Derek Kolbaba (Walla Walla, Washington) won Round 1 on the opening night of The 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast, St. Louis Invitational, presented by Express Employment Professionals, at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Kolbaba, who entered the event as the No. 11 ranked bull rider in the world, rode Cyclone (Blake Sharp/ Sharp Farms & Cattle/ Rio Rojo Cattle Co, LLC) for 87.5 points. For the round, the young gun netted 100 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) world points and $3,580. It also shifted him to No. 9 in the world standings. He is just 820 points behind current world leader Dener Barbosa(Paulo De Faria, Brazil).
Oklahoma native Brennon Eldred (Sulphur, Oklahoma) delivered an 86.5-point ride for second place in the round aboard Constant Sorrow (Blake Sharp/ Sharp Farms & Cattle). For the ride, Eldred earned 60 points toward the world standings along with a $2,750 paycheck.
Paulo Ferreira Lima (Bezerros, Brazil) and Keyshawn Whitehorse(McCracken Springs, Utah) tied for third place in front of the near capacity crowd at Scottrade Center Saturday night after recording identical 86.25-point scores. Lima recorded his first qualified ride of the 2018 season when he reached 8 seconds aboard Bezerk (BMC Bucking Bulls/Jenkins Cattle Co.), while Whitehorse rode Tractor Tippin (Jo-Z Bucking Bulls/ K-C). The pair each took home 45 world points and $1,650 for the finish.
Rounding out the Top 5 Saturday night, Luciano De Castro (Guzolandia, Brazil) turned in an 85.5-point trip aboard Springer Mountain (Dakota Rodeo /Chad Berger/ Clay Struve) to maintain his hold at No. 12 in the world standings. For his effort, Castro gained 30 world points and pocketed $850.
The best bull riders in the world will return to Scottrade Center on Sunday, February 18 for Round 2 of the St. Louis Invitational.
25th PBR: Unleash The Beast
St. Louis Invitational
Scottrade Center - St. Louis, MO
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Event Aggregate-Event Points)
1. Derek Kolbaba, 87.5-0-0-87.50-100 Points.
2. Brennon Eldred, 86.5-0-0-86.50-60 Points.
3. Keyshawn Whitehorse, 86.25-0-0-86.25-45 Points.
(tie). Paulo Ferreira Lima, 86.25-0-0-86.25-45 Points.
5. Luciano De Castro, 85.5-0-0-85.50-30 Points.
6. Tanner Byrne, 83-0-0-83.00-15 Points.
7. Lindomar Lino, 82.75-0-0-82.75-5 Points.
8. Ramon de Lima, 82.5-0-0-82.50
(tie). Ueberson Duarte, 82.5-0-0-82.50
10. Guilherme Marchi, 61.25-0-0-61.25
Dener Barbosa, 0-0-0-0.00
Claudio Montanha Jr., 0-0-0-0.00
Stetson Lawrence, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Nance, 0-0-0-0.00
Kaique Pacheco, 0-0-0-0.00
Eduardo Aparecido, 0-0-0-0.00
Marco Antonio Eguchi, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Teel, 0-0-0-0.00
Jess Lockwood, 0-0-0-0.00
Brady Oleson, 0-0-0-0.00
Chase Robbins, 0-0-0-0.00
Tye Chandler, 0-0-0-0.00
J.B. Mauney, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Campbell, 0-0-0-0.00
Emilio Resende, 0-0-0-0.00
Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-0-0.00
Silvano Alves, 0-0-0-0.00
Edgar Durazo, 0-0-0-0.00
Alex Marcilio, 0-0-0-0.00
Colten Jesse, 0-0-0-0.00
Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0.00
Bryan Titman, 0-0-0-0.00
Juan Carlos Contreras, 0-0-0-0.00
Mason Lowe, 0-0-0-0.00
Stormy Wing, 0-0-0-0.00