Even before the booming voices of the two in-arena announcers came across the sound system you could feel the excitement and anticipation inside the Thomas & Mack Arena for the second performance of the 2015 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series World Finals. The buzz was still in the air from round one where fan favorite J.B. Mauney scored a huge 91 point ride to end the evening. As the focus shifts somewhat from the cowboys to the bucking bulls tonight there was the same level of enthusiasm and electricity for the entire three plus hours of non-stop bull riding action.
Air Time Vs. Renato Nunes
Tonight was the first of two nights that the fans and riders of the PBR get to see the bovine athletes that are in contention for the title of World Champion Bucking Bull that will be crowned at the end of Sunday afternoon’s sixth and final performance. Tonight we saw six of the seven bulls in contention for the title buck out for the first time to see who would take the lead going into Sunday’s big event. Last night it was the seventh bucking bull Bruiser that obtained the high marked ride of round one and set the bar with a 44.75 point bull score. Tonight it was Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team’s bull Air Time that claimed the top dog spot in the standings for round 2 setting a 47 point bull score to claim the lead after the first of two rounds. Be sure to go to the Rodeo Round Up’s YouTube channel to watch each of the bucking bull contender’s outs in the video clips from tonight’s round. The World Championship will come down to one final ride inside the Thomas & Mack on Sunday afternoon so be sure to watch all the exciting action on CBS Sports Network or Carbon TV.com!
Bonner Bolton’s Winning Ride In Round 2
Everyone knows that there is another part of the sport of professional bull riding and that has not been touched upon until now when we talk about round number two. The cowboys themselves did everything that they could not to be upstaged by the bucking bulls here tonight. As the pens get tougher and tougher as each night goes by it was all that the contestants could do tonight to claim there fame as well. After round one where only 8 riders made qualified rides it was one better tonight as 9 were able to make the buzzer here in round two. No one was better than the young superstar Bonner Bolton who put forth a tremendous effort to claim a 90.50 point ride aboard Jeff Robinson Bucking Bull’s Walk Off.
Just as in round one The Rodeo Round Up is taking you behind the scenes and bringing you inside of the media room to let you be a part of the post round nightly press conferences. Take a minute and see what round two’s winner Bonner Bolton has to say about his $30,000 payday and gaining those oh so precious points to try and catch world number one J.B. Mauney. You can listen to the entire press conference below and see for yourself what these guys think of the event so far and where their minds are at going into the halfway point tomorrow night!!
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