Bushwacker three points short of perfect

Bushwacker takes care of Luke Snyder on Sunday. Photo by Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com.

Highlights

  • Bushwacker earned 47 points and was named the Pabst Blue Ribbon Bull Award for being the highest-marked bull of the Kawasaki Invitational presented by Cooper Tires.
  • Kawasaki Invitational winner Fabiano Vieira jumped to No. 18 in the world.
  • Top-ranked rider Shane Proctor was able to hold on as No. 1, despite going only 1-for-3 in St. Louis.

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ST. LOUIS - Only two outs into the 2013 season, 2011 World Champion Bull Bushwacker (Julio Moreno Bucking Bulls) already looks ready to reclaim his title.

Judges awarded the former champ a season-high 47 points as he earned the Pabst Blue Ribbon Bull Award for being the highest-marked bull of the Kawasaki Invitational presented by Cooper Tires at the Scottrade Center. Missouri native Luke Snyder lasted just 1.98 seconds on Bushwacker in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round on Sunday afternoon.

"His first two trips this year," hauler Kent Cox explained, "this might be his best year yet."

Out of the four matchups Snyder and Bushwacker have had, Snyder says this is the strongest the bull has ever been on. Snyder seemed to agree with Cox on his opponent's performance, "He was all there, he earned the 47 points. Bushwacker is the man; he's the number one dog."

The year's highest-marked bull will appear at the next two BFTS event stops, Kansas City, Mo., and Arlington, Texas, to continue his domination over the riders he faces. He extended his highest buckoff rate of the bulls in action today, having been ridden only once in BFTS competition out of 39 attempts. Thiago Paguioto covered him for 89.75 points in 2009 in Las Vegas.

Earlier in the championship round, Silvano Alves had the opportunity to reclaim the lead in the overall world standings, but fell short after bucking off Stanley FatMax for the fourth time in his career. This is one of the few bulls the reigning two-time defending World Champion has had trouble with.

With that, top-ranked rider Shane Proctor was able to hold on as No. 1, despite going only 1-for-3 in St. Louis. Alves trails Proctor by only 53.96 points.

The rest of the Top 5 has changed completely, with Marco Eguchi sitting third, Ty Pozzobon in fourth and Aaron Roy in fifth place.

Kawasaki Invitational winner Fabiano Vieira had fallen outside of the top 35 after missing a couple events because of a fractured right ankle. However, the win today vaulted him back into the Top 20 where he currently ranks 18th in the world.

"I was mad when I broke my ankle, but I can be nothing but happy right now," Vieira said. "I covered three bulls and only fell off in the short go. I feel strong and I want to keep this strength. I'm finally back."

Pozzobon took second in the event with 175.25 points, Eguchi placed third with 174.25 points and Aaron Roy split fourth with Snyder at 173.75 points a piece.

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series

Cooper Tires presents: Kawasaki Invitational
Scottrade Center in St. Louis
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Total Points-Earnings)

1. Fabiano Vieira, 83.25-65.5-89-0-237.75 points, $35,170

2. Ty Pozzobon, 89-86.25-0-0-175.25 points, $18,520

3. Marco Eguchi, 86.5-87.75-0-0-174.25 points, $12,565

4. Aaron Roy, 86.75-0-87-0-173.75 points, $8,915

Luke Snyder, 0-88-85.75-0-173.75 points, $10,020

6. Brendon Clark, 85.25-85.5-0-0-170.75 points, $4,985

7. Silvano Alves, 82-87.75-0-0-169.75 points, $5,965

8. Jordan Hupp, 84.5-85-0-0-169.50 points, $3,090

9. Renato Nunes, 84.75-84.5-0-0-169.25 points, $1,400

10. Eduardo Aparecido, 83.25-83.75-0-0-167 points, $2,090

11. Brant Atwood, 84.5-0-73.25-0-157.75 points, $1,590

12. Zack Brown, 88-0-0-0-88 points, $3,150

13. Jarrod Craig, 0-0-87.5-0-87.50 points, $3,150

14. Chase Outlaw, 87-0-0-0-87 points, $2,400

15. Ben Jones, 0-86.75-0-0-86.75 points, $1,700

Douglas Duncan, 0-0-86.75-0-86.75 points, $1,700

Shane Proctor, 86.75-0-0-0-86.75 points, $1,475

18. Mike Lee, 0-0-86.25-0-86.25 points, $1,250

Reese Cates, 86.25-0-0-0-86.25 points, $850

20. Billy Robinson, 0-85.5-0-0-85.50 points, $925

21. Emilio Resende, 0-85.25-0-0-85.25 points, $770

22. Cody Nance, 0-84.75-0-0-84.75 points, $400

23. Agnaldo Cardozo, 84.25-0-0-0-84.25 points, $400

Edevaldo Ferreira, 84.25-0-0-0-84.25 points, $400

25. Wesley Lourenco, 0-0-84-0-84 points, $850

26. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 83.75-0-0-0-83.75 points, $400

Lachlan Richardson, 0-83.75-0-0-83.75 points, $400

Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-83.75-0-0-83.75 points, $400

29. Guilherme Marchi, 82.75-0-0-0-82.75 points, $400

30. Jared Farley, 82.25-0-0-0-82.25 points, $400

Nathan Schaper, 82.25-0-0-0-82.25 points, $400

32. Harve Stewart, 0-0-76.5-0-76.50 points, $770

Jory Markiss, 0-0-0-0-0 points, $400

L.J. Jenkins, 0-0-0-0-0 points, $400

Sean Willingham, 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, 5, 2, 3, 3,414.120, $116,960.80

2. Silvano Alves, 7, 0, 4, 3,360.160, $128,357.02

3. Marco Eguchi, 6, 0, 3, 2,463.750, $73,761.99

4. Ty Pozzobon, 7, 0, 3, 2,367.620, $51,698.30

5. Aaron Roy, 7, 0, 3, 2,285.250, $53,260.36

6. Jordan Hupp, 7, 0, 0, 2,272.120, $39,972.33

7. J. B. Mauney, 6, 0, 3, 2,1480, $36,127.13

8. Luke Snyder, 7, 0, 2, 2,094.750, $37,008.33

9. Douglas Duncan, 7, 0, 1, 1,999.870, $34,064.96

10. Agnaldo Cardozo, 7, 0, 1, 1,997.620, $47,114.40

11. Guilherme Marchi, 7, 1, 1, 1,8160, $54,807.70

12. Sean Willingham, 4, 1, 1, 1,7650, $51,713.57

13. Mike Lee, 7, 0, 0, 1,735.370, $33,263.72

14. Brendon Clark, 7, 0, 1, 1,6850, $24,638.54

15. Jory Markiss, 7, 0, 1, 1,660.500, $34,194.05

16. Billy Robinson, 7, 1, 1, 1,614.500, $47,900

17. Robson Palermo, 4, 1, 1, 1,610.500, $42,435

18. Fabiano Vieira, 3, 1, 1, 1,515.500, $43,107

19. Cody Nance, 7, 0, 1, 1,490.620, $25,504.18

20. Kody Lostroh, 5, 0, 1, 1,4620, $29,308.72

21. Nathan Schapper, 7, 0, 0, 1,456.750, $20,600.94

22. Reese Cates, 2, 0, 1, 1,455.620, $26,816.37

23. Eduardo Aparecido Silva, 3, 0, 1, 1,454.070, $18,727.18

24. Renato Nunes, 7, 0, 0, 1,392.060, $28,260.85

25. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 3, 0, 0, 1,285.540, $54,622.84

26. Chase Outlaw, 7, 0, 0, 1,272.250, $19,143.63

27. Edevaldo Ferreira da Silva, 7, 0, 0, 1,217.880, $513,887.46

28. Brant Atwood, 3, 0, 0, 1,182.200, $25,352.14

29. Ben Jones, 7, 0, 0, 1,0450, $16,917.88

30. Emilio Rezende, 7, 0, 0, 990.720, $11,521.34

31. Zack Brown, 2, 0, 0, 975.750, $19,426.24

32. Lachlan Richardson, 7, 0, 0, 878.500, $13,160.73

33. Harve Stewart, 6, 0, 0, 835.870, $10,140.30

34. Troy Wilkinson, 2, 0, 0, 738.020, $26,341.39

35. Stormy Wing, 5, 0, 0, 616.500, $8,026.45

36. Jason Malone, 2, 0, 0, 611.120, $9,968.10

37. Joseph McConnel, 0, 0, 0, 582.680, $29,491.66

38. Wesley Lourenco, 1, 0, 0, 534.840, $13,730.63

39. Skeeter Kingsolver, 0, 0, 0, 528.500, $10,289.72

40. Cody Johnson, 4, 0, 0, 516.500, $5,438.77

41. Matt Triplett, 1, 0, 0, 502.430, $6,452.54

42. Chris Lowe, 0, 0, 0, 500.750, $12,755.19

43. Josh Faircloth, 2, 0, 0, 500.620, $11,472.26

44. Jarrod Craig, 1, 0, 0, 460.870, $8,654.08

45. L.J. Jenkins, 4, 0, 0, 454.370, $3,650.80

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