By the Numbers: Las Vegas Invitational at the Lazy E Arena

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Following a 41-day hiatus, the PBR and its Unleash The Beast returned to action under strict health protocols and in a closed-to-the-public environment at the Lazy E Arena this past weekend in Oklahoma.

Fabiano Vieira became the fourth-oldest bull rider in PBR history to win a premier series event as the 37-year-old went a perfect 3-for-3.

Here is a by-the-numbers look at the PBR Las Vegas Invitational, presented by Union Home Mortgage, at the Lazy E Arena.

15: Total number of career event wins for Fabiano Vieira. The 37-year-old had last won an event almost two years ago to the day – April 29, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio (90.75 points on Big Black).

4: Riders who have won a premier series event at 37 years or older. Gary Richard owns the PBR record with a victory in St. Louis (2002) at 39 years old. Meanwhile, three-time World Champion Adriano Moraes has wins at 38 years old (Chicago 2008) and 37 (Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2007). 1998 World Champion Troy Dunn was also 37 when he won the Fresno, California, event in 2005.
Vieira is 37 years and 8 months old, compared to Moraes (37 years and 3 months) and Dunn (37 years, 9 months old).

98: Miles between the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Vieira earned his first victory on August 13, 2011 inside the BOK Center with 88.25 points on Too Sexy.

301: Qualified rides for Vieira on the premier series. Vieira recorded No. 300 by riding Flight Risk for 86.5 points in Round 2. He then won the event with 89.5 points on Bullseye. Vieira ranks 18th all time for qualified rides, and will head into the next UTB event at the Lazy E Arena on May 9-10 eight rides behind 2010 World Champion Renato Nunes (309) for No. 17.  

70.11: Average number of world points world leader Jose Vitor Leme is earning on premier series weekends. (Winning the event average at a two-day event is worth 80 points). Leme finished in third place this past weekend to increase his lead on No. 2 Jess Lockwood, who is out until the middle of September because of a torn left hamstring, by 124.5 points.

582: Days since Keyshawn Whitehorse won a round on the premier series. Whitehorse won Round 2 Sunday afternoon at the Lazy E Arena with his 88.75-point effort on Cinnamon Kat. Whitehorse participated in a 12-rider slack on Sunday morning to help with time constraints for the TV broadcast on CBS Sports Network, but that did not stop him from knocking a ride out of the park. The round win was Whitehorse’s first since September 23, 2018 when he rode No Excuses for 87.5 points in Fairfax, Virginia.

3: Months it had been since Mason Taylor strung together more than one qualified ride at an event. The second-year pro has been dealing with a riding wrist/hand injury for the majority of the season, but the PBR hiatus gave him some extra time off. Taylor turned down a re-ride in Round 1 following 78 points on Come on Over. He then converted on Straight Profit for 80.75 points. Taylor was unable to earn the victory, though, when Chiseled bucked him off in the championship round (5.23 seconds).

26: Total positions Rafael dos Santos jumped in the world standings via his 2-for-3, fourth-place finish. Santos capped his weekend with a career-high 88.75 points on Milk Man in the championship round during his Unleash The Beast debut. The No. 40-ranked bull rider in the world entered the Lazy E Arena ranked No. 66, and had never competed in the United States until this weekend. He had gone 2-for-3 at the 2019 PBR Brazil Finals, notching two 90-point rides, in his only PBR event previously that counted in the 2020 world standings.

46.25: Career-high bull score posted by I’m Legit Too after the 5-year-old sent Mauricio Moreira high into the air in 2.75 seconds. I’m Legit Too had never before been scored more than 45 points on the premier series outside of a 45.5-point outing at the 2020 WinStar World Casino and Resort Global Cup USA, presented by Monster Energy, against Stetson Lawrence (3.89 seconds).

By Justin Felisko/