LAS VEGAS – Tallying 89 points on Rebel Yell (Hadley Cattle Co.), reigning PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Champion Silvano Alves (Pilar do Sul, Brazil) won Round 3 of the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals on Friday night in front of more than 13,000 raucous fans at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. It was Alves’ first-ever round win at a World Finals.
Matt Triplett (Columbia Falls, Montana) finished second behind Alves, notching 88 points on Little Willie (Rippy Creek Bucking Cattle). Alves earned 200 world standings points for the round win and jumped from 16thto ninth in the PBR world standings, while Triplett earned 120 world standings points for his second place finish.
Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) rode his third bull of the finals, covering Compact (Talbert Bucking Bulls) for 87.5 points and a third-place finish. The result earned Davis 100 world standings points.
“I feel really good,” Davis said. “I just have to keep riding my bulls and good things happen. It just keeps staying fun, the more I ride.”
With his third ride in three days, Davis moved up in the PBR world standings from 13th to 11th.
Fourth place in the round went to Stetson Lawrence (Trenton, North Dakota) thanks to his 87.25 points aboard Time Bomb (K-C/Josey McElroy Bucking Bulls/Spark-lin Acres). Lawrence earned 80 world standings points for the finish. Tanner Byrne (Prince Albert, Saskatchewan) took fifth place, earning 60 world standings points after producing 86.75 points on Minion Stewart (Skori Bucking Bulls).
No. 1-ranked rider J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, North Carolina) could have clinched his second PBR World Championship on Friday had he finished in the Top 3 in the round. He needed a score of 87.75 points or more to capture the championship. His 86.5 points aboard Say Goodbye (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) put him in sixth place in the round, but the qualified ride did not earn Mauney any world standings points. Mauney remains 1,515 points ahead of No. 2 Joao Ricardo Vieira (Itatinga, Brazil), who is still within striking distance.
The PBR’s 22nd race for the $1 million PBR World Championship continues Saturday night at 6 p.m. PT, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
CBS Sports Network will broadcast every round live at 8:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday-Saturday and then at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, including the World Finals pre-show live from the Thomas & Mack Plaza at 8:30 p.m. ET.
For more information on the PBR World Finals, please visit www.pbrworldfinals.com.
2015 Built Ford Tough World Finals
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2- Event Aggregate-Event Points)
1. Cooper Davis, 89-88-87.5-264.50-300 Points.
2. Silvano Alves, 0-87.25-89-176.25-260 Points.
3. J.B. Mauney, 91-0-86.5-177.50-200 Points.
(tie). Bonner Bolton, 73.25-90.5-86.25-250.00-200 Points.
5. Tanner Byrne, 0-88.25-86.75-175.00-170 Points.
6. Matt Triplett, 0-0-88-88.00-120 Points.
7. Gage Gay, 0-88.25-0-88.25-110 Points.
8. Fabiano Vieira, 86.75-0-84.25-171.00-100 Points.
9. Stetson Lawrence, 0-0-87.25-87.25-80 Points.
(tie). Mason Lowe, 85.5-0-0-85.50-80 Points.
11. Cody Nance, 84.75-0-85.5-170.25-30 Points.
(tie). Lachlan Richardson, 84.75-0-0-84.75-30 Points.
13. Chase Outlaw, 84-0-86.25-170.25
14. Michael Lane, 0-86.5-0-86.50
15. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-0-86-86.00
16. Derek Kolbaba, 0-0-85.75-85.75
17. Stormy Wing, 0-85.5-0-85.50
18. Aaron Roy, 0-0-84.5-84.50
19. Kaique Pacheco, 0-81.75-0-81.75
20. Nathan Schaper, 0-74-0-74.00
J.W. Harris, 0-0-0-0.00
Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0.00
Guilherme Marchi, 0-0-0-0.00
Reese Cates, 0-0-0-0.00
Mike Lee, 0-0-0-0.00
Shane Proctor, 0-0-0-0.00
Eduardo Aparecido, 0-0-0-0.00
Ben Jones, 0-0-0-0.00
Robson Aragao, 0-0-0-0.00
Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-0-0.00
Renato Nunes, 0-0-0-0.00
Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0.00
Kasey Hayes, 0-0-0-0.00
Brady Sims, 0-0-0-0.00
Robson Palermo, 0-0-0-0.00
Alexandre Cardozo, 0-0-0-0.00
Douglas Duncan, 0-0-0-0.00
Dave Mason, 0-0-0-0.00
Neil Holmes, 0-0-0-0.00
Luis Blanco, 0-0-0-0.00
Justin Paton, 0-0-0-0.00
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