The PBR Rundown – 16-Oct

It is hard to believe that we are already half-way through October and just a few weeks away from the PBR Velocity Tour Finals and 2020 World Finals.

Despite all of the uncertainty and the stop-start nature of the year, it seems to have flown by.

Here at home, riders still have 8 more events across 4 tour stops before we head to Townsville for the 2020 PBR Australia Grand Finals. But only the Top-22 in the standings will qualify for the end of season finale, and there are still a bunch of recognisable riders on the outside looking in, so the pressure is starting to come on.

Here is The Rundown and make sure you check out all of the event details below:

DateTime (AEST)Event and LocationRtR CoveragePBR Coverage
Sat 17-Oct11:45 am2020 PBR Unleash The Beast + 15/15 Bucking Battle
Nampa, Idaho.
No CoverageRidePass
1:00 pm2020 PBR Australia Monster Energy Tour
Rockhampton, Queensland – Event 1.
Full Coverage with Live Updates
RtR Score Centre
RidePass
6:00 pm2020 PBR Australia Monster Energy Tour
Rockhampton, Queensland – Event 2.
Full Coverage with Live Updates
RtR Score Centre
RidePass
Sun 18-Oct9:45 am2020 PBR Unleash The Beast
Nampa, Idaho.
No CoverageRidePass
11:30 am2020 PBR Touring Pro Division
Llano, Texas.
No CoverageNo Coverage

2020 PBR Australia Monster Energy Tour

From the Sugar City to the Beef Capital, the riders of the Monster Energy Tour head back down the Bruce Highway this weekend for the 2020 Rockhampton Invitational.

The format of the events inside the Great Western Hotel arena will be identical to what we have witnessed over the past three weekends. 30 riders will compete in two events with action starting at 1 pm and 6 pm. The Top-8 riders from each event long round will progress into the Championship Rounds with a maximum of 80 points available towards the 2020 PBR Australian National Standings.

Gresford’s Lachlan Richardson and Clermont’s Aaron Kleier continue to duke it out at the top of the standings. The No. 1 ranked Richardson crept further ahead last weekend in Mackay with the gap now sitting at 58 points, but with less than an event between them, the pressure is still on both riders.

Mount Isa’s Jake Curr and Heywood’s Sam Woodall find themselves ranked inside the Top 5 of the standings following a strong restart to the season, while Mareeba’s Kurt Shephard splits the two young-guns in 4th following his Event 2 win in Mackay.

Another big mover last weekend was Mundubbera’s Lane Mellers who bounded inside the Top-10 with a win at Mackay in Event 1.

The bull pen is stacked with the most of the best bulls from PBR Australia’s Stock Contractors in North and Central Queensland.

The 2019 Bucking Bull of the Year POA Fully Locked & Loaded from Dittmann Bucking Bulls is the headliner with his up-and-coming penmate Cattle King Booger Beach also featuring in the Championship Round.

Incredibull from Brandenburg Bucking Bulls and Ol’ Son from Dunne Bulls have both been rewarded with a promotion to the final round after posting some impressive trips in their short PBR Australia careers.

2019 Rookie Bull of the Year Black Tuxedo from Wallace Bucking Bulls will be out in both short-go rounds, while Kleier Bucking Bulls brings us the intimidating duo of Barn Yard and King Kong.

For the first time since the restart, there are barely any bull double up’s and that means that the bulls will be fresh so the riders will need to bring their a-game.

Check back early on Saturday for The Morning Line for some predictions and highlight matchups, or you can find it on the PBR Australia website from mid-morning.

Check out the full daysheets for Rockhampton here.

2020 PBR Unleash the Beast

There are no Australian riders appearing in the Premier Series daysheet.

You can view the daysheet for Nampa here.

2020 PBR Touring Pro Division

There are no Australian riders appearing in the daysheet.

You can view the daysheet for Llano here.

Stay tuned to Ride The Rage for coverage and a full wrap up of the weekend’s action early next week!