TAMPA, Fla. - Douglas Duncan rode John Wayne (JD Nix Rodeo Co.) for 86.75 points on Friday to take the lead after Round 1 of the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series DEWALT Guaranteed Tough Invitational at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Round 2 begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday, and will be immediately followed by the Built Ford Tough Championship Round. Tickets begin at $10, and are on sale at the Tampa Bay Times Forum box office, www.Ticketmaster.com, and by telephone at (800) 745-3000.
Austin Meier and Jared Farley are tied for second place with 86.25 points, and Luke Snyder is in fourth place with 85.50 points. 2008 PBR World Champion Guilherme Marchi, 2009 PBR World Champion Kody Lostroh, and Shane Proctor are tied for fifth place with 85.25 points.
Second-ranked L.J. Jenkins finished 10th in Round 1 with 84 points, and gained 11.75 points on top-ranked Silvano Alves, who finished 12th with 82.25 points. Jenkins had to get on four bulls in the first round, after his first three bulls did not perform, resulting in re-ride options.
Each of the Top 35 riders in the world will ride in Round 2. Following Round 2, the riders with the 10 highest cumulative scores will advance to the championship round, where they will each compete with one more bull. The overall event winner will be the rider with the highest combined score from all three rounds.
The first 24 events of the season have produced 19 different winners. J.B. Mauney has the most wins with three, while Alves, Vieira, and Robson Palermo each have two wins. Mauney posted his three victories in the first 12 events of the season before breaking his hand.
NBC Sports Network will broadcast Round 2 and the Built Ford Tough Championship Round in HD at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 23, with an encore airing at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 23. Veteran broadcaster Craig Hummer will provide the play-by-play. Color commentary will be provided by two-time PBR World Champion Justin McBride. Dirt-level interviews will be handled by Marty Snider.
Tampa is the 25th stop of the 2012 BFTS season, which opened in January with capacity crowds at Madison Square Garden in New York. The BFTS will make 28 stops in 23 states before the Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Oct. 24-28, 2012. The World Finals are where the PBR World Champion will be crowned and awarded the coveted championship buckle and a $1 million bonus. The richest bull riding event on the planet, the World Finals has a total purse of more than $2 million.
The BFTS is televised every week on CBS, CBS Sports Network, NBC, NBC Sports Network, and YouTube. BFTS telecasts are produced for the PBR under a multi-year agreement with David Neal Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company led by 34-time Emmy® Award winner and Peabody Award winner David Neal, who serves as executive producer.
Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough
DEWALT Guaranteed Tough Invitational
Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla.
Event Leaders (Round 1-Total Points)
1. Douglas Duncan, 86.75-86.75 points.
2. Austin Meier, 86.25-86.25 points.
Jared Farley, 86.25-86.25 points.
4. Luke Snyder, 85.5-85.50 points.
5. Guilherme Marchi, 85.25-85.25 points.
Kody Lostroh, 85.25-85.25 points.
Shane Proctor, 85.25-85.25 points.
8. Ben Jones, 84.75-84.75 points.
9. Lachlan Richardson, 84.25-84.25 points.
10. L.J. Jenkins, 84-84 points.
11. Chase Outlaw, 83.5-83.50 points.
12. Silvano Alves, 82.25-82.25 points.
13. Stormy Wing, 81.75-81.75 points.
14. Thad Newell, 81.25-81.25 points.
15. David Kennedy, 81-81 points.
16. Ryan Dirteater, 79.75-79.75 points.
17. Mike Lee, 51-51 points.
Aaron Roy, 0-0 points.
Agnaldo Cardozo, 0-0 points.
Billy Robinson, 0-0 points.
Brendon Clark, 0-0 points.
Caleb Sanderson, 0-0 points.
Chris Shivers, 0-0 points.
Cody Nance, 0-0 points.
Fabiano Vieira, 0-0 points.
Harve Stewart, 0-0 points.
J. B. Mauney, 0-0 points.
Kyle Lozier, 0-0 points.
Marco Eguchi, 0-0 points.
Renato Nunes, 0-0 points.
Robson Palermo, 0-0 points.
Ty Pozzobon, 0-0 points.
Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-0 points.
Zac Peterson, 0-0 points.
Zane Lambert, 0-0 points.
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