Last night in round one, the fans watching live inside of the Ford Idaho Center and those watching on the Ride Pass platform witnessed one of the greatest rounds of bull riding action that we have seen all year. When things were all said and done there were a whopping seventeen qualified rides that were made but we also had to witness some very unsettling moments on the arena floor as well with some injuries that were sustained. We are glad to report that all of those injured, there were no major long-lasting injuries but there are still some that must pass the required concussion protocol with the Sports Medicine team before they will be allowed to compete again. All in all, last night was a great success for the riders and we all look to see much of the same here on Sunday to close out the 2018 regular season with a bang!
As we get set to begin Championship Sunday, we all are wondering how the look of the top thirty-five in the world standings will look later tonight after all the numbers are ran and the final tallies have been made. Then, and only then, will we have a much clearer understanding of who will have to continue their journey over the next two weeks and who will be able to take some time off and heal up, get on some practice bulls and come into the 2018 PBR World Finals fresh and full of energy. After last night’s round one, there were already some shifts in the world standings and we can all expect to see much more of that happening in real time throughout every rides as it happens here in the final two rounds of action to close out the regular season for the 2018 Profesional Bull Riders season.
Chase Outlaw Finishes Strong With A Spilt Of The Round Two Win In Nampa
Photo Credit: Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media
Once the time drew near and the lights began shining brightly down on the arena floor, the feeling inside of the arena on Sunday afternoon was that of a do or die moment in time as everyone waited anxiously to see what history would be made throughout the day. When the cowboy introductions were concluded each and every one of the bull riders that walked across the top of the shark cage earlier in the day suddenly changed gears and began preparing themselves for the battle of a lifetime as many would be climbing aboard their last bull of the season while others continued to earn as many points as they could before the World Finals in Las Vegas. That being said, everything was heightened for those sitting on the bubble as well as those that are in one of the closest Rookie of the Year races that we have seen in recent memory.
Everyone knew that following round one would be a hard task but each and every one of the competitors in the locker room gave it their all as they each strived to earn as many points as they could to find out if they would need to continue the journey or take it easy. Today, we were all able to watch another nineteen qualified rides being made that would be added the astounding seventeen that we were all able to watch last night to bring the two-round total to an impressive thirty-five by the end of the day! Even with that great number, the day and the round two highlights would be based around both Chase Outlaw and Rubens Barbosa who would manage to outlast all others while earning round topping 88 point rides atop of their opponents to head into the Championship Round with 80 world title race points each in their belts and on track to gain a lot more at the conclusion of the event!
Complete List Of Qualified Rides Fron Round Two In Nampa:
Rubens Barbosa (88.00) Chase Outlaw (88.00)
Derek Kolbaba (87.75) Jose Vitor leme (87.50)
Kaique Pacheco (87.25) Cody Jesus (86.75)
Joao Ricardo Vieira (86.25) Fabiano Vieira (86.00)
Cody Teel (85.50) Lucas Divino (85.50)
Cody Nance (85.25) Gage Gay (84.50)
Stetson Lawrence (84.25) Alex Marcilio (84.00)
Tanner Byrne (82.50) Emilio Resende (82.50)
J.B. Mauney (81.75) Ryan Dirteater (81.25)
Luciano De Castro (80.50)
Cody Teel Closes Out The 2018 Season With A Championship Round Win In Nampa
Photo Credit: Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media
Even though we thought we had witnessed all the drama we could handle through the first two rounds of action here in Nampa, we were sadly mistaken as the top fifteen bull riders from the 2018 DeWalt Guaranteed Tough Invitational still had some unfinished business to attend to before we could wrap up the last regular season event of the 2018 season. One final round stood between the moment in time that every fan, bull rider, stock contractor and media personnel have waited for all season long, to see what the standing would look like at the end of the day! Once the time would come, our work would begin to start looking at stats and determine which riders still had a legitimate chance at earning a world title of their own and how things would have to play out at the 2018 PBR World Finals.
Following a long tough road and a treacherous tow rounds of qualifying action, the time was near to close out the 2018 DeWalt Guaranteed Tough Invitational and the regular season of the 2018 Professional Bull Riders 25th Anniversary Monster Energy Unleash The Beast Tour. When things began earlier today in the Championship Round we were guaranteed to see some amazing feats on both sides of the fence as world title caliber bucking bulls paired up with some of the very best in the bull riding business. Julio Moreno / Dallas Schott’s Spotted Demon would make his second appearance of the weekend while Cody Teel took center stage on the bull riding side of things. Topping off the list of seven qualified rides Teel managed to post the top marked score of the round with an impressive 92.25 point ride aboard Julio Moreno / Dallas Schott’s Spotted Demon to close out the season with the last round win of the year here in Nampa, Idaho!
Cody Teel Is Crowned The 2018 DeWalt Guaranteed Tough Invitational Event Champion
Photo Credit: Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media
Even after all of the excitement that was generated from this weekend’s event, we could not close out the season without taking care of one last piece of business that still needed to be dealt with. Each and every tour stop we make throughout the year, it is a custom to crown an event champion atop of the shark cage and award an oversized check, a Montana Silversmith belt buckle and a slew of world title race points to take home with it. This weekend that one man would be Cody Teel who would go an impressive 3-for-3 racking up 265.25 accumulative points and earning a total of 550 world title race points for his efforts. Once all of those points were added to what he already had, he would move up into the number five spot in the current world standings sending him to Las Vegas riding a high wave of emotions and confidence.
When things were all said and done, many of the top thirty-five bull riders in the world looked like they had just gone through war over the last ten months and were now breathing a sigh of relief that the war had come to an end. Even with all the aches and pains and the bumps and bruises, those seem to disappear for at least the time being when you know you have made it to Las Vegas and can take a much-needed break to heal up, train and prepare for the next war that we all affectionately call the 2018 PBR World Finals. Others, on the other hand, they need to pick up their heads and gear bags and head to Colorado Springs followed by the Velocity Tour Finals hoping to do enough to make it to the big show across town in the next couple of weeks. I have my picks beginning to play out as I am sure all of you do as well so we will have to see what all transpires over the next couple of weeks on our road to Las Vegas!
Following a huge weekend of bull riding action to close out the Professional Bull Riders 25th Anniversary Monster Energy Unleash The Beast Tour regular season many athletes have already clinched their spot in Las Vegas but others must continue to pursue their dreams over the next two weeks. Those that did not do enough or that are still sitting outside of the top 35 in the world standings looking in have next weekend’s Velocity Tour event in Colorado Springs as well as the Velocity Finals in Las Vegas to make their last-ditch efforts to head across town to the T-Mobile Arena in the heart of the Las Vegas strip! The Rodeo Round Up team will be following both of these events to see how everything will play out in the end and keep all of you updated throughout our social media platforms as we get ready to head to Las Vegas ourselves in the upcoming weeks!
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