OKLAHOMA CITY ― Veteran Sean Willingham rode Party All The Time (Rockin T Ranch) for 86 points on Saturday to finish fourth in Round 2 and move into the lead through the second day of action at the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series WinStar World Casino Invitational at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Willingham, who qualified for the event as an alternate after winning the Touring Pro Division event in Austin, Texas, last week, has put up 173.5 points on two bulls through the first two days of action in Oklahoma City.
J.B. Mauney, meanwhile, rode Shady Sam (Herbert Bucking Bulls) for 85 points in Round 2 to remain in second place with 173 points, while Canadian Ty Pozzobon sits in third with 172 points, after riding Notorious (Martinez Bucking Bulls, LLC) for 85.75 points Saturday in the second round.
Brant Atwood and Marco Eguchi are the only other two riders to have covered two bulls in Oklahoma City. Atwood won Round 2 with 88.25 points on Blonde Bomber, and sits in fourth with 171 points, while Eguchi has tallied 146 points on two bulls.
Round 3 and the Built Ford Tough Championship Round will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are available at www.Ticketmaster.com and by telephone at (800) 745-3000. Each of the 35 riders will ride on Sunday. Following Round 3, up to 15 riders will advance to the championship round. Sunday's action will air on CBS Sports Network at 8:00 p.m. ET.
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The PBR is celebrating 20 years of competition in 2013. PBR broadcasts reach more than half a billion households in 50 nations and territories around the world, and more than 2.5 million fans attend PBR events each year. PBR has awarded more than $120 million dollars in prize money over 20 years of competition, including a $1 million bonus to the PBR World Champion each year.
Oklahoma City is the fourth of 26 stops in 18 states that the BFTS will make in 2013. The season will conclude at the Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Oct. 23-27, 2013. The PBR World Champion will receive the coveted Championship buckle and a $1 million bonus, as well as a new pickup truck from Ford, the title sponsor of the Built Ford Tough Series.
Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough
WinStar World Casino Invitational
Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Total Points)
1. Sean Willingham, 87.5-86-173.50 points.
2. J.B. Mauney, 88-85-173.00 points.
3. Ty Pozzobon, 86.25-85.75-172.00 points.
4. Brant Atwood, 82.75-88.25-171.00 points.
5. Marco Eguchi, 66.25-79.75-146.00 points.
6. Jory Markiss, 89-0-89.00 points.
7. Emilio Resende, 88-0-88.00 points.
8. Renato Nunes, 87.5-0-87.50 points.
Shane Proctor, 0-87.5-87.50 points.
Stormy Wing, 87.5-0-87.50 points.
11. Mike Lee, 0-87.25-87.25 points.
12. Agnaldo Cardozo, 86.5-0-86.50 points.
Brendon Clark, 86.5-0-86.50 points.
14. Lachlan Richardson, 85.25-0-85.25 points.
Robson Palermo, 0-85.25-85.25 points.
16. Guilherme Marchi, 0-85-85.00 points.
17. Austin Meier, 84.75-0-84.75 points.
18. Chase Outlaw, 84.5-0-84.50 points.
19. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-83.75-83.75 points.
20. Cody Nance, 83.5-0-83.50 points.
21. Harve Stewart, 0-82.75-82.75 points.
22. Jordan Hupp, 82.25-0-82.25 points.
23. Ben Jones, 81.75-0-81.75 points.
24. Douglas Duncan, 68.25-0-68.25 points.
Aaron Roy, 0-0-0.00 points.
Billy Robinson, 0-0-0.00 points.
Caleb Sanderson, 0-0-0.00 points.
Cody Johnson, 0-0-0.00 points.
Dakota Beck, 0-0-0.00 points.
Edevaldo Ferreira, 0-0-0.00 points.
Jared Farley, 0-0-0.00 points.
Luke Snyder, 0-0-0.00 points.
Nathan Schaper, 0-0-0.00 points.
Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0.00 points.
Silvano Alves, 0-0-0.00 points.
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