KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The PBR's 11th stop in Kansas City ended Sunday with record breaking crowds watching Shane Proctor tighten his grip on the number one spot atop the PBR World Standings and Brazil's Marco Eguchi win his second-career Built Ford Tough Series event.
Only 54 points ahead of Silvano Alves in the race for the PBR World Championship, Proctor entered Sunday's competition at the back of the pack alongside Alves. Both men had bucked off their bulls in Round 1 on Saturday night. While Alves failed to cover Young & Gettin It (Keene/White) in Round 2, Proctor aggressively approached Electric Prune of 5G Farms/D&H Cattle Company for 88.75 points and the Round 2 win. He entered the Built Ford Tough Championship Round in fourth place behind defending Kansas City PBR event champion L.J. Jenkins, Agnaldo Cardozo and Eguchi. Jenkins, Cardozo and Eguchi were the only riders with two qualified rides. Proctor's 89.75 point score aboard JK Rodeo Company's Paleface in the final round put him in the event lead.
"I'm really happy with the way the event went. I didn't ride badly all weekend - yesterday I just didn't finish my bulls. At this level you have to be aggressive throughout the 8 Seconds," Proctor said. "I felt like I was just going through the motions instead of being aggressive and going at each bull. I bucked off at 6.5 Seconds yesterday. If I had been more aggressive, it would have been better. Today I was more aggressive and it really worked out."
Proctor's lead was short-lived. The next rider, Eguchi, covered Blonde Bomber for 87.5 points, to take over the lead and hold on to win. He was the only rider to ride all three of the bulls he faced during the event.
"I came into this season after my bull riding accident in Brazil worried about the damage my (bull riding) accident did to my face. The accident broke my face and it wouldn't move," Eguchi said. "My face is better now and I'm training hard and getting on a lot of bulls. I feel much better now. I feel like I can concentrate more on bull riding. I'm feeling confident now and looking forward to next week's (Iron Cowboy) event in Dallas."
Rounding out the top five at the Built Ford Tough Invitational presented by F-150 with Ecoboost were Mike Lee, Eduardo Aparecido and Jenkins, in third through fifth place, respectively.
The BFTS's next event is a stop at Cowboys Stadium on March 2, in Arlington, Texas, for the Dickies® Iron Cowboy IV. The Iron Cowboy matches 24 bull riders against each other in a single-elimination format until one cowboy is left standing as the Iron Cowboy. It starts at 7 p.m. CT. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or via phone at 800 745 3000. The event will be broadcast in two segments, starting Saturday, March 2, at 10 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network and finishing on Sunday, March 3, on CBS at 1 p.m. ET.
The BFTS is televised every week on CBS, CBS Sports Network and networks around the world. 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.
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. The 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.
Professional Bull Riders
Built Ford Tough Invitational presented by Ecoboost
Kansas City, MO
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Total Points-Earnings)
1. Marco Eguchi, 81-84-87.5-252.50 points, $32,650.00
2. Shane Proctor, 0-88.75-89.75-178.50 points, $21,180.00
3. Mike Lee, 87.25-0-88-175.25 points, $14,375.00
4. Eduardo Aparecido, 87.25-0-87.5-174.75 points, $9,575.00
5. L.J. Jenkins, 80-87-0-167.00 points, $6,650.00
6. Agnaldo Cardozo, 83.5-81.75-0-165.25 points, $3,270.00
7. Ty Pozzobon, 87.75-0-0-87.75 points, $5,980.00
8/9. Douglas Duncan, 0-86.5-0-86.50 points, $3,300.00
8/9. Jordan Hupp, 0-86.5-0-86.50 points, $3,300.00
10/13. Emilio Resende, 86-0-0-86.00 points, $1,441.67
10/13. Harve Stewart, 86-0-0-86.00 points, $1,441.67
10/13. Kody Lostroh, 0-86-0-86.00 points, $1,375.00
10/13. Stetson Lawrence, 86-0-0-86.00 points, $1,441.67
14. Valdiron de Oliveira, 85.75-0-0-85.75 points, $850.00
15. Brant Atwood, 0-84.75-0-84.75 points, $1,000.00
16. J. B. Mauney, 84.5-0-0-84.50 points, $770.00
17. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 81-0-0-81.00 points, $400.00
Aaron Roy, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Alfonso Orozco, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Ben Jones, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Billy Robinson, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Chase Outlaw, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Cody Nance, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Fabiano Vieira, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Guilherme Marchi, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Jory Markiss, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Luke Snyder, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Reese Cates, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Robson Palermo, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Sean Willingham, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Silvano Alves, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Troy Wilkinson, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
Zack Brown, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00
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