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Unleash The Beast
Oklahoma’s Ryan Dirteater goes back-to-back in his home state
Oklahoma’s Ryan Dirteater goes back-to-back in his home state

OKLAHOMA CITY – The nearly sold-out crowd inside Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena went wild Saturday night when Oklahoma’s own Ryan Dirteater (Hulbert) tallied 91 points in the championship round to go back-to-back in his home state and win the PBR Unleash The Beast Express Ranches Invitational, for the second consecutive year. 

Dirteater’s massive, victory-sealing ride came aboard Big Black (K-C Bucking Bulls/Joe & Nina Webb), marking just the second time in his career that the big, black bovine has ever been ridden. In going 3-for-3, the Cherokee Kid earned his first victory of the 2019 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) season. 

On his first bull of the night, Dirteater covered Bandit (Halpain & Roth) for 86 points to finish fourth in Round 2.

“Man, I just can’t believe it,” Dirteater said. “I could really feel the crowd behind me. I think I have like a thousand friends and family here, everyone probably wants to be related to me tonight. It feels really good to go back-to-back here in Oklahoma City.”

With the victory, Dirteater earned 600 world points and $39,361. The win catapulted him up the world rankings, from No. 21 at the start of the event to No. 5.

The only other rider to 3-for-3 was Luciano De Castro (Guzolandia, Brazil) who finished in second place. De Castro covered Smooth Over (DT Bucking Bulls/Hart Cattle Co.) for 85.75 points in Round 2 before taking on Prayer Warrior (Halpain & Roth) as his final bull of the night for a score of 86.25 points. 

The runner-up finish, his highest of the season, vaulted De Castro to No. 6 in the world. He leaves the Sooner state with 342.5 world points and $17,086.

2017 PBR World Champion Jess Lockwood (Volborg, Montana) finished in third place after making the whistle on Stunt Man Ray (Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls) in the championship round for 89.5 points.

The No. 1 bull rider in the world earned 290 points towards the world standings along with $14,211. As the Oklahoma City event came to a close Lockwood leads the world standings, a mere 967 points ahead of No.2 ranked man Joao Ricardo Vieira (Itatinga, Brazil).  

Despite bucking off both his bulls on Saturday night, Arizona’s Cody Jesus (Window Rock) finished in fourth place with 165 points and $9,191.

Tanner Byrne (Prince Albert, Canada) finished in fifth place after the two-day event. Byrne covered both his bulls on Saturday night, earning 145 world points along with a paycheck of $5,545.

The Canadian cowboyrode Locke & Loaded (Bill Henson/Gene Owen) in Round 2 for 77.25 points before conquering Chain Smoker (Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls) for 85.75 points in the championship round. 

The YETI “Built for the Wild” Bull of the Event was Fearless (D&H Cattle/Buck Cattle/Julian) who dispatched Lockwood in 2.75 seconds during the 15/15 Bucking Battle for a score of 46 points.

Fans will be able to watch the action in its entirety at PBR.com/ondemand. Action from Round 2 and the Championship Round can be seen starting at 8:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, February 3.

The PBR Unleash The Beast will take a one-week break as the league prepares to head to Arlington, Texas, and AT&T Stadium for the WinStar World Casino & Resort Global Cup USA. The event will be on Saturday, February 9 at 6:45 p.m. CT and Sunday, February 10 at 12:45pm CT.

In other PBR action this weekend, Scottie Knapp (Edgewood, New Mexico) brought the heat in front of a sold-out crowd on Saturday night as he won the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour’s Grand Rapids Classic. 

Following an 82.5-point ride aboard Southern Charm (New Frontier Rodeo) in Round 1, the Michigan crowd inside Van Andel Arena erupted as the New Mexico cowboy rocketed from the chutes recording the highest score of the championship round with 88 points aboard Bandit (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls). The win earned him 170 world points and a $6,200 paycheck.

Every winner of a Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour event has an opportunity to compete at an Unleash The Beast series event, and with the victory in Grand Rapids, Knapp will go to Los Angeles for the Iron Cowboy, presented by Ariat, on Feb. 22-23 at STAPLES Center.

In front of an electric crowd at Thompson-Boling Arena, Dylan Smith (Ararat, Virginia) captured his career-first Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour event win, victorious at Saturday night’s Knoxville Invitational. 

The 19-year-old’s win was highlighted by a Round 1 best 89 points atop Switch Hitter (Winston Bucking Bulls/Melton Bull Co.). 

For his efforts, Smith collected 220 points, in addition to a check for $6,400. He also earned an invite to compete on the elite tour at the Unleash The Beast’s Iron Cowboy, presented by Ariat, in Los Angeles at the STAPLES Center on Feb. 22-23. 
 
Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour 
Grand Rapids Event Results
Name, Round 1-Round 2-Aggr. Score-Total Points-Money Earned

1. Scottie Knapp, 82.5-88-170.50-170 Points.
2. Caic Cassio Carvalho, 83.5-85.5-169.00-90 Points.
3. Ueberson Duarte, 82.5-84.5-167.00-55 Points.
4. Jake Lockwood, 86-0-86.00-70 Points.
5. Eli Byler, 85-0-85.00-40 Points.
6. Cawl Braithwaite, 84.5-0-84.50-20 Points.
7. Rafael Marcelino de Montanha, 83.5-0-83.50-5 Points.
8. Mason Taylor, 83-0-83.00
9. Allen Burkholder, 82-0-82.00
10. Taylor Toves, 81.5-0-81.50
11. Marcus Mast, 81-0-81.00

Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour
Knoxville Invitational
Thompson-Boling Arena – Knoxville, Tennessee
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Dylan Smith, 89-0-89.00-220 Points.
2. Ouncie Mitchell, 88-0-88.00-115 Points.
3. Jason Mara, 87.5-0-87.50-65 Points.
4. Bryan Titman, 86.5-0-86.50-20 Points.
5. Lindomar Lino, 86-0-86.00-15 Points.
6. Cody Casper, 85.5-0-85.50-10 Points.
7. J.T. Pettitt, 85-0-85.00-5 Points.
8. Kurt Shephard, 84.5-0-84.50
(tie). Brady Fielder, 84.5-0-84.50
(tie). Michael Lane, 84.5-0-84.50
11. Tye Chandler, 84-0-84.00
12. Luis Blanco, 83.5-0-83.50
(tie). Andrew Alvidrez, 83.5-0-83.50
14. Ryan Essenpreis, 83-0-83.00
15. Junio Quaresima, 82.5-0-82.50
16. Cody Clint Brewer, 82-0-82.00
17. Shay Marks, 81-0-81.00

PBR Unleash The Beast
Express Ranches Invitational
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Ryan Dirteater, 87.25-86-91-264.25-600 Points.
2. Luciano De Castro, 82-85.75-86.25-254.00-342.5 Points.
3. Jess Lockwood, 86-0-89.5-175.50-290 Points.
4. Cody Jesus, 88.25-0-0-88.25-165 Points.
5. Tanner Byrne, 0-77.25-85.75-163.00-145 Points.
6. Chase Outlaw, 0-86.75-0-86.75-112.5 Points.
(tie). Cody Teel, 0-86.75-0-86.75-112.5 Points.
8. Colten Jesse, 0-86.5-0-86.50-65 Points.
9. João Ricardo Vieira, 82.5-0-0-82.50-45 Points.
10. Emilio Resende, 0-85.75-0-85.75-32.5 Points.
11. Alex Marcilio, 68-0-0-68.00-20 Points.
12. Lucas Divino, 0-83.75-0-83.75-15 Points.
Jose Vitor Leme, 0-0-0-0.00
Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-0-0.00
Silvano Alves, 0-0-0-0.00
Alisson De Souza, 0-0-0-0.00
Danilo Carlos Sobrinho, 0-0-0-0.00
Cannon Cravens, 0-0-0-0.00
Brennon Eldred, 0-0-0-0.00
Ruger Piva, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Nance, 0-0-0-0.00
Derek Kolbaba, 0-0-0-0.00
Ezekiel Mitchell, 0-0-0-0.00
Dakota Buttar, 0-0-0-0.00
Stetson Lawrence, 0-0-0-0.00
Koal Livingston, 0-0-0-0.00
Sean Willingham, 0-0-0-0.00
Paulo Ferreira Lima, 0-0-0-0.00
Ramon de Lima, 0-0-0-0.00
J.B. Mauney, 0-0-0-0.00
Keyshawn Whitehorse, 0-0-0-0.00
Eduardo Aparecido, 0-0-0-0.00
Lonnie West, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Heffernan, 0-0-0-0.00
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0-0.00
Dakota Louis, 0-0-0-0.00
Esteban Bustamante Salcido, 0-0-0-0.00

2019 Professional Bull Riders PBR Unleash The Beast World Standings
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5's, Points, Total Winnings)

1. Jess Lockwood, 10, 2, 6, 2,097.50, $192,501.92
2. João Ricardo Vieira, 9, 2, 2, 1,130.00, $76,241.11
3. Jose Vitor Leme, 9, 2, 5, 995.00, $54,930.00
4. Chase Outlaw, 10, 1, 2, 872.50, $52,918.98
5. Ryan Dirteater, 5, 1, 2, 835.00, $51,931.67
6. Luciano De Castro, 7, 0, 2, 772.50, $37,836.67
7. Cody Jesus, 7, 1, 3, 663.33, $43,221.67
8. Claudio Montanha Jr., 8, 0, 2, 560.00, $28,669.44
9. Rubens Barbosa, 12, 0, 5, 542.50, $38,834.14
10. Silvano Alves, 9, 0, 2, 485.00, $27,374.44
11. Lucas Divino, 11, 1, 3, 475.00, $27,955.99
12. Aaron Kleier, 7, 2, 4, 455.00, $21,046.97
13. Alisson De Souza, 8, 1, 2, 452.50, $16,545.50
14. Danilo Carlos Sobrinho, 6, 1, 3, 432.50, $25,953.35
15. Cannon Cravens, 6, 0, 1, 335.00, $24,950.00
16. Brennon Eldred, 11, 0, 3, 305.00, $31,392.57
17. Cooper Davis, 5, 0, 1, 300.00, $15,333.33
18. Ruger Piva, 8, 2, 2, 257.50, $16,431.41
19. Cody Nance, 9, 1, 2, 255.00, $32,407.25
20. Ouncie Mitchell, 8, 0, 3, 245.00, $11,116.02
21. Derek Kolbaba, 9, 1, 1, 240.00, $74,552.69
21. Ezekiel Mitchell, 9, 1, 2, 240.00, $8,490.00
23. Jason Mara, 3, 1, 2, 235.00, $9,870.83
24. Cody Teel, 7, 0, 1, 230.00, $13,648.50
25. Matt Triplett, 5, 0, 1, 225.00, $11,900.00
26. Dylan Smith, 5, 1, 1, 220.00, $6,400.00
27. Daniel Tinsman, 6, 1, 1, 215.00, $7,650.00
28. Tanner Byrne, 5, 0, 1, 210.00, $9,957.84
28. Scottie Knapp, 8, 1, 4, 210.00, $12,367.99
30. Marcus Mast, 5, 1, 2, 200.00, $9,022.72
31. Dakota Buttar, 8, 0, 2, 190.00, $13,752.66
32. Emilio Resende, 5, 0, 0, 177.50, $11,900.00
33. Colten Jesse, 6, 0, 0, 176.66, $13,580.22
34. Joe Frost, 4, 1, 1, 172.50, $7,514.46
35. Juan Carlos Contreras, 7, 0, 1, 170.00, $9,630.00
35. Alan de Souza, 5, 1, 1, 170.00, $7,900.00
35. Shay Marks, 2, 1, 1, 170.00, $7,100.00
38. Stetson Lawrence, 8, 0, 0, 163.33, $11,700.00
39. Mason Taylor, 4, 0, 1, 155.00, $5,980.00
40. Mason Lowe, 6, 0, 3, 150.00, $9,901.31
41. Koal Livingston, 6, 0, 0, 140.00, $9,744.47
41. Sean Willingham, 6, 0, 1, 140.00, $8,625.00
43. Cliff Richardson, 3, 0, 1, 130.00, $8,456.88
43. Kurt Shephard, 8, 0, 4, 130.00, $9,947.31
45. Chandler Bownds, 4, 0, 1, 127.50, $17,675.91

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