Brady Fielder and Sam Woodall will line up on the Unleash the Beast Tour again this weekend at the two-day event in Kansas City, Missouri.
The bull power is usually pretty good at this event and the opening night features a round of the ABBI Classic competition. So we will see most of the best 3 and 4-year-old bulls in the country competing.
Fielder enters the event ranked 34th in the world. He is 1-point ahead of No. 35 ranked Cooper Davis, and 486.16 points arear of the No. 1 ranked Daylon Swearingen.
Woodall is ranked 48th and is in the draw thanks to an injury exemption. He is 29-points back from Cooper Davis and the cut line, so any points he can pick up this weekend will be very handy with the World Finals rapidly approaching.
Night 1 will be on Facebook Live at 10:45 am on Saturday, and the final rounds will be on Sunday at 9:45 am. Both times are AEST.
This is just a reminder that this is a live article, and I will keep it updated with their draws and results as the weekend rolls on. If you missed last weekend’s Aussies Abroad, check it out here!
Let’s take a look at their matchups.
Fielder will be out early in the second section of the first round. He faces 848 Black As Coal from K-C Bucking Bulls and Bull Creek Bucking Bulls. This bull has only bucked once in PBR competition, and he won his matchup at Fort Worth on New Year’s Eve with 43.5 points. In ABBI Derby competition last year, he posted many scores in the mid-to-high 80-point range. There isn’t much vision around, but it looks like he prefers a turn to the right, which will put him into the Clermont talent’s hand.
Woodall has drawn 35F Cool Whip from Julian, Staci Addison, D&H and Crooked W, and he will be out in section four. This bull has been making his way through the ABBI for a while now, and he has been marked over 90-points a bunch of times. He finished second in the Classic competition at Little Rock earlier this year when he bucked off Stetson Lawrence and was marked 45-points to extend his unridden streak to six trips. He is pretty big leaving the chutes and always turns back to the left, so the Heywood cowboy will need to get it done away from his hand.
Round 1 Results
Fielder put together a textbook ride into his hand aboard 848 Black As Coal for 87.5 points. On a packed leaderboard he sits 9th after the opening night of competition. Fielder picked up 11 points towards the PBR World Standings.
Woodall had a tough night with his opponent 35F Cool Whip, winning the ABBI Classic Round with a score of 91.84 points. 45.75 points was his PBR bull score and the buck off came at 1.79 seconds. The bull took a couple of big leaps out and turned back sharply to the left.
Brady Fielder will be out late in the opening section of the round. He will go up against 70 Chain Smoker from Kruger Bucking Bulls. This bull has been covered in about 10% of his 39 trips for an average score in the high 80- point range. Kyler Oliver went 90 at the PBR World Finals last season. The bull can take a look to the right, before turning back to the left and catching plenty of air.
Sam Woodall will anchor section two of the night. His opponent will be -508 Rocky from Ronnie Chism Farm & Ranch. He has been covered just three times in his 23 out career. The last of those scores was at the PBR World Finals last year where Keyshawn Whitehorse was 91-points. He has since bucked off 8 straight riders but hasn’t been at his best in the last couple. At his best, he is around to the right, not far from the chute with plenty of power.
Championship Saturday Results
No luck for the Aussies today.
Fielder bucked off 70 Chain Smoker in 5.31 seconds. The bull took a look to the right before turning back to the left. Fielder tried hard to get himself square again but was off the outside with the bull scored 41.5 points.
Woodall‘s buck off came at 4.99 seconds after -508 Rocky turned back into his hand. Woodall was at him from the get-go but the bull finished with a score of 43.5 points.
Fielder made it back into the Championship Round after Mason Taylor was ruled out with injury. He was left with Dennis The Menace from Viducic Bucking Bulls / White Trash Buckers. The bull went right, but Fielder was down at 4.72 seconds. The bull score was 42.75 points.
Fielder finished 13th and picked up 11 points this weekend to stay in 34th. He is 4-points ahead of No. 35 Brennon Eldred and 543.50 behind a new World No. 1 Joao Ricardo Vieira.
Woodall is now in 52nd place and I am unsure of how many injury exemptions he has remaining.
GO GET EM BOYS!