Vieira wins in San Antonio; Mauney rides Asteroid

Highlights

  • Vieira earned $48,060 for the victory to increase his season earnings to $171,849.
  • J.B. Mauney posted the second-highest score of the season with 93.5 points on Asteroid to win the championship round.
  • The BFTS is having one of the tightest title races in history with less than 1,200 points separating the Top 3 riders in the world.

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SAN ANTONIO - Leading from start to finish, and the only rider to ride all four bulls, Fabiano Vieira won the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series Bass Pro Shops Chute Out presented by Cooper Tires at the AT&T Center on Saturday. Vieira earned $48,060 for the victory to increase his season earnings to $171,849.

Vieira closed out his victory with a 91-point ride on Meat Hook (Martinez Bucking Bull, LLC) in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round. He finished with 358.25 points, including 89 points on Tremors (Boyd/Floyd/C&G Rodeo/TenEyck) to win Round 3. Vieira also won Round 1, and the Built Ford Tough Short Round on Friday. Austin Meier finished second in the average, climbing from eighth place to sixth place in the standings, with 257.75 points.

This is the second win of the season for Vieira, who finished first at Indianapolis in April. The victory moved him up from ninth to seventh in the Built Ford Tough Series standings. He has four career victories, and all have come in the last two seasons and 39 events.

J.B. Mauney posted the second-highest score of the season with 93.5 points on Asteroid to win the championship round. Mauney finished third in the average and moved up from fifth to fourth in the season standings. Mauney's ride ended a streak of 16 consecutive buckoffs for Asteroid, who was runner-up for PBR World Championship Bull a year ago.

Defending World Champion Bull Bushwacker won the Pabst Blue Ribbon Bull Award for being the high-marked bull of the event, earning 46.50 points out of a possible 50 points. Bushwacker bucked off L.J. Jenkins in 2.97 seconds, extending his buckoff streak to 44 riders in a row. Asteroid, who was the runner-up for World Champion Bull a year ago, had the second-highest score with 46.25 points.

Jenkins finished fifth in the average with 172 points, and moved to within 517.50 points of world leader Valdiron de Oliveira, who did not ride a bull at the event. Mike Lee finished fourth in the average with 175.50 points, and climbed to 19th in the standings.

The BFTS is having one of the tightest title races in history with less than 1,200 points separating the Top 3 riders in the world. Valdiron de Oliveira has been the world's top-ranked rider following each of the past seven BFTS events, and 11 times after the first 19 events. Oliveira, who has not been ranked lower than second all season, leads second-ranked L.J. Jenkins by 959.50 points, and Silvano Alves, who is ranked third, by 1,155 points.

This is the second win of the season for Vieira, who finished first at Indianapolis in April. 

The first 20 events of the season have produced 17 different winners, with the only multiple winners being Mauney with three wins, and Alves and Vieira with two wins each. Mauney posted his three victories in the first 12 events of the season before breaking his hand.

The BFTS will take a week off before returning on Aug. 31-Sept. 1 in Thackerville, Okla., for the WinStar World Casino Invitational. It will be the second year in a row that the BFTS will compete under the stars in a custom-built arena adjacent to the WinStar World Casino. In 2011, Thackerville became the first outdoor BFTS event since 2005 in Laughlin, Nevada.

San Antonio is the 21st 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 gold 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 Series
Bass Pro Shops Chute Out presented by Cooper Tires
AT&T Center in San Antonio
Final Results

Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Total Points)
1. Fabiano Vieira, 88.25-90-89-91-358.25 points, $48,060
2. Austin Meier, 83.25-87.5-87-0-257.75 points, $17,000
3. J. B. Mauney, 0-0-88.25-93.5-181.75 points, $17,650
4. Mike Lee, 86.5-89-0-0-175.50 points, $10,475
5. LJ Jenkins, 86-0-86-0-172 points, $4,950
6. Kody Lostroh, 87.5-0-0-0-87.50 points, $5,650
7. Ryan Dirteater, 0-dnq-87.25-0-87.25 points, $4,150
Silvano Alves, 87.25-dnq-87.25 points, $4,150
9. Aaron Roy, 86.5-0-0-0-86.50 points, $2,475
10. Ty Pozzobon, 0-dnq-86.25-dnq-86.25 points, $1,750
11. Chad Besplug, 0-dnq-86-dnq-86 points, $925
Cord McCoy, 86-0-dnq-0-86 points, $925
13. Caleb Sanderson, 0-dnq-85.5-dnq-85.50 points, $770
Chance Roberts, 85.5-0-0-dnq-85.50 points, $585
Cody Johnson, 85.5-0-0-dnq-85.50 points, $585
16. Jordan Hupp, 0-dnq-85.25-dnq-85.25 points, $400
Robson Palermo, 0-dnq-85.25-dnq-85.25 points, $400
18. Luke Snyder, 82.5-dnq-0-dnq-82.50 points, $400
19. Bart Miller, 79-dnq-0-dnq-79 points, $400
Ben Jones, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Billy Robinson, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Chase Outlaw, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Chris Shivers, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Cody Ford, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Cody Nance, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Guilherme Marchi, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Harve Stewart, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Justin Koon, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Kyle Lozier, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Lachlan Richardson, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Marco Eguchi, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Matt Triplett, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $0
Renato Nunes, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Shane Proctor, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Stormy Wing, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Valdiron Oliveira, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400

2012 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series Season Standings
(Events, Wins, Top 5 finishes, Points, Earnings)
1. Valdiron de Oliveira, 20, 1, 8, 8,675, $160,951.19
2. L.J. Jenkins, 21, 1, 9, 8,157.50, $171,252.33
3. Silvano Alves, 21, 2, 5, 7,792.25, $394,155.61
4. J. B. Mauney, 18, 2, 6, 6,655.50, $234,045.27
5. Guilherme Marchi, 21, 1, 6, 6,237.50, $144,700
6. Austin Meier, 21, 1, 6, 6,115.50, $173,753.81
7. Fabiano Vieira, 15, 2, 4, 6,099, $171,849.08
8. Marco Eguche, 21, 1, 8, 5,966.25, $180,088.83
9. Renato Nunes, 21, 1, 5, 5,481.25, $92,752.86
10. Ryan Dirteater, 19, 0, 3, 4,483, $89,316.45
11. Luke Snyder, 21, 1, 2, 4,309.25, $120,633.40
12. Stormy Wing, 20, 0, 5, 3,902, $75,107.89
13. Justin Koon, 19, 0, 6, 3,737.50, $66,254.25
14. Harve Stewart, 21, 0, 3, 3,722.25, $82,815.16
15. Robson Palermo, 11, 1, 3, 3,600.50, $99,461.27
16. Kody Lostroh, 18, 1, 2, 3,535.50, $124,657.42
17. Douglas Duncan, 15, 0, 2, 3,454.25, $79,707
18. Ty Pozzobon, 19, 0, 2, 3,394.25, $82,441.48
19. Mike Lee, 12, 0, 4, 3,263.50, $59,849.64
20. Chase Outlaw, 15, 1, 2, 2,911, $134,173.28
21. Jordan Hupp, 20, 1, 1, 2,648.75, $59,014.33
22. Ben Jones, 11, 0, 3, 2,505, $74,677.84
23. Cody Nance, 20, 1, 1, 2,478.50, $89,603.87
24. Chris Shivers, 12, 1, 2, 2,474.75, $59,140
25. Caleb Sanderson, 21, 0, 1, 2,446.75, $42,114.40
26. Aaron Roy, 21, 0, 1, 2,230.25, $99,700.09
27. Ryan McConnel, 16, 0, 1, 1,757, $22,283.33
28. Emilio Rezende, 9, 0, 1, 1,653.25, $43,606.51
29. Cord McCoy, 17, 0, 0, 1,483.25, $29,696.34
30. Dusty Ephrom, 18, 0, 0, 1,153.50, $29,891.05
31. Jory Markiss, 10, 0, 1, 1,063, $43,663.70
32. Lachlan Richardson, 6, 1, 1, 935.75, $74,800.88
33. Dakota Beck, 8, 0, 0, 924.50, $35,586.91
34. Kasey Hayes, 10, 0, 0, 914.25, $29,116.33
35. Billy Robinson, 9, 0, 0, 805.75, $49,572.33
36. Rubens Barbosa, 8, 0, 1, 802.25, $30,990.33
37. Sean Willingham, 11, 0, 0, 793.75, $17,686.41
38. Matt Bohon, 11, 0, 0, 726.75, $29,187.45
39. Elton Cide Pereira, 8, 0, 0, 721.75, $28,189.88
40. Paulo Ferreira, 6, 0, 0, 677.75, $30,704.52
41. Shane Proctor, 7, 0, 0, 576.25, $41,787.53
42. Markus Mariluch, 8, 0, 0, 554.25, $28,806.83
43. Josh Faircloth, 3, 0, 0, 545.75, $19,253.03
44. Dustin Elliott, 5, 0, 0, 543.25, $6,849.61
45. Chad Besplug, 7, 0, 0, 461.50, $154,118.83

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