LAS VEGAS ― Cody Nance took Round 1 of the Built Ford Tough World Finals when he conquered Roy for 89 points Wednesday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Nance entered the night seventh in the world standings.
No. 2 ranked rider J.B. Mauney picked up an 88.75-point ride on Train Robber to finish in second place after one night of competition.
Guilherme Marchi, who entered the night fifth in the world standings, was next in line with a strong 87.5-point ride on Lights Out.
2010 World Champion Renato Nunes demonstrated his veteran poise with an 87.25-point effort on C Note to take fourth place and Markus Mariluch finished fifth in the event average.
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Thirteen riders made the 8-second whistle on a night where the best bull riders in the world took on the top 3 and 4-year-old ABBI Classic bulls.
Round 2 of the 2013 World Finals begins tomorrow at 6 p.m. PT at the Thomas & Mack Center.
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Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough
Built Ford Tough World Finals
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
Event Leaders (Round 1-Event points)
1. Cody Nance, 89-89.00 points.
2. J. B. Mauney, 88.75-88.75 points.
3. Guilherme Marchi, 87.5-87.50 points.
4. Renato Nunes, 87.25-87.25 points.
5. Markus Mariluch, 87-87.00 points.
6. Eduardo Aparecido, 86.75-86.75 points.
7. Ryan Dirteater, 86.25-86.25 points.
8. L.J. Jenkins, 86-86.00 points.
9. Ty Pozzobon, 85.5-85.50 points.
10. Claudio Crisostomo, 83.25-83.25 points.
11. Shane Proctor, 81.25-81.25 points.
12. Matt Triplett, 80.25-80.25 points.
13. Silvano Alves, 73.75-73.75 points.
Alex Aparecido Marcilio, 0-0.00 points.
Austin Meier, 0-0.00 points.
Ben Jones, 0-0.00 points.
Billy Robinson, 0-0.00 points.
Brant Atwood, 0-0.00 points.
Brendon Clark, 0-0.00 points.
Chase Outlaw, 0-0.00 points.
Chris Lowe, 0-0.00 points.
Douglas Duncan, 0-0.00 points.
Edevaldo Ferreira, 0-0.00 points.
Emilio Resende, 0-0.00 points.
Fabiano Vieira, 0-0.00 points.
Gustavo Pedrero, 0-0.00 points.
Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-0.00 points.
Jordan Hupp, 0-0.00 points.
Jory Markiss, 0-0.00 points.
Kody Lostroh, 0-0.00 points.
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0.00 points.
Luke Snyder, 0-0.00 points.
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