In front of a capacity crowd, Oklahoma native Brennon Eldred (Sulphur, Oklahoma) rode to his first round win of the weekend during Round 2 of the 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast, Ty Murray Invitational, presented by Isleta Resort & Casino, at Dreamstyle Arena, aka The Pit, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Eldred rode Mac’s Barbeque (Owens/Wyatt) for 88.25 points moving him up two places in the world standings to No. 20. Securing the win on Saturday evening positioned the 23-year-old cowboy atop the event leaderboard heading into Championship Sunday and a potential first premier series event win of his career. For his effort, he earned 100 world points and a $3,580 paycheck.
Keyshawn Whitehorse (McCracken Springs, Utah) brought the crowd to its feet with an 88-point ride aboard Sitting Bull (Sirridge/ Donaho) for the second-place finish. The ride pushed him two spots higher in the world standings to No.17. Whitehorse earned 60 points toward the world standings and $2,750.
In a tie for third place, Juan Carlos Contreras (Hidalgo, Mexico) and Native American invitee Cody Jesus (Window Rock, Arizona) recorded identical 87.75-point rides. The arena erupted as Jesus rode Hot Habanero (Talbert Bucking Bulls) before coming to their feet again when Contreras covered Roy’s Boy (Martinez Bucking Bulls, LLC) taking him to No. 31 in the PBR world standings. Each bull rider took home 45 world points and $3,165.
Rounding out the Top 5 was Brazilian cowboy Paulo Lima (Bezerros, Brazil). Lima rode to the eight aboard Wicked Stick (Dakota Rodeo/ Chad Berger/Clay Struve/ H&C Bucking Bulls) for 87.25 points. For his effort, he earned $850 along with 30 world points.
The best bull riders in the world will return to Dreamstyle Arena on Sunday, March 18 for Championship Sunday and Round 3 of the Ty Murray Invitational.
25th PBR: Unleash The Beast
Ty Murray Invitational
Dreamstyle Arena - Albuquerque, NM
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Event Aggregate-Event Points)
1. Brennon Eldred, 87.75-88.25-0-0-176.00-150 Points.
2. Jess Lockwood, 88.25-0-0-0-88.25-80 Points.
(tie). Dakota Buttar, 88.25-0-0-0-88.25-80 Points.
4. Cody Jesus, 86.25-87.75-0-0-174.00-75 Points.
5. Keyshawn Whitehorse, 0-88-0-0-88.00-60 Points.
6. Juan Carlos Contreras, 84-87.75-0-0-171.75-45 Points.
7. Nathan Burtenshaw, 86.75-0-0-0-86.75-40 Points.
8. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 0-87.25-0-0-87.25-30 Points.
9. Cody Teel, 86-86.25-0-0-172.25-17.5 Points.
(tie). Cody Nance, 85.5-86.5-0-0-172.00-17.5 Points.
11. Guilherme Marchi, 0-86.25-0-0-86.25-2.5 Points.
(tie). Jose Vitor Leme, 85.5-0-0-0-85.50-2.5 Points.
13. Silvano Alves, 84.75-84.25-0-0-169.00
14. Rubens Barbosa, 0-85.75-0-0-85.75
15. Fernando Henrique Novais, 85.25-0-0-0-85.25
(tie). Colten Jesse, 85.25-0-0-0-85.25
17. Lucas Divino, 85-0-0-0-85.00
18. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 0-84.75-0-0-84.75
19. Ramon de Lima, 0-83.5-0-0-83.50
(tie). Kaique Pacheco, 83.5-0-0-0-83.50
21. Valdiron de Oliveira, 81.5-0-0-0-81.50
22. Ueberson Duarte, 44.75-0-0-0-44.75
Luciano De Castro, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Claudio Montanha Jr., 0-0-0-0-0.00
Eduardo Aparecido, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Tye Chandler, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Chase Robbins, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Cody Campbell, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Brady Oleson, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Michael Lane, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Reese Cates, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Ryan Miller, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Bryan Titman, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Troy Wilkinson, 0-0-0-0-0.00
Alejandro Gamboa Calvo, 0-0-0-0-0.00