Proctor becomes world’s No. 1 bull rider with Anaheim win

Shane Proctor scores 89.25 points on Buckmaster to win in Anaheim, Calif. Photo by Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com

Highlights

  • With the win in Anaheim, Calif., Shane Proctor took over the top spot in the world standings.
  • The win was Proctor's second BFTS event victory of 2013.
  • Reigning champ Silvano Alves was ousted from the No. 1 spot for the first time since August.
  • Asteroid, the 2012 World Champion Bull, dumped Eduardo Aparecido in 1.21 seconds.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. ― Going 4-for-4 at the Built Ford Tough Series LiftMaster Invitational at the Honda Center, Shane Proctor won his second event of the 2013 season on Sunday, and successfully ousted reigning champion Silvano Alves from the top spot in the world standings.

Proctor was the only rider to cover all four of his bulls, and the only rider to successfully make the whistle in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round, where he put up 89.25 points on Buckmaster (Wentz Bucking Bulls). He finished the weekend with 350.25 points, the highest total that a rider has accumulated in a single event so far this season. This marks the first year the North Carolina athlete has won more than one BFTS event. It is his fifth-career BFTS victory.

"Buckmaster is a bull I had last week, so I knew him really well," Proctor said. "I was thankful to have positioned myself to have the first pick in the championship draw.  I drew really well all week and that's half of the battle - draw well and stay on your bulls."

Competing as an alternate, Proctor won the Winston-Salem Invitational in January. One month later, he now ranks as the No. 1 rider in the world. This is the first time someone other than Alves has led the world standings since August of 2012. It also marks the first time an American has led since L.J. Jenkins sat in the top spot last August.

Proctor is taking his new lead in stride. "We still have 20 events left to this season," he said. "It's a long road. Silvano's won [the World Championship] twice. He's a seasoned vet. There are guys chasing you like J.B. Mauney, and lots of other really good riders on the Built Ford Tough Series, so my goal is just to stay on as many bulls as I can and get as many high scores as I can. Hopefully, in the end, it will work out. There's still a long road ahead."

Proctor's $47,465 check is a part of more than $500,000 that has been awarded to the winners in Anaheim over the past 16 years, while more than $2 million worldwide has been given throughout the PBR in just this year alone.

Veteran Luke Snyder finished second in Anaheim, covering three of four bulls for a combined 258 points, moving to No. 15 in the world standings. Canadian Ty Pozzobon, meanwhile, finished third with 247.50 points, also making the whistle on three of the four bulls he faced. Proctor, Snyder and Pozzobon were the only three riders to make the 8-second mark on three bulls throughout the three-day event.

"There are guys chasing you like J.B. Mauney, and lots of other really good riders... so my goal is just to stay on as many bulls as I can and get as many high scores as I can."

Reigning World Champion Bull Asteroid (Circle T Ranch & Rodeo), the Monster Energy Money Bull, made quick work of Eduardo Aparecido (Gouvelandia, Brazil), bucking him off in just 1.27 seconds for a bull score of 44.25 out of 50 points. This extends the money bull purse to $51,000. A rider will have a chance to earn the bonus on a Monster Energy Money Bull during the PBR 15/15 Bucking Battle in Kansas City, Mo., on Feb. 23.

Asteroid, who remains unridden this season in three outs, has once again established himself as one of the top bulls on the BFTS, as he works to defend his title. 

Meat Hook (Jeff Robinson/Bar 3D Bucking Bulls) earned the Pabst Blue Ribbon Bull Award for being the highest-marked bull of the event with a score of 46 points. Snyder lasted just 3.2 seconds on Meat Hook in the championship round.

The BFTS will travel to Missouri next weekend for the Kawasaki Invitational at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Feb. 15-17. Bull riding begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, 8 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com and by telephone at (800) 745-3000.

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.

Anaheim is the sixth of 26 stops in 18 states on the Built Ford Tough Series. The season will conclude at the Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Oct. 23-27. The PBR World Champion will receive the coveted championship buckle, a $1 million bonus and a new pickup truck from Ford, the title sponsor of the Built Ford Tough Series.

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
LiftMaster Invitational
Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Total Points-Earnings)
1. Shane Proctor, 85.75-87.75-87.5-89.25-350.25 points, $47,465.
2. Luke Snyder, 86.75-86-85.25-0-258 points, $14,708.33.
3. Ty Pozzobon, 81.75-82-83.75-0-247.50 points, $8,400.
4. Reese Cates, 87.5-0-86-0-173.50 points, $8,350.
5. Marco Eguchi, 0-82.75-88.75-0-171.50 points, $6,835.
6. Agnaldo Cardozo, 89-81.25-0-0-170.25 points, $6,480.
7. Eduardo Aparecido, 0-80.5-89.25-0-169.75 points, $5,980.
8. L.J. Jenkins, 85.5-0-83.75-0-169.25 points, $1,900.
9. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 86.5-82.5-0-0-169 points, $1,770.
10. Matt Triplett, 84.5-0-84-0-168.50 points, $1,270.
11. Guilherme Marchi, 84.25-84-0-0-168.25 points, $850.
12. Ben Jones, 86.25-81.5-0-0-167.75 points, $400.
13. Silvano Alves, 0-81.25-85.75-0-167 points, $1,125.
14. Nathan Schaper, 0-82.75-82-0-164.75 points, $585.
15. Renato Nunes, 88.5-0-0-0-88.50 points, $3,150.
16. Jory Markiss, 0-87.75-0-0-87.75 points, $3,565.
17. Brendon Clark, 87.5-0-0-0-87.50 points, $2,050.
18. Aaron Roy, 86.75-0-0-0-86.75 points, $1,033.33.
Douglas Duncan, 86.75-0-0-0-86.75 points, $1,033.33.
20. Kody Lostroh, 0-86.5-0-0-86.50 points, $2,400.
21. Zack Brown, 0-86.25-0-0-86.25 points, $1,700.
22. Billy Robinson, 0-86-0-0-86 points, $1,125.
23. Chase Outlaw, 85.75-0-0-0-85.75 points, $400.
Mike Lee, 0-0-85.75-0-85.75 points, $1,125.
25. Edevaldo Ferreira, 84.75-0-0-0-84.75 points, $400.
26. Jared Farley, 81.75-0-0-0-81.75 points, $400.
27. Cody Nance, 0-81.5-0-0-81.50 points, $400.
28. Jordan Hupp, 0-80.75-0-0-80.75 points, $400.
Brant Atwood, 0-0-0-0-0 points, $400.
Emilio Resende, 0-0-0-0-0 points, $400.
J.B. Mauney, 0-0-0-0-0 points, $400.
Jason Malone, 0-0-0-0-0 points, $400.
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0-0-0 points, $400.
Sean Willingham, 0-0-0-0-0 points, $400.
Troy Wilkinson, 0-0-0-0-0 points, $400.

2013 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series Season Standings
(Events, Wins, Top 5 finishes, Points, Earnings)
1. Shane Proctor, 4, 2, 3, 3,262.370, $115,485.80.
2. Silvano Alves, 6, 0, 4, 2,945.410, $122,392.02.
3. J.B. Mauney, 6, 0, 3, 2,148.000, $36,127.13.
4. Jordan Hupp, 6, 0, 0, 1,957.620, $36,882.33.
5. Agnaldo Cardozo, 6, 0, 1, 1,913.370, $46,714.40.
6. Douglas Duncan, 6, 0, 1, 1,843.120, $32,364.96.
7. Marco Eguchi, 5, 0, 2, 1,834.500, $61,196.99.
8. Sean Willingham, 3, 1, 1, 1,765.000, $51,313.57.
9. Guilherme Marchi, 6, 1, 1, 1,733.250, $54,407.70.
10. Aaron Roy, 6, 0, 2, 1,706.500, $44,345.36.
11. Ty Pozzobon, 6, 0, 2, 1,672.370, $33,178.30.
12. Jory Markiss, 6, 0, 1, 1,660.500, $33,794.05.
13. Robson Palermo, 4, 1, 1, 1,610.500, $42,435.00.
14. Mike Lee, 6, 0, 0, 1,589.120, $32,013.72.
15. Luke Snyder, 6, 0, 1, 1,511.000, $26,988.33.
16. Billy Robinson, 6, 1, 1, 1,484.000, $46,975.00.
17. Kody Lostroh, 5, 0, 1, 1,462.000, $29,308.72.
18. Cody Nance, 6, 0, 1, 1,395.870, $25,104.18.
19. Nathan Schapper, 6, 0, 0, 1,374.500, $20,200.94.
20. Reese Cates, 1, 0, 1, 1,329.370, $25,966.37.
21. Eduardo Aparecido Silva, 2, 0, 1, 1,247.070, $16,637.18.
22. Brendon Clark, 6, 0, 1, 1,239.250, $19,653.54.
23. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 2, 0, 0, 1,201.790, $54,222.84.
24. Edevaldo Ferreira da Silva, 6, 0, 0, 1,133.630, $513,487.46.
25. Renato Nunes, 6, 0, 0, 1,122.810, $26,860.85.
26. Chase Outlaw, 6, 0, 0, 1,105.250, $16,743.63.
27. Brant Atwood, 2, 0, 0, 999.450, $23,762.14.
28. Ben Jones, 6, 0, 0, 888.250, $15,217.88.
29. Emilio Rezende, 6, 0, 0, 875.470, $10,751.34.
30. Zack Brown, 1, 0, 0, 797.750, $16,276.24.
31. Lachlan Richardson, 6, 0, 0, 794.750, $12,760.73.
32. Fabiano Vieira, 2, 0, 0, 777.750, $7,937.00.
33. Troy Wilkinson, 2, 0, 0, 738.020, $26,341.39.
34. Jason Malone, 2, 0, 0, 611.120, $9,968.10.
35. Stormy Wing, 5, 0, 0, 583.000, $7,315.00.
36. Harve Stewart, 5, 0, 0, 531.250, $4,000.00.
37. Cody Johnson, 4, 0, 0, 516.500, $5,438.77.
38. Matt Triplett, 1, 0, 0, 502.430, $6,452.54.
39. Chris Lowe, 0, 0, 0, 500.750, $12,755.19.
40. Josh Faircloth, 2, 0, 0, 479.750, $11,472.26.
41. Skeeter Kingsolver, 0, 0, 0, 459.250, $8,642.42.
42. L.J. Jenkins, 3, 0, 0, 454.370, $3,250.80.
43. Caleb Sanderson, 5, 0, 1, 452.250, $5,870.00.
44. Joseph McConnel, 0, 0, 0, 438.310, $26,484.70.
46. Scottie Knapp, 0, 0, 0, 408.870, $11,537.56.

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