The first round of the 2015 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series World Finals kicked off earlier tonight inside of the Thomas & Mack Center of the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas for the last time. The crowd was electric and ready for a night full of qualified rides as the American Bucking Bull Incorporated, ABBI, classic bulls took center stage. The action started off fast and fierce inside the two sided arena layout after an incredible opening courtesy of Jaime Lynch from the Vegas show Fantasy singing our National Anthem that started the fireworks that the cowboys of the PBR took to heart. These bull riders gave the loyal PBR fans inside the Thomas & Mack what they came to see, great rides and consistent scores across the board.
Action Inside The Arena From Round 1
Photo Credit: Debbie D Anthony Photography
The classic bulls of the ABBI gave the contestants at this year’s event all that they could handle heading into round two tomorrow night that will bring the first of two appearances of the “eliminator pen” of bucking bulls. That will include the seven bucking bulls in contention for the title of World Champion Bucking Bull after the sixth and final round here in Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon. After all was said and done it was only 8 of top 40 bull riders in the world that would be able to last the eight seconds to obtain their first score of the World Finals!
J.B. Mauney Vs. Wicked Stick (Rd 1. Win of 91 Points)
Photo Credit: AVID Visual Imagry Rodeo Photography
There was none that would be better than bull rider and current world number one J.B. Mauney who will take home the win and the $30,000 that comes with each round win, up from the $25,000 in past years. Has able to stay aboard Dimond S Bucking Bulls’ Wicked Stick for a combined effort to the tune of 91 points. The round one win keeps him atop of the World Finals event and world standings after gaining 200 more points early which is a great place to be knowing that you do not have to play make up coming into one of the toughest rounds of the weekend tomorrow night. Here is his winning ride aboard Diamond S Bucking Bulls’ Wicked Stick
See what J.B. Mauney has to say about his round one win at the 2015 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series World Finals as the Rodeo Round Up brings you behind the scenes as a new feature for 2015! Follow all that happens in the media room and listen to each nights press conferences with the round winners and those in contention!! You can see night one’s press conference below!!
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