(PBR media release)
KANSAS CITY, Missouri – In front of a record-setting crowd at Sprint Center, Chase Outlaw (Hamburg, Arkansas) used a flawless performance to capture his second PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Unleash The Beast event win of the 2019 season, victorious at the Caterpillar Classic, presented by Cooper Tires in Kansas City.
“It’s only March and to be No. 1 it don’t mean nothing,” Outlaw said. “I’m going to keep coming as if I’m on the cut line because this ain’t something that you just get, you have to take it and that’s what I’m after. I’m going to ride one bull at a time and see where it gets me. I’m thankful it got me here and we’re onto Tacoma next weekend.”
Entering the final day of competition tenth in the aggregate, courtesy of his 86-point trip on Sandman (Tullis/Schreiber) in Round 1, the “CEO of Outlaw Nation” rapidly climbed the leaderboard when he tied for second in Round 2 after making the 8 aboard Smooth Over (GT Bucking Bulls/Hart Cattle) for 87.75 points.
Garnering the first pick in the championship round draft, Outlaw selected a familiar foe in Bottoms Up (TNT Bucking Bulls / Hart Cattle Co). With one prior meeting on record between the two athletes, Bottoms Up dispatched Outlaw in 6.15 seconds during the Glendale, Arizona elite tour event in January.
Outlaw evened the score in the Show Me State, bringing the raucous crowd to its feet when he covered Bottoms Up for 89 points to capture the event title.
It’s the first time the 8-year pro has won two premier series events in the same year.
As the lone rider to go a perfect 3-for-3, Outlaw earned $37,816.67 in addition to 510 world points. After beginning the event ranked No. 4 in the world, 380 points behind then No. 1 Jess Lockwood (Volborg, Montana), Outlaw is now the top-ranked rider in the world, 130 points ahead of Lockwood.
Outlaw also holds a six-out ride streak, having covered all of his bulls at the two most recent elite tour events, dating to the U.S. Border Patrol Invitational on March 9-10 in Duluth, Georgia where he finished third.
Rookie of the Year contender Lucas Divino (Nova Crixas Goias, Brazil) recorded the best finish of his career on the premier series, finishing second.
First riding Sober Sensation (Cord McCoy/Moline Cattle Co.) for 87 points in Round 1, the 25-year-old rebounded from a Round Two buckoff with an 89.5-point, round-winning ride aboard Mr. Majestic (Cord McCoy/Bruce Wold) in the championship round.
He leaves Missouri with a check for $20,250 and 370 world points. He is now No. 8 in the world, and No. 2 in the Rookie of the Year race, where he trails the top-ranked contender Cody Jesus (Window Rock, Arizona) by 198 world points.
Third place went to Ryan Dirteater (Hulbert, Oklahoma) who collected $10,400 and 230 world points.
Beginning the Sunday-night event with an 85.5-point ride on Dr. DJ (CG Bucking Bulls), the Cherokee Kid was unable to remain perfect, bucked off by Canadian Mist (TNT Bucking Bulls/Hart Cattle Co.) in the final round.
Dirteater remains No. 6 in the world, and now trails No. 1 Outlaw by 1,129.17 points.
Cody Jesus (Window Rock, Arizona) dubbed “The Riding Sensation from the Navajo Nation” was indeed sensational in Kansas City. Jesus finished in fourth place after tallying the only 90-point score of the weekend.
His 90 points aboard Rising Sun (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Heald Pro Bulls) allowed him to win Round Two and is his second 90-point ride of the season.
Jesus was unable to cover Smooth Wreck (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Diamond Willow) in the championship round, hitting the dirt in 2.08 seconds.
He earned 205 points towards the world standings along with $8,980 and is holding steady as the 7th ranked rider in the world.
Rounding out the Top 5 was Round 1 winner, Matt Triplett (Columbia Falls, Montana). Triplett was unable to keep his hot streak going as he was bucked off Biker Bob (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/H&C Bucking Bulls) in Round 2 and Buck Owens (Jane Clark/Gene Owen) in the championship round.
Triplett picked up 165 world points and collected a paycheck of $7,480.
The YETI “Built for the Wild” Bull of the Event was Fearless (D&H Cattle Co./Buck Cattle/Tommy Julian), who dispatched Dakota Buttar (Kindersley, Saskatchewan) in 2.50 seconds in the championship round to earn a bull score of 46.50.
The PBR will be back in action next weekend with the Tacoma Invitational presented by Cooper Tires on March 30-31 in the Tacoma Dome.
Elsewhere in the PBR, 2018 PBR World Finals event winner Marco Eguchi (Poa, Brazil) won the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour event in Fresno, California.
Eguchi went 2-for-3 inside the Save Mart Center, riding Bit A Bad News (Rocking Forty-Five Cattle) for 85.5 points in Round 1 and Slappy (Crown 7 Bucking Bulls) for 83.5 points in Round 2, to earn 187.5 world points and $5,622.22.
The win propelled Eguchi solidly to within the Top 35 as he is now ranked No. 25 in the world.
On the PBR Canada Monster Energy Tour, in front of a sold-out crowd Saturday night at the Nutrien Western Event Centre in Calgary, Albrta, home province favorite Jordan Hansen (Okotoks, Alberta) went a perfect 3-for-3 to capture his career-first win on the nation’s premier tour, victorious at the Calgary Classic.
After recording an 83-point ride in Round 1 aboard Sick Rhymes (Two Bit Bucking Bulls), Hansen quickly climb the leaderboard at the record-setting event when he won Round 2 for his 85-point ride on Fantastic Pet (Two Bit Bucking Bulls). He sealed the win when he rode Twist of Barbwire (Thompson Rodeo Livestock) for 87 points in the championship round, becoming the lone rider to cover all three of his bovine athlete opponents at the event.
For the win, Hansen collected a check for $6,114.90, along with 575 Canadian and 170 world points.
The 25-year-old left Calgary as the No. 1 ranked rider in the nation, and rose from No. 93 to No. 48 in the world standings.
PBR Unleash The Beast Event Results
Caterpillar Classic, presented by Cooper Tires
Sprint Center – Kansas City, Kansas
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Event Aggregate-Event Points)
1. Chase Outlaw, 86-87.75-89-262.75-510 Points.
2. Lucas Divino, 87-0-89.5-176.50-370 Points.
3. Ryan Dirteater, 87.75-85.5-0-173.25-230 Points.
4. Cody Jesus, 0-90-0-90.00-205 Points.
5. Matt Triplett, 89.75-0-0-89.75-165 Points.
6. Luciano De Castro, 89-0-0-89.00-105 Points.
7. Cooper Davis, 0-87.75-0-87.75-67.5 Points.
(tie). Cannon Cravens, 0-87.75-0-87.75-67.5 Points.
9. Cody Nance, 87.25-0-0-87.25-50 Points.
10. Scottie Knapp, 0-87.25-0-87.25-40 Points.
11. Dakota Buttar, 0-86.5-0-86.50-20 Points.
12. Alisson De Souza, 86.75-0-0-86.75-11.66 Points.
(tie). Derek Kolbaba, 86.75-0-0-86.75-11.66 Points.
(tie). Dylan Smith, 86.75-0-0-86.75-11.66 Points.
15. Stetson Lawrence, 86.25-0-0-86.25-5 Points.
16. Cody Teel, 0-85.75-0-85.75-2.5 Points.
(tie). Marcus Mast, 0-85.75-0-85.75-2.5 Points.
18. Ezekiel Mitchell, 0-85.5-0-85.50
19. Eduardo Aparecido, 85-0-0-85.00
20. Mason Taylor, 0-84.5-0-84.50
21. Claudio Montanha Jr., 83-0-0-83.00
22. Silvano Alves, 0-82.5-0-82.50
23. Daniel Tinsman, 0-81.25-0-81.25
24. Danilo Carlos Sobrinho, 79.5-0-0-79.50
João Ricardo Vieira, 0-0-0-0.00
Jose Vitor Leme, 0-0-0-0.00
J.B. Mauney, 0-0-0-0.00
Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Event Results
Fresno Invitational – Save Mart Center – Fresno, California
Name, Round 1-Round 2-Event Aggregate-Event Points
1. Marco Antônio Eguchi, 85.5-83.5-0-169.00-187.5 Points.
2. Francisco Garcia Torres, 85.5-82-0-167.50-107.5 Points.
3. River Stephenson, 81-85-0-166.00-80 Points.
4. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 83-77-0-160.00-20 Points.
5. Juan Carlos Contreras, 84.5-73.5-0-158.00-15 Points.
6. Joe Frost, 0-87-0-87.00-60 Points.
7. Jake Lockwood, 86.5-0-0-86.50-55 Points.
8. Alex Cardozo, 0-84.5-0-84.50-5 Points.
(tie). Josh Tucker, 0-84.5-0-84.50-5 Points.
10. Kache Moosman, 0-84-0-84.00
11. Bryan Titman, 0-82-0-82.00
PBR Canada Monster Energy Tour – Calgary Classic
Nutrien Western Event Centre – Calgary, Alberta
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 4-Round 2-Round 3-Event Aggregate-Canadian Points-World Points)
1. Jordan Hansen, 83-0-85-87-255.00-575-170 Points.
2. Riley Gagnon, 0-0-83.5-89-172.50-385-90 Points.
3. Josh Frost, 82.5-0-84-0-166.50-245-55 Points.
4. Zane Lambert, 86.5-0-79.5-0-166.00-215-20 Points.
5. Marcos Gloria, 81.5-0-83.5-0-165.00-110-15 Points.
6. Cole Young, 82.5-0-80.5-0-163.00-65-10 Points.
7. Jake Gardner, 81-0-81-0-162.00-50-5 Points.
8. Jackson Scott, 85.5-0-0-0-85.50-75-0 Points.
9. Cory Price, 84.5-0-0-0-84.50-60-0 Points.
10. Jared Parsonage, 84-0-0-0-84.00-42.5-0 Points.
(tie). Shane Peters, 84-0-0-0-84.00-42.5-0 Points.
12. Tanner Byrne, 80-0-0-0-80.00-5-0 Points.
13. Aaron Roy, 79.5-0-0-0-79.50-5-0 Points.
14. Garrett Green, 0-0-77.5-0-77.50-5-0 Points.
Shay Marks, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Dayton Johnston, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Todd Chotowetz, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Logan Biever, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Zac Peterson, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Micheal Ostashek, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Tim Lipsett, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Wyatt Gleeson, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Wacey Finkbeiner, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Italo Aguilar Goncalves, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Warlen Aquino, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Klayton Lakevold, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Coy Robbins, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Wyatt Laughlin, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Weston Hartman, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Ron Hunt, 0-0-0-0-0.00