Usually in the Wrap-Up, I talk about the World Standings, but I don’t think there is much use focusing On them this year due to the changes in the schedule.
With the new dates for the 2020 PBR World Finals and Velocity Tour Finals a week later than previously announced, it would not allow any Australian based riders to quarantine on return from the USA before the 2020 PBR Grand Finals.
Most of the riders in contention to compete at these events seem to have their eyes set on an Australian Title, so we will stay focused on our local situation.
Anyway, let’s take a look at what happened over the weekend.
2020 PBR Australia Monster Energy Tour
On Sunday I put out an article detailing the wins of Jack McArthur and Kelsey Pavlou at the 2020 Caboolture Invitational and you can read that in the link below, but for this wrap-up, we will take a look at some statistics from the riders and the bulls.
In Event 1 the riders rode 27.03% of their bulls, which is well above the 2020 season average of 21.31%, but still below the 31.68% ridden in the 2019 season.
Under the lights in Event 2, we saw that riding percentage drop considerably to just 13.89% as the bulls allowed only 5 qualified rides from 36 outs.
We will have to see if this becomes a trend moving forward with the dual event format remaining in place for the entire regular season.
The bulls posted an average bull score of 41.01 points in the first event, which is below the 2019 and 2020 average marks of 41.47 and 41.26 points. In the second event, the bulls produced a better than average 41.65 points.
16 bulls made their PBR Australia debut outs in the afternoon session, with a further 5 performing in the evening event.
The high marked bull of the 2020 Caboolture Invitational was Dunne Bulls’ Home Grown, who posted a massive bullscore of 45-points in his superb debut trip with Tyler Morgan aboard for 4.31 seconds.
This is the first 45 point bullscore awarded in PBR Australia competition since POA Palooka achieved the score at the 2019 Cairns Invitational.
I think Jersey Joe also deserves a special mention. He was outstanding for BK Bucking Bulls, posting 44 points with Sam Woodall aboard in their Event 1 long round winning matchup. And then in Event 2 he was sensational again, dumping Jay Borghero in just 1.79 seconds for a bullscore of 44.5 points.
2020 PBR Canada Touring Pro Division
Callum Miller was the lone Aussie rider competing in North America this weekend and that was at Ponoka, Alberta.
The Warwick cowboy was down early in the opening matchup of the long round, courtesy of Irish Rebel from Wilson Rodeo.
Canadian Jordan Hansen went on to win the event with an aggreagte total of 168-points and was the only rider to finish 2-for-2.
2020 PBR Touring Pro Division
Mackay’s Ky Hamilton withdrew from this Touring Pro event in Gooding, Idaho.
Oregon bull rider Chase Dougherty book-ended the event, making time in the first out of the night and finishing the job with an 89 point ride aboard Super Sport from H5 Bucking Bulls in the Championship Round for an aggregate total of 177 points.
Stay tuned to Ride The Rage for full coverage of this week’s PBR action.