Team Ariat Keeps Rolling, Playoff Race Tightens in Division B at PBR’s Monster Energy Team Challenge

Team Ariat Keeps Rolling, Playoff Race Tightens in Division B at PBR’s Monster Energy Team Challenge Photo by PBR.com

SCORE BULLETIN – CHALLENGE DAY 10
Lucas Divino and Newcomer Boudreaux Campbell Go 2-for-2 for Team Pendleton Whisky in Five-Ride Win
Team Pendleton Whisky: 411.75 points
Team Cat: 88.25 points

LAS VEGAS –Team Pendleton Whisky dominated its bovine competition during Game One of Challenge Day 10 of PBR’s new team tournament, in a crushing 411.75-88.25 victory over Team Cat and setting a scoring record for the new team tournament in going a record-breaking 5-for-6. Pendleton’s leader Lucas Divino (Nova Crixas Goias, Brazil) turned in a perfect 2-for-2 performance, covering Twinkle Toes (Kruger Bucking Bulls) for 69.25 points in the first half, and then bested Jaynettes Pet 2 (4B Bucking Bulls) for a big 86.25-points in the second half, putting the game out of reach for Team Cat. Boudreaux Campbell (Crockett, Texas), a new addition to Team Pendleton Whisky this week, and proved to be a big addition for GM Justin McBride. Campbell also went a perfect 2-for-2 in his debut, besting Losing My Religion (Kruger Bucking Bulls) for 87.25 points in his first out, and he took care of business aboard Little Okie (4B Bucking Bulls) to the tune of 85 points in the second half. Another newcomer added the lone ride for Team Cat. Alex Cerqueira (Iguatemi Mato Grosso, Brazil) turned in an 88.25-point ride on Nailed (Kruger Bucking Bulls), the high-marked ride of the first game of the final weekend of the PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge. Team Pendleton Whisky improved to 3-1, while Team Cat dropped to 0-4 and was eliminated from contention for championship weekend in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
“I’m so proud right now,” said Pendleton Whisky Team Captain Marco Eguchi post game. “I know Boudreaux [Campbell] and he rides good, even on a tough bull like tonight. I’m proud of him already for what he’s done here.”
“I just blocked everything out once I got in there,” said Boudreaux Campbell after his perfect performance. “I knew my bull was going to be tough, and it’s all bull riding when you get down in the chute, I am just glad I could get it done for my teammates.”
Team Boot Barn Holds on in Nail-Biter, Strengthens Push for Final Playoff Spot
Team Boot Barn: 254.5 points
Team Lucas Oil: 167.75 points

LAS VEGAS – Another Week Four new rider addition stole the show tonight during Game Two of Challenge Day 10 at PBR’s new team tournament, the Monster Energy Team Challenge presented by U.S. Border Patrol. Andrew Alvidrez (Seminole, Texas) participated in his first game Friday night at South Point Arena in Las Vegas, and turned in a perfect day’s work for surging Team Boot Barn. Alvidrez started the night off with an 87-point trip aboard Heartaches & Grease (Stockyards/Pritchett Ranch/Melton Bull Co.), the high-marked ride of the game, and finished by conquering Red Snapper (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) for 83 points. The 2-for-2 performance was punctuated by Team Boot Barn’s Captain, Daylon Swearingen (Piffard, New York) who beat Saint Joe (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Heald Pro Bulls) for 84.5 points to slam the door and secure the win, three bulls to two. 2019 PBR Rookie of the Year Dalton Kasel (Muleshoe, Texas) got his weekend off on the right foot for Team Lucas Oil, mounting Ribbon of Darkness (Melton Bull Co.) for the 8, riding to an 84.5-point mark. Veteran and fan-favorite Ryan Dirteater (Hulbert, Oklahoma) also added to his MVP efforts for Team Lucas Oil, going 1-for-2 with an 83.25-point ride on Bullfrog (Stockyards/Chad Boen/Melton Bull Co.). The 254.5-167.75 victory leap frogs Team Boot Barn over Team Lucas Oil in the Division B standings, with both needing big wins in the weekend’s two remaining games to get to Sioux Falls for championship weekend, ranked fourth and fifth respectively. The top three teams from Division B will advance to the PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge playoff weekend in South Dakota.
“I let a really nice one get away from me in the first half,” said Team Boot Barn Captain Daylon Swearingen. “I wasn’t going to let it happen on the second one. Tomorrow against Team Ariat we can’t make those mistakes.”
“Chatting with J.B. [Mauney] this week gave me so much more respect for him,” noted Team Boot Barn rider Andrew Alvidrez. “He just knows so much about bull riding. I have so much respect for him and am glad he’s our General Manager.”


Team Ariat Continues Winning Ways Against Team South Point to Secure Spot in Sioux Falls
Team Ariat: 258.5 points
Team South Point: 0 points

LAS VEGAS – Division B front runner Team Ariat locked up the first playoff spot for Division B on Friday night in shutting out then-second-place Team South Point 258.5-0. The last remaining undefeated team in Division B, Team Ariat once again rallied behind another perfect 2-for-2 performance from young Australian Ky Hamilton (Mackay, Queensland, Australia). The Division B MVP leader, Hamilton conquered Mortimer (Julio Moreno/Dallas Schott) for 86.5 points in the first half, and rode Sniper (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) for another 84.25 points in the second half. Team Ariat Captain Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) added another notch to his belt as well when he made the 8 on Marquis Metal Works Draggin Up (Paradigm Bull Co./Marquis Metal Works) for 87.75 points. Team South Point was blanked on the scoreboard for the first time in the loss, dropping to 2-3. The win secured Team Ariat’s spot for championship weekend in Sioux Falls July 20-12, propelling them to a perfect 4-0. Team Cooper Tires finished Division A action a perfect 6-0 and is the tournament’s only other undefeated team.
“Riding my first bull here just told me I could do it,” said Team Ariat rookie Ky Hamilton. “I’ve just been putting the other ones down since then.”
“Took a tough fall there at the end. Three bulls is a lot in a short time, and I got the best one at the end,” said a winded Team Ariat Captain Cooper Davis. “I’m just a little tired, but we’ll be back tomorrow night. I’m glad tonight it worked out for us.”

SCORE RECAPS – CHALLENGE DAYS 1-9
CHALLENGE DAY 1: New PBR Team Tournament Launches with a Blowout, Shutout and Dramatic Seesaw Battle at South Point Arena in Las Vegas
Team Cooper Tires (1-0) Defeats Team Can-Am (0-1) │ 336.25-87
Team Las Vegas (1-0) Defeats Team YETI (0-1) │ 88.25-0
Team Union Home Mortgage (1-0) Defeats Team Wrangler (0-1) │ 337-257.25
CHALLENGE DAY 2: Powerhouse Shutouts, Gritty Rides and High Adrenaline Action Headline Challenge Day 2
Team Can-Am (1-1) Defeats Team Wrangler (0-2) │ 347.25-0
Team Las Vegas (2-0) Defeats Team Union Home Mortgage (1-1) │ 257-85.25
Team Cooper Tires (2-0) Defeats Team YETI (0-2) │ 332-0
CHALLENGE DAY 3: Team Cooper Tires Builds Sizeable Lead with Third Consecutive Win to Conclude First Weekend of New PBR Team Challenge
Team Las Vegas (3-0) Defeats Team Wrangler (0-3) │ 175.75-0
Team YETI (1-2) Defeats Team Can-Am (1-2) │ 173-86.5
Team Cooper Tires (3-0) Defeats Team Union Home Mortgage (1-2) │ 175.75-88.5
CHALLENGE DAY 4: Unstoppable Team Cooper Tires and Resurgent Team Wrangler Headline Explosive Action from Challenge Day 4 of New PBR Team Challenge
Team Can-Am (2-2) Defeats Team Union Home Mortgage (1-3) │ 173.25-0
Team Wrangler (1-3) Defeats Team YETI (1-3) │ 259.5-254.25
Team Cooper Tires (4-0) Defeats Team Las Vegas (3-1) │ 259.25-84.5
CHALLENGE DAY 5: Dramatic Finishes on Challenge Day 5 of PBR Team Challenge Architect Must-Win Game for Final Division A Championship Berth
Team Cooper Tires (5-0) Defeats Team Wrangler (1-4) │ 173-170.25
Team Las Vegas (4-1) Defeats Team Can-Am (2-3) │ 175.25-89.25
Team Union Home Mortgage (2-3) Defeats Team YETI (1-4) │ 88-87.5
CHALLENGE DAY 6: Mauricio Moreira Converts Under Pressure in Game’s Final Out to Propel Team Can-Am to PBR Team Challenge Playoffs in Sioux Falls
Team Wrangler (2-4-0) Defeats Team Yeti (1-5-0) | 176.25-88.25
Team Cooper Tires (6-0-0) Defeats Team Las Vegas (4-2-0) | 259-0
Team Can-Am (3-3-0) Defeats Team Union Home Mortgage (2-4-0) | 173.5-172.75
CHALLENGE DAY 7: Pendleton Whisky Earns Walk-Off Win, Swearingen Proves Clutch, Davis Beats Dirteater as Division B Opens Action
Team Pendleton Whisky (1-0) Defeats Team South Point (0-1) | 166.5-158
Team Boot Barn (1-0) Defeats Team Cat (0-1) | 169-83.75
Team Ariat (1-0) Defeats Team Lucas Oil (0-1) | 86.5-83
CHALLENGE DAY 8: Pendleton Whisky Takes Over First Place, Ariat Stays Undefeated while South Point and Lucas Oil Duel Into the Night
Team Pendleton Whisky (2-0) Defeats Team Boot Barn (1-1) | 161.25-86
Team Ariat (2-0) Defeats Team Cat (0-2) | 160.75-79.25
Team South Point (1-1) Defeats Team Lucas Oil (0-2) | 259.25-171.25
CHALLENGE DAY 9: Team Ariat Hits the 90-Point Mark Twice to Remain Undefeated in PBR Team Challenge
Team Lucas Oil (1-2) Defeats Team Cat (0-3) | 171.25-0
Team South Point (2-1) Defeats Team Boot Barn (1-2) | 172.5-0
Team Ariat (3-0) Defeats Team Pendleton Whisky (2-1) | 266-173.5

INJURY UPDATES
OUT: Team South Point’s Ty Wallace is out due to a left elbow injury on Challenge Day 10.
COMPETING: Team Ariat’s Ky Hamilton is competing with a right wrist (riding hand) sprain.
COMPETING: Team Lucas Oil’s Matt Triplett is competing with a right MCL sprain sustained on his first bull on Challenge Day 8.
COMPETING: Team Boot Barn’s Daylon Swearingen is competing with a sore right hip.
COPMETING: Team South Point’s Shane Proctor is competing with a sore right shoulder.
PROBABLE: Team Pendleton Whisky’s Marco Eguchi did not get on his second-half bull after re-aggravating a pre-existing thigh injury.
PROBABLE: Team Cat’s Manoleito de Souza did not get on his second-half bull. He’s probable for Challenge Day 11.
PROBABLE: Team South Point’s Shane Proctor did not get on his second-half bull. He’s probable Challenge Day 11.

YETI “BUILT FOR THE WILD” BULL OF THE WEEKEND STANDINGS
Here are the Top bull 5 scores recorded on Challenge Day 10 of the 2020 PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol:
T1. Red Bones (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Kathy Boone/Joe Beaver) – 44 points (Challenge Day 10 – Cooper Davis, 4.49 seconds)
T1. Melanie’s Dream (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) – 44 points (Challenge Day 10 – Dalton Kasel, 2.6 seconds)
T3. Nailed (Kruger Bucking Bulls) – 43 points (Challenge Day 10 – Alex Cerqueira, 88.25 points)
T3. Stunt Man Ray (Kruger Bucking Bulls) – 43 points (Challenge Day 10 – Manoelito de Souza Junior, 7.18 seconds)
T3. Heavy D (Paradigm Bull Company) – 43 points (Challenge Day 10 – Aaron Pass, 6.33 seconds)


DIVISION B STANDINGS
Here are the standings for Division B after Challenge Day 10 of the 2020 PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol:
    1.    Team Ariat, 4-0-0-771.75 points
    2.    Team Pendleton Whisky, 3-1-0-913 points
    3.    Team Boot Barn, 2-2-0-509.5 points (+2)
    4.    Team South Point, 2-2-0-501.25 points (-1)
    5.    Team Lucas Oil, 1-3-0-593.25 points (-1)
    6.    Team Cat, 0-4-0-251.25 points


BUILT FORD TOUGH MVP STANDINGS
Here are the standings for the Built Ford Tough MVP race for the 2020 PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol after Challenge Day 10:
1. Jose Vitor Leme, 9-for-12, 779.5 points
2. Roscoe Jarboe, 5-for-12, 434.75 points 
3. Mauricio Moreira, 5-for-12, 431.25 points
4. Ky Hamilton, 5-for-8, 431 points
5. Derek Kolbaba, 4-for-12, 347.5 points
6. Colten Jesse, 4-for-12, 347 points
7. Ryan Dirteater, 4-for-7, 335.5 points
8. Lucas Divino, 4-for-9, 329.5 points
9. Daylon Swearingen, 4-for-8, 327 points
10. Cooper Davis, 4-for-8, 322.75 points
11. Stetson Wright, 3-for-12, 261.75 points
12. Shane Proctor, 3-for-7, 260.5 points
13. Mason Taylor, 3-for-9, 260 points
Stetson Lawrence, 3-for-9, 260 points
Chase Dougherty, 3-for-10, 260 points
16. Luciano de Castro, 3-for-11, 258 points
17. Garrett Smith, 3-for-10, 255 points
18. Sage Kimzey, 3-for-10, 254.5 points
19. Keyshawn Whitehorse, 3-for-5, 241.25 points
20. Rafael dos Santos, 2-for-5, 175.75 points


CHALLENGE DAY 11 MATCHUPS
Here are the game matchups for Challenge Day 11 on Saturday, June 27, for the fourth day of games of Division B of the 2020 PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol:
Team Ariat vs. Team Boot Barn
Team Cat vs. Team South Point
Team Lucas Oil vs. Team Pendleton Whisky


Challenge Day 11 for the 2020 PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol, gets underway Saturday, June 27 at 10 p.m. ET. Action will be LIVE on CBS Sports Network and RidePass. CBS Sports will again broadcast the Game of the Week on Sunday.

By Easton Colvin | PBR.com