Rumble in the Rockies Game Notes

By: Jordan Johnson
September 23, 2016

The Top 35 bull riders in the world arrive the Rocky Mountains this weekend. Photo: Andy Watson /

The Top 35 bull riders in the world arrive the Rocky Mountains this weekend. Photo: Andy Watson /

PUEBLO, Co. – The PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series is in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this weekend for the Rumble in the Rockies at the Broadmoor World Arena on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25. Round 2 and the Built Ford Tough Championship Round will be aired on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. ET.

BACK TO BRAZIL – Kaique Pacheco reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the PBR world standings with his performance in Springfield, Missouri. Pacheco currently leads the world championship race by 590.33 points.

TIGHT TITLE RACE – Only 1,700 points separate the Top-5 in the PBR world standings. Fabiano Vieira is currently No. 5 in the standings with 2,514.49 points, 1,698.34 points behind No. 1 Pacheco. With 700 possible points on the line, Colorado Springs will have huge implications on the world championship race.

WINNING WAYS – There have been 13 different event winners through 21 events already this season. Six athletes — Fabiano Vieira, Shane Proctor, Tanner Byrne, Cooper Davis, Kaique Pacheco and Ryan Dirteater — have won multiple events, with Dirteater and Pacheco leading the way winning three BFTS events each this season. With only five events left until a world champion is crowned at the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on November 2-6, riders will be giving it their all in Colorado Springs.

PAST COLORADO SPRINGS EVENT WINNERS – Rubens Barbosa went 3-for-3 last year to win the 2015 Rumble in the Rockies.

2015: Rubens Barbosa
2014: Renato Nunes
2012: Renato Nunes (Pueblo)
2011: Robson Palermo (Pueblo)
2010: Renato Nunes (Pueblo)
2009: Cody Nance (Pueblo)
2005: Adriano Moraes
2004: Adriano Moraes
2003: Wiley Petersen
2002: Adriano Moraes
2001: Adriano Moraes/Justin McBride

FORMAT – This weekend, the riders will face one bull each in Round 1 and Round 2. Immediately following Round 2 on Sunday, the riders’ individual scores will be totaled and the Top 15 will advance to the Built Ford Tough Championship Round for one more ride and a chance at the $30,000 event title.

POSSIBLE POINTS – There are 700 possible points available this weekend in Colorado Springs, as the winner of the event will receive 400 points and each of the three round wins is worth 100 points.

TELEVISION BROADCAST – This week, CBS Sports Network will air Round 2 and the Built Ford Tough Championship Round of the Rumble in the Rockies on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. ET.

PBR LIVE will also stream the entire event in real time starting on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET and Sunday at 4 p.m. ET. PBR LIVE is available at no charge to all fans and media. Visit to view. Fans can also watch all of the action live via the PBR LIVE app, available for download now on Google Play and iTunes.

NEW STOP – Next week the Built Ford Tough Series will make its way to Eugene, Oregon for the first time. The Matthew Knight Arena will host the Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. PT and Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. PT.

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