Nampa Begins To Shape Up PBR World Finals Look


One night after a phenomenal round one performance 24-hours ago the focus shifted to who would be crowned the event champion here in Nampa.  The Dewalt Flexvolt Invitational was expected to begin to shape up the 2016 PBR World Finals look with two events remaining and it did not disappoint.  Last night there was a staggering 15 qualified rides which was one of the highest totals of the season thus far.  Once the fans filed in the sold out crowd was expecting to see much of the same throughout the second and championship rounds.

In an event that was a very important one for those cowboys on the bubble each and every one of them stepped up and did all that they could to climb up the world standings.  Canadian Ty Pozzobon made his return in 31st position after staying in Canada to win that PBR tour’s championship and many more were fighting through injuries to make sure they make the World Finals this coming November in Las Vegas.  Most notably was Fraser Babbington who would be riding with his had 180 degrees from the way that it should be put in the rope after a huge wreck last weekend.


Cooper Davis Wins Round Two And Advances To Championship Round

Photo Credit:  Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media

Tonight each and every one of the top 35 bull riders in the world knew that they had to ride at least one bull on the weekend for a solid score to have any chance on making the championship round.  After round one 14 of the 15 spots were already guaranteed to be full once one of the most exciting rounds of competition was completed and set the standard for tonight’s battles that happened down on the arena floor underneath the lights inside of the Ford Idaho Center.

Once the customary introductions were finished it was time to see if last night’s hype could be lived up to as round two action began.  Once the chute gates began cracking open the excitement of the sold out crowd could be felt through the veins of those competing below.  Once the round was concluded it was another staggering 12 bull riders that would make the buzzer.  That being said, no body could match up to the 89 point bull ride that Cooper Davis put up on the board after covering Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Lacey Scott’s Thunderbolt for a qualified eight second ride.

round recap

Complete List Of Round Two Qualified Rides Below:

                                               Cooper Davis (89.00)                       Robson Palermo (86.75)                  

                                              Stetson Lawrence (86.75)                Jess Lockwood (86.50)                    

                                             Marco Antonio Eguchi (85.75)       Chase Outlaw (85.25)                      

                                            Mason Lowe (84.75)                           Aaron Roy (84.75)                             

                                           Paulo Ferreira Lima (84.00)          Rubens Barbosa (83.50)                  

                                          Tanner Bryne (83.50)                         Silvano Alves (79.50)          


J.B. Mauney Takes Home The Championship Round Win In Nampa

Photo Credit:  Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media

Throughout the first two rounds of bull riding action the field for the championship round began to take shape.  This weekend anyone of the 35 bull riders here needed to be at the top of their game as round two was a case of who could top who after 14 qualified rides were made on Friday night.  This marked one of the few times this season that this scenario would play out with only two events remaining until the field is set for the 2016 PBR World Finals that each of these athletes are competing for.

Tonight 15 men would qualify for the final round and everyone inside of the sold out arena knew it would take a huge overall weekend effort to win this fantastic event.  After all was said and done there would only be one of the top fifteen bull riders from the event that would be able to make it to the buzzer to best their bovine competitors.  When the last bull exited the arena it was made official that J.B. Mauney would be the only man to cover putting up a huge 92.50 point ride to win the championship round aboard D&H Cattle Co./Buck Cattle Co’s Stone Sober and take home some much needed world standings points.


J.B. Mauney Celebrates His First 2016 Event Win Here In Nampa

Photo Credit:  Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media

On a weekend where we have not seen as many qualified rides as we saw here this weekend on too many occasions this year to win the event title would give momentum to who would claim it.  Tonight that would be non other than J.B. Mauney who put on a tantalizing display of athleticism over these last two days to go a solid two for three for a dominating 177 total points.  After such a huge win for him this late in the season he is heading into the home stretch hotter than any other of his competitors which could cause major trouble for those sitting at the top of the world standings leader board.

Mauney is hitting a hot streak at the most opportune time with just two events remaining before we head to Sin City to begin the 2016 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series World Finals.  Although he is flying high after this weekend’s win he knows that he can not take his foot off the gas pedal because a lot can change over the course of the next two events as he sets his sights on yet another world championship title.  He knows in the back of his mind that any great weekend can catapult anyone to the top of the world standings.

keep in touch

Next weekend we head west to California and invade the SAP Center for the San Jose Invitational.  This will mark the beginning of the second to last event of the 2016 season.  Now that the world championship race is as close as it has ever been and most of the top 10 coming in healthy it will be an event that you do not want to miss.  Also the Rodeo Round Up is excited to offer you all a chance to win a pair of tickets to the World Finals as well.  We have five sets of tickets to give away and our first contest was announced earlier today so check out our facebook page for details and be sure to register your email on this website to qualify you into the sweepstakes!

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