Eguchi wins the Chicago Invitational

Marco Eguchi rides Shepherd Hills Stockman for 89.25 points in Chicago. Photo by Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com.

Highlights

  • Marco Eguchi won the Chicago Invitational this weekend with 259.5 points over the course of the two-day event.
  • Eguchi finished 3-for-3 and rode Shepherd Hills Stockman for 89.25 points in the championship round on Sunday.
  • Fabiano Vieira finished in second place after winning the championship round with an 89.5-point ride aboard Smackdown.

In This Article

CHICAGO ― Brazilian bull rider Marco Eguchi rode Shepherd Hills Stockman (Wolf Creek Cattle Co./Shepherd Hills Cutlery/Tom Luthy) for 89.25 points during the Built Ford Tough Championship Round of the Professional Bull Riders Chicago Invitational at Allstate Arena Sunday for the win.

Eguchi totaled 259.50 points over the course of the two-day event and walked away with $34,185 in earnings.

Fabiano Vieira notched a second-place finish after covering Smackdown (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Julie Rosen) for 89.50 points, the highest score of the event. Stormy Wing placed third with a total of 257.50 points, Mike Lee took fourth with 254.75 points and Douglas Duncan rounded out the Top five with 172 points.

This is Vieira’s second consecutive Top-three finish after tying for the win last weekend in New York City with reigning PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney. Vieira now sits firmly atop the PBR World Standing ahead of 2004 PBR World Champion Mike Lee by 263.35 points.

RELATED: Marco Eguchi moves to 10th in the world standings

David’s Dream (Wolf Creek Cattle Co./Canrankerous, LLC) picked up the high-marked bull of the event honors as he bucked off Valdiron de Oliveira in 4.72 seconds for a score of 46 points.

Mauney’s consecutive ride streak came to an end during Round 2 on Sunday when Mud Man (Jeff Robinson/Bar 3D Bucking Bulls) successfully bucked him off at 7.18 seconds. Mauney had ridden 16 consecutive bulls in Built Ford Tough Series competition, starting with the PBR event in Hollywood, Fla, in 2013 through Round 1 of the Chicago Invitational. The previous record of 15 had stood for 16 years, having been set in 1998 by Terry Don West.

Chicago is the second of 27 stops on the 2014 Built Ford Tough Series. The season will conclude at the Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Oct. 22-26, 2014. The PBR World Champion will receive the coveted championship buckle and a $1 million bonus and a new pickup truck from Ford, which is also the title sponsor of the Built Ford Tough Series.

The PBR heads to Duluth, Ga., next weekend as the Gwinnett Arena hosts the Built Ford Tough Series Jan. 18-19. Bull riding begins at 7:50 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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. 

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
Chicago Invitational
Allstate Arena in Chicago
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Total Points, Earnings)

1. Marco Eguchi, 85.25-85-89.25-259.50 points, $34,185
2. Fabiano Vieira, 85.25-83.75-89.5-258.50 points, $17,785
3. Stormy Wing, 82.25-88.25-87-257.50 points, $13,550
4. Mike Lee, 86.75-85.5-82.5-254.75 points, $8,975
5. Douglas Duncan, 85-87-0-172 points, $5,200
6. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 86-85.75-0-171.75 points, $4,610
7. Guilherme Marchi, 83.75-84.75-0-168.50 points, $2,400
8. Matt Triplett, 83.75-81.75-0-165.50 points, $1,900
9. Reese Cates, 85.75-79.5-0-165.25 points, $2,033.33
10. Renato Nunes, 83.75-80.25-0-164 points, $900
11. Silvano Alves, 79-82.25-0-161.25 points, $400
12. Valdiron de Oliveira, 61-79.5-0-140.50 points, $400
13. Claudio Crisostomo, 74.25-58.25-0-132.50 points, $400
14. Eduardo Aparecido, 0-88.75-0-88.75 points, $3,980
15. Chase Outlaw, 87.75-0-0-87.75 points, $3,980
16. Lachlan Richardson, 0-87.25-0-87.25 points, $2,400
17/18. Pistol Robinson, 86.75-0-0-86.75 points, $2,775
17/18. Robson Palermo, 0-86.75-0-86.75 points, $1,250
19. Sean Willingham, 0-86-0-86 points, $1,000
20/22. Billy Robinson, 0-85.75-0-85.75 points, $810
20/22. J. B. Mauney, 85.75-0-0-85.75 points, $1,033.33
20/22. Kody Lostroh, 85.75-0-0-85.75 points, $1,033.33
23. Markus Mariluch, 0-85.25-0-85.25 points, $400
24. Cody Nance, 0-84.5-0-84.50 points, $400
25. Jordan Hupp, 0-84.25-0-84.25 points, $400
26. Nathan Schaper, 83-0-0-83 points, $400
27. L.J. Jenkins, 81.5-0-0-81.50 points, $400
Austin Meier, 0-0-0-0 points, $400
Ben Jones, 0-0-0-0 points, $400
Brant Atwood, 0-0-0-0 points, $400
Emilio Resende, 0-0-0-0 points, $400
Jory Markiss, 0-0-0-0 points, $400
Josh Faircloth, 0-0-0-0 points, $400
Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0 points, $400
Tyrell Pozzobon, 0-0-0-0 points, $400

2014 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series Season Standings
(Events, Wins, Top 5 finishes, Points, Earnings)

1. Fabiano Vieira, 2, 1, 2, 1,666, $48,580
2. Mike Lee, 2, 0, 2, 1,402.750, $15,119.21
3. J. B.  Mauney, 2, 1, 1, 1,133.370, $30,863.47
4. Guilherme Marchi, 2, 0, 1, 1,120.500, $13,656.67
5. Ryan Dirteater, 2, 0, 1, 908.750, $14,136.58
6. Matt Triplett, 2, 0, 0, 897.200, $14,714.25
7. Nathan Schapper, 2, 0, 0, 790.500, $8,767.20
8. Stormy Wing, 2, 0, 1, 760.250, $17,120.50
9. Kasey Hayes, 1, 0, 0, 697.500, $11,624.94
10. Marco Eguchi, 2, 1, 1, 674.500, $34,585
11. Cody Nance, 2, 0, 0, 645.500, $10,397.06
12. Kody Lostroh, 2, 0, 0, 583.750, $5,108.33
13. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 2, 0, 0, 557.750, $5,535
14. Lachlan Richardson, 2, 0, 0, 512.250, $8,862.09
15. Robson Palermo, 2, 0, 0, 5090, $4,406.67
16. Jory Markiss, 2, 0, 0, 494.500, $14,209.61
17. Tyrell Pozzobon, 2, 0, 0, 491.370, $11,145.77
18. Gage Gay, 0, 0, 0, 467.250, $8,027.15
19. Jared Farley, 0, 0, 0, 4670, $16,557.25
20. David Mason, 0, 0, 0, 458.370, $13,279.78
21. Valdiron de Oliveira, 2, 0, 0, 448.370, $5,004.95
22. Harve Stewart, 0, 0, 0, 444.910, $13,922.49
23. Sean Willingham, 2, 0, 0, 434.750, $4,708.20
24. Billy Robinson, 2, 0, 0, 434.620, $5,997.55
25. Douglas Duncan, 2, 0, 1, 4320, $5,600
26. Chase Outlaw, 2, 0, 0, 425.620, $8,101.25
27. Pistol Robinson, 2, 0, 0, 373.290, $6,639.03
28. Joseph McConnel, 0, 0, 0, 350.750, $8,585
29. L.J. Jenkins, 2, 0, 0, 320.870, $6,210.25
30. Markus Mariluch, 2, 0, 0, 318.500, $1,305.75
31. Ben Seeds, 0, 0, 0, 312.370, $7,662.66
32. Renato Nunes, 2, 0, 0, 309.750, $1,670
33. Chon Miranda, 0, 0, 0, 307.120, $6,152.43
34. Scott Schiffner, 0, 0, 0, 301.500, $14,148.16
35. Budd Williamson, 0, 0, 0, 279.750, $8,196.08
36. Reese Cates, 2, 0, 0, 275.250, $2,433.33
37. Justin James Paton, 0, 0, 0, 272.250, $7,441.26
38. David Kennedy, 0, 0, 0, 258.120, $4,628.94
39. Brady Sims, 0, 0, 0, 2480, $5,675.88
40. Austin Meier, 2, 0, 0, 241.250, $1,446.67
41. Josh Faircloth, 1, 0, 0, 238.060, $5,240.58
42. Skeeter Kingsolver, 0, 0, 0, 231.620, $4,949.98
43. Cliff Richardson, 0, 0, 0, 217.120, $4,636.75
44. Cláudio Crisóstomo, 2, 0, 0, 210.750, $800
45. Jock Connolly, 0, 0, 0, 200.750, $10,170.48

© 2014 PBR Inc. All rights reserved.

HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY? We would love to hear it!
REGISTER OR SIGN IN to comment!