Cody Nance Wins Ty Murray Invitational in Albuquerque

Cody Nance is now 154.17 points behind world leader Ramon de Lima. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia

Highlights

  • Cody Nance earned his second premier series win of the 2018 season at the 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast, Ty Murray Invitational, presented by Isleta Resort & Casino.
  • Nance went 4-for-4 over a weekend and won with an 85.75-point ride on Carrot Top in the championship round.
  • Nance earned 637.5 world points in the victory, moving him from No. 6 in the world standings to No. 3.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –After an action-packed three days in “The Pit” in Albuquerque, Cody Nance (Paris, Tennessee) collected his second PBR (Professional Bull Riders) elite series win of the 2018 season at the 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast, Ty Murray Invitational, presented by Isleta Resort & Casino.

Nance went 4-for-4 over a weekend featuring one of the top bullpens on the 2018 tour and won with an 85.75-point ride on Carrot Top (Jane Clark / Gene Owen.) in the championship round. The Tennessee cowboy earned 637.5 world points in the victory, moving him from No. 6 in the world to No. 3, and collected a paycheck of $35,775.

Nance is now 154.17 points behind world leader Ramon de Lima. The Top-5 riders are separated by a mere 275 points amid a very tight 2018 25th PBR: Unleash the Beast championship race.

“I have a lot of respect for Ty Murray and watched him for years growing up,” said Nance, who also won in Anaheim in early February. “To be able to win his event is such a blessing. Last year, I came up second after Stormy (Wing), and I’m so thankful to finish it off this year.”

Cody Teel (Kountze, Texas) finished second with a 4-for-4 performance, including riding Alligator Arms (TNT Bucking Bulls/ Hart Cattle Co) for 85.25 points in the championship round, For his efforts, the No. 6 rider in the world standings earned 294.16 points toward the world standings and $14,383.33.

Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil), who entered the weekend at No. 17 in the world standings, secured a third-place finish after going 3-for-4 in the raucous, capacity-crowd Dreamstyle Arena. The 2017 PBR Rookie of the Year masterfully covered a rank Bad Beagle (Phenom Genetics / Rothe) in Sunday’s championship round, receiving the only 90-point ride of the weekend with a score of 91.5. The former semi-professional soccer player in Brazil earned 287.5 points toward the world standings along with $16,675. Leme is now No. 10 in the world.

After climbing to the top of the leaderboard on Saturday night, Brennon Eldred (Sulphur, Oklahoma) went 3-for-4 to finish in fourth place on Sunday. After a Round 2 win, he went on to cover Chocolate Shake (D&H Cattle Company) for 86.75 points in Round 3, but then was launched off 2017 World Champion Bucking Bull SweetPro’s Bruiser (D&H Cattle Co/Buck Cattle Co.) in the championship round. Eldred picked up 245 world points and a $11,830 paycheck.

Rounding out the Top 5 was three-time World Champion Silvano Alves (Pilar do Sul, Brazil), who dominated Catfish John (Dakota Rodeo - Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Miller) during the championship round, taking home 236.66 world points and $6,773.33.

The YETI “Built for the Wild” Bull of the Event was 2017 World Champion Bucking Bull SweetPro’s Bruiser (D&H Cattle Co/Buck Cattle Co.), who exploded from the chute like a pack of dynamite, kicked high over chute level and dispatched Eldred after 4.71 seconds, earning a massive bull score of 47.25.  

Action from Round 3 and the championship round can be seen in its entirety on RidePass.com or via the RidePass mobile app starting on Monday, March 19 at 8 a.m. ET.

The Top 35 bull riders in the world will now head to Glendale, Arizona, for the Ak-Chin Invitational presented by Cooper Tires at the Gila River Arena March 23-24.  

In other PBR action this weekend, Eli Miller (Statesville, North Carolina) won the PBR Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) event at the Neighborhood Ford Store Challenge Saturday night at the Wesbanco Arena in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Miller went 2-for-3 in the event. He rode Zacchaeus (Davis Rodeo Ranch/Fogle) for 88 points in Round 1 before covering Order To Go (Jim Bollinger Bucking Bulls) in the championship round for 84.5 points. He earned $6,100 and 120 points towards the world standings and a spot at the Stanley Performance in Action Invitational presented by Cooper Tires in Billings, Montana, April 20-22.

Also, Justin Granger (Tuba City, Arizona) won his first RVT event at the Fresno Invitational Saturday night in front of a record-setting sold-out crowd at the Save Mart Center.

Granger rode Blowing Smoke (Humpz and Hornz / Sis 'N' Stan Bucking Bulls) for 88.5 points in Round 1 before covering Fantastic (Humpz and Hornz / Sis 'N' Stan Bucking Bulls) in the championship round for 88.5 points. He earned $6,475 and 120 points towards the world standings and a spot at the Columbus Invitational Presented by Cooper Tires in Columbus, Ohio April 28-29.

 

Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour Neighborhood Ford Store Challenge in Wheeling, WV Results
Name, Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Aggr. Score-Total Points-Money Earned
1. Eli Miller, 88-84.5-0-172.5-$6,100

2. Luke Bradley, 0-83.5-88.5-172.5-$5,500

3. Jesse Tillman, 85-84.5-0-169.5-$2,216

    Cristiano Figueredo, 85-84.5-0-169.5-$2,216
5. Sean Willingham, 84.5-0-84.5-$990

Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour Fresno Invitational Event Results
Name, Round 1-Round 2-Aggr. Score-Total Points-Money Earned
1. Justin Granger, 88.5-0-88.5-$6,475

2. Taylor Toves, 86.5-0-168.5-$4,775

3. Cody Tesch, 86-0-86-$2,575

4. Santiago Castellanos, 86-0-86-$2,575

5. Ryan McConnel, 83.5-0-83.5-$1,215

25th PBR: Unleash The Beast

Ty Murray Invitational

Dreamstyle Arena - Albuquerque, NM

Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Cody Nance, 85.5-86.5-89-85.75-346.75-637.5 Points.

2. Cody Teel, 86-86.25-85.25-85.25-342.75-294.16 Points.

3. Jose Vitor Leme, 85.5-0-89-91.5-266.00-287.5 Points.

4. Brennon Eldred, 87.75-88.25-86.75-0-262.75-245 Points.

5. Silvano Alves, 84.75-84.25-85.25-88-342.25-236.66 Points.

6. Lucas Divino, 85-0-87.75-88.25-261.00-155 Points.

7. Cody Jesus, 86.25-87.75-0-0-174.00-95 Points.

8. Jess Lockwood, 88.25-0-0-0-88.25-85 Points.

(tie). Dakota Buttar, 88.25-0-0-0-88.25-85 Points.

10. Keyshawn Whitehorse, 0-88-0-0-88.00-65 Points.

11. Juan Carlos Contreras, 84-87.75-0-0-171.75-55 Points.

12. Luciano De Castro, 0-0-87-0-87.00-45 Points.

(tie). Paulo Ferreira Lima, 0-87.25-84.75-0-172.00-45 Points.

14. Nathan Burtenshaw, 86.75-0-0-0-86.75-40 Points.

15. Rubens Barbosa, 0-85.75-85.25-0-171.00-16.66 Points.

16. Valdiron de Oliveira, 81.5-0-80.75-0-162.25-5 Points.

17. Guilherme Marchi, 0-86.25-0-0-86.25-2.5 Points.

18. Fernando Henrique Novais, 85.25-0-0-0-85.25

(tie). Colten Jesse, 85.25-0-0-0-85.25

20. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 0-84.75-0-0-84.75

(tie). Chase Robbins, 0-0-84.75-0-84.75

22. Eduardo Aparecido, 0-0-84.25-0-84.25

23. Ramon de Lima, 0-83.5-0-0-83.50

(tie). Kaique Pacheco, 83.5-0-0-0-83.50

25. Ueberson Duarte, 44.75-0-0-0-44.75

Claudio Montanha Jr., 0-0-0-0-0.00

Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Tye Chandler, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Cody Campbell, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Brady Oleson, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Michael Lane, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Reese Cates, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Ryan Miller, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Bryan Titman, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Troy Wilkinson, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Alejandro Gamboa Calvo, 0-0-0-0-0.00

2018 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast World Standings
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5's, Points, Total Winnings)

1. Ramon de Lima, 17, 2, 3, 1,740.00, $179,575.00

2. Luciano De Castro, 14, 1, 6, 1,700.00, $102,511.36

3. Cody Nance, 13, 2, 3, 1,585.83, $139,097.27

4. Claudio Montanha Jr., 18, 1, 6, 1,535.83, $98,226.67

5. Dener Barbosa, 18, 1, 7, 1,465.00, $69,845.00

6. Cody Teel, 16, 0, 6, 1,259.16, $112,684.29

7. Cooper Davis, 12, 1, 4, 890.00, $132,384.14

8. Eduardo Aparecido, 15, 0, 4, 880.83, $52,011.66

9. Ryan Dirteater, 8, 1, 1, 872.50, $57,150.00

10. Jose Vitor Leme, 16, 1, 5, 855.00, $67,227.44

11. Derek Kolbaba, 15, 0, 5, 810.00, $98,542.18

12. Guilherme Marchi, 13, 1, 1, 765.83, $61,566.19

13. Jess Lockwood, 13, 1, 3, 765.00, $135,072.86

14. Stetson Lawrence, 13, 0, 3, 715.00, $40,361.78

15. Gage Gay, 3, 1, 1, 700.00, $109,425.50

16. Valdiron de Oliveira, 17, 0, 4, 699.16, $32,081.67

17. Brennon Eldred, 13, 0, 4, 642.50, $83,528.54

18. Tanner Byrne, 13, 1, 1, 627.50, $49,814.37

19. Keyshawn Whitehorse, 16, 1, 4, 608.33, $38,522.73

20. Emilio Resende, 10, 0, 2, 565.00, $34,577.86

21. Kaique Pacheco, 16, 2, 2, 492.50, $52,111.66

22. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 12, 0, 1, 480.00, $25,900.00

23. Dakota Buttar, 13, 0, 1, 447.50, $32,349.30

24. Fabiano Vieira, 13, 0, 0, 397.50, $29,788.39

25. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 15, 0, 1, 387.50, $34,863.11

26. Silvano Alves, 15, 0, 2, 386.66, $24,000.00

27. J.B. Mauney, 10, 1, 4, 365.00, $19,800.00

28. Alex Marcilio, 11, 0, 2, 360.00, $55,772.24

29. Tye Chandler, 19, 2, 5, 337.50, $27,271.09

30. Fraser Babbington, 7, 2, 5, 330.00, $13,955.03

31. Lucas Divino, 6, 2, 2, 315.00, $19,935.06

32. Juan Carlos Contreras, 12, 1, 1, 280.00, $20,837.92

33. Chase Robbins, 16, 0, 4, 272.50, $33,490.94

34. Aaron Kleier, 9, 2, 7, 260.00, $19,754.98

35. Cody Campbell, 17, 1, 1, 258.33, $22,317.86

36. Nathan Burtenshaw, 15, 1, 2, 255.00, $23,786.33

37. Brady Oleson, 15, 1, 5, 245.83, $24,777.29

38. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 12, 1, 4, 240.83, $24,120.81

39. Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 18, 1, 1, 227.50, $30,566.07

40. Lindomar Lino, 11, 2, 3, 215.00, $15,787.20

41. Justin Granger, 16, 1, 3, 190.00, $12,854.78

42. Ueberson Duarte, 7, 1, 1, 182.50, $9,360.00

43. Michael Lane, 9, 1, 3, 180.00, $13,250.00

44. Rubens Barbosa, 16, 0, 3, 166.66, $24,752.94

45. Fernando Henrique Novais, 10, 1, 3, 165.00, $10,483.33

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