By: Denise M. Abbott
February 13, 2016
PUEBLO, Colo. — This Sunday, Feb. 14 at noon ET, the PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) third 15/15 Bucking Battle of the 2016 Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) season will air on CBS Sports. This hour-long broadcast will be the first of three consecutive weekends of the PBR on CBS.
Sunday, Feb. 14 15/15 Bucking Battle – St. Louis, Missouri Noon ET
Sunday, Feb. 21 15/15 Bucking Battle – Kansas City, Missouri Noon ET
Sunday, Feb. 28 PBR Major – Iron Cowboy – Arlington, Texas 12:30 p.m. ET
The Bass Pro Chute Out presented by Cooper Tires 15/15 Bucking Battle takes place on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, and will pit the Top 15 PBR stars against the 15 highest-ranked bovine athletes in a series of 8-second battles that will set hearts racing this Valentine’s Day. Valuable PBR world standings bonus points and an additional prize purse could be waiting for the talented athletes that make the 8-second buzzer.
Featured match-ups in this week’s 15/15 Bucking Battle are:
- Kaique Pacheco vs. Little Red Jacket (J.A.R.S. Bucking Bulls/Gene Owen)
- Gage Gay vs. Lane’s Magic Train (Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team)
- Eduardo Aparecido vs. Walk Off (Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls)
- Valdiron de Oliveira vs. Machinery Auctioneer’s Little Joe (Rockin I Rodeo Co.)
- Mike Lee vs. Stanley FatMax (Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls)
- Mason Lowe vs. Seven Dust (J.A.R.S. Bucking Bulls/Gene Owen)
- Lachlan Richardson vs. Apollo Stripes (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve)
- Derek Kolbaba vs. Slinger Jr. (Rockin I Rodeo Co.)
- Kasey Hayes vs. Spotted Demon (Broken Arrow S Ranch/Dallas Schott)
- Wallace de Oliveira vs. Crossfire (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/H&C Bucking Bulls)
- J.B. Mauney vs. Sheep Creek (J.A.R.S. Bucking Bulls/Gene Owen)
- Aaron Roy vs. Crazy Days (Flying S Bucking Bulls)
- Joao Ricardo Vieira vs. Asteroid (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve)
- Fabiano Vieira vs. Cochise (Jane Clark/Gene Owen)
- Paulo Lima vs. Wicked (J.A.R.S. Bucking Bulls/Gene Owen)
Fans will also get to see the return of 2012 PBR World Champion Bull Asteroid. Asteroid retired from competition in Arlington, Texas, at the 2015 PBR Iron Cowboy. He will return this weekend in St. Louis in the 15/15 Bucking Battle, taking on Joao Ricardo Vieira, the No. 3 man in the PBR world standings. Tune in to CBS Sports on Sunday to catch all of the action.
In addition to the programming on CBS, CBS Sports Network continues its coverage of the 2016 PBR BFTS season with Round 3 and the championship round of the Bass Pro Chute Out presented by Cooper Tires on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. ET. CBS Sports Network also will air Round 3 and the championship round of the Kansas City Clash presented by Foley Equipment on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. ET, as well as the PBR Major the Choctaw Casino Iron Cowboy powered by Kawasaki on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 9 p.m. ET.
For more information, visit www.pbr.com/schedule.
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