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Schaper Goes 3-for-3 to Win in Omaha

By: Brynna Waters
April 16, 2016

Nathan Schaper goes 3-for-3 to win in Omaha. Photo by: Fly Thomas.

Nathan Schaper goes 3-for-3 to win in Omaha. Photo by: Fly Thomas.

OMAHA, Neb. – Nathan Schaper captured the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) BlueDEF Tour (BDT) event victory Saturday night with a total score of 257.5 points inside the CenturyLink Center.

Schaper went 3-for-3 and earned $5,800 after riding 21 Guns (Darwin Ehlers) for 80.5 points in Round 1, Protecttheharvest.com (Lucas Cattle Co & Bucking Bulls) for 82 points in Round 2, and Cache Idiot (Flying V Bulls/Ryan and Deb Volmer) for 85 points in the championship round. See his winning ride here: http://bit.ly/22DBQc5.

With the win, Schaper earned 80 points toward the PBR world standings and an invitation to the Built Ford Tough Series’ Des Moines Invitational presented by Cooper Tires in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 23-24.

In second place was Keyshawn Whitehorse with a total score of 172 points, while Neil Holmes (169.5 points) and Beau Willis (164.5 points) took third and fourth respectively. Nathan Burtenshaw and ChadVanAmburg tied for fifth with a score of 86 points. Whitehorse earned 50 world standings points, while Holmes picked up 30 world standings points for the third-place finish. Willis earned 20 world standings points for finishing fourth, while Burtenshaw and VanAmburg notched 12.5 world standings points each for finishing fifth.

Organized Crime (OK Corralis/Gordan/D&H Cattle Company), Naughty List (Jenkins Cattle Company), and What’s Under Your Hood (L4 Livestock) tied for high-marked bull Saturday with a score of 44.5 points.Organized Crime (OK Corralis/Gordan/D&H Cattle Company) bucked off Justin Granger in the first round in 2.71 seconds. Naughty List (Jenkins Cattle Company) bucked off Timmy Vaughn in 3.39 seconds in the second round. What’s Under Your Hood (L4 Livestock) faced Brady Sims in the championship round, bucking him off in 2.52 seconds.

Omaha was the 18th event of the 2016 BlueDEF Tour. The season will culminate with the 2016 BlueDEF Finals taking place Oct. 29-31 at South Point Arena in Las Vegas. The 2016 BlueDEF Champion will be the rider who earns the most world points throughout the 2016 BDT season, including the BlueDEF Finals. He will receive $50,000 and qualify to compete at the $2.3 million PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals.

Tune in Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. CT to watch an hour-long highlight show of the action from this week’s event in Omaha on the PBR LIVE app or pbr.com.

The BlueDEF Tour, presented by Real Time Pain Relief, heads to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, next week. The event will take place at the LJVM Coliseum on Saturday, April 23, at 7 p.m. ET.

Professional Bull Riders BlueDEF Tour Event Results:
April 16- Omaha, Nebraska

Final Results (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Aggregate Score-Earnings)

1. Nathan Schaper, 80.5-82-85-247.5 points-$5,800
2. Keyshawn Whitehorse, 84.5-0-87.5-172 points-$5,300
3. Neil Holmes, 83.5-86-0-169.5 points-$3,100
4. Beau Willis, 84.5-80- 0-164.5 points-$2,100
5. Nathan Burtenshaw, 0-86-0-86 points-$1,300
(tie) Chad VanAmburg, 0-86-0-86 points-$1,300

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