Team Pendleton Whisky clinches playoff berth, two teams tie on PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge Day 11

Team Pendleton Whisky clinches playoff berth, two teams tie on PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge Day 11 Photo by PBR.com

SCORE BULLETIN – CHALLENGE DAY 11
Team Boot Barn Challenges Team Ariat, Resulting in First Tie of PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge
Team Ariat: 86.75 points
Team Boot Barn: 86.75 points

LAS VEGAS – After locking up the first playoff spot of Division B in PBR’s Monster Energy Team Challenge presented by U.S. Border Patrol, last night, Team Ariat wasn’t able to continue its winning ways inside South Point Arena on Saturday, tying Team Boot Barn 86.75-86.75. While both squads brought firepower into the game, with three Built Ford Tough MVP candidates, the bovine athletes laid the hammer to both teams in Game One of Challenge Day 11. Andrew Alvidrez (Seminole, Texas) broke through for the lone ride for Team Boot Barn, besting Heartaches & Grease (Stockyards/Pritchett Ranch/Melton Bull Co) for 86.75 points after being awarded two re-rides in the first half. Tyler Bingham (Tremorton, Utah) was the only rider to make the 8 for Team Ariat, conquering Dusty’s Revenge (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/H&C Bucking Bulls) for 86.75 points. No. 4 in the Built Ford Tough MVP standings, Team Ariat’s Ky Hamilton (Mackay, Queensland, Australia) went 0-for-1 on the night, and was ruled out of his second half bull after taking a shot to the chin on his first half bull. Hamilton is questionable for Challenge Day 12 with a possible left jaw fracture. With the tie, Team Ariat still controls its own destiny in the PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge at 4-0-1. Team Boot Barn moved to 2-2-1, sitting in third place. Team Boot Barn takes on Team South Point (3-2) in the deciding game for playoff spot No. 3 on Sunday at 11:45 a.m. ET on CBS Sports Network.


Shane Proctor Rides Team South Point to Third Win, Keeping Playoff Hopes Alive
Team South Point: 88.75 points
Team Cat: 0 points

Once the dirt settled inside South Point Arena from the bucking of Game Two of Challenge Day 11, Shane Proctor (Grand Coulee, Washington) stood alone as a one-man wrecking crew for Team South Point, which needed a win to keep its playoff hopes alive. Proctor rode to 88.75 points aboard High Razor (Humpz and Hornz/Sis ‘N’ Stand Bucking Bulls) in the first half, which would be the difference in the game. With the ride, Proctor improved to 4-for-8 during the PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge with an aggregate score of 349.25 points, good enough to move into fifth-place for the Built Ford Tough MVP award. Team Cat remains winless after the shutout, dropping to 0-5, and has been eliminated from playoff contention. Team South Point gained sole possession of third-place with the victory, improving to 3-2 on the season and plays Team Boot Barn (2-2-1) on Sunday.
“Shane is an all-star, we all know that,” said Team South Point Captain Cody Nance. “He’s been riding bulls longer than I have; we’re grateful to have him on the team. We aren’t going to stop. We came up short yesterday, but we’ve got to keep rolling.”
“[Cody] Nance is just like me,” said Shane Proctor. “We’re built to get stepped on and keep on grinding. We get on a lot of bulls, and we need that in this format.”


Team Pendleton Whisky Punches Ticket to Championship Weekend in Sioux Falls with Win Number Four
Team Pendleton Whisky: 88 points
Team Lucas Oil: 86.5 points

On the final game Saturday night at South Point arena, Team Pendleton Whisky became the second team in Division B of PBR’s new team tournament to punch its ticket to PBR’s Monster Energy Team Challenge championship weekend in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, July 10-12. While Team Pendleton Whisky set a tournament record with five qualified rides on Friday night in defeating Team Cat, it would need only one strong ride tonight to make the playoffs –an 88-point effort from captain Marco Eguchi (Poa, Brazil) aboard Marquis Metal Works Draggin Up (Paradigm Bull Co/Marquis Metal Works). Team Lucas Oil Captain Matt Triplett (Columbia Falls, Montana) got back on the right track, going 1-for-2 with his squad’s only 8 second effort, an 86.5-point trip aboard Space Monkey (Diamond Bar Cattle). While the victory locks Team Pendleton Whisky into championship weekend, an arm injury to Lucas Divino (Nova Crixas Goias, Brazil) could keep him out of competition for Challenge Day 12 in the highly anticipated Game of the Week on CBS against Team Ariat (4-0-1) at 1 p.m. ET. The win propelled Team Pendleton Whisky to 4-1 in Division B competition, while Team Lucas Oil fell to 1-4 and was eliminated from playoff contention.
“We really are having to fight,” said Team Pendleton Whisky Captain Marco Eguchi. “It gets hard with some injuries. But we’re doing our best during the week; we’re working out and trying to stay healthy.”

SCORE RECAPS – CHALLENGE DAYS 1-10
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) | 266-173.54
CHALLENGE DAY 10: Team Ariat Keeps Rolling, Playoff Race Tightens in Division B at Monster Energy Team Challenge
Team Pendleton Whisky (3-1) Defeats Team Cat (0-4) | 411.75-88.25
Team Boot Barn (2-2) Defeats Team Lucas Oil (1-3) | 254.5-167.75
Team Ariat (4-0) Defeats Team South Point (2-2) | 258.5-0

INJURY UPDATES
OUT: Team South Point’s Ty Wallace is out due to a left elbow injury suffered on Challenge Day 10.
QUESTIONABLE:  Team Ariat’s Ky Hamilton did not get on his second bull after possibly fracturing his left jaw and hyper extending his right elbow. He is questionable for Challenge Day 12.
QUESTIONABLE: Team Cat’s Manoelito de Souza did not get on his second-half bull after injuring his right knee dismounting his first bull. He is questionable for Challenge Day 12.
QUESTIONABLE: Team Pendleton Whisky’s Lucas Divino did not get on his second-half bull after injuring his right forearm when he was stepped on dismounting his first bull. He is questionable for tomorrow.
PROBABLE: Team Lucas Oil’s Dalton Kasel did not get on his second-half bull after aggravating his right groin during his first half out. He’s probable for tomorrow.


YETI “BUILT FOR THE WILD” BULL OF THE WEEKEND STANDINGS
Here are the Top bull 5 scores recorded on Challenge Days 10-11 of the 2020 PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol:
T1. Soy El Fuego (Stockyards/Scott Winston/Melton Bull Co) – 44.75 points (Challenge Day 11, Amadeu Campos Silva, 2.55 seconds)
T1. Party Animal (Stockyards/Pritchett Ranch/Melton Bull Co) – 44.75 points (Challenge Day 11, Aaron Pass, 5.79 seconds)
3. Hurricane Party (Stockyards/Pritchett Ranch/Melton Bull Co) – 44.5 points (Challenge Day 11, Cody Nance, 3.48 seconds)
T4. Red Bones (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Kathy Boone/Joe Beaver) – 44 points (Challenge Day 10 – Cooper Davis, 4.49 seconds)
T4. Melanie’s Dream (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) – 44 points (Challenge Day 10 – Dalton Kasel, 2.6 seconds)
T4. Spotted Demon (Julio Moreno/Dallas Schott) – 44 points (Challenge Day 11 – Alex Cerqueira, 4.83 seconds)


DIVISION B STANDINGS
Here are the standings for Division B after Challenge Day 11 of the 2020 PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol:
    1.    Team Ariat, 4-0-1-858.5 points
    2.    Team Pendleton Whisky, 4-1-0-1,001 points
    3.    Team South Point, 3-2-0-678.5 points (+1)
    4.    Team Boot Barn, 2-2-1-596.25 points
    5.    Team Lucas Oil, 1-4-0-679.75 points
    6.    Team Cat, 0-5-0-251.25 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 11:
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-9, 431 points
5. Shane Proctor, 4-for-9, 349.25 points
6. Derek Kolbaba, 4-for-12, 347.5 points
7. Colten Jesse, 4-for-12, 347 points
8. Ryan Dirteater, 4-for-9, 335.5 points
9. Lucas Divino, 4-for-9, 329.5 points
10. Daylon Swearingen, 3-for-10, 327 points
11. Cooper Davis, 4-for-10, 322.75 points
12. Stetson Wright, 3-for-12, 261.75 points
13. Mason Taylor, 3-for-9, 260 points
Stetson Lawrence, 3-for-9, 260 points
Chase Dougherty, 3-for-10, 260 points
16. Marco Eguchi, 3-for-7, 259.25
17. Luciano de Castro, 3-for-11, 258 points
18. Andrew Alvidrez, 3-for-4, 256.75
19. Garrett Smith, 3-for-10, 255 points
20. Sage Kimzey, 3-for-10, 254.5 points


CHALLENGE DAY 12 MATCHUPS
Here are the game matchups for Challenge Day 12 on Sunday, June 28, for the fourth day of games of Division B of the 2020 PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol:
Team Cat vs. Team Lucas Oil
Team Boot Barn vs. Team South Point
Team Ariat vs. Team Pendleton Whisky
Challenge Day 12 for the 2020 PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol, gets underway Sunday, June 28 at 11 a.m. ET. Action will be LIVE on CBS Sports Network and RidePass. CBS Sports will again broadcast the Game of the Week at 1 p.m. ET.

By Easton Colvin | PBR.com