League-leading third round win of 2021 propels surging Texan within 30.5 points of world No. 1 rank

Earning his league-leading third round victory of the 2021 season, surging Texan Cole Melancon (Paris, Texas) dominated the opening afternoon of competition at the first-ever PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Unleash The Beast event in Okeechobee, Florida, winning Round 1 of the PBR Coors Banquet Invitational at the Agri-Civic Center.
Melancon shot to the top of the leaderboard compliments of an 88.5-point score atop Soup in a Group (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Wilks Ranch). Along with collecting 20 world points for his round victory, the 26-year-old also earned eight bonus points for the qualified ride.

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“Ice Man” Continues PBR’s Warm-Weather Swing with Perfect 3-for-3 Weekend, Moving into World No. 3 Ranking as Junior Patrik Souza Claims World No. 1 Spot
 
ARCADIA, Florida – The south Florida heat wasn’t enough to melt “Ice Man” Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) as the 2018 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Champion turned in a perfect 3-for-3 performance on his way to winning the PBR Pendleton Whisky Invitational in Arcadia, Florida on Sunday.

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In Second-Career Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Event, Pereira Reigns Supreme
 
Brazilian newcomer Marcelo Procopio Pereira (Rinopolis, Brazil), riding in just his second career Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT) event, won the second event of the tour’s 2021 season tonight in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Alvin Native Defends Home Turf, Qualifies For Career First Unleash The Beast Event
J.T. Moore (Alvin, Texas) took home the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT) Cedar Park Chute Out buckle thanks to a perfect 3-for-3 performance over the course of the two night, season opener this weekend.

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Two Points Separate Top Six Riders Heading into Round 2 of the 2021 Cedar Park Chute Out on Saturday

As the dust settled after the first round of the 2021 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT) season in Cedar Park, Leonardo Lima (Vale do Paraiso, Brazil) stood alone at the top of the Round 1 leaderboard.

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Entering its seventh year of competition, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) premier expansion tour, the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT), has released a preliminary 2021 schedule including 19 tour stops, with a minimum of an additional six in the works.
The PWVT season opens the gates on January 15-16 in the heart of bull riding’s homeland, Texas, with the PWVT’s first ever visit to the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, and will end crowning a champion at South Point Arena in Las Vegas October 30-31, 2021.

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Seeking his 12th appearance at the PBR World Finals on Nov. 12-15 in Arlington, Texas at AT&T Stadium, the veteran rider is now within 61 points of the Top 35

The two-weekend, four-event marathon of PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour action in Casper, Wyoming, at the Casper Events Center came to a dramatic conclusion Saturday evening as 11-time PBR World Finals qualifier Valdiron de Oliveira (Balcimo, Brazil) delivered a flawless 2-for-2 performance to capture his first event victory since August 2016.

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Seeking his second world title on Nov. 12-15 at the 2020 PBR World Finals at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Davis hones in on No. 1 Jose Vitor Leme who failed to reach the 8 in Round 1

Eager to make up for lost time, after a broken neck sustained in January sidelined him for nearly the entire first half of the 2020 PBR (Professional Bull Rider) Unleash The Beast season, 2016 PBR World Champion Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) remained red hot in Tulsa, Oklahoma, tying for the Round 1 victory of the PBR Express Ranches Classic, presented by Bass Pro Shops, with young gun Ezekiel Mitchell (Rockdale, Texas) Saturday evening inside the BOK Center.

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Climbing from No. 133 to No. 63, Souza is now within 58.16 points of the Top 35 and a berth to the 2020 PBR World Finals: Unleash The Beast on Nov. 12-15 in Arlington, Texas at AT&T Stadium.

At the penultimate regular-season PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour event of 2020, rookie Andre da Cruz de Souza (Brazil) reached an important career milestone, capturing his career-first PBR event victory at the PBR Casper Invitational, driven by Wyoming Ford Dealers, to surge 70 positions in the world standings.

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Utah native surges more than 30 positions in the world rankings to get within 39.66 points of the Top 35 and a berth to the 2020 PBR World Finals in Arlington, Texas on Nov. 12-15

As the first weekend of competition for the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour’s Casper Invitational, driven by Wyoming Ford Dealers, wound to a close, 21-year-old Kyler Oliver (Roy, Utah) captured his first-ever victory on the league’s expansion series, chartering a course for the surging young gun to qualify for his first-ever PBR World Finals: Unleash The Beast on Nov. 12-5 in Arlington, Texas at AT&T Stadium.

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