The world’s best cowboys and bucking bulls clashed Saturday night in Bismarck to decide the first event of the 2020 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) second half, accompanied by loudly cheering fans during a dramatic, high-scoring championship round as one rider topped another, and the real human voices in the grandstands of the Bismarck Civic Center sure sounded beautiful.
As the PBR Dakota Community Bank & Trust Invitational presented by Cooper Tires came to a close, Colten Jesse (Konawa, Oklahoma) stood atop the Can-Am cage in the center of the dirt with a triumphant smile on his face following a title-clinching 92.25-point trip aboard Sky Harbor (Dakota Rodeo/ Chad Berger/ Clay Struve/ Wilks Ranch). Jesse put up the highest score of the weekend when it counted most to win the first event win of his career on the Unleash The Beast (UTB).

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More than 60 Oklahoma athletes anticipated to compete in home state including PBR world No. 5-ranked bull rider Colten Jesse (Konawa), two-time and reigning WPRA Breakaway Champion Kelsie Chace (Cherokee), and Oklahoma City’s own steer wrestler Tory Johnson

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Leme and Whitehorse Power Team Cooper Tires on Undefeated March to Monster Energy Team Challenge Championship
Team Cooper Tires: 177.25 points
Team Pendleton Whisky: 0 points
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The world’s No. 1 bull rider, Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil), powered his team to the first multi-event team championship in PBR history with key support from a surging Keyshawn Whitehorse (McCraken Springs, Utah). In addition to Leme and Whitehorse, the bulls also starred in the Championship Sunday finale of PBR’s new team tournament, the Monster Energy Team Challenge, live on CBS with fans welcomed back into the arena. The bulls dominated the matchup, producing five scores over 45 points in the first half, and seven during the game.
Team Cooper Tires Captain Jose Vitor Leme got the scoring going, taking care of business aboard Sitting Bull (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Diamond Willow) for 88.75 points to end the first half.

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SCORE BULLETIN – PLAYOFF NIGHT TWO
Team Cooper Tires Rolls into Championship Sunday of New PBR Team Tournament
Team Cooper Tires: 344.75 points
Team Ariat: 89 points

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem rode out Old Glory to lead the opening ceremonies inside Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, and night two of the first major professional sport to host fans in North America since mid-March began with a bang.

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SCORE BULLETIN – PLAYOFF NIGHT ONE
Team Las Vegas Survives Wildcard Game One in Sioux Falls, Moves On to Playoff Day Two
Team Las Vegas: 0 points
Team Boot Barn: 0 points


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – As PBR (Professional Bull Riders) welcomed fans back into the arena to the first live sporting event since mid-March in Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Game One of the Monster Energy Team Challenge Playoffs ended in a 0-0 tie. Team Las Vegas and Team Boot Barn went head-to-head on the dirt, but were flattened by a raucous pen of bulls, who jerked and whipped and violently flung all eight cowboys over 14 outs, turning in 10 bull scores of more than 43 points. Team Las Vegas (4-2-1) will move on to Playoff Day Two Saturday based upon its regular season aggregate score, keeping its Monster Energy Team Challenge Championship hopes alive. After the loss, Team Boot Barn (3-2-2) headed to a consolation game for fifth place. Team Las Vegas moves on to play Division B No. 1 seed Team Pendleton Whisky tomorrow, Saturday, July 11. The winner of that game will secure a berth in the Monster Energy Team Challenge Championship.
“The bull power is the same it was in Vegas,” said Team Las Vegas Captain Stetson Wright. 
“I just didn’t show up ready tonight obviously. But luckily my team rode good coming in during the regular season and we are moving on.”

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Championship Weekend of the Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol, is right around the corner, and the first round of the playoffs begins Friday night at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Championship Weekend of the Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol, is right around the corner, and the first round of the playoffs begins Friday night at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Want to see a grown cowboy cry? Tell any of the greatest team ropers of all time that his daughter won’t have to fight the same fight he has all his life to compete for equal money. While team roping is now a standard event at all professional rodeos, the best team ropers in the world have yet to earn equal money everywhere they compete. Both partners pay association dues, entry fees, fuel and all other expenses—including trucks, trailers and the high-dollar horses it takes to hang at the highest level—and yet they’re still fighting for equal pay.

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SCORE BULLETIN – CHALLENGE DAY 12
First Game of Final Day of Regular Season Division B Competition Produces Second Tie of PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge
Team Lucas Oil: 0 points
Team Cat: 0 points

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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

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