#InCaseYouMissedIt: Alves Hits his Stride, Mauney Makes his Case for World Finals and More

By: Darci Miller

Are you excited about the 2020 PBR World Finals coming to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Nov. 12-15? We sure are. Tickets are on sale now, and we want to see you there!

In other news, this past weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was a throwback to the legendary Silvano Alves vs. J.B. Mauney rivalry heyday. Plus, Cooper Davis stayed hot, and the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour concluded its regular season. Miss a moment of the action this weekend? Here’s what happened around the PBR.

On the Unleash The Beast…

It had been quite some time since PBR fans got to see three-time World Champion Silvano Alves notch an event victory – since 2016, in fact. But Alves got the monkey off his back in Tulsa, going 3-for-3 and jumping to No. 25 in the world standings, all but clinching his World Finals berth.

Alves and two-time World Champion J.B. Mauney had one of the most iconic rivalries in PBR history in the first half of the decade. In Tulsa, it was just like old times, with Mauney winning Round 2 and finishing fourth overall.

Ahead of the World Finals debuting in their home state, Texans Cooper Davis and Ezekiel Mitchell tied for the Round 1 victory in Tulsa.

Cody Nance is attempting to qualify for his 12th PBR World Finals and, though he’s ranked No. 102 in the world standings, a Round 1 ride kept those dreams alive for another day.

Cynthia Johnson and Evelyn Robinson are two of the PBR’s biggest fans, traveling the country to go to events since 2013.

Meanwhile, on the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour…

The Velocity Tour wrapped up its regular season at the Casper Invitational, and rookie Andre da Cruz de Souza won the first PBR event of his career.

Valdiron de Oliveira captured the event victory at the final Casper Invitational – his first event win since 2016 – and improved to No. 66 in the world standings.

Down Under in PBR Australia…

Lane Mellers earned the first PBR Australia event win of his career in the first installment of the Mackay Invitational, climbing into the Top 10 of the national standings.

Kurt Shephard won his first event of 2020 in Mackay, while Australian No. 1 Lachlan Richardson clinched the PBR Australia invite to the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Finals on Nov. 6-7 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Through the lens with Andy Watson and BullStockMedia

Check out the best photos from day one and day two in Tulsa.

Social spotlight

#MondayMotivation from Cody Nance.

Baby Silvano!


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No matter the venue, you can count on Andy Watson to capture iconic shots.


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Vegas. What happens here. Only happens here.⁠ ⁠ ….but just not this year. ⁠ ⁠ As we prepare for the upcoming PBR World Finals and wonder who the next World Champion will be, I can’t help but wonder what it will all be like. For 22 years, I have covered the PBR World Finals in the city that never sleeps. But, for this year, I will be standing in @attstadium Dallas Cowboys Stadium, one of the largest and coolest stadiums, covering a sport that has scratched and clawed its way through the pandemic in order to keep us all going. Not only has the @pbrceo and @PBR family been committed to keep us working, but the fans have been able to come and enjoy this race to the finish. Albeit different, it’s still the PBR World Finals and I’m damn excited it’s happening!⁠ ⁠ Shot for: #myself⁠

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Looking ahead

The Unleash The Beast next heads to Nampa, Idaho, for the PBR Cooper Tires Take the Money and Ride, presented by Union Home Mortgage, on Oct. 16-17 (RidePass on Oct. 16 and 17 at 9:45 p.m. ET; CBS Sports Network on Oct. 17 at 10 p.m. ET; CBS on Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. ET).

Stay tuned to for the latest information and updates on where to catch the action in the coming weeks.

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