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Ryan Dirteater Wins Ak-Chin Invitational

By: Staff Reports
March 06, 2016

Ryan Dirteater went 3-for-3 to win the Ak-Chin Invitational. Photo: Andy Watson/BullStockMedia.com

Ryan Dirteater went 3-for-3 to win the Ak-Chin Invitational. Photo: Andy Watson/BullStockMedia.com

PHOENIX – PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Ryan Dirteater earned his first Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) victory since 2011, winning the Ak-Chin Invitational at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix on Sunday.

Dirteater placed second in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round, posting 87.25 points on Cooper Tires Brown Sugar (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Julie Rosen). He was perfect for the weekend in going 3-for-3.

The Cherokee Kid collected a total of 517.5 points toward the PBR world standings for his event performance to launch from 29th to 12th in the world standings.  He earned 60 world standings points in the championship round, an additional 55 world standings points in tying for second place in Round 2, 2.5 world standings points for tying for seventh in Round 1, and 400 world standings points for placing first in the overall aggregate.

Fabiano Vieira, the only other rider to go 3-for-3 for the event, finished in second place. He covered Diamond Dave’s Tornado in the championship round for 64.25 points. Turning down an option for a re-ride, Vieira settled for third place in the championship round for 50 world standings points. He collected 55 world standings points in Round 1 as he tied for second place, and 240 world standings points after finishing in second place in the aggregate for a total of 345 world standings points for the event.

With the highest-marked ride of the weekend, Ben Jones earned 100 world standings points in the championship round for his 90.75-point performance on Cowboy’s Dance Hall’s Panda Trax (J.D. Nix Rodeo Co.) to win the round. It was the only 90-point ride of the event and carried Jones to a third place overall finish.  Along with his 100 world standings points from the championship round, Jones added 55 points from Round 1 for a tie, and 180 points for amassing the third-highest aggregate total in the event. The Australian veteran picked up a total of 335 world standings points.

Going 2-for-3 on the weekend, including a Round 2 win, Rubens Barbosa took fourth place in Phoenix, earning 205 points towards the world standings, while Wallace de Oliveira earned the Round 1 win and a fifth-place finish overall for 145 world standings points.

Cooper Davis and Stetson Lawrence rounded out the Top 7 of the event, collecting 95 points and 70 points towards the world standings, respectively.

Air Time (Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team) won the Salem NationaLease High-Marked Bull award in Phoenix with a BFTS season-high 47-point score. Air Time tossed Joao Ricardo Vieira in 2.24 seconds during the championship round during his winning out.

Julio Moreno’s Roy, who placed second behind Air Time with a 46.5-point performance, injured his front legs during his championship round out. He was immediately transported from the arena for further evaluation.

“It is extremely rare, but it [bull injuries] can happen,” said PBR Livestock Director Cody Lambert. “If you have livestock, there can be injuries to the people and the stock. Roy has had a great life. He’s been a really rank bull and has always been treated well.  Our thoughts are with him right now.”

Phoenix was the ninth of 26 stops on the PBR’s 2016 Built Ford Tough Series. The tour will head to Duluth, Georgia, next week, on March 12-13, for the Duluth Invitational at the Infinite Energy Arena.

Round 2 and the Built Ford Tough Championship Round of the Duluth Invitational will air on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m. ET. Fans can also watch all of the action in real time on PBR LIVE online at www.pbr.com/live, or via the PBR LIVE app, which is available for download now on Google Play and iTunes.

The BFTS is televised every week on CBS, CBS Sports Network and networks around the world. Television ratings for PBR on CBS are up more than 35 percent this season compared to last year at this time, according to Nielsen. 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.

Professional Bull Riders – Ak-Chin Invitational
Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Ryan Dirteater, 85.25-86-87.25-258.50-517.5 Points.
2. Fabiano Vieira, 86.75-71-64.25-222-345 Points.
3. Ben Jones, 86.75-0-90.75-177.50-335 Points.
4. Rubens Barbosa, 84.25-87-0-171.25-205 Points.
5. Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 87.25-0-0-87.25-145 Points.
6. Cooper Davis, 85.5-82.75-0-168.25-95 Points.
7. Stetson Lawrence, 0-86-0-86-70 Points.
8. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 86.25-0-0-86.25-60 Points.
9. Cody Nance, 0-85.75-0-85.75-50 Points.
10. Robson Palermo, 85.75-0-0-85.75-40 Points.
11. Aaron Roy, 0-83.5-0-83.50-35 Points.
12. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 85.25-0-0-85.25-7.5 Points.
13. Tanner Byrne, 84.5-0-0-84.50-5 Points.
(tie). Mason Lowe, 0-82.25-0-82.25-5 Points.
(tie). Stormy Wing, 82.5-0-0-82.50-5 Points.
(tie). Nathan Schaper, 84.75-0-0-84.75-5 Points.
17. Eduardo Aparecido, 80.75-0-0-80.75
(tie). Justin Paton, 0-80.75-0-80.75
19. Nevada Newman, 0-80.5-0-80.50
Shane Proctor, 0-0-0-0
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0-0
Kaique Pacheco, 0-0-0-0
Derek Kolbaba, 0-0-0-0
Mike Lee, 0-0-0-0
Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0
Gage Gay, 0-0-0-0
Kasey Hayes, 0-0-0-0
Guilherme Marchi, 0-0-0-0
Fraser Babbington, 0-0-0-0
Silvano Alves, 0-0-0-0
Lindomar Lino, 0-0-0-0
Douglas Duncan, 0-0-0-0
Tyler Harr, 0-0-0-0
Josh Faircloth, 0-0-0-0
Winston Lopez, 0-0-0-0

2016 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series World Finals Standings
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5’s, Points, Total Winnings)

1. Shane Proctor, 10, 2, 3, 1,811.66, $179,323.80
2. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 14, 1, 7, 1,665.00, $162,185.00
3. J.B. Mauney, 13, 2, 8, 1,650.00, $87,373.63
4. Fabiano Vieira, 15, 2, 6, 1,626.99, $103,590.39
5. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 23, 4, 9, 1,435.00, $173,354.40
6. Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 24, 2, 5, 1,360.00, $78,290.68
7. Robson Palermo, 17, 0, 4, 1,170.00, $49,387.95
8. Eduardo Aparecido, 13, 1, 3, 966.66, $58,707.33
9. Lachlan Richardson, 16, 1, 3, 818.33, $39,937.30
10. Kaique Pacheco, 17, 1, 6, 797.83, $52,270.05
11. Tanner Byrne, 13, 1, 2, 790.00, $51,961.48
12. Ryan Dirteater, 9, 1, 2, 717.50, $49,788.33
13. Derek Kolbaba, 18, 5, 6, 660.00, $57,756.85
14. Mike Lee, 21, 1, 5, 580.00, $37,894.54
15. Valdiron de Oliveira, 19, 0, 4, 522.50, $32,197.52
16. Mason Lowe, 18, 2, 4, 520.00, $29,319.66
17. Nevada Newman, 16, 1, 5, 510.00, $37,810.48
18. Gage Gay, 15, 1, 2, 477.83, $31,566.67
19. Ben Jones, 9, 0, 1, 477.50, $24,725.00
20. Rubens Barbosa, 14, 0, 4, 473.33, $25,452.71
21. Cooper Davis, 9, 0, 1, 455.00, $25,560.00
22. Cody Heffernan, 16, 5, 8, 341.66, $28,278.37
23. Aaron Roy, 13, 0, 1, 330.00, $14,616.67
24. Kasey Hayes, 12, 0, 1, 310.33, $20,791.67
25. Stetson Lawrence, 12, 0, 2, 293.66, $18,198.33
26. Cody Nance, 11, 0, 0, 280.00, $14,995.51
27. Guilherme Marchi, 8, 0, 3, 265.00, $8,775.00
28. J.W. Harris, 4, 1, 1, 250.00, $16,700.00
29. Stormy Wing, 9, 0, 1, 230.00, $15,880.00
30. Justin Paton, 15, 0, 4, 207.50, $20,501.69
31. Fraser Babbington, 12, 2, 4, 200.00, $16,078.07
31. Juliano Antonio Da Silva, 12, 2, 4, 200.00, $20,835.84
33. Silvano Alves, 15, 0, 1, 181.66, $15,453.39
34. Lindomar Lino, 16, 1, 5, 170.00, $17,622.38
35. Chris Lowe, 4, 2, 4, 155.00, $13,426.55
36. Kurt Shephard, 18, 1, 6, 150.00, $13,654.04
36. Douglas Duncan, 7, 0, 0, 150.00, $9,530.00
38. Tyler Harr, 15, 0, 4, 147.50, $14,327.72
39. Nathan Schaper, 12, 0, 0, 145.00, $7,859.00
40. Josh Faircloth, 15, 0, 5, 135.00, $14,707.57
41. Winston Lopez, 9, 2, 4, 130.00, $12,219.33
42. Brant Atwood, 10, 1, 3, 125.00, $11,782.56
43. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 15, 0, 5, 120.00, $13,505.54
44. Jess Lockwood, 18, 0, 5, 115.83, $13,951.00
45. Emilio Resende, 15, 0, 4, 107.50, $11,485.97

About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders)
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