There is Unleash The Beast and Velocity Tour action on RidePass this weekend and we have Australian riders competing at both events.
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2019 PBR Pendleton Whiskey Velocity Tour – Syracuse, NY.
Tamworth’s Lachlan Slade will be out in Section 1 against Jesus N’ Bocephus (Kruger Bucking Bulls). This bull has been around for quite a while and was a consistent performer on the premier tour back in 2017. This bull is 3-for-3 against Australian riders in his career and he can turn back either way.
Nathan Burtenshaw will be out in Section 4 with the Coonamble cowboy facing Space Plane (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls). This bull gets ridden 33% of the time and generally leaps from the chutes with a big kick out. He then gets down to business around to the right.
Slade will once again be out in the opening section. The 25-year-old’s opponent will be Adonis from Triple R Bull Company. I am not too sure with this bull. There was an ‘Adonis’ in Canada who went unridden in three trips earlier this year, but I am not positive it is the same bovine.
Butter Face from J Bar W is the draw for Burtenshaw to round out Section 2. It is another bull that I have not been able to find any reliable information on. I did find a bull by the same name which was hauled by D&H Cattle in 2018 which Troy Wilkinson rode in Wichita.
2019 PBR Unleash the Beast Tour – Fairfax, VA.
At lunchtime on Thursday, world No. 41 Kurt Shephard was ruled out of the Fairfax event with an injury to his left thumb.
Shephard has been replaced in the draw by No. 53 ranked Lane Mellers who will make his Unleash The Beast series debut. The Mundubbera young-gun will face One Hung Low (Blake Sharp) during the opening section. I do not have any information on this bull as he is also making his PBR debut.
Mellers has drawn Harold’s Genuine Risk from M Rafter E Bucking Bulls and Goods Bucking Bulls. This bull has bucked three times in PBR competition and has been covered twice for mid 80 point scores, Harold’s Genuine Risk was around to the left and into Alvaro Aguilar Alvarez’s hand at the Global Cup. The right-handed Eduardo Aparecido then made a qualified ride in Texas last month.
Check back on Tuesday morning for a full wrap-up of this weeks PBR action.