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Young phenom Lockwood wins first career major to open PBR 2017 season

NEW YORK – 2016 PBR Rookie of the Year Jess Lockwood (Volborg, Montana) became the toast of New York City in winning the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden, the “World’s Most Famous Arena”.

Lockwood gritted out a dramatic 82.25-point ride on Naughty List (Jenkins Cattle Co.) in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round, hanging onto the bull rope as he was thrown, beating the 8-second whistle by a fraction of a second, to cap off a 4-for-4 weekend claiming the first event title of the 2017 season. Lockwood earned 860 points toward the PBR world standings, and leaves New York the top-ranked bull rider in the world for the first time in his career.

Marco Eguchi (Poa, Brazil) finished second in New York after a 3-for-4 weekend. Eguchi won Round 3 after an 88-point ride on Machinery Auctioneer’s Little Joe (Rocking I Rodeo Co.), then rode Wicked (J.A.R.S. Bucking Bulls/Gene Owens) for 88.5-points to finish second in the championship round. Eguchi picked up 550 points toward the world standings.

2016 Built Ford Tough World Finals event champion Ryan Dirteater (Hulbert, Oklahoma) finished in third place and turned in the first 90-point ride of 2017 when he covered Handsome Jeff (K-C/Josie McElroy Bucking Bulls/Sparklin Acres) for 90.5 points to win the championship round. Dirteater, who was banged up and extremely sore after being stepped on last night, went 3-for-4 in New York and earned 378.3 points toward the world standings.

Fabiano Vieira (Perola, Brazil) claimed fourth place after his own 3-for-4 weekend. Vieira rode It’s Complicated (K-C/RD Cattle/Sparklin Acres) for 83.5 points in Round 3, but was bucked off by Air Marshall (Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls) in 2.68 seconds in the championship round. Vieira picked up 258.3 points toward the world standings for the effort.

Matt Triplett (Columbia Falls, Montana) rounded out the Top 5 after a 2-for-4 performance. Triplett rode Otis (Rocking I Rodeo Co.) for 86.75 points in Round 3 and went on to be bucked off by Who Dey (K-C/Josie McElroy Bucking Bulls/Sparklin Acres) in 3.12 seconds in the championship round. Triplett earned 175 points toward the world standings for the finish.

Hey Jack (Gene Owen/Jane Clark) was named Top Bull after earning a 45.5-point bull score for tossing J.W. Harris (May, Texas) in 2.85 seconds in the championship round.

Following its eleventh trip to Madison Square Garden, The Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) now shifts to the Windy City where the Top 35 bull riders in the world will compete at Allstate Arena for the Chicago Invitational Jan. 13-15.

 

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

  1. Jess Lockwood, 87.75-87.25-82.25-82.25-339.50-860 Points.
    2. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 0-84.75-88-88.5-261.25-550 Points.
    3. Ryan Dirteater, 84.5-0-85.75-90.5-260.75-378.33 Points.
    4. Fabiano Vieira, 84.5-87.5-83.5-0-255.50-258.33 Points.
    5. Matt Triplett, 87-0-86.75-0-173.75-175 Points.
    6. Mason Lowe, 87.75-83.25-0-0-171.00-135 Points.
    7. Eduardo Aparecido, 84.25-78.5-85.75-0-248.50-110 Points.
    8. J.B. Mauney, 0-0-87.5-0-87.50-80 Points.
    9. Cooper Davis, 0-86-0-0-86.00-60 Points.
    (tie). Joao Ricardo Vieira, 83.75-0-86.25-0-170.00-60 Points.
    11. Derek Kolbaba, 86.5-0-0-0-86.50-50 Points.
    (tie). Silvano Alves, 86.5-0-0-0-86.50-50 Points.
    13. Gage Gay, 83.25-83.75-0-0-167.00-45 Points.
    14. Mike Lee, 86.25-0-0-0-86.25-20 Points.
    15. Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 0-83.25-0-0-83.25-15 Points.
    (tie). J.W. Harris, 82.25-0-85.5-0-167.75-15 Points.
    17. Kaique Pacheco, 0-0-85.5-0-85.50-5 Points.
    (tie). Paulo Ferreira Lima, 0-80.5-83.25-0-163.75-5 Points.
    (tie). Dakota Buttar, 83.5-83-0-0-166.50-5 Points.
    20. Luis Blanco, 84.5-0-0-0-84.50-3.33 Points.
    21. Nathan Schaper, 0-0-85-0-85.00
    22. Cody Heffernan, 0-82.5-0-0-82.50
    23. Guilherme Marchi, 0-81.75-0-0-81.75
    24. Chase Outlaw, 81.25-0-0-0-81.25
    25. Alex Cardozo, 80-0-0-0-80.00
    Cody Nance, 0-0-0-0-0.00
    Nevada Newman, 0-0-0-0-0.00
    Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-0-0-0.00
    Brant Atwood, 0-0-0-0-0.00
    Shane Proctor, 0-0-0-0-0.00
    Stetson Lawrence, 0-0-0-0-0.00
    Stormy Wing, 0-0-0-0-0.00
    Tyler Harr, 0-0-0-0-0.00
    Jorge Valdiviezo, 0-0-0-0-0.00
    Keyshawn Whitehorse, 0-0-0-0-0.00

 

 

2017 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series World Finals Standings
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5’s, Points, Total Winnings)

  1. Jess Lockwood, 1, 1, 1, 860.00, $117,183.33
    2. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 6, 0, 3, 580.00, $32,806.67
    3. Ryan Dirteater, 1, 0, 1, 378.33, $21,155.67
    4. Fabiano Vieira, 5, 1, 3, 363.33, $23,466.32
    5. Matt Triplett, 8, 2, 4, 350.00, $24,499.86
    6. Mike Lee, 6, 1, 2, 135.00, $12,725.00
    6. Mason Lowe, 4, 0, 0, 135.00, $9,750.00
    8. Reese Cates, 6, 1, 2, 130.00, $13,250.00
    9. Sonny Schafferius, 4, 1, 2, 115.00, $8,061.18
    9. Koal Livingston, 3, 1, 3, 115.00, $11,200.00
    11. Eduardo Aparecido, 1, 0, 0, 110.00, $3,850.00
    12. Troy Wilkinson, 3, 1, 2, 106.25, $13,036.56
    13. Cody Rodeo Tyler, 5, 1, 2, 105.00, $9,505.00
    14. J.B. Mauney, 1, 0, 0, 80.00, $7,100.00
    14. Cliff Richardson, 6, 1, 1, 80.00, $3,454.23
    14. Edgar Durazo, 3, 1, 1, 80.00, $7,014.66
    14. Jacob O’Mara, 1, 1, 1, 80.00, $6,475.00
    18. Kaique Pacheco, 4, 1, 1, 70.00, $6,208.50
    19. Derek Kolbaba, 2, 0, 1, 65.00, $5,254.67
    19. Cody Campbell, 2, 1, 1, 65.00, $5,850.00
    21. Cooper Davis, 1, 0, 0, 60.00, $5,350.00
    21. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 1, 0, 0, 60.00, $3,850.00
    21. Marcio Roberto dos Santos, 1, 1, 1, 60.00, $3,520.00
    21. Edmilson Goncalves, 5, 0, 1, 60.00, $3,541.77
    21. Braydon Wellby, 6, 0, 2, 60.00, $4,603.29
    21. Harry Bridges, 5, 1, 1, 60.00, $2,746.48
    21. Tye Chandler, 5, 1, 1, 60.00, $3,806.78
    28. Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 6, 0, 1, 55.00, $7,290.08
    29. Luciano De Castro, 6, 0, 2, 52.50, $5,499.19
    30. Silvano Alves, 3, 0, 0, 50.00, $3,025.00
    30. Cody Nance, 4, 0, 1, 50.00, $7,339.24
    30. Nevada Newman, 5, 0, 1, 50.00, $6,652.76
    30. Dener Barbosa, 5, 0, 2, 50.00, $5,647.02
    30. Justin Lloyd, 6, 0, 1, 50.00, $5,573.51
    30. Mitchel Paton, 7, 0, 1, 50.00, $3,947.75
    30. Brady Oleson, 5, 0, 1, 50.00, $6,328.28
    30. Rohan Markham, 5, 0, 3, 50.00, $3,061.40
    38. Gage Gay, 4, 0, 0, 45.00, $2,450.00
    38. Kurt Shephard, 7, 0, 2, 45.00, $2,889.93
    40. Jackson Felton, 1, 0, 1, 41.25, $3,410.17
    41. Jason Malone, 4, 0, 2, 32.50, $2,945.89
    42. Fraser Babbington, 5, 0, 1, 30.00, $1,920.43
    42. Cody Heffernan, 7, 0, 1, 30.00, $2,594.33
    42. Josh Faircloth, 3, 0, 1, 30.00, $3,379.32
    42. Junior Cezar Quaresma, 1, 0, 1, 30.00, $2,300.00
    42. Eric Lee, 6, 0, 1, 30.00, $3,723.36
    42. Josh Frost, 3, 0, 1, 30.00, $2,912.09

Courtesy of the PBR media department.

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