Mauricio Moreira crouched down on the back of the bucking chutes and peered below to see his opponent Skitso waiting for him.
Can-Am’s playoff aspirations were all on the 20-year-old’s shoulders. All Moreira had to do was ride Skitso and his team would be on its way to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on July 10 for Championship Weekend.
“I was just trying to stay calm and keep focused on this bull,” Moreira said Sunday afternoon with the help of Paulo Crimber translating. “I was thinking I just needed to do my job, nothing else. Ride my bull like I always do and see what happens.”

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A thrilling day of reined cow horse action on Saturday, June 13, wrapped up the main event at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby. Open and non pro riders took center stage at the WestWorld of Scottsdale in sunny Arizona. The top combined score rode away with the prestigious NRCHA Derby Champion title and a share of more than $330,000.

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Championship Weekend may not start until July 10 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but the postseason began on Saturday night for Team Union Home Mortgage, and its playoff aspirations will officially come down to Sunday morning.
No. 3 Team Can-Am (2-3) and No. 4 Team Union Home Mortgage (2-3) face off on the CBS Game of the Week Sunday with the winner officially clinching the final Division A playoff spot for the Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol, for Championship Weekend.
The game begins at 1 p.m. ET on CBS national television.

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Stetson Wright Captains Team Las Vegas to Third Consecutive Game Win with Shutout Victory on Challenge Day 3 of New PBR Team Tournament
Team Las Vegas: 174.75 points
Team Wrangler: 0 points
LAS VEGAS – Team Las Vegas began Challenge Day 3 of PBR’s new televised team tournament with a bang, riding to its second shutout victory and improving to 3-0 in Division A. Reigning PRCA All-Around Champion and Captain Stetson Wright (Milford, Utah) headlined his team’s dominating win inside the Pendleton Whisky Let ‘Er Buck Saloon at South Point Arena in Las Vegas with an 87.5-point trip aboard Dynamite Cap (Hart Cattle Co./Randy Wood). After delivering his first qualified ride of the uniquely formatted PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol on Saturday evening, Chase Dougherty’s (Canby, Oregon) momentum continued. The Oregon cowboy contributed the team’s second score, an 87.25-point ride aboard Silent Night (Hart Cattle Co./Randy Wood). The 174.75-0 win allowed Team Las Vegas to maintain their No. 2 rank in Division A. They trail No. 1 Team Cooper Tires, also with three wins, by 324 points in the overall event aggregate. Team Las Vegas will next go head-to-head against Team Can-Am on Challenge Day 4 on Friday, June 12. After a hard-fought loss on Challenge Day 1 when it was narrowly bested by Team Union Home Mortgage by 79.75 points, Team Wrangler has been on a downhill skid, shut out in its final two games. Ranked last in the Division A standings, the contingent captained by Colten Jesse (Konawa, Oklahoma) will look to right its course and advance to the championships in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, when the league will welcome back fans to the arena, when they next face off against Division A’s No. 1-ranked roster, Team Cooper Tires.

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Flawless PBR World No. 1 Jose Vitor Leme Captains Team Cooper Tires to Victory in First Game of New PBR Team Challenge
Team Cooper Tires: 336.25 points                        
Team Can-Am: 87 points
Continuing his seemingly unstoppable form seen thus far in 2020, current PBR (Professional Bull Riders) world No. 1 Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas do Rio, Pardo, Brazil) delivered a flawless 2-for-2 performance inside a pulsating, closed-to-fans, made-for-TV bullriding set within the Pendleton Whisky Let ‘Er Buck Saloon at South Point Arena to lead Team Cooper Tires to victory Friday evening during Challenge Day 1 of the PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol. Leme rode Squeeze Box (Hodges/Shuler) for 84.25 points and Livin Lucky (JD Nix Rodeo Co.) for 84.75 points, propelling his contingent’s dominant 336.25-87 victory over Team Can-Am. Alongside Captain Leme, six-time PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) Champion Sage Kimzey (Strong City, Oklahoma), three-time PBR Global Cup qualifier Stetson Lawrence (Williston, North Dakota) and young gun Mauricio Gula Moreira (Gaviao Peixoto, Brazil) also recorded scores.

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Ahead of the newly-launched PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol, the league has announced the rosters and competition schedules for the six teams set to compete in Division A of the new tournament.
The PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge will feature 48 of the world’s top professional bull riders split into 12 teams and two divisions, facing off throughout June at the Pendleton Whisky Let ‘Er Buck Saloon at South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada until two teams remain to compete for the championship in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in front of a live arena crowd.

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Legendary cutter Buster Welch will visit with another legend, Red Steagall in an interview to be televised on Steagall’s West of Wall Street show on RFD-TV this Sunday, May 31 at 6:00 a.m. Central Time.
Welch, who is in the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame, NCHA Members Hall of Fame and AQHA Hall of Fame, and Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is a four-time NCHA World Champion. He won the NCHA Futurity a record five times. His name is linked to such great horses as Peppy San Badger (“Little Peppy”), Mr San Peppy, Marion’s Girl, Peppymint Twist and many more.

Published in Cutting

In the interest of public health and safety, the 2020 Cheyenne Frontier Days has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In light of these circumstances, we have suspended ticket sales, and we have updated our Refund Policy and are offering the following choices for 2020 ticket patrons.

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Following the initial deadline for entries, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby Presented by Markel reports entries are on track for a strong event. The preliminary numbers for 2020 are already at 96% of the 2019 Derby. This count does not include any late entries, which must be received in office by 10:00 am, CDT, on June 3, for the draw to be posted on June 5.

Published in Reining

Following an unprecedented slate of events, the first half of the 2020 Unleash The Beast has drawn to a close.
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, a number of events were cancelled or postponed, but the PBR soldiered on with four events that were closed to the public, ending the first half of the season under extraordinary circumstances.

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