Kansas City Sets The Tone For Next Week’s Iron Cowboy Major In Texas

After an action packed night one here in Kansas City, it was time to turn our attention to the task at hand as Sunday afternoon rolled around here inside of the Sprint Center.  The sold-out crowd that filtered in on Championship Sunday was full of energy and ready to cheer on their favorite athletes as the race to the event win comes down to the wire.  Last night there were twelve of the best bull riders in the world that would manage to make it to the eight-second buzzer to carry a score into today’s final rounds.

Today’s second round will feature many bovine athletes that we have either never seen or rarely seen on the Built Ford Tough Series.  This will make for an exciting round two that will offer many chances for these top 35 bull riders to earn a qualified ride and advance to the championship round later in the day.  These rides are needed to give these cowboys the confidence they need heading into the Iron Cowboy major event next weekend in Arlington, Texas at the legendary AT&T Cowboy Stadium!

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Rubens Barbosa Takes Home The Round Two Win 

Photo Credit:  Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media

The competition level inside of the arena this afternoon was amped up after just twelve qualified rides in round one, less than 24-hours ago.  The look of the roster has changed after the first cut of the season and one of those men that are new on the tour started off his debut event in grand style.  Claudio Montanha Jr. started his BFTS run with 84.50 points and 5 world title race points in his first round on this elite tour.  The question is now if he can continue his path and qualify for his first championship round in his first career Built Ford Tough Series event.

Coming into the second round here this afternoon many of the 35 bull riders in the locker room were left battered and bruised after a horrific round one as the bucking bulls took their toll on these professional athletes.  Many questions remained on if all would come back or if some would not make it to round two.  That being said, there were 12 of the remaining 30 bull riders that came to round two that would earn a score and set the stage for the championship round.  This afternoon the man on top of the field would be Rubens Barbosa after earning 87.25 points aboard Owens/Wyatt’s Chute Boss for the round two win catapulting him to the championship round!

Complete Break-Down Of Qualified Rides In Round Two Posted Below:

                                               Rubens Barbosa (87.25)                                           Brady Sims (86.00)

                                               Claudio Montanha Jr. (85.75)                                Mason Lowe (85.75)

                                               Eduardo Aparecido (85.50)                                    Kaique Pacheco (84.75)

                                               Mike Lee (84.25)                                                       Dener Barbosa (83.75)

                                               Silvano Alves (83.75)                                               Cooper Davis (82.75)

                                               Marco Eguchi (73.50)                                              Reese Cates (61.00)

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Shane Proctor Takes Home The Championship Round Win In KC

Photo Credit:  Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media

Once the two qualification rounds were concluded it was time to focus in on the top fifteen cowboys from the event as the championship round was set to begin.  The first two rounds were hard on the bull riders but that allowed for the bovine athletes to prove their worth and gain some notoriety among the loyal PBR fans as well as the Director of PBR Livestock, Coday Lambert.  The bovine athletes did not disappoint as the bull power in the championship round was some of the strongest we have seen all year long!

As the action began it was made known early on that it would not be an easy task to earn a qualified ride in the championship round of the Kansas City Invitational.  When the last chute gate opened and the bull rider made the fans inside of the arena it would cheer it would be 7 out if the 15 that would earn a qualified ride in the championship round.  After the dust settled it would be Shane Proctor who would stand taller than the rest after riding J.A.R.S Bucking Bulls/Gene Owen’s Coopers Comet to the eight-second buzzer and an 89.75 point score to win the championship round!

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Eduardo Aparecido Wins the 2017 Kansas City Invitational 

Photo Credit:  Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media

Each and every one of these bull riders here competing on the Built Ford Tough Series needed to leave Kansas City feeling good about their season as we head south for the next event.  These 35 bull riders will head directly to Texas to compete in the richest weekend in the western sports industry as we invade AT&T Cowboy Stadium.  The PBR’s Iron Cowboy and the RFD-TV’s The American will take center stage just six short days from now, and to get by these two events you need to come into them with an extreme amount of confidence!

After this weekend’s Kansas City Invitational there are a handful of these bull riding athletes that will be walking with swagger after a great weekend here inside of the Sprint Center.  That being said, there is one man that will be walking a little taller than the rest after an impressive event win this weekend. Eduardo Apraecido would go 3-for-3 and take home a combined 261 points over the weekend giving him the overall event title heading into Arlington, Texas next weekend!

Following an event here in Kansas City, Missouri that left the bull riders nursing injuries and sorenesses the healing needs to happen quickly as we look ahead to the Iron Cowboy event this coming Saturday.  Our Rodeo Round Up team will begin our journey to Arlington, Texas this Wednesday morning to cover all of the action of the weekend for you.  We will bring special stories from around town, in-person interviews with your favorite rodeo and bull riding athletes and provide day-by-day coverage of all the action.  Stay tuned to the Rodeo Round Up for all of your rodeo and bull riding recaps live from Ft. Worth and Arlington, Texas beginning next weekend!

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