Taylor rides to career-first PBR Velocity Tour win in Wilkes-Barre

Mason Taylor earned both the event and Round 2 wins with an 85.5-point ride on Space Plane in WIlkes-Barre. Photo: Andre Silva/BullStockMedia.com.


  • Mason Taylor won the first Velocity Tour win of his career at the Wilkes-Barre Classic.
  • Taylor earned $7,400 and 120 world points plus an invitation to the 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast US Border Patrol Invitational in Fairfax, Virgina on Sept. 22-23.
  • Cannon Cravens, Michael Lane, Daniel Tinsman and Casey Kirwan rounded out the Top 5.

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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. –  Mason Taylor (Maypearl, Texas) captured the first PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) win of his career Saturday night, victorious at the Wilkes-Barre Classic, the tour’s first-ever event inside Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

The Texan led the draw in Round 1, covering Dream Catcher (CBT 4/Wallgren Bull Co.) for 86.5 points. In the championship round, he brought the crowd to its feet with an 85.5-point ride on Space Plane (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls) to conclude the event, earning him both the round and event win.

In addition to earning $7,400 and 120 world points, Tyler has also earned an invite to the elite 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast US Border Patrol Invitational in Fairfax, VA on September 22-23.  

Cannon Cravens (Porum, Oklahoma) finished second, collecting a paycheck for $5,100 along with 70 world points. He was propelled to the runner-up finish compliments of his 85-point and 82.25-point trips aboard Mike Miller Bucking Bulls’ Hair Trigger and Savage, respectively.

Third place went Michael Lane (Tazewell, Virginia), the final rider to deliver a perfect 2-for-2 performance.

For making the 8 on Biscuit Snatcher (CBT 3/Barrett Willis Bucking Stock LLC) in Round 1 for 78.75 points, and Against The Law (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls) in the championship round for 82.5 points, the 28-year-old earned $3,100 and 40 world points.

Daniel Tinsman (Farmland, Indiana) finished fourth, backed by an 84-point effort on Uptown Funk (Rio Vista Rodeo & Equipment) in the opening round. He leaves the Keystone State with $2,000 and 20 world points.

Rounding out the Top 5 was Casey Kirwan (Mendocino, California), whose 83-point trip on Comanche Moon (Championship Pro Rodeo / Cude Energy) netted him $1,140 and 15 world points.

Dirty Dan (Barker Bulls LLC), Eye of the Storm (Bob Whisnant/The Johnstons) and a pair of bulls from TCB Ranch/K-C Bucking Bulls, Ram It and Show Me Homie, tied for the high-marked bull of the event honors after recording matching 43.25-point bull scores.

The Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour next travels north for the Portland Chute Out, in Portland, Maine. The two-day event begins on Friday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET, and concludes on Saturday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. ET.  

Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour Event Results
Wilkes-Barre Classic, Mohegan Sun Arena
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Name, Round 1-Round 2 -Aggr. Score-Total Points-Money Earned

1. Mason Taylor, 86.5-85.5-172.1-120-$7,400
2. Cannon Cravens, 85-82.25-167.25-70-$5,100
3. Michael Lane, 78.75-82.5-161.25-40-$3,100
4. Daniel Tinsman, 84-0-84-20-$2,000
5. Casey Kirwan, 83-0-83-15-$1,140
6. Jesse Tillman, 82.75-0-82.75-10-$560
7. Juliano Antonio Da Silva, 81.5-0-81.5-5-$420
8. Paulo Lima, 68.75-0-68.75-0-$280

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