Top 16 Rides of 2016: Number 16

By: Kristian Limas
May 16, 2016

Shane Proctor's ride on Cooper Tires Brown Sugar won him his first BFTS in two years. Photo: Andy Watson/

Shane Proctor’s ride on Cooper Tires Brown Sugar won him his first BFTS in two years. Photo: Andy Watson/

The first half of the Built Ford Tough Series is now in the books and the battle for the World Championship buckle is nowhere near settled. So far, the 2016 season has featured historic rides and dazzling debuts. In fact, the current crop of young guns on tour have made the World Championship race one of the closest in PBR history with the Top 10 riders in the world standings within 800 points of the current leader, 2015 PBR Rookie of the Year Kaique Pacheco.

The Top 16 rides of the first half featured everything from monstrous high scores, clutch rides, and one ride for the history books. Over the next few weeks, will count down the top rides of the first half and look forward to the second half where the PBR World Champion will be crowned at Las Vegas’ brand new state-of-the-art T-Mobile Arena, be sure to secure your tickets for the next amazing moment.

No. 16: Shane Proctor rides Cooper Tires Brown Sugar in St. Louis 

It had been two years since Shane Proctor last won a Built Ford Tough Series Event. That changed in St. Louis after a perfect 4-for-4 weekend for the Grand Coulee, Washington, bull rider. Proctor swept Round 3 and the Built Ford Tough Championship Round, topping off the weekend with a masterful 89-point ride aboard Cooper Tires Brown Sugar.

“He is one of those bulls if you make a mistake you are going to get bucked off, but you should ride him,” Proctor said. “But he is kind of a pressure bull and you don’t want to mess up. They tease you a little bit in the locker room if you mess up. He shot out there and instead of going left like he normally does he went right and when you work hard and you let things get on a roll luck happens to go your way. He turned right into my wheelhouse and it was great.”

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