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Stormy Wing on 93 Plummer Butt:
This is a pretty good draw for the man who is in the lead. Plummer Butt has been ridden in four of his past five outs on tour, and Built Ford Tough Series riders are 5-for-9 on him overall. He's been ridden more often by right-handed riders, and Wing is a lefty. We've seen him twice this season, and he didn't produce enough points to win a round either time, but anything above zero is a huge benefit for Wing.
Ben Jones on 156 Larry The Cable Guy's Git R
They've met before, and like most riders who have been on this bull, Ben came down. Git R Done is 53-7 in his career. Bulls that are ridden often tend to be honest, uncomplicated and predictable. This one is complicated and unpredictable. He tends to go a little ways before he goes into a spin, and his bucking style gets guys loosened up. He never really settles into a steady rhythm, and he chips away at the rider's position bit by bit.
Fabiano Vieira on 64 Cheerio:
This is another advantageous draw for Vieira on his return to the Built Ford Tough Series. Cheerio has been nicer to left-handed riders. Chase Outlaw and Travis Briscoe each turned in big scores on him at Touring Pro Division events over the summer. Statistically, Vieira is the best left-handed rider in the world right now.
Emilio Resende on 10S Chin Music:
They met in Columbus, Ohio, last season, and Resende turned in 87 points. Chin Music has been ridden 20 times in 51 career outs, and 17 of those rides went to right-handed riders.
Brendon Clark on 136 Norris:
Norris was in Nashville, Tenn., two weeks ago, and Valdiron de Oliveira was 85.75 points on him in Round 2 there. When Norris comes to Built Ford Tough Series events, he's been ridden seven times in nine outs. Outside the Built Ford Tough Series, he's 24-1.
Renato Nunes on 880 Kiss Psycho Circus:
This bull is unridden in 10 career outs, and he hasn't been scoring easy buckoffs against weaker riders. Guilherme Marchi, Joao Ricardo Vieira and Douglas Duncan are among his victims. Nunes will have to break this bull's streak to add a second score here.
Joao Ricardo Vieira on 651 The Situation:
The Situation likes to go to the left, and Vieira likes bulls that like to go to the left. Mike Lee didn't get the job done on him in Nashville, but Outlaw was 93.5 points on him in a Touring Pro event in Minnesota this summer.
Billy Robinson on 8051 Hard Knocks:
This bull has only been ridden a couple of times, and never by a left handed rider. The last time we saw him on tour, he had a weak trip in Nampa, Idaho, with Eduardo Aparecido. Since then, he's been solid at Touring Pro events over the summer.
Valdiron de Oliveira on 10 Carney Man:
From what we've seen of this bull, there's no way he should get the best of Oliveira, but Oliveira has certainly had an off season. In 2011 and 2012, Oliveira had the numbers to win a World Championship, but came up short. This year, he's been average at best, but he's the same guy, and the ability is there.
Silvano Alves on W14 Buck Naked:
This bull should go to the right, and he's been ridden six times in 10 Built Ford Tough Series outs. Alves is a two-time World Champion because he never bucks off bulls like this.
Cody Nance on 96 Fire Rock:
Fire Rock is making his Built Ford Tough Series debut here. Stormy Wing was 90 points on him at a Touring Pro event in Lewiston, Idaho, this summer. Jory Markiss faced him in Pendleton, Oregon, and lasted 6.94 seconds.
Sean Willingham on 8075 Dirt Devil:
This bull has thrown Oliveira off twice in the past year. He got Jones in New York, and Shane Proctor rode him in Winston-Salem, N.C., back in January. He should go to the left, with plenty of kick, and Willingham has a great shot at adding a second score here.
Nathan Schaper on 7311 Stanley Stud
Schaper will have to get it done going away from his hand here. This bull likes to go to the right, but lefties have had some success on him. J.B. Mauney has turned in a couple of big scores on him. Stud Finder can be a little wild for the first couple of jumps, and that's the easy part. Once he gets into a spin, he turns up the speed, and guys who make a mistake usually can't recover in time. Overall, this is a good draw in any long round.
Austin Meier on U2 Prince Albert:
This may be the best long-round draw in the PBR right now. He's been ridden in eight of his past 10 outs, and produces good scores - especially for left-handed riders. Meier was 92 points on him at a Touring Pro event in Bismarck, N.D., in June of 2012.
Jordan Hupp on P6 How We Roll:
How We Roll is a right-handed rider's dream bull at this level. He's been ridden 18 times in his career - 14 of those by righties. He produces an average score of just over 87 points. Hupp could get right back in this after coming down last night.
Kody Lostroh on 315 Another One:
This matchup produced 89 points and a round win in Billings, Mont., earlier this season.
Mike Lee on 599 Mellow Yellow Jacket:
This is a bull that has been around for a while, and has always been a tweener. He's either the best bull in the long-round draw, or the easiest bull in the short round. He's been in the long round re-ride pen quite a few times. Lee has faced him three times, and has only one qualified ride. That ride came just a couple of months ago at a Touring Pro event in Thief River Falls, Minn.
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