Vieira victorious in Fresno

Fabiano Vieira rides Breakdown for 88.25 on his way to be crowned event winner. Photo By: Andy Watson/


  • Fabiano Vieira went 3-for-3, including 88.25 points on Breakdown in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round to win the Fresno Invitational on Sunday in Fresno, California.
  • Vieira earned 515 world standings points for the win, based on a strong weekend in California.
  • The win moved Vieira into No. 7 in the world standings following action in Fresno.

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FRESNO, Calif.With his first victory of 2015, Fabiano Vieira earned 515 points toward the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) world standings during the Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) in Fresno, California. Vieira came from behind in the Built Ford Tough Series Championship Round to earn the victory at the Fresno Invitational at Save Mart Center. Vieira was the one of three riders to go 3-for-3 on the weekend.

Vieira covered Breakdown (Julio Moreno Bucking Bulls) for 88.25 points in the championship round to finish the event with a total ride score of 255.25 points, earning 400 event points for placing first in the event aggregate and an overall total of 515 event points toward the PBR world standings for his weekend performance 

“Silvano (Alves) helped me pick my bull for the championship round,” Vieira. “He knew I’d be able to have a good ride on him. I’d watched J.B. (Mauney) ride him and knew it was a bull I could ride.”

Valdiron de Oliveira placed second in the event after riding BMC Bucking Bulls/Jeff Robinson’s bull King Buck for 87 points in the championship round. Oliveira had scores of 82.25 and 84.75 points through the first two rounds as he tallied a total of 254 points for 290 event points that count toward the world standings.

Coming in third place was Cody Nance, who looked like he was going to repeat in Fresno as his 86.25- point ride on Fire Rock (Jeff Robinson/TNT Bucking Bulls) was good enough for first place briefly. Nance picked up 220 event points toward the world standings for his finish. Rounding out the Top 5 were Bonner Bolton in fourth place with 205 event points and Eduardo Aparecido in fifth place with 175 event points.  

With a bull score of 47.75 out of 50 points, three bulls earned the Salem Nationalease High-Marked award in Fresno. Roy (Julio Moreno Bucking Bulls), Walk Off (Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls) and Buck Dynasty (BMC Bucking Bulls/Jeff Robinson) were the top bulls in the Built Ford Tough Series championship round.

For more information and behind-the-scenes details about the Fresno Invitational, read Behind the Chutes by Justin Felisko on

Next on the 2015 BFTS is the First PREMIER Bank PREMIER Bankcard Invitational at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on March 13-14. The event will take place at 8 p.m. CT on Friday, March 13 and 7 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 14. The final rounds will be shown on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, March 15 at 10 p.m. ET.

Fans can also watch every ride of the Built Ford Tough Series each weekend live online at

The BFTS is televised every week on CBS, CBS Sports Network – the home of the PBR - 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.

2015 Professional Bull Riders – Fresno Invitational
Fresno, California –
Save Mart Center
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Aggregate-Event Points)
1. Fabiano Vieira, 84-83-88.25-255.25-515 Points.
2. Valdiron de Oliveira, 82.25-84.75-87-254.00-290 Points.
3. Cody Nance, 83.5-74-86.25-243.75-220 Points.
4. Bonner Bolton, 0-87-88.25-175.25-205 Points.
5. Eduardo Aparecido, 0-87.5-86-173.50-175 Points.
6. Matt Triplett, 85.5-86.25-0-171.75-110 Points.
(tie). Claudio Crisostomo, 86.5-81.5-0-168.00-110 Points.
8. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 79.25-68.5-83.75-231.50-105 Points.
9. Guilherme Marchi, 85.75-0-0-85.75-70 Points.
10. Brady Sims, 82-86.25-0-168.25-55 Points.
11. Aaron Roy, 0-86.25-0-86.25-50 Points.
12. J.B. Mauney, 84-0-0-84.00-35 Points.
13. Kaique Pacheco, 0-85.75-0-85.75-10 Points.
(tie). Tanner Byrne, 83.5-82.75-0-166.25-10 Points.
(tie). Luis Blanco, 0-86-0-86.00-10 Points.
(tie). Marco Eguchi, 80.25-71.75-0-152.00-10 Points.
17. Ryan Dirteater, 0-85.5-0-85.50
18. Kasey Hayes, 0-85-0-85.00
19. Dave Mason, 0-84.75-0-84.75
20. Bryan Titman, 83.75-0-0-83.75
21. Lachlan Richardson, 83.25-0-0-83.25
22. Shane Proctor, 81.25-0-0-81.25
23. Silvano Alves, 79.25-0-0-79.25
24. Mike Lee, 77.25-0-0-77.25
25. Stetson Lawrence, 64.75-0-0-64.75
Reese Cates, 0-0-0-0.00
J.W. Harris, 0-0-0-0.00
Nathan Schaper, 0-0-0-0.00
Ben Jones, 0-0-0-0.00
Renato Nunes, 0-0-0-0.00
Stormy Wing, 0-0-0-0.00
L.J. Jenkins, 0-0-0-0.00
Sean Willingham, 0-0-0-0.00
Douglas Duncan, 0-0-0-0.00
Cooper Davis, 0-0-0-0.00
Alexandre Cardozo, 0-0-0-0.00

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