The Weekend PBR Wrap-Up – 25-Feb

PBR Australia Monster Energy Tour

After missing the first two PBR Australia Monster Energy Tour events of the 2019 season with a back injury, Cliff Richardson (Gresford, NSW) returned in a big way to take out the Shepparton Invitational on Saturday night at the Shepparton Showgrounds.

Read my wrap-up of the 2019 Shepparton Invitational here

PBR Pendleton Whiskey Velocity Tour

Kurt Shephard (Atherton, QLD) and Lawson Nobbs (Moura, QLD) were the only Australian’s in action on US soil over the weekend as they strapped their spurs on at the PBR Pendleton Whiskey Velocity Tour event in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Shephard faced off against Rehab from Mark Reed in the opening section of Round 1. Rehab was too strong, setting Shephard up for a touch over the front end and winning the battle in 2.88 seconds and recording a bull score of 43.5 points.

The 24-year-old was hung up for a few seconds and copped a few shots to his mid-section but looked to get away relatively unscathed.

Nobbs went up against the little known Crown Jewel in Section Two. The Aussie made the Derek Bevington bucker look easy, as the bull turned back away from his hand with a nice action and good tempo. The judges awarded the ride 82.5 points.

His 82.5 was enough to tie for tenth in the round, but unfortunately, he would not be the rider to make it back for the ten-man Worcester Rumble Championship Round.

Daniel Tinsman (Farmland, Indiana) took out the Worcester Rumble as the only rider to go a perfect 2-for-2 on the night.

Shephard ended the weekend in 27th in the PBR Velocity Tour standings and 48th in the PBR World Standings.

Nobbs remains in 68th place in the PBR Velocity Tour standings and 76th in the PBR World Standings.

PBR Unleash the Beast Tour

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, it was João Ricardo Vieira (Itatinga, Brazil) who took out the 2019 edition of PBR’s Iron Cowboy on the Unleash the Beast Tour.

It was JRV’s third career win at Iron Cowboy, outlasting a field of forty riders over three rounds of competition to claim the crown.

The 34-year-old was the only rider to cover his Round 3 draw, putting up 90.25 points aboard Cochise. Collecting 760-points for the event win moved the Brazilian up into second place on the PBR World Standings Leaderboard.

Check back tomorrow for The PBR Rundown to see what is in store for bull riding fans this coming week.