Alves answers the call

Silvano Alves rides Nefarious for 85.25 points on Saturday night. Photo by Andy Watson/ BullStockMedia.com

Highlights

  • Silvano Alves finished the PFIWestern.com Invitational by riding three consecutive bulls after being bucked off in Round 1.
  • The No. 1 leader in the world standings increased his lead over No. 2 J.B. Mauney by an additional 164.5 points.
  • Built Ford Tough Series newcomer and Brazilian Cláudio Crisóstomo won the event with 323 points.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. ― Silvano Alves not only reminded everyone that he's a two-time defending World Champion, but he's also the No. 1 ranked rider in the world.

In the past, he's been described as calm, cool and collected.

However, this weekend, Guilherme Marchi called him "cold" and with good reason.

After coming down early in the opening round of the PFIWestern.com Invitational, presented by Bass Pro Shops, Alves rode three bulls in a row to finished second in the average behind newcomer Cláudio Crisóstomo to further extend his lead over the rest of the top riders in the world standings.

Alves now leads J.B. Mauney, who moved from third to second in the world standings, by 2,467.25 points. They are followed by Joao Ricardo Vieira, Marco Eguchi and Marchi, who moved from sixth to fifth this weekend despite missing the final round because of an injury.

"I'm very happy (to) be No. 1 in the world," Alves said. "Now I just need to concentrate and ride more of my bulls."

After the first two days it looked as though Mauney was going to win his third Built Ford Tough Series event in the past five weeks, but the 26-year-old gold buckle contender couldn't quite finish it off in Springfield.

Alves rode Nefarious for 85.25 points in Round 2 and then followed that up with a pair of round-wins when he covered The Rocker for 88.25 points in Round 3 and Sasquatch for 89 points in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round.

"In Round 1 I bucked off," said Alves, in his first English interview without the help of a translator. "I was no good, but not nervous because I had two, three more rounds. I rode three bulls and I'm very happy."

Mauney won the first two rounds in commanding fashion with an 87.25-point effort on Bring It On in the opening round Friday night and then notched a second-round win Saturday night when he rode Razorbuck for 90.75 points.

Mauney had a chance to move ahead of Alves in the event average, but was unable to cover Jack Daniel's After Party after receiving a re-ride option when Asteroid was called for a foul. Asteroid, the defending World Champion Bull, is contending for the title again this year, but is known for having issues clearing the chute cleanly.

Mauney did move to second in the world standings, but he fell another 164.5 points behind Alves.

"No," said Alves, when asked if he's keeping an eye on how many points Mauney has been scoring over the past five BFTS events. "We're in competition. He's a very good guy and a very good rider. For me, there's no nerves because we have (four) more events."

The battle for the 2013 world title overshadowed Crisóstomo's event win.

Like Alves, who won his first BFTS event (Nampa, Idaho) in 2010, Crisóstomo calmly rode all four bulls he faced this weekend.

VIDEO Crisóstomo talks about his first BFTS victory

Afterward the Brazilian native said getting to the BFTS is harder than riding alongside the top riders in the world.

He may well have been out of position in the final round when he scored 82.5 points on Delco, but the newcomer refused to let the moment slip away despite all the attention being focused on Alves and Mauney.

"I'm very confident," said Crisóstomo, with the help of Renato Nunes translating. "Whether it's the first bull or the last, I just want to ride my bull."

The Top 5 in Springfield included Crisóstomo (323), Alves (262.5), Mauney (178), Jory Markiss (176.25) and L.J. Jenkins (175.75).

INJURY UPDATES

According to Dr. Tandy Freeman, Shane Proctor subluxed his left shoulder (free arm) when he hit the ground after he was thrown from his third-round bull. He has elected to take off until the World Finals and do physical therapy. 

Markiss sustained a possible right ankle/foot fracture when he was stepped on after riding his third-round bull. He did not compete in the championship round and his status for next week's event Biloxi, Miss., will not be known until he has X-rays performed.

Freeman also reported Nathan Schaper did not compete in the third round after sustaining a concussion in Round 2. He is probable for Biloxi.

Follow Keith Ryan Cartwright on Twitter @PBR_KRC.

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
PFIWestern.com Invitational
JQH Arena, Springfield, Mo. 
Final Results (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Event Total Points, Money Earned) ...

1. Claudio Crisostomo, 77.75-79.25-83.5-82.5-323.00 points, $36,836.67
2. Silvano Alves, 0-85.25-88.25-89-262.50 points, $23,180.00
3. J. B. Mauney, 87.25-90.75-0-0-178.00 points, $15,296.67
4. Jory Markiss, 0-88.25-88-0-176.25 points, $9,050.00
5. L.J. Jenkins, 86.25-87.5-0-0-173.75 points, $7,236.67
6. Eduardo Aparecido, 0-75.75-84-0-159.75 points, $3,240.00
7. Ryan Dirteater, 71.5-0-85-0-156.50 points, $3,336.67
8. Guilherme Marchi, 0-68-84.5-0-152.50 points, $1,950.00
9. Billy Robinson, 0-88.75-0-0-88.75 points, $3,750.00
10. Chase Outlaw, 0-88.5-0-0-88.50 points, $2,500.00
11. Jared Farley, 0-0-87.5-0-87.50 points, $2,000.00
12. Austin Meier, 0-0-86-0-86.00 points, $1,300.00
13. Sean Willingham, 0-0-85.75-0-85.75 points, $850.00
14. Stormy Wing, 83.5-0-0-0-83.50 points, $2,136.67
15. Renato Nunes, 82-0-0-0-82.00 points, $1,436.67
Agnaldo Cardozo, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
Ben Jones, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
Brant Atwood, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
Brendon Clark, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
Cody Nance, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
Douglas Duncan, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
Edevaldo Ferreira, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
Emilio Resende, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
Gage Gay, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
H.D. Coleman, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
Jordan Hupp, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
Kody Lostroh, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
Luke Snyder, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
Marco Eguchi, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
Mike Lee, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
Nathan Schaper, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
Shane Proctor, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
Stetson Lawrence, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00
Zane Cook, 0-0-0-0-0.00 points, $0.00 

2013 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series Season Standings
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5's, Points, Total Winnings)

1. Silvano Alves, 22, 3, 10, 10,101.250, $400,155.80
2. J. B.  Mauney, 21, 2, 8, 7,634.000, $311,467.42
3. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 17, 3, 4, 7,507.480, $247,825.11
4. Marco Eguchi, 21, 2, 7, 6,944.300, $182,598.45
5. Guilherme Marchi, 22, 2, 4, 6,568.070, $139,412.70
6. Eduardo Aparecido Silva, 18, 0, 7, 6,487.900, $81,473.48
7. Cody Nance, 22, 1, 4, 6,480.790, $164,880.85
8. Shane Proctor, 20, 2, 6, 6,160.500, $192,521.03
9. Chase Outlaw, 21, 0, 1, 5,863.500, $126,123.79
10. Mike Lee, 22, 0, 1, 5,366.620, $129,252.49
11. Jory Markiss, 22, 0, 3, 5,272.500, $118,922.84
12. Fabiano Vieira, 14, 2, 3, 5,033.760, $123,474.21
13. L.J. Jenkins, 19, 0, 6, 4,679.790, $102,298.67
14. Kody Lostroh, 18, 0, 4, 4,664.680, $118,291.83
15. Jordan Hupp, 21, 0, 0, 4,487.250, $76,869.61
16. Emilio Rezende, 21, 0, 3, 4,424.390, $62,340.83
17. Aaron Roy, 17, 0, 4, 4,423.250, $86,618.34
18. Douglas Duncan, 22, 0, 2, 4,353.430, $80,524.74
19. Billy Robinson, 19, 1, 2, 3,946.370, $78,758.36
20. Nathan Schapper, 19, 0, 2, 3,913.910, $51,567.22
21. Luke Snyder, 22, 0, 2, 3,774.000, $84,313.82
22. Renato Nunes, 20, 0, 3, 3,702.500, $75,811.13
23. Ty Pozzobon, 18, 0, 3, 3,653.500, $96,874.46
24. Brendon Clark, 21, 0, 3, 3,641.250, $59,726.32
25. Sean Willingham, 18, 1, 2, 3,575.620, $79,426.66
26. Ben Jones, 20, 0, 2, 3,351.500, $49,265.11
27. Edevaldo Ferreira da Silva, 14, 0, 0, 3,224.520, $547,989.28
28. Valdiron de Oliveira, 14, 0, 3, 3,067.250, $56,717.10
29. Brant Atwood, 16, 0, 1, 3,049.700, $51,893.54
30. Stormy Wing, 15, 0, 1, 2,883.250, $56,770.31
31. Cláudio Crisóstomo, 1, 1, 1, 2,823.960, $64,459.54
32. Agnaldo Cardozo, 17, 0, 1, 2,494.750, $54,267.83
33. Austin Meier, 18, 1, 1, 2,360.870, $94,202.84
34. Ryan Dirteater, 12, 0, 0, 2,304.620, $32,201.14
35. Jared Farley, 14, 0, 0, 2,206.000, $59,030.86
36. Zac Peterson, 2, 0, 0, 2,082.000, $39,017.92
37. Lachlan Richardson, 20, 0, 0, 2,063.500, $41,963.51
38. Stetson Lawrence, 7, 0, 0, 2,023.750, $42,069.24
39. Zane Lambert, 2, 0, 0, 1,899.250, $45,057.94
40. Kasey Hayes, 6, 0, 0, 1,885.700, $42,151.88
41. Reese Cates, 11, 0, 1, 1,863.120, $32,106.37
42. Robson Palermo, 6, 1, 1, 1,847.500, $43,835.00
43. Matt Triplett, 5, 0, 0, 1,759.560, $30,644.65
44. Gage Gay, 2, 0, 0, 1,750.580, $53,531.60
45. Markus Mariluch, 5, 0, 0, 1,689.120, $31,410.50

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