Chase Outlaw went 90… and Jose Vitor Leme went 92, Jess Lockwood returned to the premier series with thunder and The Pit rocked everyone’s socks. Miss a moment of the action this weekend? Here’s what happened around the PBR.
On the Unleash The Beast…
Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Jose Vitor Leme did some incredible things and is still ranked No. 1 in the world.
However, Chase Outlaw gave Leme quite a scare as the two battled it out in the championship round in Albuquerque.
…who also happened to win the 15/15 Bucking Battle in his first Unleash The Beast action since February.
Before Leme could earn the win, he was simply trying to keep pace with his challengers in Round 1. (Spoiler alert: he did.)
With the ardently pro-Native crowd on his side, Stetson Lawrence rode to a fifth-place finish overall. More importantly: he met some wolves.
Apparently the 33rd time’s the charm, as Heartbreak Kid extended his buckoff streak.
J.B. Mauney attempted to ride through rib injuries, but ultimately was forced to withdraw.
Through the lens with Andy Watson and BullStockMedia
Does Cody Nance have the cutest cheering section y/n
Wolf, meet wolves.
Tough knows tough.
Too much fun at the @pbr ! I say it all the time.... these guys are amazing and much braver than I. I can’t imagine what it takes to do what they do. And thank you to everyone who makes this event happen and takes care of us. What a treat. I get excited every time I go. Has me pumped for my next week of training 👊🏼 always good to see good friends and good hearted people. And thank you Ty Murray and Bo for coming to the gym and seeing part of our world. Much love and respect to you and your families . @paigedmurray @flintrasmussen
The PBR Memorial Day Weekend Bull Fest keeps things rolling on May 24-25 in Shipshewana, Indiana.
Following a one-week break, the Unleash The Beast heads to Green Bay, Wisconsin, for the Green Bay Invitational, presented by Oneida Casino and North Star Mohican Casino Resort, and the WCRA Titletown Stampede. ( on May 31 at 6:30 p.m. MT, and June 2 at 1:45 p.m. MT; CBS Sports Network on June 2 at 2 p.m. MT.)
On June 1, the Touring Pro Division hits up Great Falls, Montana with the Dusty Gilko Bull Riding Challenge.