The morning line: Tacoma, day one

Highlights

  • J.B. Mauney takes on Buck Nasty in Round 1 of the PBR Passport Invitational on Saturday night.
  • Derek Powell makes his Built Ford Tough Series debut on Saturday night against Juicy Fruit.
  • Marco Eguchi faces Sagebrush after nearly riding Jared Allen's Magic Train last week in Phoenix.

In This Article

TACOMA, Wash. ― The PBR Passport Invitational will feature two bulls making their Built Ford Tough Series debuts and begins tonight at 8 p.m. PT.

Chase Outlaw on 926 Jumanji:

This is one of two debut bulls out tonight that are matched up with riders who have ridden them before at the Touring Pro Division level. Outlaw earned 88 points on Jumanji in Thief River Falls, Minn., last July. This is a nice bull with good kick, good timing and should go to the left – a nice long-round draw.

Emilio Resende on D05 Flint:

Resende has faced this bull twice and ridden him once. Flint fits right-handed riders better than lefties. He’s been a great bull at times, but he’s been inconsistent. Resende has a similar history, but he’s on an upswing right now and is riding really well this season. He should win this match.


Shane Proctor rides Flint for 86.75 points in Round 1 of the 2013 PBR Kawasaki Invitational in St. Louis, Mo.

Matt Triplett on 69 Sutton’s Pet:

This is a debut bull. He’s been ridden once in eight Touring Pro outs and Triplett was the man who did it. They met in Williston, N.D., last September where Triplett picked up 89 points en route to winning the event. This bull will spin away from Triplett’s hand here, but he has good timing and won’t be too much for Triplett to handle.

Marco Eguchi on 7459 Sagebrush:

Sagebrush has twice faced a right-handed rider and has been ridden both times. Sean Willingham was the guy both times. This bull does go to the right, and Eguchi should handle him easily. Eguchi nearly rode Jared Allen’s Magic Train going to the right last week in Phoenix for what would have been one of the highest scores in recent PBR history.

Douglas Duncan on -634 Double Clutch:

This is a solid bull and a solid draw for Duncan. Double Clutch is a quick bull that likes to spin, and likes to spin to the left. He tends to stay close to the ground and can spin out from under a guy, but Duncan has a great shot at a good score here.


Billy Robinson puts up 88.25 points on Double Clutch to win Round 1 of the 2013 Grand Rapids Invitational in Grand Rapids, Mich. 

J.B. Mauney on W16 Buck Nasty:

We’ve seen this bull just once on tour. He was in Oakland, Calif., last September. Buck Nasty has been out 10 times in his career and has been ridden twice – by two of the three left-handed riders he’s faced. He hasn’t faced anyone of this caliber, and the odds are pretty slim that he will get the best of Mauney tonight.

Guilherme Marchi on 46X Margo’s Dream:

This bull has only seven outs, but Marchi was one of them. They met in Chicago earlier this season and Marchi came out on top. Chances are he will get career ride No. 501 here.

Derek Powell on 904 Juicy Fruit:

Powell earned his way here by winning a Touring Pro event last week. This will be his first Built Ford Tough Series event. Guys who come up as alternates have a big opportunity, but a short-lived one. They need to make an impact right away and cannot do so without making the whistle. Powell has a good chance to do that here. This bull has faced three right-handed guys and two of them made the whistle.

Stormy Wing on 93 Plummer Butt:

These two met in Oakland last fall and Wing stayed on to the 7.47-second mark. Plummer Butt has been a solid long-round bull for several years and is a good draw for anyone at this level. He’s usually good for a mid-80’s score, and he’s ridden exactly half the time at the Built Ford Tough Series level.


L.J. Jenkins rides Plummer Butt for 89.25 points in Round 5 of the 2012 PBR Built Ford Tough Finals in Las Vegas.

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