PBR Little Rock Proved Tough For The Top 35 Bull Riders In The World

After a round one performance, just 24 hours ago, where the bovine athletes proved to be much more than the top 35 bull riders in the world standings could handle those competing here tonight came in wanting to regain the swagger that they all gained last weekend.  Last night those competing could barely fill the seven spots that gained those cowboys some much-needed championship points coming into tonight’s second and championship rounds of bull riding action.

As like in rounds past, the ABBI Classic Bulls were out last night which proved, once again, to cause havoc among those competing.  Tonight, however, the bovine power would not be any less but this pen of bucking bulls here tonight are deemed a little more rider friendly which should make filling the fifteen rider format for the championship round later tonight easier to fill.  Those on the bubble need to step up in a big way here tonight to guarantee their spot on the elite Built Ford Tough Series going forward throughout the 2017 season.

Joao Ricardo Vieira Takes The Round Two Win In Little Rock

Photo Credit: Rokin’ K Photos / Jeana Wilson Kilcrease

Following a round one where only seven riders were able to make it to the much elusive eight-second buzzer tonight’s round could not be much worse of a performance for many of the best bull riders in the world.  That being said, the sold out crowd inside of the Verizon Arena would, in the back of their minds, be hoping for the same sort of outcome.  That is because one of their own, Hamburg, Arkansas’ Chase Outlaw stood above the rest and came into tonight’s second round in the number on spot!

Once the loyal Arkansas fans filled the Verizon Arena to capacity it was time to turn the lights on bright and watch the best bull riders in the world do what they do best, ride some of the greatest bucking bulls going down the road today.  Once things were all said and done in round two, there would be 12 of the top 35 bull riders in the world that would be able to earn a qualified ride.  Although there were more rides than in round one, all eyes would be on the man who earned an 87 point ride to win the second round here in Little Rock.  Joao Ricardo Vieira would be able to top the rest of the field and earn a round win and a spot in the championship round later in the night!

                                                          Complete List Of Qualified Round Two Rides Posted Below:

Joao Ricardo Vieira (87.00)                          Stetson Lawrence (86.50)

Ryan Dirteater (86.25)                                   Cody Teel (85.25)

Silvano Alves (85.25)                                      Dener Barbosa (85.25)

Cody Tyler (85.00)                                           Derek Kolbaba (84.50)

Chase Outlaw (84.50)                                      Guilherme Marchi (84.25)

J.B. Mauney (84.00)                                        Stormy Wing (84.00)

Derek Kolbaba Shines In The Championship Round

Photo Credit: Rokin’ K Photos / Jeana Wilson Kilcrease

After two qualifying rounds that barely managed to fill the available fifteen spots in the championship round, it was time to see who would leave Little Rock, Arkansas being crowned the 2017 Bad Boy Mowdown event champion.  The match-up’s for the round earlier tonight brought some of the rankest bucking bulls in the business to center stage down on the arena floor.  Although the rides were very few and far between the rides that were made in the round were ones that people will remember for quite some time!

Coming into the championship round, the cowboys were nursing injuries and sore bodies from the first two rounds on this short two-day weekend.  Once things began it was quickly realized that the bucking bulls would once again have their day and keep the qualified rides to a minimum while earning some high marks on their side of the board.  After all was concluded, there was only 1 of those 15 that would be able to make qualified rides while a score of 89.50 points would take home the round win.  Derek Kolbaba would be able to cover Jane Clark / Gene Owen’s Cochise for the required eight seconds and secure a championship round win in Little Rock!

Derek Kolbaba Celebrates His Bad Boy Mowdown Event Win In Little Rock

Photo Credit: Rokin’ K Photos / Jeana Wilson Kilcrease

When anyone talks about being on a hot streak in the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series, we can all come up with many names throughout the years that stick out.  This year there are already a few names that come to the top of people’s minds when we think about that very thing as well.  Many of the up and coming superstars are quickly becoming fan favorites and are currently on a hot streak of their own in this young 2017 season.  One of those just happened to win the Bad Boy Mowdown this weekend here in Little Rock, Arkansas!

The hometown crowd here this weekend was treated to a spectacular performance from the home state cowboys while they competed for the event title.  After two qualifying rounds and a championship round performance, there would be one man that would stand atop the shark cage as your Bad Boy Mower event champion.  After going a solid 2-for-3 , earning 174 points throughout the weekend, Derek Kolbaba would be the man earning that distinction here in Little Rock.  His win shoots him all the way up to the number 6 spot in the world standings, securing his place on the elite Built Ford Tough Series tour for many weeks to come.

As the cowboys leave the Bad Boy Mowdown event here in Little Rock, many of them are tucking their tails between their legs as they head to Albuquerque, New Mexico next weekend.  The Ty Murray Invitational Presented by the Isleata Resort and Casino is always a favorite among the top bull riders in the world.  Once again our friends at Rokin’ R Photography will be on hand capturing all of the exciting action that we will be able to share just as she was at tonight’s championship round performance.  Be sure to check out her photos from this weekend’s event as well as next weekend’s festivities but liking her facebook page by simply clicking the link HERE!

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