#InCaseYouMissedit: Caden Bunch Wins Event No. 1, John Crimber Makes UTB Debut and More

By: Darci Miller

Did you miss us?! The PBR is back in a big way, with the 2024 Unleash The Beast season kicking off this past weekend with the PBR Tucson in Tucson, Arizona. And if you missed it, you missed a lot. Like, 42 rides. Caden Bunch stole the show with the first UTB win of his career, John Crimber made some noise of his own, and don’t forget about Cody Jesus. Miss a moment of the action this weekend? Here’s what happened around the PBR.

On the Unleash The Beast…

Caden Bunch may not have been one of the biggest names in this year’s stellar rookie class, but he is now. The 20-year-old went 3-for-3 to beat out several multi-time World Champions for the win in Tucson, the first premier series victory of his career.

Fellow rookie John Crimber made sure his UTB debut would be one to talk about thanks to his first premier-series qualified ride, which won him Round 2.

What’s better than one round winner? Three round winners! Andrew Alvidrez, Kyler Oliver, and – another rookie – Cassio Dias split the Round 1 win with matching 89-point scores.

Cody Jesus may not be a rookie, but in Tucson, he was something even better – the hometown hero. The Window Rock, Arizona, native made his return to the UTB with a big ride in Round 1, ultimately finishing fifth overall in his home state.

Up north in PBR Canada…

PBR Canada has announced the 21 riders competing in the PBR Canada National Finals, presented by Command Tubular Products, this weekend.

Through the lens with BullStockMedia

Check out the best photos from Tucson.

Social spotlight

Some good Tucson memories for Brady Oleson!


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Squad rolling DEEP.


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Sage Kimzey, PBR guy.


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Looking ahead

What’s up next on the docket?

After a few weeks off, the 2024 Unleash The Beast season continues with the PBR St. Louis in St. Louis on Dec. 2-3 (Dec. 2 at 7:45 p.m. ET on RidePass on Pluto TV); Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network).

The 2024 Touring Pro Division rolls on in Fort Worth, Texas, with the PBR Stockyards Showcase on Nov. 16, 23 and 30 (Nov. 16 and 30 at 8:30 p.m. ET on RidePass on Pluto TV).

PBR Canada holds its PBR Canada National Finals on Nov. 17-18 in Edmonton, Alberta, as well as the PBR Winter Classic on Nov. 25 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.

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