St. Louis Begins Three-Day PBR Built Ford Tough Series Run

This weekend the cowboys of the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series get back to normal grind of the 2017 season following an exciting week in Texas that ended just a few short days ago.  The Bass Pro Chute Out once again makes its way to the Scottrade Center in St. Louis for the first of three days of action here this weekend.  Along with all of the exciting action inside of the arena the Wal-Mart meet and greet events will happen across the city as well all weekend long so you can connect and say hello to all of your favorite bull riding superstars!

Looking ahead to each round this weekend we have a chance, once again, to see how the virtual newcomers to the elite Built Ford Tough Series tour will fair against many of the seasoned veterans that are in attendance this weekend as well.  If the last two events are any indication, these rookie contenders are coming to play and are beginning to make those at the top of the world standings look over their shoulders watching for the fury that is just waiting to be unloaded upon them throughout the rest of the 2017 season.

Claudio Montanha Jr. Comes Up Short In Round One

Photo Credit: SmithPro / Terry Good

When we speak of the rookie contestants making names for themselves on the Built Ford Tough Series this year, one name should come to the top of each and everyone’s minds.  Brazilian Claudio Montanha Jr. has been creating a huge buzz over the last three weeks since he has made the jump up to the big leagues.  After being in the United States just 45-days he has made quite the name for himself only bucking off of one bull throughout three weeks of competition and looks to continue his dominance here this weekend in St. Louis!

In tonight’s first round this sticky Brazilian drew Warren’s Bucking Bulls/-F’s bull Killing Time as his opponent that he had to get by to make a run at his first event win of his Built Ford Tough Series career.  Tonight he would not be able to do that after taking a re-ride bull and falling off early for a no score. When the scores came in it would be Ante Up that would earn a very solid 43.25 point bull score for his efforts in the first round here in St. Louis, Missouri.

Mason Lowe Splits The Round One Win Going Into Tomorrow’s Second Round

Photo Credit: SmithPro/Terry Good

Coming into tonight’s first round of the Bass Pro Chute Out the top 36 bull riders in the world were looking to prove why they have earned a spot to compete on the elite Built Ford Tough Series tour.  Although the main focus is on the cowboys competing and being able to maintain a top 35 position in the world standings, the bucking bulls they are paired up against will make that a hard task to maintain.  Tonight’s round one featured some seasoned bulls as well as introduced some new bovine power that these rodeo athletes were seeing for the very first time.

Once the dust settled down on the arena floor and the scores were tallied it would be announced that there would be a total of 11 of the top 36 bull riders in the world that would best their bovine counterparts and earn a qualified ride and a score to carry over into tomorrow night’s second round.  Although 11 did manage to ride to the eight-second buzzer two of them, Chase Outlaw and Missouri cowboy Mason Lowe, would be the men that would stand taller than the rest splitting the round one win.  Both of them would be able to cover their bulls put in front of them for a round winning 87.25 point rides.

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

                                                   Mason Lowe (87.25)                            Chase Outlaw (87.25)

                                                   Gage Gay (86.75)                                 Guilherme Marchi (85.75)

                                                   Kaique Pacheco (85.50)                      Fabiano Vieira (85.25)

                                                   Tanner Bryne (84.75)                          Luciano De Castro (84.75)

                                                   Luis Blanco (84.00)                             Eduardo Aparecido (80.25)

                                                                                   Dener Barbosa (73.50)

Now that the first round is out of the way here in St. Louis the next two days will not get any easier for the cowboys as the bull power will be increased as each round progresses at the Bass Pro Chute Out.  The sold out crowd inside of the Scottrade Center not only witnessed fantastic bull riding action here tonight but were also the very first fans to see the debut of the new Warrant music video produced specifically for the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series 2017 season!

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