This past Saturday PBR Ring of Honor member J.W. Hart hosted the PBR’s Blue DEF Velocity Tour “Unfinished Business” pay-per-view event in Decatur, Texas. Many of the RoH members strapped on their spurs and zipped up their vests for one more ride for a chance to win their share of the guarnateed $160,000 payout to the winner. Along with the legends two other main events were happening at the same time as well, both the Champions Challenge and the Blue DEF Velocity Tour event itself, which made the entire pay-per-view well worth the $29.95 that was being chared to watch it. With the excitement of the event came some tragic news following the event for one family headed back home with a load of bucking bulls.
J.W. Hart and Chris Shivers Split The Win At “Unfinished Business”
Photo Courtesy Of: PBR.com
Eight past Professional Bull Riders legends joined forces one last time to climb aboard some world class bucking bulls for their chance at the cash prize to to give the fans of the PBR what they wanted, to see some of the greatest bull riders in the world ride together one last time. After the dust settled it was the “Iron Man” J.W. Hart and fan favorite Chris Shivers who would both put up 88.50 points to split the win and the $160,000 pay day.
PBR Bull Rider Renato Nunes
PBR bull rider Renato Nunes, the 2010 World Champion, made the most of the “Champions Challenge” event held in conjunction with the “Unfinished Business” pay-per-view. The Champions Challenge which invited all current riders who have been past World Champions to compete in a one head face off for a $20,000 cash prize. Nunes was the rider who impressed the judges the most claiming the win with a ride aboard Jared Allen’s Pro Bull Team’s bull Dakota Style’s Hy Test. Although he won the event he was not able to claim another $20,000 after falling off the bounty bull Sweet Pro’s Long John, part of the D&H Cattle Company, in just a mere 3.19 seconds.
PBR Bull Rider Mike Lee
Mike Lee, the 2004 PBR World Champion, felt right at home while in Decatur and claimed the Blue DEF Velocity tour win hosted by J.W. Hart. Lee, as some would say, had the home town advantage going into the event as the local bull rider naming Decatur as his home. Lee, who went 2 for 2, claimed a total of 177 points including 89.75 points of that aboard Boyd and Floyd Bucking Bull’s bull Pearl Harbor to take home a $6,529.63 payday for his efforts Saturday night.
David Wibirt, PBR Contracted Bull Hauler
Unfortunately with all the excitement surrounding the event there was tragedy that struck just hours after things were finished and the lights were shut off. PBR bull hauler David Wibirt was headed to Tennessee to visit family with a load of 8 bucking bulls in his trailer when he was hit by a drunk driver. The accident scene showed Wibert’s truck down an embankment which left him lifeless inside the cab. Even with the efforts of bystanders and witnesses David Joseph Wibirt passed away at the young age of 40. The rodeo industy and the Professional Bull Riders organization lost a great man and a true ambassador of our sport. The Rodeo Round Up team express our sincerest condolences to his family and friends, may you rest in peace.
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