The PBR Ends The First Ever Event In Eugene, OR On A Positive Note


After an exhilarating round one performance last night the buzz around Eugene, Oregon was heard loud and clear.  Last night set off the first time that the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series made their way to this destination to bring the excitement to the Matthew Knight Arena.  To say that this was an event that was not to be missed this late in the season was an understatement as many story lines were unfolding heading into today’s final rounds of competition.

Last night marked the much anticipated return of some of the most loved bull riders in the sport today.  World title contender Cooper Davis made his return following a clavicle surgery just three short weeks ago.  Another fantastic addition to the line-up was a man that was injured way back in Sioux Falls, South Dakota which has put him on the back burner for most of the season.  Matt Triplett won a special BlueDEF Tour event just a couple of days ago that earned him a spot in this weekend’s event after fighting his way back throughout the year in which he took full advantage of last night!


Kaique Pacheco Takes Home The Round Two Win 

Photo Credit:  Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media

Round two started off with a bang as the 12 of the top 35 bull riders in the world brought a round one score into this afternoon’s performance with them as they tried to secure a spot in today’s championship round.  That being said, after last night’s first round the chance to make it to the round was about wide open as it could get and the cowboy’s knew it.  The mindset of many of the riders here this weekend was that it was a marathon and not a sprint and even low scores could get you into the championship round here this afternoon.

Tonight the bovine power that was on display was non other than spectacular to say the least.  Last night there was a round that saw the return of some fan favorites but reigning world champions J.B. Mauney was missing from action which is putting him further behind and falling fast.  Tonight it would be 13 of the contestants here that would manage to make a qualified ride and earn a trip to the championship round.  Although there would be those no one could put of the efforts that Kaique Pacheco put up aboard Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Lacey Berger’s Copper Star for a score of 87.5 points and the round two win.

round recap

Complete List Of Round Two Qualified Rides Below:

                                            Kaique Pacheco (87.50)                               Cody Nance (87.00)                                      

                                           Jess Lockwood (86.50)                                 Silvano Alves (86.00)                                   

                                          Ben Jones (85.75)                                            Chase Outlaw (84.50)                                  

                                         Mason Lowe (84.50)                                       Guilherme Marchi (84.50)                        

                                         Cooper Davis (84.25)                                     Jorge Valdiviezo (83.75)                            

                                        Shane Proctor (82.00)                                   Paulo Ferreira Lima (80.50)                    

                                                                                 Cody Heffernan (74.50)


Silvano Alves Cashes In On The Championship Round Win

Photo Credit:  Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media

One the second round of the Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic was in the books and the points were calculated the top 15 bull riders of the weekend were named and the championship round was set to begin.  The energy inside of the Matthew Knight Arena was amazing as the first ever Built Ford Tough Series Championship Round was kicked off.  Even though the PBR has brought a BlueDEF Tour to this venue before nothing could compare to what these amazing fans witnessed earlier today in the championship round!

All that being said, as the action kicked off down on the arena floor the level of excitement rose to an all-time high.  Today was the day that many bubble players would make huge surges and raise up the season point standings.  Many of those that needed to make moves were able to give it a shot in the Championship Round.  Today there would be 4 of the 15 riders competing that would be able to obtain a qualified ride and put some points on the board but no one could be the efforts of Silvano Alves.  He was able to match up with Humpz N Horns/KMH’s Gas Pedal to earn the championship round win with an 85.50 point ride.


Silvano Alves Celebrates His Win In Eugene, OR

Photo Credit:  Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media

After an exciting Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic event was concluded the level of enthusiasm among the fans and contestants alike will last throughout the last three events of this historic season.  The time to make a charge up the world standings is right now to make sure you head into the PBR World Finals on a high note and feeling healthy, fresh and full of confidence.  Tonight it was one man that would make the most of the opportunity here this weekend in Eugene, Oregon.

Once everything was said and done it would be one man that would stand above all others here this weekend as the overall event champion.  This time it would be non other than Silvano Alves who would be the only cowboy able to go 3 for 3 and would out ride all others for a combined ride total of 255.75 points.  All I can say is that I have a feeling there is no looking back for this cowboy as he makes the last big push towards Las Vegas as the World Finals begin just a month from now on November 2nd, 2016!

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In a weekend where the loyal PBR fans were able to see Davis, Triplett and of course the “Dancing Aussie” Ben Jones make their returns the stakes were and will be raised as we wind down the 2016 regular season.  Now that many of the fan favorites are back in action the last three events of the 2016 season will surely be some action that you will not want to miss.  That being said the question still remains, will J.B. Mauney make a return next week in Idaho or is he saving himself for a run at the 2016 PBR World Finals?!

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