2019 PBR Unleash The Beast Tour
Mundubbera’s Lane Mellers made the late dash across the Pacific and the US mainland to Fairfax, Virginia. He gained his debut Unleash The Beast start after Kurt Shephard suffered an injury to his riding hand mid-week which ruled him out of the event.
Mellers took on Blake Sharp’s One Hung Low in Round 1, and he was one of 15 riders to record a score on the opening night. The bull turned back away from his hand with pretty good rhythm and the pair combined for 83.75 points.
“I’ve been waiting since I was 10-years-old to get on that bull and I am glad that it worked in my favour,” the now 20-year-old told the PBR’s Justin Felisko live on RidePass.
He finished the night in 12th spot.
On Championship Sunday, Mellers drew Harold’s Genuine Risk from M Rafter E Bucking Bulls. The bull turned back to the left with loads of power, and he caught the young-gun looking to the outside with the buckoff marked at 3.90 seconds. 42.75 points were awarded to the bull.
Mellers would finish the event just outside the Top-15 in 17th position.
Chase Outlaw rode Big Black in the Championship Round for 90.5 points to take the event win and keep his name prominent in the race for the Gold Buckle.
2019 PBR Pendleton Whiskey Velocity Tour
Lachlan Slade and Nathan Burtenshaw made their way to Syracuse, New York for a two-day event.
Burtenshaw faced Space Plane who turned back to the right. The Coonamble bull rider lost his balance out over the front and came down over the bull’s outside shoulder. The buck off was recorded at 2.86 seconds, and 42 points went to the bull.
On the second night of competition, Burtenshaw drew Butter Face. The pair battled it out around to the right. Burtenshaw appeared to touch early in the rider, ut the judges cleared him, and he scored 84 points. The ride put him tenth in the aggregate, but he slipped just outside the Top-10 and missed the Championship Round.
Burtenshaw split eleventh place at Syracuse but was unable to advance his position in the PBR World Standings.
Slade bucked off Jesus N’ Bocephus in Round 1 after the bull took a few big leaps out to clear the chute and caught Slade on his pockets as he turned back to the left. The ride ended at 4:07 seconds with 43 points awarded to the bull.
In Round 2, Slade was also down early courtesy of Adonis. The bull left the chutes strong, and Slade could only stay with him for 2.16 seconds with the bull marked 43 points.
Brazilian Junior Patrick Souza was crowned the Champion in Syracuse.
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