PBR Australia Monster Energy Tour
Clermont’s Aaron Kleier used his victory at the 2019 Cairns Invitational to jump back into the No. 1 spot on the PBR Australian National Standings.
The 21-year-old finished the night 2-for-3, conquering two previously unridden bulls to win his third event of the 2019 PBR season. Kleier also moved all the way up to 14th place in the PBR World Standings.
Kurt Shephard and Lachlan Slade continued their excellent form holding down second and third place in the event.
Once again, the bulls and the cowboys continued their outstanding form in Cairns with the qualified ride rate coming out at 31.37% and the bulls recording their highest bull score since November 2017 with the pen averaging 42.45 points.
PBR Touring Pro Division
Moura’s Lawson Nobbs returned to the USA last weekend to compete in the Touring Pro Division event at Bismarck, North Dakota.
In Round 1, Nobbs took Set ’em Up Joe (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/H&C Bucking Bulls) to 6.8 seconds. The bull started to the right and reversed back into Nobbs’ hand as expected but the bull had too much power in the end and was marked 42.5 points.
On night 2, his opponent was Acting Crazy (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Staci Wilks/N Bar Ranch). The bull possesses a super sharp turn back and he had Nobbs down at just 1.2 seconds and was marked a 43 point bull score.
Jess Lockwood won the event and in the process, moved into third, trimming the margin between himself and World No. 1 José Vitor Leme to under 400 points.
Just a PSA – If you have RidePass, make sure you watch the replay of the Team Challenge on the second night. There were eight 90-point rides from the 15 outs with Chase Outlaw marked 94.75 points, and Derek Kolbaba scored 93.75 points.
PBR Canada Touring Pro Division
Will Purcell headed back across the Pacific for the first time in two years and after a good Friday night competing at a non-PBR event, headed to Falher, Alberta for Pokey’s PBR Bull Ride.
In the long round, the Victorian drew Honky Sam from Eno Bucking Bulls.
We may have to wait a day or two to get full results through from this event but Purcell tells me via Instagram that he was down early and didn’t make the whistle.
Check back tomorrow for The PBR Rundown to see what is in store for bull riding fans this coming week.