After having to take a step back from our coverage over the last two weeks, we are very happy to be back once again to finish out the year strong all while bringing you the best event recaps from throughout the Professional Bull Riders Monster Energy Unleash The Beast Tour. We are first and foremost very sorry that we had to have a lapse in coverage but with daily life and “real job” work requirements, I was unable to have access to the needed items to provide you all with the recaps and coverage that you all deserve. That being said, there has been a lot that has happened over the past two weeks that we feel we have to the required items to keep you updated on so I will do my best in this section before we dive head first into this weekend’s Bad Boy Mowers Mowdown from Little Rock, Arkansas.
Two weeks ago, we all witnessed history as the professional bull riding world paid tribute to one of the best cowboys that any of us had the honor of knowing after Mason Lowe lost his life doing what he loved in Denver, Colorado. The St. Louis event would take an extra special meaning to all the bull riders on tour as the partook in the first ever Mason Lowe Memorial as the Unleash The Beast ultimately crowned Mason’s long-time friend Chase Outlaw the event winner. Keeping along the line of making history, last week Joao Ricardo Vieira would leave Los Angeles your 2019 Iron Cowboy, capping off a first-ever event in that city and making Joao the first ever three-time Iron Cowboy champion. Both of these wins over the last two weeks really began to shake up the look of the world standings which will continue to change here this weekend as well!
Dakota Buttar Brings Home The Round One Win In Little Rock
Photo Credit: Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media
Coming into round one on Friday night, the talks regarding the cut line began to come to the forefront which, in turn, would cause even more pressure to those that are sitting on it or below it as the Bad Boy Mower Mowdown began in Little Rock. Throughout the night, the action down on the arena floor would provide us with thirteen qualified rides, many of which would leave the crowd speechless as the scores were tallied and announced to those inside of the arena. After all was said and done, we would be able to watch one of the highest marked regular rounds of competition that we have seen so far in the 2019 season. All qualified rides would be just short of the 89.75 point ride that Canadian Dakota Buttar managed to put up after taming Jo-Z Bucking Bulls/K Bar C’s Handsome Jeff, leaving him as the number one man heading into Championship Saturday 24-hours later!
Cooper Davis Heads Into The Championship Round With A Round Two Split
Photo Credit: Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media
As the fans began to pile into the arena here in Little Rock, the buzz that was generated last night continued to shine brightly as the fans were hoping to see much more of the same as round two began earlier this evening. Once things began to happen on the dirt of the arena floor, it was apparent that what was witnessed last night was not going to be seen again here a Saturday night as y nine qualified rides were made while the scores coming down from the judges were much lower than what we saw less than 24-hours ago. After all was finalized and the last bull bucked, round two would end with two of the top bull riders in the world splitting the round win, ramping up the excitement of the world title race. Cooper Davis and Marco Eguchi would each earn an 87.50 point ride score to leave Little Rock with a part of the round two win.
Round By Round Rides From Little Rock:
Dakota Buttar (89.75)
Luciano De Castro (88.50)
J.B. Mauney (88.25)
Colten Jesse (87.50)
Cody Nance & Eduardo Aparecido (87.25)
Derek Kolbaba (87.00)
Joao Ricardo Vieira (86.25)
Kaique Pacheco (86.00)
Alex Marcilio (84.75)
Cody Teel (84.25)
Alan de Souza (83.75)
Stetson Lawrence (81.00)
Cooper Davis & Marco Eguchi (87.50)
Cody Jesus (87.25)
Cody Teel (86.50)
Taylor Toves (85.75)
J.B. Mauney (84.50)
Jose Vitor Leme (82.25)
Kaique Pacheco (75.00)
Colten Jesse (73.75)
Luciano De Castro & J.B. Mauney (90.75)
Stetson Lawrence (89.75)
Eduardo Aparecido (88.50)
Cody Nance (87.75)
J.B. Mauney Is Crowned The 2019 Bad Boy Mowers Mowdown Event Champion
Photo Credit: Andy Watson/Bull Stock Media
Once the dust settled and the roar of the crowd died down just enough to hear the in-arena announcers, it was time to not only watch the top fifteen bull riders from the weekend competing in the Championship Round but to crown another 2019 PBR event champion. In the final round of the weekend, we would see five of those fifteen competing do what they had to do to earn a qualified ride and post more points up on the leader board. While the efforts of all were amazing we would see another tie for a round win with Luciano De Castro along with J.B. Mauney out-perform everyone else and top out the round with 90.75 point rides. While winning the round and having an outstanding weekend, being the only bull rider to go a perfect three-for-three, J.B. Mauney would leave Little Rock with the event title and earn 545 world title race points that he absolutely needed after coming into the weekend well out of the top thirty-five in the world, making a cut a very good possibility!
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