Anaheim Invitational 2012

Round 1
1. Justin Koon v. Blueberry Crush – 88.50 (43.75)
2. Douglas Duncan v. Damn Right – 88.00 (42.50)
3. Sean Willingham v. Keepin’ It Real – 87.75 (43.00)
4/5. Guilherme Marchi v. Big Hoss – 86.50 (42.25)
4/5. Ty Pozzobon v. April Fool’s – 86.50 (42.25)
6. Austin Meier v. Rainbow – 86.00 (42.00)
7/8. Harve Stewart v. Stink Eye – 85.50 (41.75)
7/8. Ben Jones v. Cherry Bomb – 85.50 (41.75)
9/10. Rubens Barbosa v. Smokin’ Gun – 85.00 (41.50)
9/10. Paulo Lima v. Silver Legacy – 85.00 (41.50)
11. Douglas Ferreira v. Panther – 84.50 (41.25)
12. Dusty Ephrom v. Kick Butt – 83.50 (41.50)
13. Cord McCoy v. Valet Parking – 82.50 (40.25)
14. LJ Jenkins v. Filmore Trouble – 82.00 (39.75)
15. Silvano Alves v. Mr. Smith – 81.25 (39.75)
16/17. Valdiron de Oliveira v. White Wolf – 79.50 (40.50)
16/17. Ryan Dirteater v. Mr. Feiger – 79.50 (39.75)
18. Elton Cide v. Filmore Heat – 74.75 (40.75)

Motown Magic v. Marco Eguche – 43.50
Pancho v. Elliott Jacoby – 44.75
Party All the Time v. Jory Markiss – 43.25
Game On v. Dakota Beck – 43.50
Pookie v. Caleb Sanderson – 43.25

 

Round 2
1. Guilherme Marchi v. Speckled Ivory – 89.75 (43.75)
2. Austin Meier v. Pit Boss – 88.00 (43.00)

Jack Daniel’s After Party v. Justin Koon – 44.50
Sancho v. Douglas Duncan – 44.50
Bring It v. Harve Stewart – 44.75
High Octane Hurricane v. Ty Pozzobon – 43.75
Too Sexy v. Ben Jones – 44.00
Charlie Bullware v. Rubens Barbosa – 44.00
Pure Smoke v. Paulo Lima – 44.00

 

Round 3
1. Ty Pozzobon v. Bad Moon – 88.75 (43.00)
2. Cord McCoy v. Pure Smoke – 87.75 (43.25)
3/4. Justin Koon v. Toy Soldier – 87.25 (43.25)
3/4. Kody Lostroh v. Crockett – 87.25 (42.25)
5. J.B. Mauney v. Water Canal – 87.00 (42.50)
6. Austin Meier v. White Velvet – 86.50 (42.50)
7/8. Stormy Wing v. Hell Pony – 86.25 (42.00)
7/8. Caleb Sanderson v. Stanley Bostich HurriQuake – 86.25 (42.00)
9/10. Ryan McConnel v. Hannibal – 85.75 (42.00)
9/10. Harve Stewart v. Jeffery Scott’s Titanium Tough – 85.75 (42.00)
11. Guilherme Marchi v. Game On – 85.50 (41.50)
12. Silvano Alves v. Space Chimp – 84.75 (41.75)
13. Chris Shivers v. Straight Jacket – 84.00 (41.50)
14. Valdiron de Oliveira v. MontanaCanvas.com (Womanizer) – 83.00 (40.75)

Amy’s Pet v. Douglas Duncan – 43.75
RMEF Elk Country v. Ryan Dirteater – 43.50
Mac-Nett’s Southern Wine (Charmayne’s Wine) v. Renato Nunes – 45.00
High Octane Hurricane v. Luke Snyder – 43.25
The Deacon v. Elliott Jacoby – 43.25

 

BFTS Championship Round
1. Guilherme Marchi v. Too Sexy – 89.50 (44.25)
2. Austin Meier v. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey (Immigrant) – 89.00 (44.25)
3. Valdiron de Oliveira v. Blue Emu After the Pain (Hank) – 86.50 (42.75)

Shepherd Hills Trapper v. Justin Koon – 44.25
Highway 12 v. Ty Pozzobon – 43.75
Asteroid v. Douglas Duncan – 46.75
Rock & Roll v. Silvano Alves – 44.00
Rango v. Cody McCoy – 44.25
Larry the Cable Guy’s Git-R-Done v. Harve Stewart – 43.75
Mood Swing v. Sean Willingham – 43.75

Congrats to Guilherme Marchi on his event win.
It’s no surprise that Asteroid was the high-marked bull, seeing as he was the runner-up to Bull of the Year for 2011.
Great to see Austin Meier doing well again.

Madison Square Garden Inviational – NYC – 2012

Alrighty. So I haven’t been keeping up with my blog, but that’ll change. Haha. I promise. Here’s the results for the 2012 NYC Inviational.

Round 1

1. Luke Snyder v. Alternator – 87.25 (42.75)
2/3/4. Kody Lostroh v. Frost Bite – 86.75 (42.50)
2/3/4. LJ Jenkins v. Bar Code – 86.75 (42.25)
2/3/4. Stormy Wing v. Sing Out – 86.75 (42.25)
5. Ty Pozzobon v. James Dean – 86.50 (42.25)
6/7. Pistol Robinson v. Blue Canyon – 86.25 (42.25)
6/7. Cody Nance v. County Mounty – 86.25 (42.75)
8. Guilherme Marchi v. Undubbed – 85.75 (42.00)
9. Aaron Roy v. Hobo – 85.50 (41.75)
10/11. Valdiron de Oliveira v. Uppercut – 85.25 (41.75)
10/11. Cody Campbell v. Buckshot – 85.25 (41.75)
12. Caleb Sanderson v. Million Dollar Man – 85.00 (41.50)
13. Renato Nunes v. John Doe – 84.75 (41.75)
14. Marco Eguche v. Joey – 84.50 (41.75)
15/16. Silvano Alves v. Evil Doer – 83.50 (40.75)
15/16. Mike Lee v. Blackout – 83.50 (41.00)
17/18/19. Ryan Dirteater v. Bandalero – 83.25 (41.00)
17/18/19. Chris Shivers v. Colored by Arctic – 83.25 (40.50)
17/18/19. Beau Hill v. Stiffler – 83.25 (40.75)
20. Dustin Elliott v. Mad Maxx – 82.50 (40.25)
21/22. Elton Cide v. Hard Rock – 82.00 (40.75)
21/22. Harve Stewart v. Blank – 82.00 (40.50)
23. Tyler Thomson v. I’m Back – 81.50 (40.25)

Jack in Black v. Douglas Duncan – 44.00
Big Spread v. Dakota Beck – 44.50
Unpredictable v. Ben Jones – 44.00
Shaky Waters v. Cord McCoy – 43.50
NYC v. Rubens Barbosa – 43.50
Deja Blue Emu v. J.B. Mauney – 43.50

Comments:
I really can’t believe how many guys covered their  bulls – and especially for the first riding of the season.
There were 23 rides in the round.

In terms of riders, I was glad to see Pistol Robinson up on the leader board. He’s been doing pretty badly lately.
Also good to see Silvano cover his bull as well as Guilherme.
Disappointed to see the 2011 Rookie of the Year, Rubens Barbosa, get bucked off. Also sad to see J.B. get bucked off, but Deja Blue Emu is a great bull, even though he’s getting up there in years, he can still buck.
In terms of bulls, County Mounty is one to watch. So is Big Spread and Jack in Black.

Round 2 – Once again, a TON of rides.
1/2. Ryan Dirteater v. Slim to None – 87.50 (42.75)
1/2. Pistol Robinson v. Trailersdirecti.com – 87.50 (42.75)
3/4/5. Dustin Elliott v. Uno – 86.50 (42.25)
3/4/5. J.B. Mauney v. Lil’ Shyster – 86.50 (42.75)
3/4/5. Valdiron de Oliveira v. Anonymous – 86.50 (42.50)
6/7. Cody Nance v. Poster Boy – 86.25 (41.75)
6/7. Douglas Duncan v. Bad Hat Harry – 86.25 (41.75)
8/9. Tyler Thomson v. New Britain-1843 (Thomas the Train) – 86.00 (42.25)
8/9. Chris Shivers v. Incognito – 86.00 (42.50)
10/11. Caleb Sanderson v. Misunderstood – 85.75 (42.50)
10/11. Beau Hill v. Squawk Box – 85.75 (42.00)
12/13. Luke Snyder v. Signed Up – 85.50 (41.75)
12/13. Mike Lee v. Hou-Chie – 85.50 (42.00)
14. Aaron Roy v. Wedgie – 85.25 (41.75)
15/16/17. Silvano Alves v. Get Back – 84.50 (41.75)
15/16/17. Ty Pozzobon v. Exotic Justin – 84.50 (41.50)
15/16/17. Reese Cates v. Air Jack – 84.50 (41.25)
18. Jordan Hupp v. Rusty Zipper – 84.00 (41.25)
19. Marco Eguche v. Child of Mine – 83.75 (40.75)
20. Dusty Ephrom v. Bad Medicine – 83.50 (41.50)
21. Renato Nunes v. Very Smart Remedy – 83.25 (40.50)
22. Sean Willingham v. Where’s the Whiskey – 82.50 (40.25)

Gypsy Boots v. Rubens Barbosa – 44.00
The Angry Cactus v. Zane Lambert – 43.25
Full Force v. Elton Cide – 44.00
Sticker Shock v. Stormy Wing – 43.75
RFD-HD v. Dakota Beck – 43.25
Hell’s Bells v. Kody Lostroh – 43.75
Ludacris v. Colby Yates – 44.00

Comments:
In terms of riders, great to see the 1/2 split between Pistol and Ryan. Glad to see J.B. cover his bull. Not surprised to see Colby Yates get bucked off. Ever since his Iron Cowboy win, he’s been riding horribly.
Bulls to watch would be Full Force and Gypsy Boots, as well as Ludacris.

 

Round 3 Championship
1. Cody Nance v. Ridin’ Dirty – 90.25 (44.25)
2. Valdiron de Oliveira v. The Game Changer – 89.25 (43.75)
3. Mike Lee v. Who Dat – 88.50 (43.25)

Deja Blue Emu v. Aaron Roy – 43.25
Delco v. Ty Pozzobon – 45.50
PFI’s Boot Daddy v. Luke Snyder – 44.00
Carrillo Cartel v. Pistol Robinson – 44.00
Lightmaker (Santiago) v. Ryan Dirteater – 44.75
Cool Spot v. Caleb Sanderson – 44.00
Shamoun (Little Hummer) v. Chris Shivers – 43.50

Comments:
GREAT ride by Cody Nance for the first 90-point ride of the year on Ridin’ Dirty.
Bulls to watch: Delco. He was great last year and posted a 45.50 score in the round. Also, Lightmaker, formerly Santiago, is another great bull as well as The Game Changer.
Carrillo Cartel and Deja Blue Emu bucked well along with Who Dat.

 

Round 4
1. J.B. Mauney v. Full Force – 88.00 (43.00)
2/3. Cody Campbell v. County Mounty – 87.75 (43.00)
2/3. Kody Lostroh v. Big Spread – 87.75 (42.75)
4/5. Renato Nunes v. Shaky Waters – 87.00 (43.00)
4/5. Dakota Beck v. Jack in Black – 87.00 (43.75)
6. Luke Snyder v. Slim to None – 85.75 (42.00)
7/8/9. Aaron Roy v. Blue Canyon – 85.50 (41.75)
7/8/9. Silvano Alves v. Joey – 85.50 (41.75)
7/8/9. Marco Eguche v. Red Ape – 85.50 (41.75)
10. Ben Jones v. Hot Toddy – 85.25 (41.75)
11. Chris Shivers v. Hail Damage – 85.00 (41.75)
12. Cody Nance v. Flashpoint – 84.75 (42.00)
13. Ty Pozzobon v. Frost Bite – 84.50 (41.75)
14. Douglas Duncan v. Lightmaker (Santiago) – 84.25 (42.50)
15. Dusty Ephrom v. Hobo – 83.75 (40.50)
16. Caleb Sanderson v. Uppercut – 83.00 (40.50)
17. Elton Cide v. Papa Roach – 81.00 (39.50)
18. Mike Lee v. Alternator – 78.50 (42.00)
19. Ryan Dirteater v. The Game Changer – 59.00 (25.50)

Stinger v. Valdiron de Oliveira – 43.25
I’m Back v. Justin Koon – 43.25

Comments:
AWESOME to see J.B. win a round.
Jack in Black got the highest bull score with a 43.75. He’s definitely a bull to watch.

 

BFTS Championship Round
1. Renato Nunes v. Delco – 91.50 (45.00)
2. Cody Nance v. Sticker Shock – 89.25 (43.25)
3. Luke Snyder v. Carrillo Cartel – 88.75 (45.75)
4. Valdiron de Oliveira v. Bad Blake – 88.00 (43.75)

Movin’ On v. Mike Lee – 44.25
Back Bender (ABBI 2011 Championship Bull) v. Ty Pozzobon – 44.00
Shamoun (Little Hummer) v. Caleb Sanderson – 44.25
BigTexTrailers.com (Moon) v. Chris Shivers – 43.25
King Lopez v. Marco Eguche – 44.75

Comments:
Congrats to Renato on the 91.50 point ride on Delco. Like I said…definitely a bull to watch.
Congrats to Cody Nance for his event win.
Back Bender, the ABBI 2011 Championship bull bucked pretty well. He’s still young, and I expect big things from him.
Also a great buck-out by King Lopez. Look for great things from him as well.

 

Injuries:
Pistol Robinson was stepped on by his bull, Carrillo Cartel in round three and is out of competition with a broken right femur and a broken left tibia and has undergone surgery. He is reportedly doing well.
Colby Yates is out of competition due to bruised ribs sustained in NYC.

The (Un)Holy Trinity: Bushwacker, Asteroid and Super Duty.

This year’s Bucking Bull of the Year award went to my favorite bull, and personal hero, BUSHWACKER. =].

I WAS SO EXCITED! HOLY COW.

Ok. Anyways.

The top 3 contenders for the title were Bushwacker, Asteroid and Super Duty.
Unfortunately, I’m a Gangster, who was in the 3rd position, was got hurt and did not recover before the finals.
Talk about a heart break for Jeff Robinson, even though he won the Stock Contractor of the Year title again. Not only was I’m a Gangster taken out of competition, but earlier in the year, another of Robinson’s bulls, Super Duty, was also taken out of competition due to injuries

But I’m going to go through and highlight the year for the top 10 active bulls in the PBR according to probullstats.com that made appearances at the World Finals and count backwards.

And I’m proud of myself because I crunched the numbers for the BFTS stats. =].

10. JR070 Movin’ On (Jeff Robinson)
6/25 career rides
1/7 BFTS rides
Career – 76.00% buck off
2011 BFTS – 85.71% buck off
Average BFTS score: 44.54 points
Average BFTS ride score: 85.00 points
Consistent scores around 44.25 – 44.50 points.

9. 10-5 Crosswired (D&H Cattle Co.)
12/42 Career rides (from 2008-2011)
12/30 BFTS Career rides
5/7 2011 BFTS rides
Career – 71.43% buck off
BFTS Career – 60.00% buck off
2011 BFTS – 28.57% buck off
Average Career BFTS score: 44.73 points
Average 2011 BFTS score: 44.43 points
Average Career BFTS ride score: 90.79 points
Average 2011 BFTS ride score: 90.55 points
92.25 – Paulo Lima – Oklahoma City ’11 (45.25)
91.25 – Pistol Robinson – Arlington ’11 (45.00)
91.75 – Ryan Dirteater – Wichita ’11 (44.75)

8. K55 Smackdown (Dakota Rodeo/Berger/Struve/Rosen)
7/50 Career rides (from 2009-2011)
6/36 Career BFTS rides
2/17 2011 BFTS rides
Career – 86.00% buck off
BFTS Career – 83.33% buck off
2011 BFTS  – 88.24% buck off
Average Career BFTS score: 44.73 points
Average 2011 BFTS score: 45.12 points
Average Career BFTS ride score: 90.07 points
Average 2011 BFTS ride score: 90.50 points
46.25 – J.B. Mauney – Columbus ’11 – 5.39 seconds
91.00 – Douglas Ferreira – World ’11 (45.00)
The BEST SCORE OF THE SEASON was made on him during the Bismarck ’11 Touring Pro Summer Event. Robson Palermo scored an AMAZING 94.50 POINTS! (bull score 46.50)

7. 309 Spitfire (Boyd/Floyd)
11/84 Career rides (from 2005-2011)
11/84 BFTS career rides
1/7 2011 BFTS rides
Career – 86.90% buck off (from 2005-2011)
2011 BFTS – 85.71% buck off
Average Career BFTS score: 44.82
Average 2011 BFTS score: 43.82
Average Career ride score: 88.55 points
Average 2011 BFTS ride score: 86.00 points

6. 404C RMEF Gunpowder & Lead (Jeff Robinson)
17/36 Career rides (from 2009-2011)
13/17 BFTS Career rides
11/15 2011 BFTS rides
Career – 52.78% buck off
BFTS Career – 23.53% buck off
2011 BFTS – 26.67% buck off
Average Career score: 44.93 points
Average 2011 BFTS score: 44.92 points
Average Career ride score: 90.25 points
Average 2011 BFTS ride score: 90.80 points
I’m SUCH A HUGE FAN of this bull. He’s freaking AMAZING. His timing is perfect so that even though he’s rank, the guys are able to ride him and for ASTRONOMICAL scores! You’d be hard pressed to find another more rideable and higher-score producing bull than him.
46.25 – Douglas Duncan – World ’11 – 7.13 seconds
90.25 – Austin Meier – Portland ’11 (44.25)
90.50 – Valdiron de Oliveira – Arlington ’11 (44.50)
92.00 – Renato Nunes – Fresno ’11 (45.50)
92.25 – LJ Jenkins – Albuquerque ’11 (45.25)
91.00 – Robson Palermo – Tampa ’11 (44.50)
93.25 – Robson Palermo – Pueblo ’11 (45.25)
93.50 – Robson Palermo – Milwaukee ’11 (45.50)
92.50 – Caleb Sanderson – World Finals ’11 (45.50)

5. C21 White Magic (Diamond G Rodeo)
10/122 Career rides (from 2005-2011)
6/47 Career BFTS rides
0/4 2011 BFTS rides
Career – 91.80% buck off
BFTS Career – 87.23% buck off
2011 BFTS – Unridden – 100% buck off
Average Career BFTS score: 44.96 points
Average 2011 BFTS score: 43.94 points
Average Career BFTS ride score: 88.55 points
Average 2011 BFTS ride score: Unridden

4. CC Chicken on a Chain (Jeff Robinson/Mike Tedesco/Larry The Cable Guy)
32/123 Career rides (from 2005-2011)
26/77 BFTS Career rides
4/8 2011 BFTS rides
Career – 73.98% buck off
BFTS Career – 66.23% buck off
2011 BFTS – 50.00% buck off
Average Career BFTS score: 45.04 points
Average 2011 BFTS score: 44.06 points
Average Career BFTS ride score: 89.90 points
Average 2011 BFTS score: 88.69 points
90.00 – J.B. Mauney – Arlington ’11 (44.25)

3. 404 I’m a Gangster (Jeff Robinson)
He’s being left in, even though he didn’t go to the finals, because he should have. He was injured and just didn’t recover in time, but he’s been bucking all year until he got hurt in August, just a month before the finals.
3/66 Career rides (from 2008-2011)
3/55 BFTS Career rides
0/15 2011 BFTS rides
Career – 95.45% buck off
BFTS Career – 94.55% buck off
2011 BFTS – Unridden100% buck off
Average Career BFTS score: 45.25 points
Average 2011 BFTS score: 45.57 points
Average Career BFTS ride score: 89.42 points
Average 2011 BFTS ride score: Unridden
46.75 – J.B. Mauney – NYC ’11 – 1.95 seconds
46.25 – Harve Stewart – Indianapolis ’11 – 1.98 seconds
46.00 – Colby Yates – Arlington ’11 – 2.45 seconds
46.00 – Robson Palermo – Glendale ’11 – 3.82 seconds
46.25 – J.B. Mauney – Tampa ’11 – 1.89 seconds
46.25 – Travis Briscoe – Pueblo ’11 – 3.51 seconds
46.00 – Douglas Duncan – Tulsa ’11 – 3.75 seconds

2. 781 Asteroid (Circle T Ranch & Rodeo)
Career – 89.47% buck off (2010 at the CBR)
2011 – 88.24% buck off
Average score: 45.44 points
Average ride score: 81.50 points
46.50 – Austin Meier – Tulsa ’11 – 1.90 seconds
46.50 – Josh Faircloth – San Antonio ’11 – 4.30 seconds
47.50 – Kasey Hayes – Milwaukee ’11 – 5.24 seconds
46.50 – Pistol Robinson – Springfield ’11 – 0.93 seconds
47.50
– Harve Stewart – World ’11 – 1.76 seconds
– He might have even stolen the world title from Bushwacker if it hadn’t have been that he hipped himself on his last out against Cord McCoy and received a no score.

1. 13/6 Bushwacker (Julio Moreno Bucking Bulls)
If you REALLY want to know how I feel about Bushwacker, go to my Top 10 Bulls of the PBR blog post. Haha. He’s basically my hero.
2/45 Career rides (from 2009-2011)
1/29 Career BFTS rides
0/14 2011 BFTS rides
Career – 95.56% buck off
BFTS Career – 96.55% buck off
2011 BFTS – Unridden – 100% buck off
Average Career BFTS score: 46.00 points
Average 2011 BFTS score: 46.63 points
Average Career BFTS ride score: 88.88 points
Average 2011 BFTS ride score: Unridden
47.75 – J.B. Mauney – Anaheim ’11 – 2.67 seconds
46.25 – Mike Lee – Oklahoma City ’11 – 2.49 seconds
47.25 – Austin Meier – Arlington ’11 – 2.34 seconds
46.75 – Valdiron de Oliveira – Albuquerque ’11 – 3.07 seconds
47.00 – Dustin Elliott – Pueblo ’11 – 6.57 seconds
46.25 – Douglas Duncan – Thackerville ’11 – 4.17 seconds
46.25 – Luke Snyder – San Antonio ’11 – 4.26 seconds
47.00 – Luke Snyder – Wichita ’11 – 2.90 seconds
*48.50 – Cord McCoy – World ’11 – 3.39 seconds – BEST SCORE OF ANY BULL THIS SEASON!
47.50 – J.B. Mauney – World ’11 – 3.58 seconds

There were also a lot of really awesome bulls that made their first appearances on the BFTS and made a HUGE scene when they did so.

781 Asteroid (Circle T Ranch & Rodeo)
2/19 career rides
2/19 BFTS rides
Career – 89.47% buck off
2011 BFTS – 77.78% buck off
Average BFTS score: 45.44 points
Average BFTS ride score: 81.50 points
46.50 – Austin Meier – Tulsa ’11 – 1.90 seconds
46.50 – Josh Faircloth – San Antonio ’11 – 4.30 seconds
47.50 – Kasey Hayes – Milwaukee ’11 – 5.24 seconds
46.50 – Pistol Robinson – Springfield ’11 – 0.93 seconds
47.50
– Harve Stewart – World ’11 – 1.76 seconds

JR070 Movin’ On (Jeff Robinson)
6/25 career rides
1/7 BFTS rides
Career – 76.00% buck off
2011 BFTS – 85.71% buck off
Average BFTS score: 44.54 points
Average BFTS ride score: 85.00 points
Consistent scores around 44.25 – 44.50 points.

315 Another One (Jeff Robinson)
Panhandle Slim clone
2/23 career rides
2/18 BFTS rides
Career – 91.30% buck off
2011 BFTS – 88.89% buck off
Average BFTS score: 42.93 points
Average BFTS ride score: 84.38 points
Nothing outstanding, but just a good go-to bull that the guys don’t seem to be able to ride.

T29 Josey Wales (New Frontier Rodeo)
4/14 career rides
4/12 BFTS rides
Career – 71.43% buck off
2011 BFTS – 66.67% buck off
Average BFTS score: 43.13 points
Average BFTS ride score: 86.88 points
Nothing spectacular, but a good bull whose scores have all been 85.50 – 88.00 when he’s ridden.

L37 Yo Yo (Rocking M/Rocking M Mostoller)
2/9 career rides
2/9 BFTS rides
Career – 77.78% buck off
2011 BFTS – 77.78% buck off
Average BFTS score: 43.14 points
Average BFTS ride score: 83.38 points
A consistent bull that the guys have a hard time riding.

83 T-Rex (Circle T Ranch & Rodeo)
1/6 career rides
1/4 BFTS rides
Career – 83.33% buck off
2011 BFTS – 75.00% buck off
Average score: 43.56 points
Average ride score: 87.00 points
He’s only had 4 BFTS outs, but he seems like a pretty consistent bull.

15-7 Centerfold (Flying S/Samford)
2/6 career rides
2/4 BFTS rides
Career – 66.67% buck off
2011 – 50.00% buck off
Average score: 42.94 points
Average ride score: 87.13 points
The two scores posted on this bull were a 85.75 (Jordan Hupp – Thackerville ’11) and a 88.50 (Pete Farley – World ’11). He’s maybe an up-and-coming go-to bull.

103T Shepherd Hills Sod Buster (D&H Cattle Co.)
1/23 career rides
0/7 BFTS rides
Career – 95.65% buck off
2011 BFTS – 100% buck off
Average BFTS score: 43.36 points
Average BFTS ride score: Unridden
Although his scores aren’t that high, he’s bucked off J.B., LJ and Paulo Lima. Look for him to be a star next season.

302 Sic ‘Em Sam (Oakes & Greene Bucking Bulls)
1/4 career rides
1/1 BFTS rides
Career – 75.00% buck off
2011 BFTS – 0% buck off
Average BFTS score: 42.25 points
Average BFTS ride score: 87.25 points

260 Damn Right (Cody Ohl/KBRC/Barker)
6/9 career rides
6/9 BFTS rides
Career – 33.33% buck off
2011 BFTS – 14.29% buck off
Average BFTS score: 42.96 points
Average BFTS ride score: 87.21 points
I can see this bull being the next RMEF Gunpowder & Lead – The guys cover him and they get results.

17 Bois D’Arc (401K Bucking Bulls/Rawson)
2/9 career rides
2/5 BFTS rides
Career – 77.78% buck off
2011 BFTS – 60.00% buck off
Average BFTS score: 43.15 points
Average BFTS ride score: 87.75 points
Another bull like RMEF Gunpowder & Lead.

718 Rango (Jeff Robinson/Center Point Ranch)
0/17 career rides
0/10 BFTS rides
Career – 100% buck off
2011 BFTS – 100% buck off
Average BFTS score: 43.23 points
Average BFTS ride score: Unridden
46.00 – Valdiron de Oliveira – Charlotte ’11 – 4.11 seconds
A GREAT rank bull from Jeff Robinson. He’s been to the Touring Pro Division, the PRCA, and no one has been able to ride him.

705 Back Bender (Cox Bucking Bulls/Ackerman)
First seen at the World Finals ’10
2/24 career rides
2/14 BFTS rides
Career – 91.67% buck off
2011 BFTS – 85.71% buck off
Average BFTS score: 44.27 points
Average BFTS ride score: 89.75 points
90.50 point ride against Guilherme Marchi at San Antonio ’11 (bull score of 44.00)

83 Santiago (Clymer Rodeo Livestock)
2/8 career rides
2/6 BFTS rides
Career – 75.00% buck off
2011 BFTS – 66.67% buck off
Average BFTS score: 43.51 points
Average BFTS ride score: 87.00 points

Bad Blake (Lightning C Cattle Co.)
First seen at the World Finals ’10
This bull won the ABBI Futurity with a cool $250,000 prize.
1/20 career rides
0/11 BFTS rides
Career – 95.00% buck off
2011 BFTS – Unridden
Average BFTS score: 44.33 points
Average BFTS ride score: Unridden
He was ridden for 90.50 points by Skeeter Kingsolver in the final round of the Touring Pro Division’s Decatur, TX 2011 event.
46.00 – Elton Cide – Oklahoma City ’11 – 3.92 seconds

296 Sancho (Circle T Ranch & Rodeo)
2/25 career rides
2/11 BFTS rides
Career – 92.00% buck off
2011 BFTS – 81.81% buck off
Average BFTS score: 42.78 points
Average BFTS ride score: 88.50 points
90.00 points – Guilherme Marchi – World ’11 (bull score 44.00)

World #1 Silvano Alves.

This year’s top rider in the PBR is none other than Brazilian Silvano Alves.
Unable to speak English, he always has a translator, or else has some of his other Brazilian buddies translate for him.
But what he lacks in linguistic skills, he makes up for in bull riding skills.
For the first four rounds of the World Finals, Silvano was quiet. In fact, even though he had ridden 3/4 bulls, he didn’t even earn any money.
But he ended his season with a bang when he rode Yellow Jacket Jr. for 92.50 points in the final round.
But he’s consistent, calm, cool and collected.

Let’s take a look back at his performance this year:
He went to 30 events.
Out of 100 outs, he rode 69 of his bulls for a ride percent of 69%.
25% of the time, he got scores of 45+ points.
He won 3 events.
He had 14 top 5 event finishes.
He had 18 top 10 event finishes.
He had 3 90 point rides.
His longest consecutive ride streak was 9 rides.
He ended the year with 12782.50 points and earned $1,529,450.68.

Here’s a look at some of the best of his rides this year:
Sacramento, CA – 1/14/2011 – RMEF Gunpowder & Lead for 85.5 points
Sacramento, CA – 1/15/2011 – Jeffery Scott’s Titanium Tough for 84.25 points.
Sacramento, CO – 1/15/2011 – Hustler for 87.25 points.
Anaheim, CO – 1/21/2011 – Hot Stuff for 87.75 points.
Anaheim, CO – 1/21/2011 – Zip Code for 86.25 points.
Anaheim, CO – 1/22/2011 – Hawaiian Ivory for 91.25 points.
St. Louis, MO – 2/26/2011 – King Lopez for 86.75 points.
St. Louis, MO – 2/26/2011 – RFD-TV for 86.75 points.
St. Louis, MO – 2/27/2011 – Super Duty for 89 points.
Albuquerque, NM – 3/25/2011 – Lil’ Red Kat for 87.75 points.
Kansas City, MO – 4/3/2011 – Spit Fire for 86.00 points.
Tampa, FL – 4/9/2011 – Perfect Poison for 88.00 points.
Duluth, GA – 5/13/2011 – Perfect Poison for 88.00 points.
Duluth, GA – 5/14/2011 – Speckled Ivory for 90.00 points.
Pueblo, CO – 5/20/2011 – Perfect Poison for 87.25 points.
Thackerville, OK – 7/30/2011 – Perfect Poison for 88.25 points.
Billings, MT – 8/6/2011 – Grey Ghost for 85.75 points.
Billings, MT – 8/7/2011 – Big Tex for 84.75 points.
Tulsa, OK – 8/12/2011 – Train Wreck for 87.50 points, after the bull fouled out of the chute, Alves got on him again to ride him.
Tulsa, OK – 8/12/2011 – Priceless for 86.00 points.
Tulsa, OK – 8/12/2011 – Perfect Poison for 86.50 points.
Springfield, MO – 9/17/2011 – Jeffery Scott’s Titanium Tough for 88.25 points.
Springfield, MO – 9/17/2011 – Perfect Poison for 86.50 points.
Wichita, KS – 9/24/2011 – Movin’ On for 85.00 points.
World  – 10/29/2011 – Big Iron for 88.25 points.
World – 10/30/2011 – Yellow Jacket Jr. for 92.25 points.

There are several really impressive rides in this mix.
For one, it’s clear to see that Silvano’s go-to bull is Perfect Poison (Circle T Ranch and Rodeo).
He rode the bull 6/6 times that he attempted to ride him, with an average score on him of 87.42 points – that’s just smart picking.
He also rode the legendary Big Tex, although it was only for 84.75 points. Big Tex probably needs to be retired…he’s been around for a LONG time.
He rode Big Iron, the #1 bull in the PRCA for 88.25 points at the World Finals.
And he rode Yellow Jacket Jr., one of the rankest bulls in the PBR, for 92.25 points. That was his last ride of the year – a 92.25 point ride on a legendary bull.
That’s pretty damn impressive.

Here’s some videos of Silvano:

http://www.pbr.com/en/media/videos/2011/10/silvano-alves-9225-on-yellow-jacket-jr.aspx

http://www.pbr.com/en/media/videos/2011/5/silvano-alves-vs-speckled-ivory.aspx

Round 3 Results.

Ok…So I didn’t get to watch Round 3…or really any of the other rounds. I’ve been so busy with school and stuff, but I’ve been watching and keeping track of the scores like a hawk. And here’s how my predictions held up to the results.

Ryan Dirteater vs. Highway 12 – Jeff Robinson
Prediction: He’ll ride.
Result: Bucked off – bull score of 44.00 points.

Aaron Roy vs. Braveheart – Judd Leffew/D Bar M
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Rode for a 5th place score of 86.50 points. Bull score of 42.75.
I was actually pretty surprised about this. Braveheart didn’t buck up to what I know and have seen that he can do.

1. Douglas Duncan vs. RMEF Gunpowder & Lead – Jeff Robinson
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Bucked off. Bull score of 46.25.

2. Mike Lee vs. Jawbreaker – Prorodeo Inc./Terry Walls
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Bucked off. Bull score of 43.25.

3. Kody Lostroh vs. Gray Squirrel – New Frontier Rodeo
Prediction: Bucked off.
Result: Bucked off with a bull score of 43.50.

4. Cody Nance vs. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey (Immigrant) – Circle T Ranch & Rodeo
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Bucked off with a bull score of 44.50 points.

Jordan Hupp vs. RFD – HD – Teague Bucking Bulls LLC
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Rode for a score of 84.00 points with a bull score of 41.50 points.
This is REALLY surprising to me.

5. Paulo Lima vs. Blue Emu’s After the Pain (Hank) – Jeff Robinson/LGC
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Bucked off with a bull score of 43.50.

6. Sean Willingham vs. Yellow Jacket Jr. – Dakota Rodeo/Berger/Struve/Rosen
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Bucked off with a bull score of 45.25.

Chris Shivers vs. BigTexTrailers.com (Moon) – Jeff Robinson/Gene Baker
Prediction: Ride.
Result: Bucked off with a bull score of 44.50.

7. Pistol Robinson vs. Shepherd Hills Trapper – Circle T Ranch & Rodeo
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Bucked off with a bull score of 44.25.

8. Caleb Sanderson vs. Say When – Tino Martinez/Pat Hooper/Casey Richards
Prediction: Ride.
Result: Rode for a score of 84.75 with a bull score of 41.25.

9. Colby Yates vs. Movin’ On – Jeff Robinson
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Bucked off with a bull score of 45.25.

10. Stormy Wing vs. Backdraft – Lufkin Ranch & Rodeo
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Bucked off with a bull score of 43.75.

Renato Nunes vs. PFI’s Boot Daddy – Jane Clark/Gene Owen/Showsports
Prediction: Ride.
Result: Bucked off with a bull score of 44.75.

11. Reese Cates vs. White Magic – Diamond G Rodeos
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Bucked off with a bull score of 43.75.

Douglas Ferreira vs. Smackdown – Dakota Rodeo/Berger/Struve/Rosen
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: A round-winning 91.00 point ride with a bull score of 45.00 points. I was SUPER surprised AND impressed.

Rubens Barbosa vs. Gas Tank – Wild Hogs/Jeff Robinson
Prediction: Ride.
Result: Bucked off with a bull score of 42.75.

12. Elton Cide vs. Prator’s Pride – JD Nix Rodeo Co./T4DT
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Bucked off with a bull score of 43.25.

13. Brendon Clark vs. Slash – Tumbling Dice/Nanson Vold
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Bucked off with a bull score of 42.75.

14. Wesley Lourneco vs. Hell’s Bells – K-C Bucking Bulls/Folds/Strickland Bucking Bulls
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Bucked off with a bull score of 42.25.

15. Pete Farley vs. Rock & Roll – Bad Company Rodeo Inc./Cody Ohl
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Bucked off with a bull score of 42.25.

16. Harve Stewart vs. Asteroid – Circle T Ranch & Rodeo
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Bucked off with a bull score of 47.50.

17. Cody McCoy vs. Bushwacker – Julio Moreno/Richard Oliveira
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Bucked off with a SEASON HIGH SCORE OF 48.50.

18. Elliot Jacoby vs. Spit Fire – Boyd/Floyd
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Bucked off with a bull score of 44.75.

19. Cody Campbell vs. Bad Medicine – Teague Bucking Bulls LLC
Prediction: Ride.
Result: A 4th place score of 86.50 with a bull score of 42.75.

Justin Koon vs. Perfect Poison – Boyd/Floyd
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: He got a re-ride on The Game Changer (Jane Clark/Owen/Showsports) and got a 2nd place score of 89.75 with a bull score of 44.00 points.

20. Tyler Thomson vs. DEWALT Guaranteed Tough (Ranger Red) – #10 Bucking Bulls
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Buck off with a bull score of 39.00. That’s slightly pathetic.

Ben Jones vs. Double Clutch – Trevor Walker Bucking Stock
Prediction: Ride.
Result: Buck off with a bull score of 42.50 points.

21. Luke Snyder vs. Palm Springs – Diamond S Bucking Bulls
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Buck off with a bull score of 43.50.

22. Ryan McConnel vs. Stinger – Craig Wagoner Bucking Bulls
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Buck off with a bull score of 32.75. That’s even more pathetic.

Shane Proctor vs. King Lopez – K-C Bucking Bulls
Prediction: Buck off.
Result:  Shane apparently didn’t ride. Instead, Tony Mendes bucked off of him for a bull score of 45.25.

23. J.B. Mauney vs. Springtime – Adobe Wells Ranch
Prediction: Ride.
Result: Rode for a score of 73.75 with a bull score of 35.25. Damn right he should ride a bull with that bad of a score.

LJ Jenkins vs. T-Rex – Circle T Ranch & Rodeo
Prediction: Ride.
Result: Buck off with a bull score of 43.50.

24. Fabiano Vieira vs. Carrillo Cartel – 4C Bucking Bulls/Sills
Prediction: Ride.
Result: A 6th place score of 86.25 with a bull score of 42.25.

Guilherme Marchi vs. Bucky – Craig Wentz Bucking Bulls
Prediction: Ride.
Result: Buck off with a bull score of 44.50.

25. Austin Meier vs. Lincoln Electric’s Bring It – Dakota Rodeo/Berger/Struve/Box K Cattle Co
Prediction: Buck off.
Result: Bucked off with a bull score of 44.50.

26. Robson Palermo vs. Iron Horse – Circle T Ranch & Rodeo
Prediction: Ride.
Result: A 3rd place score of 87.50 with a bull score of 42.75.

Valdiron de Oliveira vs. Doc Holliday – Corey & Horst/Flying Diamond
Prediction: Either way.
Result: Bucked off with a bull score of 43.50.

27. Silvano Alves vs. Yo Yo – Cornwell Bucking Bulls/Rocking M
Prediction: Ride.
Result: A score of 82.75 with a bull score of 40.50 points.

So I got 27/40 right. Not too shabby…right? =].

Round 3 of the PBR World Finals…The Big Boys Come To Town

Round 3 is the first time that the world contender bulls will buck at the World Finals. In short…the big boys come out. Here’s the draw, some stats, and if I think they’ll ride.

Ryan Dirteater vs. Highway 12 – Jeff Robinson
2011 – 88.24% buck off         avg. score 90.5
Career – 88.46% buck off
Meetings: Chicago ’11 – Bucked Off – 5.62 seconds – 44.25 bull score
I think that Dirteater will ride. Highway 12 is a great bull. He’s not too rank, and he produces big scores. Dirteater is a determined young man and I’m pulling for him.

Aaron Roy vs. Braveheart – Judd Leffew/D Bar M
2011 – 83.33% buck off        avg. score 88.42
Career – 86.36% buck off
Meetings: Never met
I don’t think that Roy will ride. Braveheart is explosive with his first jump and I think that Roy will get leaned back and bucked off.

Douglas Duncan vs. RMEF Gunpowder & Lead – Jeff Robinson
2011 – 28.57% buck off        avg. score 90.1
Career – 52.94% buck off
Meetings: Never met
Duncan rode his bull, Over the Edge, in round 2 for 88.25. Duncan is really one of those really great or really awful riders. But Gunpowder & Lead is one of the best bulls in this round in terms of rideability and point producing. He should be able to ride him and might even get the round win.

Mike Lee vs. Jawbreaker – Prorodeo Inc./Terry Walls
2011 – 100% buck off
Career – 100% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Lee rode his bull, Who Dat, in round 2 for 88.25 points. However, his past performances haven’t been that great. Plus, Jawbreaker is a RANK bull. He knocked the bejeezus out of J.B. Mauney. Lee isn’t going to ride him.

Kody Lostroh vs. Gray Squirrel – New Frontier Rodeo
2011 – 92.86% buck off        avg. score 85.00
Career – 96.00% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Lostroh rode Too Sexy in Round 2 for 87.50 points. However, Too Sexy isn’t one of the rankest bulls. Looking at Gray Squirrel’s stats…if Lostroh can harness his riding ability…he should be able to ride him…but he’s a very inconsistent rider as well.

Cody Nance vs. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey (Immigrant) – Circle T Ranch & Rodeo
2011 – 85.71% buck off        avg. score 91.25
Career – 88.89% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Nance hasn’t ridden anything in the finals yet. His previous performances haven’t been up to par. He probably won’t ride.

Jordan Hupp vs. RFD – HD – Teague Bucking Bulls LLC
2011 – 100% buck off
Career – 100% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Hupp hasn’t ridden anything so far. And with RFD-HD’s stats…that streak is going to continue.

Paulo Lima vs. Blue Emu’s After the Pain (Hank) – Jeff Robinson/LGC
2011 – 93.75% buck off       avg. score 86.93
Career – 76.09% buck off
Meetings: Nashville ’10 – Bucked Off – 1.50 seconds – 44.75 bull score – during his bad season – 62.5% buck off rate
This is one of my favorite bulls. He’s really gotten so much better in the past year. Lima hasn’t ridden anything and I don’t think he’ll be any match for Hank.

Sean Willingham vs. Yellow Jacket Jr. – Dakota Rodeo/Berger/Struve/Rosen
2011 – 94.12% buck off        avg. score 43.66
Career – 84.62% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Willingham rode Priceless for 89.75 points in round 2. However, he’s REALLY one of the most INCONSISTENT riders in the PBR. If he’s good…he’s really good…but he’ll go into these really long slumps where he can’t cover anything. And Yellow Jacket Jr., son of the great late Little Yellow Jacket, is going to be too much bull for him.

Chris Shivers vs. BigTexTrailers.com (Moon) – Jeff Robinson/Gene Baker
2011 – 87.5% buck off                       avg. score 86.67
Career – 88.89% buck off
Meetings: Wichita ’11 – Bucked Off – 7.80 seconds – 44.50 bull score – The last time he was bucked
Shivers recently faced this bull in Wichita. He almost got him rode…he was .20 seconds short. He rode Cooper Tire’s Wild & Out in Round 2 for 88.25 points. He’s a multiple world champion, and I think he’ll cover this bull.

Pistol Robinson vs. Shepherd Hills Trapper – Circle T Ranch & Rodeo
2011 – 90.48% buck off        avg. score 86.8
Career – 86.11% buck off
Meetings: Wichita ’11 – Bucked Off – 2.33 seconds – 45.50 bull score
Pistol hasn’t covered anything in the finals yet…and hasn’t covered anything in a while. He met the bull recently and got bucked off in 2.33 seconds. He’s not going to ride this bull.

Caleb Sanderson vs. Say When – Tino Martinez/Pat Hooper/Casey Richards
2011 – 100% buck off                       avg. score 86.70
Career – 92.65% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Caleb is one of only 5 riders to have covered both bulls so far in the finals. He won round 1 with a 88.50 point ride on Vitalix White Velvet and covered Big Iron for 87.50 points in round 2. I think he’s talented enough and confident enough to ride this bull, even though he hasn’t been ridden yet this year.

Colby Yates vs. Movin’ On – Jeff Robinson
2011 – 80.00% buck off         avg. score 88.67
Career – 75.00% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Yates’ riding has been awful lately. I don’t think he’ll ride this bull.

Stormy Wing vs. Backdraft – Lufkin Ranch & Rodeo
2011 – 100% buck off
Career – 100% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Wing rode Slim’s Ghost for 79.50 points in round 2, but he won’t be able to ride this bull.

Renato Nunes vs. PFI’s Boot Daddy – Jane Clark/Gene Owen/Showsports
2011 – 42.86% buck off       avg. score 85.05
Career – 64.29% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Nunes SHOULD be able to ride this bull. He’s been ridden more than half the times that he’s had outs this year.

Reese Cates vs. White Magic – Diamond G Rodeos
2011 – 85.71% buck off         avg. score 88.55
Career – 91.67% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
White Magic is a legendary bull. He’s been around for a LONG time, and has had 4 scores of 48.00 points in his career. Cates is too young and too inexperienced to ride this bull. Plus, he hasn’t even posted a score yet at the finals.

Douglas Ferreira vs. Smackdown – Dakota Rodeo/Berger/Struve/Rosen
2011 – 90.00% buck off        avg. score 89.92
Career – 87.5% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Smackdown is a world contender bull. Ferreira hasn’t covered anything at the finals yet, and it’s not about to start with this bull.

Rubens Barbosa vs. Gas Tank – Wild Hogs/Jeff Robinson
2011 – 100% buck off
Career – 100% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Barbosa is in 1st place for the running for Rookie of the Year. He’s covered both of his bulls at the finals so far with a 85.25 point score on Jeffery Scott’s Titanium Tough in round 1 and a 2nd place finish on Cowboy Casanova with a score of 90.75. Even though this bull hasn’t been ridden yet, Barbosa is at an all-time high and will probably get the job done.

Elton Cide vs. Prator’s Pride – JD Nix Rodeo Co./T4DT
2011 – 81.82% buck off        avg. score 80.25
Career – 81.82% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Cide has kind of fallen off of the map lately. Even though he should be able to ride this bull…I’m not too confident that he will.

Brendon Clark vs. Slash – Tumbling Dice/Nanson Vold
2011 – 100% buck off                       avg. score 84.88
Career – 93.75% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Clark rode Filmore Heat for 85.00 points in round 2. The Australian probably won’t ride this bull…his stats are just too impressive.

Wesley Lourneco vs. Hell’s Bells – K-C Bucking Bulls/Folds/Strickland Bucking Bulls
2011 – 100% buck off
Career – 100% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Lourenco is back in competition after a very long hiatus due to injuries. I don’t think he’s been on enough bulls lately to conquer Hell’s Bells.

Pete Farley vs. Rock & Roll – Bad Company Rodeo Inc./Cody Ohl
2011 – 100% buck off
Career – 100% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Farley covered Cool Spot in Round 2 with a score of 87.25 points. He always seems to be in the top 10 or so…but he never does anything spectacular to set himself out from the crowd. That being said, I don’t think that he’ll ride Rock & Roll.

Harve Stewart vs. Asteroid – Circle T Ranch & Rodeo
2011 – 87.50% buck off         avg. score 81.5%
Career – 88.89% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Asteroid and Bushwacker are neck and neck for the title of Bucking Bull of the Year. At his last out in Springfield, he bucked Pistol Robinson off in an impressive 0.93 seconds and got a score of 46.50 points. Stewart rode Shaky Waters for 86.00 points in Round 1, but he’s nowhere near ready to conquer the bull that people are calling “the next Bones.”

Cody McCoy vs. Bushwacker – Julio Moreno/Richard Oliveira
2011 – 100% buck off                       avg. score 88.88
Career – 95.35% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
This, to me, is comical. It might be because Bushwacker is my freaking hero – I have a picture of him on my wall in my room. It might be because no one has ridden him in 2 years. It might be because all of the top riders in the world who have tried to ride him have failed miserably. It might be because my favorite rider, J.B. Mauney, has gotten on him 5 times and has failed to ride him even once. He’s bucked off every one of the top 3 riders in the PBR in less than 3.10 seconds, and bucked off the number one rider in the world, Silvano Alves, in 2.00 seconds flat. McCoy fails to cover top-level bulls on a regular basis. This is a joke…right?

Elliot Jacoby vs. Spit Fire – Boyd/Floyd
2011 – 80.00% buck off
Career – 86.08% buck off
Meetings: Pueblo ’09 – Bucked Off – 3.80 seconds – 46.00 bull score
Jacoby hasn’t covered anything yet at the world finals, and I don’t think it’s going to start with Spitfire, but he may surprise us.

Cody Campbell vs. Bad Medicine – Teague Bucking Bulls LLC
2011 – 70.59% buck off         avg. 88.00
Career – 78.13% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Campbell should be able to cover this bull, as he’s one of the lesser rank bulls in the pen.

Justin Koon vs. Perfect Poison – Boyd/Floyd
2011 – 100% buck off
Career – 88.89% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Koon covered Deja Blue Emu in Round 2 for 85.00 points. But Deja Blue is getting older. Perfect Poison is still young and hasn’t been ridden yet this year. Koon might surprise us…but I doubt it.

Tyler Thomson vs. DEWALT Guaranteed Tough (Ranger Red) – #10 Bucking Bulls/Jeff Robinson
2011 – 88.89% buck off         avg. score 80.75
Career – 94.12% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
I don’t know much about this guy, but looking at this bull’s stats…it’s unlikely.

Ben Jones vs. Double Clutch – Trevor Walker Bucking Stock
2011 – 77.78% buck off         avg. score 82.44
Career – 85.19% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Jones should be able to ride this bull if he doesn’t over-think his riding. That’s been his downfall lately. He’s one of my favorite riders. I don’t know anything about this bull, but I have faith that Ben will cover him after his 86.25 point ride on Gypsy Boots.

Luke Snyder vs. Palm Springs – Diamond S Bucking Bulls
2011 – 88.89% buck off
Career – 85.37% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Palm Springs is the Bucking Bull of the Year for 2011 in the PRCA. Snyder covered Chocolate Thunder in Round 2 for 81.75…but he’s peanuts compared to Palm Springs. I saw this bull buck at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo in Colorado Springs…and he got a score of 48.00. Wesley Silcox got a score of 94.00 on him in Cheyenne last year, and Ardie Maier earned a 92.00 point ride on him in San Antonio this year. PRCA riders RARELY get 90 point rides, let alone 92 or 94 point rides – the judges are a lot harder on them than those in the PBR. BFTS riders have been 0-for-8 every time he’s appeared on the tour. I DOUBT DOUBT DOUBT that Snyder will ride him.

Ryan McConnel vs. Stinger – Craig Wagoner Bucking Bulls
2011 – 100% buck off
Career – 75.00% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
With McConnel’s recent performances…he’s not going to cover this bull.

Shane Proctor vs. King Lopez – K-C Bucking Bulls
2011 – 81.82% buck off        avg. score 87.83
Career – 84.21% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Proctor is the number one bull rider in the PRCA standings right now, but he continues to struggle on the BFTS. He has the talent to ride this bull, but it’s iffy if he will or not.

J.B. Mauney vs. Springtime – Adobe Wells Ranch
2011 – 100% buck off                       avg. score 85.00
Career – 92.31% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
J.B. Oh, J.B. My all-time favorite rider. The first man to ever cover all 6 of his bulls at the world finals. And the hottest man alive. This man has covered plenty of bulls that everyone said couldn’t be ridden. And he’s ridden both of his bulls at the finals so far: Sic ‘Em Sam for 87.25 points in round 1 and Chicken on a Chain for 86.00 points in round 2. I think he’ll be the first one to ride this bull this year.

LJ Jenkins vs. T-Rex – Circle T Ranch & Rodeo
2011 – 100% buck off
Career – 100% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
I saw LJ Jenkins get a 92.00 ride on Wind River at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo to win the event. AND I got to meet him…and give him 2 hugs. All that aside, he covered Bad Moon for a 3rd place win in round 1 with a score of 87.50 points. I think that Jenkins might surprise everyone and cover this bull.

Fabiano Vieira vs. Carrillo Cartel – 4C Bucking Bulls/Sills
2011 – 76.92% buck off         avg. score 90.14
Career – 77.46% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
This bull should be a piece of cake for Vieira. Carrillo Cartel has one of the most consistent rhythms in the PBR and produces major points. Vieira covered The Situation for 86.00 points in Round 2.

Guilherme Marchi vs. Bucky – Craig Wentz Bucking Bulls
2011 – 88.89% buck off         avg. score 84.67
Career – 80.00% buck off
Meetings: Billings ’11 – Bucked Off – 5.45 seconds – 44.00 bull score
Coming back from 6 broken ribs…Marchi has already ridden both of his bulls: Mud Wasp in round 1 with a score of 86.50 points and Toy Soldier in Round 2 with a score of 88.00. There’s a reason why his name is Mr. Consistency. Marchi just has talent…that’s all there is to it. He’ll ride this bull no problem.

Austin Meier vs. Lincoln Electric’s Bring It – Dakota Rodeo/Berger/Struve/Box K Cattle Co
2011 – 88.24% buck off        avg. score 89.08
Career – 94.23% buck off
Meetings:
Pueblo ’09 – Bucked Off – 2.30 seconds – 44.00 bull score
Indianapolis ’11 – Bucked Off – 5.94 seconds – 43.25 bull score
Des Moines ’11 – Bucked Off – 4.16 seconds – 44.50 bull score
As much as I love Austin…he’s most likely not going to ride this bull if his previous encounters are anything to judge by. He covered Buzz Saw in round 1 with a score of 85.50 points…but these two have met 3 times…and the bull has won all 3 times.

Robson Palermo vs. Iron Horse – Circle T Ranch & Rodeo
2011 – 42.86% buck off        avg. score 86.83
Career – 56.67% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
Based on this bull’s stats…World #3 Palermo should be able to do this with his eyes closed. He got a 87.75 point ride on Tuxedo in Round 2.

Valdiron de Oliveira vs. Doc Holliday – Corey & Horst/Flying Diamond
2011 – 100% buck off
Career – 100% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
The #2 rider in the PBR won round 2 with a 90.75 ride on Speckled Ivory…the same bull that he won Glendale on this year with. That being said…in the past couple of weeks, he’s really been struggling to cover his bulls. But this might be his second wind. I think this could go either way.

Silvano Alves vs. Yo Yo – Cornwell Bucking Bulls/Rocking M
2011 – 87.50% buck off         avg. score 84.00
Career – 87.50% buck off
Meetings: Never Met
World #1 Silvano Alves should be able to ride this bull. The thing about Silvano is that he doesn’t always win events or even rounds…but he’s consistent. I was really surprised to see that he didn’t cover his bull in round 1, but he covered Mr. Slim for 84.00 points in round 2. He should be able to cover Yo Yo with no problems at all.

 

And those are my predictions. I’m heading over to my parent’s house tonight to watch the whole event on our 52″ tv…SO STOKED!

The Industry Loses One of its Greatest Bulls: Little Yellow Jacket.

Owners Joe Berger, Tom Teague and Bernie Taupin announced the death of one of the legendary bulls of the PBR – 61 Little Yellow Jacket – on Monday, Sept. 19th.

Little Yellow Jacket is the only bull in PBR history to win the coveted title of Bull of the Year not just three times, but three times in a row in 2002, 2003 and 2004. He is also scheduled to be the first bull to receive the Brand of Honor award, which will be awarded to bulls for extraordinary performance.

He competed in the PBR from 1999-2005, and was in the World Finals from 2001-2005.

Here are his stats:
14/85 rides completed on him.
83.53% buck off rate.
Average score of 93.11 points.

91.00 – Jason Bennett – St. Louis ’00
91.00 – Brendon Clark – St. Louis ’05
92.00 – Jesse Schellhamer – Fort Worth ’01
92.00 – Helton Barbosa – Bismarck ’05
92.00 – Travis Briscoe – Columbus ’05
93.75 – Michael Gaffney – World ’04
94.00 – Wiley Peterson – Billings ’03
94.50 – Jim Sharp – Portland ’01
94.50 – Jody Newberry – World ’03
94.75 – Cody Whitney – World ’05
95.00 – Cory McFadden – World ’02
95.50 – Cory McFadden – Billings ’02
96.50 – Michael Gaffney – Nampa ’04 – This score is tied for the top score in PBR history.

48.00 Cory Turnbow – Celveland ’01
47.00 – Judd Mortensen – Colorado Springs ’01
47.00 – Jim Sharp – Nampa ’01
47.00 – Gary Richard – Grand Rapids ’01
47.00 – Wiley Peterson – Grand Rapids ’01
47.00 – Jim Sharp – Columbus ’01
48.50 – Gary Richard – World ’01
47.00 – Cory McFadden – Anaheim ’02
47.00 – Tony Mendes – Fort Worth ’02
47.00 – Mike Less – Forth Worth ’02
47.00 – Cory McFadden – Billings ’02 – 95.50
47.75 – Dan Henricks – Worcester ’03
47.50 – Cory Rasch – Greensboro ’03
47.25 – Dan Henricks – Nampa ’03
47.00 – Jody Newberry – World ’03 – 94.50
47.00 – Craig Sasse – Greensboro ’04
47.00 – Reuben Geleynse – Billings ’04
47.00 – Michael Gaffney – Colorado Springs ’04
47.00 – Michael Gaffney – Nampa ’04 – 96.50
48.00 – Troy Dunn – Columbus ’04
47.00 – Brendon Clark – Columbus ’04
47.00 – Rob Bell – World Finals ’04
47.00 – Wiley Petersen – Tampa ’05
47.50 – Cory McFadden – Atlanta ’05 – 1.40
47.00 – Johnny Chavez – Fort Worth ’05 (CBR) – 1.09

While none of his offspring are in the PBR yet, I, for one, look forward to seeing what his genetics will bring.

Rest in peace, big guy. You won’t be forgotten.


And here is a link to a story that the PBR did on him.

And some videos for you to enjoy:

Legends of the Sport: Justin McBride.

When the worlds Professional Bull Riding are spoken, pictures of bulls running riders over and tossing them around like rags usually comes to mind.
When someone says bull rider, many picture a rugged cowboy with lots of scars and a dirty cowboy hat.
To me, I think of Justin McBride.

Justin McBride is the all-time highest money winning in the history of the PBR.
Over his 10-year career riding in the PBR, he earned a total of $5,124,418.42.
The next highest-earning cowboy is Chris Shivers with $3,842,739.33.
Justin’s record has been in place since he retired 3 years ago in 2008.

He was the PBR World Champion in both 2005 and 2007.
He rode in 248 events and won 32 of those events.
He had 72 90+ point rides to his name.
He holds the record for most events won in a year with 8 wins in a single season.
He also holds the record for the most money won in a single season with $835,321 in his 2007 season.
Out of 652 outs, he covered 371 of his bulls for a total riding percentage of 56.90%.
In 2007, he covered Teague Bulls and Ron White’s Scene of the Crash (the bounty bull) to win $200,000 in one ride.
Basically, this man is a legend.

91.00 – Nitro – PBR World Finals ’99
91.00 – Hot Spot – Tampa ’01
91.00 – Moody Blues – Colorado Springs ’01
91.00 – Locomotive Breath – New Orleans ’01
91.00 – Lightning Bold – Baltimore ’01
91.00 – Slick Willy – Bossier City ’02
91.00 – Coyote Ugly – Nashville ’02
91.00 – Maximus – Atlantic City ’03
91.00 – Wild Side – Reno ’05
91.00 – Dr. Proctor – Kansas City ’07
91.25 – Panhandle Slim – Odessa ’99
91.25 – Crown of Thorns – Nashville ’07
91.25 – Walk the Line – World Finals ’07
91.50 – Playboy – Nampa ’00
91.50 – Western Wishes – PBR World Finals ’00
91.50 – Western Wishes – PBR World Finals ’01
91.50 – Mossy Oak Mudslinger – St. Louis ’03
91.50 – Mossy Oak Mudslinger – Indianapolis ’04
91.50 – Bad Action – World Finals ’07
91.75 – Crown of Thorns – Nampa ’07
91.75 – Bad Action – Columbus ’08
91.75 – Scene of the Crash – World Finals ’08
92.00 – Smokin’ Gun – Anaheim ’03
92.00 – Hammer – Oklahoma City ’03
92.00 – Mossy Oak Mudslinger – Phoenix ’04
92.00 – Crown of Thorns – Nampa ’04
92.25 – Camo – World Finals ’07 (For the World Champion Title)
92.25 – Kidd Rock – World Finals ’05
92.50 – Moody Blues – World Finals ’03
92.50 – Locomotive Breath – Colorado Springs ’01
92.50 – Bo Time – Tampa ’04
92.50 – Smokin’ Joe – Oklahoma City ’01
93.00 – Hollywood – Odessa ’99
93.00 – Billionaire – Nashville ’08
93.00 – Scene of the Crash – Columbus ’07 (for $200,000)
93.00 – Chicken on a Chain – Auburn Hills ’07
93.00 – Big Bucks – Columbus ’06
93.00 – Hot Spot – Oklahoma City ’00
93.00 – Deuces Wild – Billings ’05
93.00 – Millenium – St. Louis ’01
93.50 – Pearl Snap – World Finals ’08
93.50 – Law Dog – Houston ’01
93.50 – Millenium – Grand Rapids ’01 (47)
93.75 – Gnash – Tulsa ’08 (47.5)
94.50 – Voodoo Child – Tulsa ’08 (48.25)
95.50 – Hollywood – Albuquerque ’01 (48.5)

So where is he now?
After retiring, McBride now spends full time with his family, as well as becoming a successful Country music artist. His first album, “Don’t Let Go,” is one of my favorite CDs ever.
He sings a lot of songs about my favorite subject…BULL RIDING.
If you listen to the title track,  he says, “Las Vegas, back in ’05. A million dollars all on one ride. JW tied me in. Said you better get in right…”
It’s talking about his championship ride at the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas in 2005 where he won his first World Championship.
JW is JW Hart “the iron man,” his fellow bull rider.

I’m a HUGE Justin McBride fan. And plus, he’s just so ruggedly good looking. =].

Here’s some of his bull riding:

His $200,000 ride.


93 pt. ride on Chicken on a Chain – first time he was ridden in 2007

They just don’t ride ’em now like McBride did.

RMEF’s Gunpowder & Lead Packs the Heat.

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This week’s bull spotlight is on Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s (RMEF) Gunpowder & Lead.
This bull is owned by Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls.
He’s been ridden 16/33 outs with a buck off percent of 51.52%.
This doesn’t seem impressive at all. In fact, looking strictly at these stats, this bull is mediocre at best.
But what makes him truly special is his ability to be really rank, yet still be rideable.
Out of the 16 times he’s been ridden, 9 of those times have scored over 90 points.

90.25 – Austin Meier – Portland ’11 (Bull score 44.25)
90.50 – Valdiron de Oliveira – Arlington ’11 (Bull score 44.50)
91.00 – Robson Palermo – Tampa ’11 (44.50)
91.25 – Robson Palermo – World ’10 (45.00)
92.00 – Renato Nunes – Fresno ’11 (45.50)
92.25 – LJ Jenkins – Albuquerque ’11 (45.25)
92.50 – Robson Palermo – Saskatoon ’10 (45.50)
93.25 – Robson Palermo – Pueblo ’11 (45.25)
93.50 – Robson Palermo – Milwaukee ’11 (45.50)

What makes this bull rideable despite his fast spins, hard bucks, extreme head tosses and sharp turns is the fact that he has timing. Once a rider gets settled in and can follow Gunpowder & Lead’s rhythm, the scores speak for themselves.

Here’s some videos of him.