It was a busy weekend with seven PBR Touring Pro Division events held in three countries plus, PBR Brazil’s Iron Cowboy that we need to get through this week, so let’s dive straight into this edition of the wrap-up.
PBR Australia Touring Pro – Mount Isa, QLD.
Friday – Night 1
Clermont’s Brady Fielder was the only cowboy to finish the Friday night event a perfect 2-for-2 with 167 points. Fielder extended his lead in the Rookie of the Year race and moved up two spots to No. 3 in the PBR Australian National Standings by recording qualified rides aboard Side Effect (Dunne Bulls) for 80.5 points and Oooh Yah (Brandenburg Bucking Bulls) for 86.5 points.
Finishing in second thanks to a Round 2 winning ride was Beaudesert’s Jay Borghero who rode Annihilation (Brandenburg Bucking Bulls) for 89.5 points on the final out of the night. Back in third place was the No. 1 cowboy in the country Aaron Kleier who won Round 1 with 89 points aboard Drag Iron (Dunne Bulls).
It was a night for the young-guns with Dingo’s Brody Woodard finishing fourth in his debut PBR event thanks to an 88 point ride on 25 to Life (Dunne Bulls) in Round 1. Rockhampton’s Josh Cavanagh was fifth with an opening round 87.5 point ride on Lunatic (Brandenburg/Rutherfurd Bucking Bulls).
There was a four-way tie in the High Marked Bull award. Dittmann Bucking Bulls’ Ted and High Class Hooker received a 44.5 point marking, as did Brandenburg Bucking Bulls’ Notorious and The D.O.C.
Saturday – Night 2
It was the Aaron Kleier show on Saturday night with the Clermont cowboy performing a clean sweep of the event to add a further 350 points to his PBR Australian National Standings total. The defending Aussie Champion rode Rockslide (Dunne Bulls) for 86.5 points to win Round 1 and backed that up with a superb 88 point ride aboard Mixed Culture (Brandenburg Bucking Bulls) which took his aggregate total to 174.5 points.
Brady Fielder backed up his Friday night win with a 2-for-2, 166.5 points second place finish on night 2. The Clermont talent rode Aviligance (Dittmann Bucking Bulls) for 83.5 points in the opening round and stayed perfect with 83 points on Gangatino (Brandenburg Bucking Bulls) in Round 2.
Just 0.5 points behind Fielder was Joshua Jones who also finished the night a perfect 2-for-2. The Kingaroy bull rider covered Shots (Dittmann Bucking Bulls) for 85.5 points and Brumby Pride (Dittmann Bucking Bulls) for 80.5 points to finish with an aggregate total of 166 points.
Finishing in fourth was local cowboy Donovan Rutherfurd who scored 87.5 points on Sick an Twisted (Dittmann Bucking Bulls). Rounding out the top 5 was Gresford’s Cliff Richardson who put up 85 points on El Toros (Brandenburg Bucking Bulls) in the very first out of the night.
Brandenburg Bucking Bulls’ Notorious made it back-to-back High Marked Bull awards. He bucked off Kurt Shephard in 2.33 seconds and was marked 44.5 points.
The 2019 PBR Australian National Standings
With his win and third-placed finishes, Aaron Kleier was able to extend his lead in the 2019 standings with the gap between himself and Cody Heffernan now 842.5 points. Brady Fielder now holds down the third spot about 460 points further adrift.
Atherton’s Kurt Shephard leapfrogged Gresford’s Lachlan Richardson into fourth while Cliff Richardson and Nebo’s Mitch Paton held down their spots in sixth and seventh place respectively.
Other movers this weekend included Joshua Jones who jumped up three spots to 18th place and Jay Borghero who went from 24th to the 20th spot on the leaderboard.
PBR Touring Pro – Williston, ND.
Moura’s Lawson Nobbs kicked off his weekend at the Williston Touring Pro in North Dakota and on paper, it looked his toughest test of the weekend. He faced Yo Adrian! (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Diamond Willow) in the opening section and was not match as the bull put up 42.5 points in 3.65 seconds.
It was a tough night for the riders with just seven qualified rides from 52 outs. Texan Dalton Kasel finished first and second in the event on two entries with Stetson Lawrence, Jess Lockwood and Derek Kolbaba rounding out the top 5.
PBR Touring Pro – Sheridan, WY.
It was another tough night for the Cowboys at the Forever West PBR with just 10 qualified rides recorded from 50 outs. Our own Lawson Nobbs was one of the 42 riders who bucked off in the Round 1 long-go.
Nobbs faced Dr Feel Good from Circle Nine Cattle Co with the buck off coming at 1.59 seconds with the bull awarded 39.5 points.
New York’s Daylon Swearingen went 2-for-2 to win the event, holding off Colten Fritzlan who also finished the night with two qualified rides. Dylan Smith, Brady Oleson and Scottie Knapp filled the placings.
PBR Touring Pro – Binford, ND.
Jess Lockwood continued his summer charge with a 2-for-2, 177.5 point night to take the win. The 2017 PBR World Champion held off two-time champion of the world J.B. Mauney and Cody Nance, who both finished the event with two scores on the leaderboard.
Lawson Nobbs was a late withdrawl from the Binford Touring Pro.
PBR Touring Pro – Vinita, OK.
Chase Outlaw won the Touring Pro event in Vinta thanks to a 90.5 point ride on Big Rafter Rodeo’s Times Up in the Championship Round which took his two bull total to 179.5 points. Junior Patrick Souza wound up second after he also finished 2-for-2 while Ryan Dirteater and Jose Vitor Leme were the best two riders who finished with one score.
PBR Canada Touring Pro – Medicine Hat, AB.
News coming through this morning that Dakota Buttar won the inaugural Thunderbuck in the Badlands and was one just two competitors to go 2-for-2 on the night.
Full Results not yet available
PBR Brazil – Iron Cowboy – Americana, SP.
Over the weekend, PBR Brazil held their Iron Cowboy competition which kicks off with a Qualifier event where there top 18 riders progress to the main event.
There were plenty of familiar names on the daysheet for the Iron Cowboy Qualifier, none more so than three-time PBR World Champion Silvano Alves, who led the way after Round 1 with an 88.5 ride aboard Paulo Emilio’s Promoter. Alves wound up winning the qualifier after posting another 86.5 points in Round 2 on Despacito from Tercio Miranda.
The main event was won by Adriano Salgado who was able to progress through the four rounds of head-to-head competition to take the 2019 Iron Cowboy crown.
Check back tomorrow to read The PBR Rundown and find out what is in store this weekend as we edge another week closer to Cowboy Christmas.