Davis wins in Springfield, moves to No. 3 in world standings

Cooper Davis' win in Springfield was his first BFTS event win of the season. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com

Highlights

  • Cooper Davis jumped into the World Championship race after earning the win in Springfield.
  • Davis' win, his first of the season, moved him from No. 6 in the world standings to No. 3.
  • Dener Barbosa finished in second while Rubens Barbosa finished in third.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Reigning PBR World Champion Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) could not be stopped as he rolled his way to the title at the Built Ford Tough Series PFIWestern.com Invitational, presented by Bass Pro Shops Sunday afternoon at Missouri State’s JQH Arena.

Though Davis closed out his spectacular 2-for-4 weekend quietly with a buckoff against Cooper Tires Brown Sugar (Dakota Rodeo/Julie Rosen/Clay Struve/Chad Berger) in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round, he had already secured his first event victory of 2017, and first since winning in San Jose, California, last season.

In total, Davis won two rounds and Saturday night’s 15/15 Bucking Battle, leading to 850 world points and $49,155. 

More importantly, Davis jumped into the thick of the World Championship race after moving up to No. 3 in the world standings. He started the weekend ranked No. 6. Davis now trails current world leader Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) by 549.17 points.

Brazilian rookie Dener Barbosa (Paulo De Faria, Brazil) finished in second place in Springfield after going 2-for-4. On Sunday, Barbosa won both Round 4 and the championship round. Barbosa’s Round 4 win came courtesy of an 85.75-point ride on Trump Train (K-C Bucking Bulls/Flying S Bucking Bulls), before he went on to win the championship round after riding Black Rose (Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls) for 86.5 points.

Barbosa leaves Missouri with 342.5 points and $25,807, which moved him up to No. 18 in the world standings.

Fellow Brazilian Rubens Barbosa (Iaciara, Brazil) finished in third place after his own 2-for-4 weekend. Barbosa was bucked off in both Round 3 and the championship round, but still secured his best finish at a BFTS event this season since finishing second in Anaheim, California, this past February.

Barbosa moved to No. 14 in the world standings after earning 340 world points and $12,495 over the weekend.

Emilio Resende (Santa Helena Do Goias, Brazil) took a big step toward qualifying for the Built Ford Tough World Finals after finishing in fourth place in Springfield after a 2-for-4 performance. He closed his weekend with an 85-point trip aboard Air Marshall (Hart Cattle Company) in the championship round.

Resende netted 262.5 world points and $13,645 for the finish, which moved him to No. 27 in the world standings after entering the weekend ranked No. 32.

World No. 2 Eduardo Aparecido (Gouvelandia, Brazil) kept pace in the World Championship race after he rounded out the Top 5 in Missouri. Aparecido went 2-for-4 over the weekend and picked up a crucial 125 world points and $5,695.

Aparecido trails No. 1 Pacheco by just 150 points.

SweetPro’s Bruiser (D&H Cattle Co.) was named the YETI “Built for the Wild” Bull of the Event after recording a career-high 47.25-point bull score when he bucked off Jess Lockwood (Volborg, MT) in Saturday’s 15/15 Bucking Battle. It is the sixth time this season that Bruiser has been named the top bull of the event.

American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) held the final round of their two-part Big Tex Classic event for 3 and 4-year-old bulls in conjunction with Round 3 of PBR’s Springfield BFTS event. The champion bull at the end of the second Classic round was Mike Oakes’ Tan Lines with a combined score of 178.75. In second was Big Dutch of Ravenscroft/ Vos/ Nicolle Boyd/ Toby Floyd with a 177.5. Splitting third and fourth with scores of 177 apiece were 5A After Midnight from 01 Cattle Co. / Hodges / Shuler and Livin’ Large of Martinez Bucking Bulls. Rounding out the Top 5 ABBI bulls were Wiz Train from Jack and Dot Verbois and Bezerk of Jeff Robinson/ BMC with scores of 175.5. The event paid out over $60,000 to the top 9 bulls.

For complete official results visit AmericanBuckingBull.com. The top 40 ABBI Classic bulls in the standings at the conclusion of the regular season on October 2 will get to compete in Las Vegas at the ABBI World Finals, where the winner will take home $200,000.

The world’s best bull riders will next make their way to the Capital of the Lone Star State as Austin, Texas’, Frank Erwin Center will host the Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic, presented by Frontier Communications, Sept. 16-17.

Round 1 from Austin will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET Sept. 16 on PBR LIVE and the PBR LIVE app.

Following Round 1, the Top 15 riders in the world will take on the Top 15 bulls in the season’s ninth, and penultimate, 15/15 Bucking Battle of the season.

Fans can see the 15/15 Bucking Battle from Austin exclusively on CBS national television at 3 p.m. ET, check your local listings.

The action from Austin will close with Championship Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sept. 17. CBS Sports Network will also broadcast the Championship Sunday action starting at 6 p.m. ET. 

PBR Digital Editor Kristian Limas contributed to this report.

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
PFIWestern.com Invitational, presented by Bass Pro Shops
JQH Arena, Springfield, Missouri
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Round 5-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Cooper Davis, 87.5-0-88.25-0-0-175.75-700 Points.
2. Dener Barbosa, 0-0-0-85.75-86.5-172.25-342.5 Points.
3. Rubens Barbosa, 86.5-0-86.5-0-0-173.00-340 Points.
4. Emilio Resende, 0-0-87.25-0-85-172.25-262.5 Points.
5. Eduardo Aparecido, 85.5-0-86-0-0-171.50-125 Points.
6. Koal Livingston, 86.75-0-0-0-0-86.75-80 Points.
7. Kaique Pacheco, 0-0-0-84.75-0-84.75-65 Points.
8. Jess Lockwood, 0-0-86.25-0-0-86.25-55 Points.
(tie). Brennon Eldred, 82.5-0-84.5-0-0-167.00-55 Points.
10. Mike Lee, 86-0-0-0-0-86.00-50 Points.
11. Claudio Montanha Jr., 0-0-85.75-0-0-85.75-25 Points.
12. Gage Gay, 85-0-0-0-0-85.00-20 Points.
13. Nevada Newman, 76.5-0-0-0-0-76.50-5 Points.
Derek Kolbaba, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Stormy Wing, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Matt Triplett, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Cody Teel, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Cody Nance, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Mason Lowe, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Marco Antonio Eguchi, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Stetson Lawrence, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Shane Proctor, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Silvano Alves, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Guilherme Marchi, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Luciano De Castro, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Ramon de Lima, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Troy Wilkinson, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Dakota Buttar, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Brock Radford, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Cody Rodeo Tyler, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Kurt Shephard, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Luis Blanco, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00
Zane Cook, 0-0-0-0-0-0.00

2017 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series World Finals Standings
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5's, Points, Total Winnings)

1. Kaique Pacheco, 40, 6, 14, 3,600.00, $364,515.15
2. Eduardo Aparecido, 29, 5, 10, 3,450.00, $291,877.47
3. Cooper Davis, 32, 2, 11, 3,050.83, $181,028.42
4. Jess Lockwood, 37, 4, 13, 3,010.00, $280,427.90
5. Derek Kolbaba, 43, 5, 10, 2,385.00, $181,209.87
6. Chase Outlaw, 38, 4, 16, 2,311.66, $141,403.94
7. Fabiano Vieira, 40, 3, 12, 2,053.33, $217,136.47
8. Stormy Wing, 29, 3, 5, 1,977.50, $132,572.11
9. J.B. Mauney, 23, 2, 5, 1,931.24, $139,977.49
10. Matt Triplett, 44, 5, 13, 1,915.00, $127,467.48
11. Cody Teel, 35, 3, 11, 1,845.83, $141,031.23
12. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 39, 1, 16, 1,807.50, $129,172.65
13. Cody Nance, 44, 3, 14, 1,770.00, $106,877.15
14. Rubens Barbosa, 44, 1, 4, 1,717.50, $100,400.79
15. Mason Lowe, 29, 1, 5, 1,463.33, $110,699.58
16. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 40, 0, 7, 1,367.50, $82,940.67
17. Claudio Montanha Jr., 36, 2, 11, 1,299.16, $90,885.79
18. Dener Barbosa, 33, 1, 7, 1,293.33, $87,135.28
19. Stetson Lawrence, 32, 1, 6, 1,290.00, $80,925.34
20. Shane Proctor, 25, 2, 4, 1,267.50, $81,623.33
21. Ryan Dirteater, 28, 0, 3, 1,165.83, $79,322.16
22. Silvano Alves, 34, 0, 5, 1,080.83, $55,914.91
23. Guilherme Marchi, 31, 0, 7, 1,044.99, $52,750.22
24. Luciano De Castro, 34, 1, 7, 832.50, $54,024.15
25. Ramon de Lima, 31, 2, 14, 807.50, $69,846.06
26. Mike Lee, 44, 3, 8, 683.33, $56,684.49
27. Emilio Resende, 26, 1, 6, 661.66, $47,559.30
28. Gage Gay, 31, 1, 4, 623.33, $45,042.57
29. Koal Livingston, 38, 1, 8, 542.50, $47,614.63
30. Brennon Eldred, 23, 3, 8, 479.16, $55,521.90
31. Troy Wilkinson, 26, 1, 8, 473.75, $43,583.10
32. Cody Campbell, 41, 3, 9, 411.65, $46,124.75
33. Aaron Kleier, 12, 4, 10, 410.00, $24,131.74
34. Dakota Buttar, 25, 0, 1, 390.83, $27,995.31
35. Brock Radford, 25, 5, 10, 384.16, $30,206.31
36. J.W. Harris, 24, 2, 5, 380.41, $32,974.72
37. Cody Rodeo Tyler, 41, 2, 6, 375.41, $36,122.38
38. Lachlan Richardson, 28, 3, 10, 367.50, $37,379.13
38. Kurt Shephard, 41, 1, 11, 367.50, $44,445.74
40. Luis Blanco, 34, 0, 4, 364.58, $25,727.42
41. Brady Sims, 15, 0, 1, 345.00, $20,467.31
42. Reese Cates, 27, 1, 4, 305.00, $31,567.53
43. Nathan Burtenshaw, 35, 2, 8, 278.33, $30,490.76
44. Sonny Schafferius, 24, 2, 7, 275.00, $21,491.85
45. Cody Heffernan, 36, 1, 6, 272.50, $28,004.26

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