 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.

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