TACOMA, Wash. ― It will be interesting to see how this event plays out. With 15 qualified rides on Saturday night, we should see a number of riders get two scores, but a lot of those guys drew pretty tough today. Look for Shane Proctor, Luke Snyder Snyder, Guilherme Marchi and Cody Nance to jump back into contention with good draws in this round.
J.B. Mauney on 14 Fudge:
Mauney should get another score here. Fudge has not appeared on the Built Ford Tough Series very often, but he's got a long history from Touring Pro Division events and rodeos. He's been ridden fairly often by left-handed riders, and Mauney will be the best rider he's faced in a long time.
Aaron Roy on 83 Magic Dust:
Magic Dust is unridden in eight career outs. We've seen him on tour a couple of times this season. He fell with Brendon Clark in Sacramento, Calif., and he bucked Douglas Duncan off rather quickly in Anaheim, Calif.
Mike Lee on W5 Buckoff:
I'm pretty sure no one has out-drawn Lee at this event. He had a great draw in the opening round, and he's got another one here. Buckoff looks and bucks like his father, Buckey, who we'll see in the short round here. He's not quite as good as Buckey, and he's a little better to ride. He'll probably spin to the left, and he's been ridden more often by left-handed riders. There's a good chance Lee will move into the lead with this ride.
Ryan Dirteater on K125 The Grinch:
This bull is making his debut here, and we don't have any history on him at all. He's likely to be from the Katich breeding program, but we don't know that for sure. Dirteater needs points here.
Sean Willingham on 70S High Steaks:
This is one of the hardest to ride bulls not only in this round, but in all of bull riding. He was unridden in 2012, and has only been ridden twice in 37 career outs. He's 17-1 at the Built Ford Tough Series level. All that aside, Willingham should be a better fit for this bull than most guys are. High Steaks tends to have a lot of up and down, and Willingham's tendency to sit up straight will actually help him here. He won't need to spend a lot of time out over the front end of this bull, but he will need to get there for just an instant every jump or it's game over.
Kody Lostroh on 847 Western Hauler:
Western Hauler is unridden in 22 career outs. He's 2-0 at the Built Ford Tough Series level. He's not unrideable, though. He's likely to spin into Lostroh's hand here. His difficulty comes from the fact that his bucking motion is very quick, he spends very little time in the air, and subsequently offers riders little time to make adjustments.
Eduardo Aparecido on W233 Charlie
Charlie Bullware is without a doubt the most famous bull in this round. He turns 10 years old this year, has been bucking since 2006, and for most of his career has been very difficult to ride, because of his speed. Aparecido had him in Anaheim, Calif., this year and didn't make the whistle, but over the past couple of seasons, he's been ridden slightly more often. Charlie Bullware has 115 career outs, and only 0.2 percent of bulls in bull riding ever reach 100 professional level outs.
Renato Nunes on 51 Night Rider 6:
The odds are on Nunes' side here. Night Rider 6 has been ridden more than half the time when he's faced the best riders.
Matt Triplett on K703 Whirlygig II:
We saw this bull in Sacramento, Calif., and Anaheim, Calif., where he threw off Emilio Resende and Zack Brown, both in less than 3 seconds. He's been ridden twice in 18 career outs, but for relatively low scores. He's got the record of a bull who starts extremely strong, but doesn't finish well. His bull scores trend lower when guys ride him longer.
Valdiron de Oliveira on 085 Past Time:
Shane Proctor's brother Shawn is the only man to have ridden this bull of 11 who have tried. He did it at a rodeo in Coalville, Utah, last August. Past Time tossed Marco Eguchi and Ty Pozzobon earlier this season in his only two appearances on tour.
Fabiano Vieira on 85 Da Magic:
This is the Built Ford Tough Series debut for this bull. He was 4-1 at rodeos in 2012. He hasn't faced anyone nearly as good as Vieira.
Josh Faircloth on 87 Donardo:
Sean Willingham rode this bull for 87.5 points earlier this season at a Touring Pro event in Kearney, Neb. Overall, Donardo has been ridden three times in eight career outs ― all three times by a right-handed rider. Faircloth is a lefty.
Marco Eguchi on 302 Sic Em Sam:
Mauney is the only man to have ridden this bull in six career outs. He did it at the World Finals in 2011. Marchi had him in Anaheim, Calif., earlier this season and didn't make the whistle.
Emilio Resende on 85 Jello:
Resende rides right-handed, and Jello has never met a righty he didn't like. He's been ridden 80 percent of the time when he's faced the top tier riders as well. Resende is likely to pick up a second score here.
Silvano Alves on 62 Mr. Bull:
Mr. Bull is 12-2 on his career, but he really hasn't faced any serious competition. Alves will be by far the best rider he's ever faced. Alves's tendency to not take re-rides is sometimes a good idea, but last night, he gave away a round win and probably an event win and could possibly miss the short round by turning down Mr. Slim ― a bull he's ridden before. Alves is the best rider we've seen in the PBR in the past few years, but his policy of always inviting the other riders to beat him will result in him getting beat. He's been lucky in the past that no one has stepped through the door he left open and shut him out.
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