Game notes: Sacramento

Highlights

  • Marco Eguchi is the defending champion in Sacramento.
  • The second PBR 15/15 Bucking Battle will be held immediately following Round 1 on Friday.
  • The Monster Energy Money Bull in Sacramento will be Asteroid.

In This Article

A DECADE IN THE MAKING - This is the ninth year in a row, and the tenth time overall since 1996 that the PBR Built Ford Tough Series has visited Sacramento, Calif.

UP NEXT - The Built Ford Tough Series will travel down to Anaheim, Calif. for the LiftMaster Invitational, visiting the Honda Center at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8; at 6:50 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10.

PAST WINNERS - Marco Eguchi is the defending champion in Sacramento. Eguchi closed the weekend with 92.25 points on Priceless (D&H Cattle Company), a career-high ride, to pick up his first PBR Built Ford Tough Series victory. Here is a complete list of winners in Sacramento:

2012    Marco Eguchi
2011    Renato Nunes
2010    J.B. Mauney
2009    Zack Brown
2008    Nick Landreneau
2007    Justin McBride
2006    Mike Lee
2005    Owen Washburn
1996    K.J. Pletcher

FORMAT - Each of the 35 riders will ride on Friday and Saturday. Following Round 2 on Saturday, up to 15 riders will advance to the Built Ford Tough Championship Round. The championship round will have a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 riders. Riders who have ridden two bulls will advance to compete with one more bull. In the event that fewer than 10 riders ride two bulls, the riders with the highest score or the longest buck-off time will advance. In the event that more than 15 riders ride two bulls, the 15 riders with the highest cumulative scores will advance. The overall event winner will be the rider with the highest combined score from all three rounds, earning $30,000 for first place.

PBR 15/15 BUCKING BATTLE - The second PBR 15/15 Bucking Battle will be held immediately following Round 1 on Friday. The PBR 15/15 Bucking Battle features the Top 15 riders in the world competing against the 15 highest-ranked bulls at the event for an additional purse of $21,000. The bulls were each randomly assigned a position from 1-15. The riders were then matched with their bulls based upon their own current rankings in the BFTS standings. BFTS points will be doubled in the PBR 15/15 Bucking Battle, with the winner receiving 200 points and second place receiving 180 points, continuing on a graduated scale to 20 points for 10th place. Points earned count toward the BFTS standings, but DO NOT count toward determining the event winner in Winston-Salem. If a rider fails to make a qualified ride, he does not receive any points or money.

PBR 15/15 Bucking Battle
Friday, Feb. 1
Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif.
Agnaldo Cardozo vs. Buckey (Wentz Bucking Bulls)
Chase Outlaw vs. Great White (K&K Cattle Company)
Kody Lostroh vs. Meat Hook (Robinson/Bar 3D)
Marco Eguchi vs. Detailer (Humpz and Hornz/Sis & Stan Buckin Bulls)
Nathan Schaper vs. David's Dream (Circle T/3B Bucking Bulls)
Cody Nance vs. Palm Springs (Circle T/3B Bucking Bulls)
Jory Markiss vs. Lightmaker's Rango (Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls)
Robson Palermo vs. High Octane (West Coast Bucking Bulls)
Sean Willingham vs. Shepherd Hills Trapper (Circle T Ranch & Rodeo)
Jordan Hupp vs. Class 6 Kat (Julio Moreno Bucking Bulls)
Douglas Duncan vs. Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey (Circle T Ranch & Rodeo)
J.B. Mauney vs. Jack Daniels After Party (Circle T Ranch & Rodeo)
Shane Proctor vs. RMEF Bugle II (Jeff Robinson/Bar 3D Bucking Bulls)
Silvano Alves vs. Buck Off (Wentz Bucking Bulls)
Mike Lee vs. Asteroid (Circle T Ranch & Rodeo)

MONSTER ENERGY MONEY BULL - Monster Energy is sponsoring a "Monster Energy Money Bull" at nine Built Ford Tough Series events. Seven of the matchups will be a randomly-selected bull in the PBR 15/15 Bucking Battle (Jan. 18 at Winston-Salem, N.C.; Feb. 1 at Sacramento, Calif.; Feb. 23 at Kansas City, Mo.; April 6 at Billings, Mont.; April 20 at Des Moines, Iowa; Sept. 20 at Biloxi, Miss.; and Oct. 4 at Fayetteville, N.C.). The remaining two will be a randomly-selected bull in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round at the Monster Energy Invitational in New York and the LiftMaster Invitational in Anaheim, Calif., on Feb. 8-10. The Monster Energy Money Bull begins at $6,000, and will continue to increase by $6,000 each time a rider fails to reach 8 seconds. The payout will also include the $3,000 from each time a rider does not reach 8 seconds on a "Bonus Bull."  Here is a look at the Monster Energy Money Bull by event:

Event            Bull Rider Payout
New York Bonus Bull South Paw Stormy Wing $3,000
New York Bonus Bull Quiet Riot Silvano Alves $3,000
New York Monster Energy Money Bull Rock & Roll  J.B. Mauney $6,000
Chicago Bonus Bull Mississipppi Hippy Robson Palermo $3,000
Winston-Salem Monster Energy Money Bull Asteroid Guilherme Marchi $6,000
Winston-Salem Bonus Bull Shepherd Hills Tested Jory Markiss $3,000
Winston-Salem  Bonus Bull Flint Shane Proctor $3,000
Sacramento Monster Energy Money Bull Asteroid TBD $6,000
Current Value                                         $33,000

POSSIBLE POINTS  - There are 900 possible points available in Sacramento as the winner of the event will receive 300 points and each of the three round wins is worth 100 points plus the ride score.                                          

PBR BUILT FORD TOUGH WORLD FINALS - The Built Ford Tough Series season will conclude Oct. 23-27 in Las Vegas with the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals, where the PBR World Champion will be crowned and awarded a $1 million bonus. The richest bull riding event in the world, the World Finals has a total purse of more than $2 million.

HEROES AND LEGENDS - The PBR Heroes & Legends Celebration Reception will be held from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at South Point, and will be immediately followed by the PBR Heroes & Legends Celebration from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The ceremony will include the induction of the 2013 Ring of Honor member(s), and the presentation of the Brand of Honor, the Jim Shoulders Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Sharon Shoulders Award. The PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals Kickoff Party will be held immediately following the Heroes & Legends Celebration.

PBR Legends Reunion Tentative Schedule:

Tuesday, Oct. 22                 
5:30-7:00 p.m. PBR Heroes & Legends Celebration Reception
7:00-9:30 p.m. PBR Heroes & Legends Celebration
9:00 p.m. PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals Kickoff Party
                                                          
Wednesday, Oct. 23                                         
9:30-11:00 a.m. PBR Founder's Forum at South Point Las Vegas
11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.  Ultimate PBR Bull Rider Meet & Greet
4:00 -6:00 p.m. PBR World Finals Pre-Party at the Cox Pavilion
                                                                   
Thursday, Oct. 24                                              
4:00-6:00 p.m. PBR World Finals Pre-Party at the Cox Pavilion



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