NAMPA, Idaho - Event Leaders:
Emilio Resende on +2/7 Red Man:
Resende rode him in Glendale, Ariz. for 89.5 points, and will probably do it again here. Red Man is like a light version of RMEF Gunpowder & Lead - just about everyone at this level does well on him. Built Ford Tough Series riders are 11-for-13 on him with a lot of high scores.
Red Man vs. Mike Lee, Baltimore, 2012.
Harve Stewart on 100 New Face:
New Face has only six career outs on record, but two of them were against Stewart. They paired up for 85.75 points in Albuquerque, N.M.
New Face vs. Lachlan Richardson, Billings, Mont. 2012.
Guilherme Marchi on 694 Dark Shadow:
I'm not sure if Marchi is in or out for today's round, but one thing is for sure - he is a tough son of a gun. He was hit pretty hard last night after making an outstanding ride on a difficult bull, and still got up and walked out of the arena.
After covering Midnight Mood for 87 points in Round 1, Guilherme Marchi sustains a concussion when he takes a shot from the bull at the 2012 PBR Boise Invitational in Nampa, Idaho.
He is 1-for-2 on Dark Shadow this season, but the rest of the
story is that he's the only rider who has bucked off of Dark Shadow
this year. The bull has been ridden eight times in his 25-out
career, but seven of them have come in the past eight outs.
Nathan Schaper on 705 Shaky Waters:
Schaper went with a bull that will probably spin into his hand. Shaky Waters has been ridden in his past three appearances, and he's been ridden four times more often by left-handed riders.
Mike Lee on 88 Shock Wave:
There is almost no history on this bull. Justin Koon had him last week in Billings, Mont., in Round 2 and failed to make the whistle, but the bull earned a respectable 43.25-point bull score.
Silvano Alves on 310B Angry Bob:
We only have two outs on record for Angry Bob - he's faced Jordan Hupp and Marco Eguche, and was ridden both times. Expect Alves to make it 3-for-3.
Valdiron de Oliveira on 66S Jack Black:
Oliveira looked as sharp as he ever has last night, and rode both his bulls. He's got a tougher job today against this bull. Jack Black has one of the most impressive records of any bull at this event. He's been ridden only twice in 37 attempts, he has never been ridden by a right-handed rider, and he's 10-0 against the most talented riders in the world. He also has a tough job today, because Oliveira has made a career of having his way with impossibly difficult bulls.
Brendon Clark on 78 Night Deposit:
They met in Des Moines, Iowa, earlier this year, where Clark made it 7.68 seconds before coming down. Robson Palermo rode Night Deposit in Round 2 last week in Billings for 86.25 points.
Aaron Roy on 132 Boss Hog:
Boss Hog hasn't been ridden in his two outs at this level, but he was ridden by Robson Aragao at a Touring Pro Division event back in January - his only other out on record.
Marco Eguche on 132B Juice:
This is another bull with very little history. He handed Chad Besplug a zero in Billings, and did the same to Billy Robinson in Kansas City, Mo.
Ty Pozzobon on 51 Night Rider 6:
This bull has an interesting buckoff record. He throws off lefties 56 percent of the time and righties 45 percent of the time. He's tossed 50 percent of the Built Ford Tough Series riders he's faced, and 60 percent overall. He's chunked 43 percent of the elite riders he's faced. What's strange about that is that most bulls are much less effective in one or another of these categories. This one seems be able to throw off every other challenger regardless of which hand they ride with, or how well they ride. The good news for Pozzobon is that Night Rider 6 bucked off the last guy he faced.
Jordan Hupp on 45 Stanley-Bostitch Hurriquake:
L.J. Jenkins was 86 points on Hurriquake in Des Moines, and since then this bull has tossed a right-handed J.B. Mauney and Clayton Baethge in Billings.
Luke Snyder on 617 Cool Hand Luke:
They met in Des Moines, where Snyder came down in 6.37 seconds. Chase Outlaw took Cool Hand Luke the distance in Billings for 86.5 points.
Ryan Dirteater on K157 Firestorm:
Firestorm is on a pace to be ridden about twice per season, and he's been ridden once already this season - by Austin Meier in Albuquerque.
L.J. Jenkins on 85 Jello:
This is a nice bull and an excellent pick for Jenkins. Jello doesn't have much history, but Billy Robinson was 86.25 points on him in Billings last week, and the bull looked nice to ride.
Cody Nance on X732 Mean Eyed Cat:
Nance is 5' 8" tall and left handed, and this bull has never been ridden by a lefty or anyone under 6 feet tall. He's 9-2 against everyone and 5-1 against Built Ford Tough Series Riders.
Sevi Torturo on K613 Whirlwind:
This bull fell a long way in the draft for a bull who is so nice to ride. He's 3-1 on the Built Ford Tough Series this season, but overall he's been ridden nine times in 13 attempts. Torturo should get a second score here.
Austin Meier on 800 Serendipity:
This bull is unridden in five outs we have on record, and has earned some high marks from the judges. Jeff Robinson bought him from 4C Bucking Bulls out of Canada, and he made his debut in Billings last week, tossing Koon in Round 3.
NEWS & NOTES
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TUNE IN: Watch the 15/15 Bucking Battle from Nampa today at 4 p.m. ET on CBS, then watch Round 2 and the Built Ford Tough Championship Round tonight at 6 p.m. ET on CBS SPorts Network.
(Slade Long, PBR Web developer and statistician, has been crunching the numbers on bucking bulls for 13 years. In addition to his regular "Morning Line" series, published just prior to every Built Ford Tough Series performance, Long co-hosts "In the Bull Pen with Cody Lambert," a podcast recorded every Thursday prior to each BFTS event.)
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