The Good Times Roll in San Jose As The PBR Concludes


After last night’s round one the slogan “Let the good times roll” was exactly what was happening as the top 35 bull riders in the world put on a dominating display of athleticism.  Every one of the contestants competing to make it to the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series World Finals knew that it would take a heroic effort to win the San Jose Invitational this weekend.  As round two began the 15 places in the championship round were already filled after 18 qualified rides were put on the board less than 24-hours ago!

The race for the world championship was tightened up even more after round one when world number one Kaique Pacheco bucked off and the two men chasing him, J.B. Mauney and Cooper Davis, made the most of it and earned some much needed championship points.  Coming into tonight’s action Davis was a mere 300 points behind while Mauney trailed the number one spot by just over 600 points.  Who would leave the world leader would come down to how everything played out as the first ever Championship Sunday concluded in San Jose, California.


Stetson Lawrence Wins Round Two In San Jose

Photo Credit:  Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media

When round two began there were plenty of story lines for all the fans of the PBR Built Ford Tough Series to talk about.  From the tightening of the world title race after round one to the huge focus on all of the bubble competitors that are vying to make the World Finals, there was something for everyone to watch closely.  As the season draws to a close there is one two-day event remaining in the 2016 season and how these top 35 bull riders fair will determine if they make their way to Las Vegas as a competitor or a spectator.

Once the action began down on the arena floor it was quickly made apparent that the momentum would carry over from last night in a big way.  From the first latch to the last buck out the crowd was on their feet as they watched some of the greatest bull riding action in the world.  Tonight there would be 18 who would ride to the eight second buzzer once again but all would chase Stetson Lawrence to the end.  Today it would be a solid 85.25 point ride that would give him the round win aboard Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve’s Sully heading into the Championship Round.

round recap

Complete List Of Round Two Qualified Rides Listed Below:

Stetson Lawrence (85.25)                                    Keyshawn Whitehorse (84.75)                          

Aaron Roy (84.75)                                                 Wallace Vieira de Oliveira (84.50)                                      

Gage Gay (84.50)                                                  Tanner Bryne (84.00)                                    

Joao Ricardo Vieira (83.50)                            Nathan Schaper (83.25)

Jorge Valdiviezo (83.25)                                   Kaique Pacheco (83.00)                              

Marco Antonio Eguchi (83.00)                      J.B. Mauney (82.75)                                            

Guilherme Marchi (81.75)                               Cooper Davis (81.50)                                          

Chase Outlaw (80.75)                                       Lachlan Richardson (80.25)                              

Rubens Barbosa (79.75)                                 Eduardo Aparecido (67.50)


Cooper Davis Claims The Top Spot In The Championship Round

Photo Credit:  Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media

These cowboys carried on the momentum from last night and tonight’s round three into the championship round to end the inaugural San Jose Invitational.  The fans inside of the SAP Center witnessed one of the best events of the entire 2016 Built Ford Tough Series season as the PBR took over San Jose for the first time in the organization’s history.  The action lived up to the hype and left the sold out crowd wanting more as they looked ahead to the 2017 season wondering if the PBR would be back.

Tonight would be a round that would have a major impact on the world standings as many of the top ten bull riders were able to gain some much needed points.  That being said, tonight there would be 7 qualified rides that would electrify the crowd that was watching the action live and on-line.  Although 6 other riders were able to make it to the buzzer no one could match the effort put out by Cooper Davis.  He paired up with Chad Berger/Clay Struve/PBR Rock Bar’s Beaver Creek Beau for a astonishing 89.75 point ride and a championship round win!


Cooper Davis Celebrates His Event Win Here In San Jose

Photo Credit:  Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media

Once all bulls were bucked and the scores tallied it was the moment that each and every one of the loyal fans in attendance were waiting for.  The first trip across the arena floor was about to begin as the in arena announcers made history by introducing the first ever San Jose Invitational event champion.  As the microphones blared throughout the sound system the ramps were put in place and the walk to the top of the shark cage began.

Tonight the man making that iconic walk would be non other than Cooper Davis himself after a dominating performance throughout the entire weekend.  As he talked about his win and his season so far the tears of joy started to show as he was overcome with emotion knowing he had just earned back the number one spot in the world standings and cemented his right to head to Las Vegas to compete at the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series World Finals for his first world championship!

keep in touch

After a history making event here in San Jose it is time to look ahead to the last event of the 2016 season that will set the final roster for those that will make the trip to Las Vegas.  Next weekend will be  the Cooper Tires “Take The Money And Ride” event presented by the Ak-Chin Indian Community.  Now that the world title race is absolutely the closest it has ever been all eyes will be on next weekend while we all await the final outcome and start the trek west to Sin City for the 2016 PBR World Finals beginning November 2nd at the new T-Mobile Arena!

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