PUEBLO, Colo. ― This week, the Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division will make a stop in Asheville, North Carolina, for four-time defending Stock Contractor of the Year Jeff Robinson’s PBR event. This will be the marquee bull riding and the second of 10 events as part of the annual RMEF Big Bull Tour.
PAST ASHEVILLE PBR EVENT WINNERS –
2011 J.B. Mauney
2012 Rooster McKeeman
2013 Gage Gay
CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE – In a bonus round Friday night, 2006 World Finals event winner L.J. Jenkins, 2004 World Champion Mike Lee, reigning World Champion J.B. Mauney and Asheville defending champion Gage Gay will compete Friday night for a $15,000 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation prize pack. The man who receives the highest score atop his respective bull will win.
Matchups – Each rider will go up against one of Jeff Robinson’s bulls:
CASHING IN – After winning last weekend’s event in Decatur, 2004 World Champion Mike Lee has a shot at winning an extra $15,000 if he successfully wins this weekend’s event as well. Event promoters J.W. Hart and Jeff Robinson agreed earlier this year that if one man could win both of their events, they would award him $15,000. Lee, who has won two TPD events over the last two weeks (Decatur, Texas and Uvalde, Texas) seems poised and now has even more of a reason to fight for a third victory.
BREAKDOWN OF ASHEVILLE PBR COMPETITORS BY COUNTRY
Australia (3) – Ben Jones, David Mason and Jesse Van Nek
Brazil (3) – Luis Blanco, Kaique Pacheco & Simoa Da Silva
Canada (1) – Dusty McMullen
United States (33) – Juan Alonzo, Jake Anderson, Brant Atwood, Reagan Avery, Matt Bohon, Bonner Bolton, Kyler Cator, Philip Columbetti, Zane Cook, Josh Faircloth, Gage Gay, Tyler Harr, Zac Harris, Kasey Hayes, Dexter Herndon, L.J. Jenkins, Scottie Knapp, Lane Lasley, Mike Lee, Mason Lowe, J.B. Mauney, Ryan Miller, Jay Miller, Keith Miller, Josh Moorer, Chase Outlaw, Rowdy Rice, Billy Robinson, Cody Schneider, Peyton Stewart, Eli Vastbinder, Treven Ward & Sean Willingham.
BREAKDOWN BY STATE – Alabama – Josh Moorer; Arkansas – Tyler Harr, Lane Lasley & Chase Outlaw; Florida – Dexter Herndon; Georgia – Sean Willingham; Indiana – Keith Miller & Ryan Miller; Kansas – Kasey Hayes; Louisiana – Reagan Avery; Missouri – Matt Bohon & Mason Lowe; New York – Jake Anderson; North Carolina – Josh Faircloth, Gage Gay, J.B. Mauney, Peyton Stewart & Eli Vastbinder; Oklahoma – Zane Cook, L.J. Jenkins & Treven Ward; South Carolina – Jay Miller & Rowdy Rice; Texas – Juan Alonzo, Brant Atwood, Bonner Bolton, Kyler Cator, Philip Columbetti, Zac Harris, Scottie Knapp, Mike Lee, Cody Schneider; Virginia – Billy Robinson.
ASHEVILLE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND – Here is a complete list of bulls for the Asheville PBR Championship Round.
BULL (BFTS OUTS/RIDDEN)
Western Hauler (21/7)
Stanley Fat Max (41/3)
Wreck It Ralph (4/1)
New Holland Powerstar (37/6)
Great White (19/1)
Fire Rock (13/3)
Walk Off (15/1)
Oklahoma Bell (3/1)
I’m A Gangster Too (28/5)
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