#InCaseYouMissedIt: Taylor Wins Velocity Tour Finals With World Finals in Arlington on the Horizon

By: Darci Miller

The 2020 PBR World Finals in Arlington, Texas, is almost here! Tickets are still on sale, and we want to see you in AT&T Stadium on Nov. 12-15!

In other news, the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Finals set the stage for Arlington, and Mason Taylor didn’t waste a moment of it. Plus, the world title race tightened, a PBR Canada Champion was crowned and more. Miss a moment of the action this weekend? Here’s what happened around the PBR.

On the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour…

In Sioux Falls, South Dakota – the site of his first Unleash The Beast event victory – Mason Taylor earned two round wins at the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Finals, taking both the event title and the season championship.

Taylor’s 90.5-point ride on Walking Tall secured him the Round 1 victory and propelled him up the world standings – he’s now ranked No. 9.

World No. 2 Joao Ricardo Vieira also had a big weekend in Sioux Falls, while world No. 1 Jose Vitor Leme did not. Vieira finished third overall to cut Leme’s lead in the world standings to 424.59 points.

Lucas Divino also gained some ground, as the No. 7 bull rider was the only Top-7 rider in the world standings to record a score in Round 1.

PBR fans, meet Kyler Oliver. The 21-year-old finished second in Sioux Falls, qualifying for the first PBR World Finals of his career.

They say age is just a number, and Wallace Vieira de Oliveira is living proof. The 41-year-old became the oldest ever qualifier for the PBR World Finals.

Meet the 39 bull riders who have qualified for the 2020 PBR World Finals.

Up north in PBR Canada…

Dakota Buttar gave up his spot on the Unleash The Beast this season in order to pursue a PBR Canada title, and that decision paid off in a big way this weekend as Buttar was crowned the PBR Canada Champion.

Buttar dominated the second night of the 2020 PBR Canada Monster Energy Tour Finals en route to his national championship.

Zane Lambert and Callum Miller split the win on the first night of competition, and Lambert would go on to finish No. 2 for the season.

Down Under in PBR Australia…

Kurt Shephard took the first win at the Toowoomba Invitational, gaining ground in PBR Australia’s title race.

In the hunt for what would be an historic third PBR Australia title, Aaron Kleier won the second event at the Toowoomba Invitational.

Through the lens with Andre Silva and BullStockMedia

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

Social spotlight

Big things coming for Matt Triplett.

She looks like the boss already.


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Won’t be too long before Jade is calling the shots around here…

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Oh, to be a bucking bull at golden hour.


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Sunset vibes.

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Looking ahead

With the regular season at an end, the PBR next heads to Arlington, Texas, for the 2020 PBR World Finals. Tune into CBS Sports Network for the preshow on Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. ET, followed by Round 1 action at 9:30, and on RidePass at 9:15. Click here for the rest of the broadcast info.

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

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