When the doors opened and the fans started to pour into the Scottrade Arena for Championship Sunday everyone wondered which way this performance would end up going. After a dominating performance from the top 35 bull riders in the world in round one it was a completely different story as round two beat up and deflated the egos of the best cowboys in the world. Just 24 hours ago it was the brutal force of the bovine power that the Professional Bull Riders had on display as a dismal amount of riders were able to figure out a way to obtain a qualified ride.
Today’s Championship Sunday began shortly after shocking news came from the mouths of the in-arena announcers that many of the top contestants would not be able to compete due to injuries sustained in the second round performance. Although those loyal PBR in attendance figured that some of those announced should not compete there were some that began to raise some eyebrows as the third round began underneath the lights in St. Louis, Missouri.
Shane Proctor Dominates With Round Three Victory
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As the last day of the Bass Pro Chute Out Presented By Cooper Tires began it was once again the absolute display of power that the stock contractors bring to these Built Ford Tough Series events each and every week that would come to the forefront. Even though there were not many rides completed in this round, those that were raised the bar and created a buzz around the entire arena. All weekend long there have been career firsts, history making moments and non-stop action and that was no different this afternoon inside the Scottrade Arena.
After all was said and done there were a total of 8 of the top 35 bull riders in the world that would be able to fight through the storm and earn qualified rides. The new point system established in 2016 give world championship points to the top seven contestants in each round and for the second night in a row it was a struggle to fill all of those places. No one could beat Washington State cowboy Shane Proctor as he proved his dominance by winning round three with a huge 88.75 point ride atop K-C / Josie McElroy Bucking Bulls’ Shoot Out The Lights!
Complete Round Three Qualified Ride Break-down:
Shane Proctor (88.75) J.B. Mauney (87.00)
Wallace Vieira de Oliveira (86.75) Eduardo Aparecido (85.50)
Paulo Lima (84.50) Cooper Davis (84.50)
Cody Nance (83.75) Kaique Pacheco (83.50)
Proctor Completes Sunday Sweep Winning The Championship Round
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As the top 15 bull riders were invited to come back to the Championship Round everyone was excited and filled with anticipation as to what would happen to cap off a truly historic Bass Pro Chute Out event as it was welcomed back to St. Louis for the nineteenth consecutive year. The fans already saw Nevada Newman win his first ever BFTS round in his first ever appearance which has only happened one other time in PBR history. Along with that it was defending World Champion J.B. Mauney who won his first ever 15/15 Bucking Battle but who knew what to expect as the Championship Round began.
Coming off a high note after winning round three Grand Coulee, Washington’s Shane Proctor wanted to continue on his perfect journey that he had during the event to cap off a huge weekend. Once it was his time to climb over the bucking chute he knew that if he could cover he would win this weekend’s event while being the only rider to go a perfect 4-for-4. Once the buzzer sounded it was just that that happened to bring him the event win after covering Dakota Rodeo / Chad Berger / Clay Struve’s Cooper Tires Brown Sugar for a whopping 89 points. The only other rider to cover his bull in the Championship Round was non other than Nevada Newman as he received a solid 87.75 point score.
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