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Shane Proctor Wins the 2016 PBR Iron Cowboy

By: Heather Croze
February 28, 2016

Shane Proctor rides DaNutso for 81.5 points and clinches the crown of the Iron Cowboy. Photo By: Andy Watson/BullStockMedia.com

Shane Proctor rides DaNutso for 81.5 points and clinches the crown of the Iron Cowboy. Photo By: Andy Watson/BullStockMedia.com

ARLINGTON, Texas – Before 35,000 cheering fans at AT&T Stadium on Saturday, Shane Proctor emerged from the world’s Top 40 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) to win the second PBR Major of the 2016 Built Ford Tough Series season, the Choctaw Casino Iron Cowboy powered by Kawasaki and brought to fans locally by Sonic. Not only did Proctor take home $115,625 as the winner, he earned 885 world standings points which moved him from No. 8 to the No. 1 position in the PBR world standings.

“People had written me off after my shoulder surgeries a couple of years ago, and they didn’t know how I would come back,” Proctor said. “But I’ve been working really hard, and while I don’t think I’m 100 percent, I’m working towards that and when I get to 100 percent, who knows what can happen.”

Proctor went 3-for-4 on the night and was the only rider to cover his bull in the fourth and final round, sealing his victory with an 81.5-point ride on DaNutso (D&H Cattle Co.). Click here to watch Proctor’s winning ride.

As the second of four majors, the Iron Cowboy included a unique format, awarding increased points and prize money to its winners. Proctor also had a chance to win the $25,000 Bad Boy Mowers Bonus when he drew the Bad Boy Mowers Bounty Bull Asteroid (Dakota Rodeo-Berger/Struve) in Round 2. Proctor bucked off the 2012 PBR World Champion Bull in 3.68 seconds, and the $25,000 will carry over to the next PBR Major: The Last Cowboy Standing, taking place during Helldorado Days in Las Vegas on May 13-15.

By taking over the No. 1 spot in the world standings, Proctor unseated his brother-in-law J.B. Mauney, the two-time reigning PBR World Champion. Mauney bucked off War Party (BMC Bucking Bulls/Jeff Robinson) in 1.85 seconds in Round 1, and fell to No. 2 in the rankings.

“J.B. was one of the first to come and congratulate me,” Proctor said. “And as long as the check makes its way back east [to North Carolina], it’s all good.”

Joao Ricardo Vieira, the 2013 PBR Rookie of the Year, earned the second-place finish in the Iron Cowboy with a total of 180 points. He earned 55 points with a tie for third place in Round 1, and 125 points with his first place finish in Round 3. Vieira, the two-time defending Iron Cowboy champion, lasted just 3.92 seconds atop Midnight Train (Gene Owen/J.A.R.S. Bucking Bulls) during his final out of the night in Round 4.

Guilherme Marchi, the 2008 PBR World Champion, finished in third place with a total of 125 points, which he earned by winning Round 1 with an 87.5-point ride on Rebel Yell (Hadley Cattle Co.)  Marchi advanced to Round 3, but was bucked off by Walk Off (Jeff Robinson) in 6.87 seconds during a re-ride, which prevented him from advancing to Round 4.

Rubens Barbosa finished in fourth place with 98.3 points. He earned 23.3 points for a fifth- place tie in Round 1, and 75 points for his second place finish in Round 3. American Hustle (D&H Cattle Co.) dispatched Barbosa in 3.56 seconds in the final round.

Finishing fifth was the only other rider to advance to Round 4, Fabiano Vieira. Vieira earned 73.3 points on the night.

Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team’s Air Time earned the Salem Nationalease High-Marked Bull award in Arlington with a bull score of 45.5 points out of 50, tossing Marchi in Round 2 in 1.93 seconds. Click here to see Air Time dispatch Marchi.

The final rounds and the championship round of the Choctaw Casino Iron Cowboy powered by Kawasaki will air on CBS Sports on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET.

The Choctaw Casino Iron Cowboy powered by Kawasaki is the eighth event on the 2016 PBR BFTS schedule. The season will consist of 26 stops, traveling to such cities as Chicago, New York, Anaheim, California, and Nashville. It will culminate in the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Nov. 2-6 when the 2016 PBR World Champion, the bull rider who earns the most world standings points during the season, will receive the coveted World Championship belt buckle and $1 million bonus.

Next on the Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) schedule is a stop in Phoenix with the Ak-Chin Invitational at the Talking Stick Resort Arena. The event takes place at 7 p.m. MT on Saturday March 5, and 2 p.m. MT on Sunday, March 6. It will be televised on CBS Sports Network at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 6.

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
Choctaw Casino Iron Cowboy Powered by Kawasaki
Arlington, Texas
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Round 5-Event Aggregate-Event Points)
1. Shane Proctor, 87.25-0-85.75-81.5-0-254.50-885 Points.

2. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 86.75-0-89.25-0-0-176.00-180 Points.

3. Guilherme Marchi, 87.5-0-0-0-0-87.50-125 Points.

4. Rubens Barbosa, 86-0-88-0-0-174.00-98.33 Points.

5. Fabiano Vieira, 86-0-85.5-0-0-171.50-73.33 Points.

6. Mike Lee, 86.75-0-0-0-0-86.75-55 Points.

7. Lachlan Richardson, 86-0-0-0-0-86.00-23.33 Points.

8. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 83.75-0-0-0-0-83.75-5 Points.

(tie). Aaron Roy, 84.5-0-0-0-0-84.50-5 Points.

(tie). Winston Lopez, 83.25-0-0-0-0-83.25-5 Points.

(tie). Cody Ford, 85.5-0-0-0-0-85.50-5 Points.

(tie). Keyshawn Whitehorse, 82.5-0-0-0-0-82.50-5 Points.

J.B. Mauney, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Robson Palermo, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Eduardo Aparecido, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Kaique Pacheco, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Tanner Byrne, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Mason Lowe, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Nevada Newman, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Gage Gay, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Cooper Davis, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Kasey Hayes, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Cody Nance, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Stormy Wing, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Justin Paton, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Silvano Alves, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Stetson Lawrence, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Lindomar Lino, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Douglas Duncan, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Tyler Harr, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Ben Jones, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Nathan Schaper, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Josh Faircloth, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Brant Atwood, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Juliano Antonio Da Silva, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Claudio Crisostomo, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

Reese Cates, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00 2016
Professional Bull Riders
Built Ford Tough Series World Standings

(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5’s, Points, Total Winnings)
1. Shane Proctor, 9, 2, 3, 1,811.66, $178,923.80

2. J.B. Mauney, 12, 2, 8, 1,650.00, $87,373.63

3. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 12, 0, 6, 1,525.00, $58,985.00

4. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 22, 4, 9, 1,427.50, $172,144.40

5. Fabiano Vieira, 13, 2, 4, 1,251.99, $85,515.39

6. Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 22, 2, 4, 1,215.00, $70,810.68

7. Robson Palermo, 16, 0, 4, 1,130.00, $47,637.95

8. Eduardo Aparecido, 11, 1, 3, 966.66, $58,307.33

9. Lachlan Richardson, 15, 1, 3, 818.33, $39,537.30

10. Kaique Pacheco, 15, 1, 6, 797.83, $51,870.05

11. Tanner Byrne, 11, 1, 2, 785.00, $51,336.48

12. Derek Kolbaba, 17, 5, 6, 660.00, $57,356.85

13. Mike Lee, 20, 1, 5, 580.00, $37,494.54

14. Valdiron de Oliveira, 18, 0, 4, 522.50, $31,797.52

15. Mason Lowe, 16, 2, 4, 515.00, $28,244.66

16. Nevada Newman, 15, 1, 5, 510.00, $37,410.48

17. Gage Gay, 14, 1, 2, 477.83, $31,166.67

18. Cooper Davis, 7, 0, 1, 360.00, $21,460.00

19. Cody Heffernan, 16, 5, 8, 341.66, $28,278.37

20. Kasey Hayes, 11, 0, 1, 310.33, $20,391.67

21. Aaron Roy, 12, 0, 1, 295.00, $12,916.67

22. Rubens Barbosa, 13, 0, 3, 268.33, $16,472.71

23. Guilherme Marchi, 6, 0, 3, 265.00, $8,375.00

24. J.W. Harris, 4, 1, 1, 250.00, $16,700.00

25. Cody Nance, 10, 0, 0, 230.00, $12,295.51

26. Stormy Wing, 8, 0, 1, 225.00, $15,255.00

27. Justin Paton, 14, 0, 4, 207.50, $19,731.69

28. Ryan Dirteater, 8, 0, 1, 200.00, $12,603.33

29. Silvano Alves, 14, 0, 1, 181.66, $15,053.39

30. Stetson Lawrence, 10, 0, 1, 173.66, $13,423.33

31. Lindomar Lino, 15, 1, 5, 170.00, $17,222.38

32. Chris Lowe, 4, 2, 4, 155.00, $13,426.55

33. Douglas Duncan, 6, 0, 0, 150.00, $9,130.00

34. Tyler Harr, 14, 0, 4, 147.50, $13,927.72

35. Ben Jones, 8, 0, 0, 142.50, $8,850.00

36. Nathan Schaper, 10, 0, 0, 140.00, $7,234.00

37. Josh Faircloth, 14, 0, 5, 135.00, $14,307.57

38. Winston Lopez, 8, 2, 4, 130.00, $11,819.33

39. Brant Atwood, 9, 1, 3, 125.00, $11,782.56

40. Fraser Babbington, 11, 1, 4, 120.00, $9,478.07

40. Juliano Antonio Da Silva, 11, 1, 3, 120.00, $13,535.84

42. Jess Lockwood, 18, 0, 5, 115.83, $13,951.00

43. Emilio Resende, 14, 0, 4, 107.50, $11,205.97

44. Bonner Bolton, 1, 0, 0, 102.50, $4,950.00

45. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 14, 0, 4, 100.00, $11,805.54

45. Jorge Valdiviezo, 7, 1, 5, 100.00, $9,161.70

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