Ramon de Lima Wins First Event of Career and Launches to No. 3 in World Standings

Ramon de Lima went 4-for-4 over the three days in California. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia

Highlights

  • Ramon de Lima earned his first PBR career event win, taking the PBR 25th: Unleash The Beast, Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic.
  • Lima went 4-for-4 over the three days and sealed the victory with an 89.5-point ride on More Big Bucks.
  • Luciano De Castro (Guzolandia, Brazil) finished second on the weekend also with a 4-for-4 performance, moving him from No. 26 to No. 9 in the world standings.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – During an impressive weekend in front of record crowds in Sacramento, Ramon de Lima (Sao Paulo, Brazil) went on a mission to collect his first PBR (Professional Bull Riders) career event win, taking the PBR 25th: Unleash The Beast, Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic. The high-energy, three-day weekend was the highest attended in the history of PBR in California’s capitol city, including a sell-out, capacity crowd on Saturday night.

Lima went 4-for-4 over the three days and sealed the victory with an 89.5-point ride on More Big Bucks (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Staci Wilks/N Bar Ranch) to win the championship round. With the win, he added 715 world points launching him from No. 61 in the world to No. 3, collecting a paycheck of $40,625. 

Click here to see Lima’s winning ride.

Luciano De Castro (Guzolandia, Brazil) finished second on the weekend also with a 4-for-4 performance, rocketing him from No. 26 to No. 9 in the world standings. Castro ended with an 88-point ride on Blue Stone (D&H Cattle Co/ Flying High Rodeo Co) in the championship round. For his efforts, Castro earned 330 points toward the world standings and $18,475.

2012 PRCA Champion Cody Teel (Kountze. Texas) secured a third-place finish after going 3-for-4 at Golden 1 Center, launching him from 30th in the world standings to 12th. Teel covered Deep Water (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/ Clay Struve/ Heald Pro) for 84.75 points in Sunday’s Championship Round. His impressive weekend earned him 270 points toward the world standings and $12,500.

Washington native Derek Kolbaba (Walla Walla) went 3-for-4 to finish the event in fourth place, his highest finish so far this season. Kolbaba covered Mortimer (Julio Moreno /Dallas Schott) in Round 3 for 86 points but was bucked off Red Bandana (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Staci Wilks/N Bar Ranch/ Chase Bass) in the Championship Round. For the finish, he picked up 140 points toward the world standings and a $6,475 paycheck.

Brennon Eldred (Sulphur, Oklahoma) and Emilio Resende (Santa Helena do Goias, Brazil) rounded out the Top 5 in a tie despite buck offs in the Championship Round. Eldred dominated Set ‘em Up Joe (Dakota Rodeo/ Chad Berger/ Clay Struve/H&C Bucking Bulls) for 87.75 points to win Round 3. Resende bucked off both of his bulls Sunday but rode Shelley’s Gangster (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) for 88 points to win Round 2 on Saturday. Both riders earned 105 points toward the world standings and $6,980.

Fans will be able to watch the action in its entirety HERE. Action from Round 2 and the Championship Round can be seen starting at 8:00 a.m. ET on Monday, January 29.

The Top 35 bull riders in the world will now head down the freeway to Anaheim, California, for the 21st anniversary of the Anaheim Invitational at the Honda Center Feb. 2-3.

In other PBR action this weekend, Keyshawn Whitehorse (McCracken Springs, Texas) won the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) Lexington Classic event Saturday night in front of a crowd of more than 10,000 inside of Rupp Arena, one of the highest-attended Western events in the past 30 years.

Whitehorse rode Slow Ride (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls) for 87 points in the championship round. He earned $6,100 and 120 points towards the world standings, along with an invite to Iron Cowboy, the PBR’s second Major event of the year, in Arlington, Texas on Feb. 24.

Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour
Lexington, Kentucky - Event Results
Name, Round 1-Round 2-Aggr. Score-Total Points-Money Earned

1. Keyshawn Whitehorse, 85-87-172-$6,100

2. Cody Casper, 85-85.5-170.5-$3,400

3. Dakota Eagleburger, 85.5-85-170.5-$3,550

4. Chase Robbins, 84-86-170-$2,300

5. Brady Oleson-85-84.5-169.5-$840

25th PBR: Unleash The Beast

Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic

Golden 1 Center - Sacramento, CA

Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Ramon de Lima, 86.75-87.5-83.25-89.25-346.75-715 Points.

2. Luciano De Castro, 84.75-86-84.5-88-343.25-330 Points.

3. Cody Teel, 83.5-87-0-84.75-255.25-270 Points.

4. Derek Kolbaba, 82.5-85-86-0-253.50-140 Points.

5. Brennon Eldred, 0-0-87.75-0-87.75-105 Points.

(tie). Emilio Resende, 0-88-0-0-88.00-105 Points.

7. Jose Vitor Leme, 87.25-0-0-0-87.25-100 Points.

8. Kaique Pacheco, 81.25-0-87-0-168.25-67.5 Points.

(tie). Fabiano Vieira, 82.75-85.75-83.5-0-252.00-67.5 Points.

10. Stetson Lawrence, 85.75-86.25-0-0-172.00-65 Points.

11. Ryan Dirteater, 86.75-0-0-0-86.75-55 Points.

12. Jess Lockwood, 0-87.25-0-0-87.25-50 Points.

(tie). Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-86.5-0-86.50-50 Points.

14. Valdiron de Oliveira, 86-85.75-0-0-171.75-47.5 Points.

15. Dener Barbosa, 82.25-82-75.75-0-240.00-45 Points.

16. Claudio Montanha Jr., 82.25-0-86-0-168.25-42.5 Points.

17. Cooper Davis, 86.25-0-0-0-86.25-40 Points.

18. Guilherme Marchi, 0-84-84.5-0-168.50-20 Points.

19. Cody Nance, 84.5-76.5-0-0-161.00-5 Points.

(tie). Marco Antonio Eguchi, 82-84.5-0-0-166.50-5 Points.

21. Juan Carlos Contreras, 0-84.5-0-0-84.50

22. Tanner Byrne, 0-84.25-0-0-84.25

23. Nathan Burtenshaw, 0-0-82.5-0-82.50

24. Tye Chandler, 80.25-0-0-0-80.25

25. Silvano Alves, 80-0-0-0-80.00

Eduardo Aparecido, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Dakota Buttar, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Cody Campbell, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Edgar Durazo, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Kurt Shephard, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Alex Marcilio, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Skeeter Kingsolver, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Mason Lowe, 0-0-0-0-0.00

2018 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast World Standings
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5's, Points, Total Winnings)

1. Dener Barbosa, 11, 1, 5, 870.00, $40,025.00

2. Cooper Davis, 7, 1, 3, 820.00, $105,584.14

3. Ramon de Lima, 9, 1, 2, 750.00, $45,890.00

4. Ryan Dirteater, 5, 1, 1, 735.00, $50,425.00

5. Gage Gay, 3, 1, 1, 700.00, $109,425.50

6. Claudio Montanha Jr., 10, 0, 4, 632.50, $38,640.00

7. Valdiron de Oliveira, 9, 0, 3, 569.16, $24,796.67

8. Kaique Pacheco, 8, 2, 2, 492.50, $49,111.66

9. Luciano De Castro, 5, 0, 1, 460.00, $24,183.50

10. Eduardo Aparecido, 7, 0, 2, 413.33, $28,586.66

11. Stetson Lawrence, 7, 0, 2, 405.00, $22,646.78

12. Cody Teel, 8, 0, 2, 377.50, $67,445.95

13. Jess Lockwood, 6, 0, 1, 345.00, $19,105.00

14. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 8, 0, 1, 340.00, $30,328.11

15. Derek Kolbaba, 9, 0, 2, 320.00, $70,079.32

16. Dakota Buttar, 7, 0, 1, 317.50, $23,509.30

17. Jose Vitor Leme, 9, 1, 3, 295.00, $33,354.58

18. Brennon Eldred, 4, 0, 2, 265.00, $63,623.54

19. Tye Chandler, 12, 2, 4, 217.50, $17,191.09

20. Brady Oleson, 8, 1, 5, 212.50, $20,510.63

21. J.B. Mauney, 3, 0, 1, 210.00, $13,100.00

22. Cody Campbell, 9, 1, 1, 198.33, $16,365.00

23. Fabiano Vieira, 7, 0, 0, 192.50, $17,508.39

24. Lindomar Lino, 9, 2, 3, 190.00, $14,287.20

25. Chase Robbins, 8, 0, 4, 180.00, $26,790.94

26. Aaron Kleier, 6, 2, 3, 170.00, $15,077.97

27. Lucas Divino, 4, 2, 2, 160.00, $10,325.81

28. Keyshawn Whitehorse, 10, 1, 2, 158.33, $14,172.73

29. Rubens Barbosa, 10, 0, 3, 150.00, $21,829.61

30. Guilherme Marchi, 5, 0, 0, 148.33, $16,053.33

31. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 6, 1, 4, 145.83, $18,645.81

32. Edgar Durazo, 5, 1, 1, 135.00, $14,325.87

33. Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 10, 1, 1, 120.00, $21,486.07

34. Emilio Resende, 4, 0, 1, 105.00, $8,380.00

34. Juan Carlos Contreras, 6, 0, 0, 105.00, $9,787.92

34. Bailey Woodard, 5, 1, 3, 105.00, $6,087.18

37. Ricky Aguiar, 11, 0, 1, 100.00, $6,980.00

38. Lonnie West, 9, 2, 2, 90.00, $39,299.75

38. Lawson Nobbs, 8, 0, 2, 90.00, $5,740.72

40. Kurt Shephard, 10, 0, 2, 85.00, $16,111.82

41. Fraser Babbington, 5, 0, 2, 80.00, $5,339.35

41. Cody Heffernan, 4, 1, 1, 80.00, $5,692.24

41. Sean Willingham, 5, 1, 1, 80.00, $7,000.00

41. Fernando Henrique Novais, 3, 1, 1, 80.00, $3,393.79

41. Bruno Scaranello, 2, 0, 2, 80.00, $3,255.46

41. Garret Lange, 5, 1, 1, 80.00, $6,475.00

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