Last night proved that the on-going questions that still comes to light at least four times a year is true, Is there a slump time after a big hype surrounding a major event and are the ABBI bulls still too hard for the cowboys to figure out? In round one there were only eleven of the top bull riders in the world that would be able to cover their bulls for the required eight seconds to earn a score. That being said it seemed as if the bovine athletes would be the ones stealing the show here this weekend at the St. Louis Invitational.
Tonight’s second round of action will not be any easier on the cowboys as the bucking bull power takes a step upwards as we see who will advance to Championship Sunday, putting even more points up on the board. Coming into today the home state man himself, Mason Lowe, was tied for the lead after one round of competition and he looked to continue on that path to his home state win here tomorrow afternoon once everything is said and done!
Silvano Alves Competes In St. Louis
Photo Credit: Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media
If you look back many years ago you will recall a young man from Brazil that came to the United States and took the professional bull riding world by storm. This man goes by the name of Silvano Alves and he is now one of the most well-known bull riders on the Built Ford Tough Series today. The multi-time world champion is one man that the Brazilian riders here today look up to and continually go to for advice on how to handle the pressures of competing week to week on the Built Ford Tough Series tour.
Fast forward to today and another name comes to mind when you think about the young up and coming greats like Silvano Alves once was. Another Brazilian by the name of Claudio Montanha Jr. has placed a mark on himself after completely dominating the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series tour since coming aboard. Last night was only the second time he had been bucked off early on the BFTS but tonight he looked to get back on track. He would do just that after covering Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/H&C Bucking Bulls’ Beast Of Burden for a solid 86 point bull ride!
Chase Outlaw Takes Home The Round Two Win In St. Louis
Photo Credit: SmithPro / Terry Good
Round two continued to spotlight the bovine athletes as another night of mixed newcomers and veteran bulls were showcased down on the arena floor at the Scottrade Center. As things progressed it looked as if the outcome would be the exact same as it was just 24-hours ago with the bucking bulls causing havoc and confusion among the cowboy competitors. Although most of the night was dominated by the bovine athletes there were moments of greatness as well with some exciting qualified rides mixed in.
Tonight there were only 9 of the top 36 bull riders in the world that would be able to conquer their bovine competitors that would manage to earn a qualified ride in round two. Among those qualified rides only one would be able to carry the high-marked ride of the night out the doors of the Scottrade Center and into tomorrow afternoon’s third round of competition. Chase Outlaw would put up an 88 point ride aboard Dakota Rodeo/Julie Rosen/Clay Struve/Chad Berger’s American Sniper to earn the round two win, and his second in as many days, here at the St. Louis Invitational!
Complete List Of Qualified Round Two Rides Posted Below:
Chase Outlaw (88.00) Jake Gowdy (87.75)
Cody Rodeo Tyler (87.25) Claudio Montanha Jr. (86.00)
Mason Lowe (86.00) Rubens Barbosa (85.50)
Kaique Pacheco (82.5) Dener Barbosa (78.75)
Silvano Alves (77.75)
After two rounds of competition here in St. Louis, Missouri the field of the top fifteen in the event is beginning to shape up as the championship round begins to come into focus. The overall feeling is that each and every round begins to break these cowboys down on every level as the event continues to progress. Many are out of action while most of them are nursing some sort of soreness or pulled muscles. Heading into tomorrow’s championship Sunday round it will be interesting to see who will be crowned the St. Louis Invitational event champion for 2017!
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