NEW YORK – Veteran Brazilian bull rider Fabiano Vieira (Perola, Brazil) made his first move in the new Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) season when he won Round 2 of the 2017 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.
Vieira rode Rocco (K/C/Josie McElroy Bucking Bulls/Sparklin Acres) for 87.5 points to earn the round win and is currently a perfect 2-for-2 in New York. Vieira picked up 125 points toward the world standings.
2016 Rookie of the Year Jess Lockwood (Volborg, Montana), Friday’s round winner, finished second Saturday night after an 87.25-point ride on X Factor (Jeff Robinson/Iron Spur Ranch). The ride was also Lockwood’s second of the weekend and put him in the event lead heading into the final day of competition. He earned 75 points toward the PBR World Standings for his effort.
2016 World Champion Cooper Davis (Buna, Texas) took the first step in his title defense when he covered Gucci Galore (Bar D/Rawhide Rodeo) for 86 points to finish in third place in Round 2. Davis picked up 60 points toward the world standings for the finish.
Marco Eguchi’s (Pao, Brazil) 84.75-point ride on Lip Trick (Rocking I Rodeo Co.) Saturday night was enough to secure fourth place in Round 2. Eguchi earned 50 points toward the world standings.
North Carolina cowboy Gage Gay (Staley, North Carolina) rounded out the Top 5 in Round 2. Gay turned in an 83.75-point ride on Rooster (Double H Cattle Co./Jenkins Cattle Co.) and earned 40 points toward the world standings for the finish.
The Top 35 bull riders in the world will return to The Garden one more time Sunday afternoon for Round 3 of the Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden. Each rider will face one more bull before the Top 15 will advance to the Built Ford Tough Championship Round where the $100,000 winner will be crowned.
The action starts at 1:15 p.m. ET on PBR LIVE, CBS Sports Network will also broadcast Round 3 and the championship round starting at 8 p.m. ET.
PBR Digital Editor Kristian Limas contributed to this report.
Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Event Aggregate-Event Points)
1. Jess Lockwood, 87.75-87.25-0-0-175.00-175 Points.
2. Fabiano Vieira, 84.5-87.5-0-0-172.00-128.33 Points.
3. Mason Lowe, 87.75-83.25-0-0-171.00-115 Points.
4. Matt Triplett, 87-0-0-0-87.00-60 Points.
(tie). Cooper Davis, 0-86-0-0-86.00-60 Points.
6. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 0-84.75-0-0-84.75-50 Points.
7. Derek Kolbaba, 86.5-0-0-0-86.50-45 Points.
(tie). Silvano Alves, 86.5-0-0-0-86.50-45 Points.
9. Gage Gay, 83.25-83.75-0-0-167.00-40 Points.
10. Mike Lee, 86.25-0-0-0-86.25-20 Points.
11. Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 0-83.25-0-0-83.25-15 Points.
12. Ryan Dirteater, 84.5-0-0-0-84.50-3.33 Points.
(tie). Luis Blanco, 84.5-0-0-0-84.50-3.33 Points.
14. Dakota Buttar, 83.5-83-0-0-166.50
15. Eduardo Aparecido, 84.25-78.5-0-0-162.75
16. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 83.75-0-0-0-83.75
17. Cody Heffernan, 0-82.5-0-0-82.50
18. J.W. Harris, 82.25-0-0-0-82.25
19. Guilherme Marchi, 0-81.75-0-0-81.75
20. Chase Outlaw, 81.25-0-0-0-81.25
21. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 0-80.5-0-0-80.50
22. Alex Cardozo, 80-0-0-0-80.00
Kaique Pacheco, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Cody Nance, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Nevada Newman, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Brant Atwood, 0-0-0-0-0.00
J.B. Mauney, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Shane Proctor, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Stetson Lawrence, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Stormy Wing, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Tyler Harr, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Nathan Schaper, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Jorge Valdiviezo, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Keyshawn Whitehorse, 0-0-0-0-0.00
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