Miller wins Knoxville Invitational

Ryan Miller rode True Story for 86 points in the Championship Round. Photo: Andre Silva

Highlights

  • Ryan Miller won the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour Knoxville Invitational event Saturday night.
  • Second place went to Reese Cates who rode Thunder on Hooves for 84.5 points in the championship round.
  • Fernando Henrique Novais and Jesse Tillman tied for third place.

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Knoxville, Tenn.Ryan Miller (Waterloo, Indiana) won the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) Knoxville Invitational event Saturday night inside Thompson-Boling Arena.

After riding Fist City (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/J.R. Scott) for 88 points in Round 1, he covered True Story (Twisted 3 Cattle Co./Cornwell Bucking Bulls) for 86 points in the championship round to win the event. He earned $7,300, 120 points toward the world standings and a spot at the Ty Murray Invitational, presented by Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on March 16-18.

Second place went to Reese Cates (Monticello, Arkansas). Cates rode Thunder on Hooves (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Heald Pro Bulls) for 84.5 points in the championship round. The finish earned him $4,700 and 70 points toward the world standings.

Fernando Henrique Novais (Pereira Barreto, Brazil) and Jesse Tillman (Olathe, Kansas) tied for third place with 170.5 points each. Both riders earned 30 points toward the world standings.

Rounding out the Top 5 was Cody Casper (Pacific, Washington), who earned 15 points toward the world standings and $1,590.

The next stop on the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour will be in Worcester, Massachusetts, for the Worcester Rumble at DCU Center on Feb. 24.

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

1. Ryan Miller, 88-86-174-$7,300

2. Reese Cates, 87.5-84.5-172-$4,700

3. Fernando Henrique Novais, 85.5-85-170.5-$2,500

3. Jesse Tillman, 86.5-84-170.5-$2,050

5. Cody Casper-84.5-85-169.5-$1,590

The PBR Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour

The PBR’s Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) began in 2014 as the premier expansion tour for the PBR. The RVT brings the excitement and talent of the PBR that fans have come to expect from the leader in the sport of bull riding to cities across the U.S. The tour is 100% produced and operated by PBR, providing fans the highest quality experience available. The RVT is proudly supported by Real Time Pain Relief, Pendleton Whisky, Tickets for Less, the United States Border Patrol and the South Point Hotel and Casino.

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