High-Marked Ride of 2021 PBR Season Propels Jose Vitor Leme to Victory


throughout the second spherical of the Fort Price Unleash The Beast PBR. Picture By: Bull Inventory Media

Following second 90-point experience of weekend, Leme skyrockets 76 positions on the earth standings from No. 85 to No.9

FORT WORTH, Tex. – After sustaining a damaged ankle in his first out of the 2021 PBR (Skilled Bull Riders) Unleash The Beast season, reigning World Champion Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil) made an enormous assertion in his return to competitors in Fort Price, Texas, on the iconic Cowtown Coliseum.

Leme delivered two monstrous, 90-point scores all through the weekend to win the American Roots Version’s Can-Am Invitational, earn 138 factors, and surge 76 positions on the earth standings.

“I’m not speculated to be right here right now,” Leme stated simply moments after his victory. “The docs anticipated I’m to remain out longer. I labored so onerous coaching at my home for me to return right now, my first occasion formally this 12 months. I stayed out about 40 days, and I really feel robust once more and assured for this season. I’m so glad to be right here with the followers right now.”

Recapturing his seemingly unstoppable kind from his gold buckle season, Leme got off to a hot start in Fort Worth, profitable Spherical 1 of the tour cease on Friday with a commanding 91-point experience aboard Hundred Unhealthy Days (TNT Bucking Bulls/Hart Cattle Co.).

Whereas the previous semi-professional soccer participant bucked off in Spherical 2 Saturday night, bested by Rooty Tooty (Viducic Bucking Bulls) in 5.78 seconds, his preliminary rating was sufficient to clinch him a spot within the Prime 12 and a berth to the championship spherical.

Leme, who held the second choice within the bull draft, then architected a rematch for the ages, opting to as soon as once more go head-to-head towards 2020 ABBI Basic Champion Woopaa (Barker Bulls/Hookin’ W Ranch).

The 2 titans of the game first met throughout Spherical 3 of the 2020 PBR World Finals in Arlington, Texas, teaming for a head-turning 95.75 factors. The assertion 8-second effort, a career-best for Leme, not solely earned him the Lane Frost/Brent Thurman Award, but in addition clinched his first World Championship.

Matching the massive, chocolate bovine jump-for-jump, Leme was in close to picture-perfect kind as he as soon as once more reached the requisite 8. He somersaulted off the bull and once more landed on his toes, this time incomes a 94.75-point rating, profitable each the championship spherical and Fort Price occasion.

The rating is the second highest of Leme’s profession and top-marked experience so far for the 2021 elite tour season.

Leme, who turned a first-time father simply days prior, earned $27,111.78 and a essential 138 world factors.

Ranked No. 85 on the earth in the beginning of the Lone Star State tour cease, Leme surged 76 positions within the standings, cracking the Prime-10 to now be ranked No. 9.

throughout the second spherical of the Fort Worth Unleash The Beast PBR. Picture By: Bull Inventory Media

Texans On Prime of Leaderboard

The poised Brazilian is now 188.5 factors again of No. 1 Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) who failed to increase his lead atop the standings after going 0-for-2 on the PBR Can-Am Invitational.

Second was Texas’ personal Taylor Toves (Stephenville, Texas), incomes $16,718.54 and 86.5 world factors.

Rebounding from a 5.07-second buckoff aboard Cabo Wabo (Martinez Bucking Bulls, LLC) in Spherical 1 Friday night, Toves was flawless on the occasion’s last day of motion.

Toves snapped his three-out buckoff streak in Spherical 2, protecting Skeeter Peter (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) for 88.25 factors, and securing his place within the last spherical.

Intent to seize his career-first premier sequence victory, the house state hopeful chosen a bovine athlete identified to propel riders to huge scores – two-time and reigning YETI PBR World Champion Bull Easy Operator (Dakota Rodeo/Julie Rosen/Clay Struve/Chad Berger).

Fueled by the raucous crowd at Cowtown Coliseum, Toves remained centered, protecting the completed bovine athlete for a career-best 92.75 factors.

The silver end elevated Toves 10 positions on the earth standings, as he rose from No.18 to No.8. He’s now inside 184.5 factors of No. 1 Davis.

Lucas Divino (Nova Crixas, Brazil) parlayed a 2-for-3 effort right into a third-place end on the PBR Can-Am Invitational.

In a must-ride place, Divino, who had bucked off EZ Rider (Goetz Cattle Co.) in a detailed 7.24 seconds in Spherical 1, saved his hopes of gaining floor on the earth standings alive in Spherical 2 Saturday night.

Going the space, the charismatic Brazilian coated Get together Animal (Stockyards/Pritchett Ranch/Melton Bull Co.) for 88.25 factors to earn a berth to the championship spherical.

Divino then manufactured a rematch of his personal within the bull draft, opting to face off towards Hocus Pocus (D&H Cattle/Almand/Lone Star/Outlaw) who had bucked him off of their two earlier conferences.

Reversing his fortunes, Divino conquered the highly effective animal athlete, marked 90.5 factors.

The 27-year-old left the historic western sports activities venue with 71.5 world factors, along with a paycheck for $13,074. Within the early 2021 PBR World Championship race, Divino climbed from No.48 to No.19. He’s now 53.5 factors outdoors of the Prime 10, and 245.5 factors again of No. 1 Davis.

After ending No.2 on the earth in 2020, veteran rider Joao Ricardo Vieira (Itatinga, Brazil) inched nearer to his aim of his career-first PBR World Championship, ending fourth in Fort Worth to earn 55 world factors.

Vieira started the occasion on a robust word, ending second in Spherical 1 courtesy of an 89.5-point experience aboard Outlaw (Twine McCoy/Large Sky Bulls, LLC).

Whereas he bucked off his second draw, despatched to the filth in 5.13 seconds by Drago (M Rafter E Bucking Bulls), the 36-year-old ended the tour cease with a professional experience, scored 88.5 factors on Oilfield Outlaw’s Yellow Feather (Oilfield Outlaw’s Bucking Bulls/Pink Laces Cattle Co.) within the championship spherical.

The 36-year-old is now ranked No. 12 on the earth, climbing two positions after starting the occasion No. 14. Vieira is 5.5 factors outdoors of the Prime 10, and inside 197.5 factors of the No.1 rank.

Rounding out the Prime 5 in fifth was Rafael Henrique dos Santos (Sebastianopolis, Brazil), incomes 49 world factors.

Because the lone man to cowl each his Spherical 1 and Spherical 2 attracts, scored 88 factors on Home Mouse (Nothin’ However Strive Ranch/Diggers Bucking Bulls) and 87.5 factors on Buckin’ For Money (Paradigm Bull Co.), respectively, Santos held the primary decide within the championship spherical bull draft.

Deciding on a bull that had the potential to propel him to his career-first Unleash The Beast victory, Santos selected No.1-ranked bovine Chiseled (Flinn/D&H Cattle Co.).

Whereas Santos took the animal athlete to the whistle, resulting in cowboy hats flying from all instructions onto the sector flooring, a overview of the out confirmed he had slapped Chiseled on the 2.52-second mark, yielding a no rating.

Regardless of the heartbreaking end to the occasion, Santos’ Prime-5 effort gained him essential floor on the earth standings. After starting the occasion ranked No.23, he’s now No.16 on the earth.

Within the bull pen, Chiseled’s dominant journey with Santos earned him the YETI “Constructed for the Wild” Bull of the occasion honor, marked a monstrous 47 factors. The mark is tied for the highest bull rating of the 2021 season so far, and allowed the D&H Cattle Co. celebrity to retain his No.1 rank within the 2021 YETI PBR World Championship Bull race.

Following a one-week break, the PBR Unleash the Beast will subsequent journey to Glendale, Arizona, and Gila River Area for the PBR Constructed Ford Powerful Invitational, offered by Cooper Tires. The occasion might be on Saturday, March 13 at 6:45 p.m. MST and Sunday, March 14 at 1:45 p.m. MST.

Elsewhere within the PBR, 23-year-old Texan Jesse Petri (Palestine, Texas) captured his career-first PBR victory, profitable the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour’s Collision At The Coliseum in Charleston, South Carolina to surge to No. 25 on the earth.

As the one rider to go an ideal 3-for-3, Petri started the tour cease with matching 86-point rides in Spherical 1 and Spherical 2, protecting Speckled Hen (CBT 5/Hilton) and Pinball Wizard (XTB Cattle Co.), respectively. He then punctuated his flawless outing with an 89-point rating on Lockdown (Cleve Garey/Leap of Religion/DD Bucking Bulls) within the championship spherical.

In search of a return to the elite PBR Unleash The Beast, 11-time World Finals qualifier Cody Nance (Paris, Tennessee) completed second together with his 2-for-3 efficiency, incomes 27 world factors and climbing to No. 35 rider on the earth.

Followers can relive all of the motion from each the PBR Unleash The Beast: American Roots Version’s Can-Am Invitational, and Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour’s Collision At The Coliseum beginning at 8:00 a.m. EST on Sunday, February 28, on RidePass, at RidePass.com or through the mobile app.

PBR Unleash The Beast: American Roots Version

PBR Can-Am Invitational

Cowtown Coliseum – Fort Price, Texas
Occasion Leaders (Spherical 1-Spherical 2-Spherical 3-Occasion Mixture-Occasion Factors)

1. Jose Vitor Leme, 91-0-94.75-185.75-138 Factors.

2. Taylor Toves, 0-88.25-92.75-181.00-86.5 Factors.

3. Lucas Divino, 0-88.25-90.5-178.75-71.5 Factors.

4. João Ricardo Vieira, 89.5-0-88.5-178.00-55 Factors.

5. Rafael Henrique dos Santos, 88-87.5-0-175.50-49 Factors.

6. Cole Melancon, 0-88.75-0-88.75-40 Factors.

7. Alex Cerqueira, 88-0-0-88.00-21.5 Factors.

(tie). Dalton Kasel, 88-0-0-88.00-21.5 Factors.

9. Ezekiel Mitchell, 87.5-0-0-87.50-18 Factors.

10. Eduardo Aparecido, 85.75-0-0-85.75-14.5 Factors.

(tie). Ramon de Lima, 0-85.75-0-85.75-16.5 Factors.

12. Luciano De Castro, 85.5-0-0-85.50-12 Factors.

13. Boudreaux Campbell, 84.25-0-0-84.25-11 Factors.

14. J.T. Moore, 82.25-0-0-82.25-10 Factors.

15. Marcus Mast, 79-0-0-79.00-1 Factors.

16. Kaique Pacheco, 77.5-0-0-77.50

17. Alex Cardozo, 67.25-0-0-67.25

Cooper Davis, 0-0-0-0.00

Junior Patrik Souza, 0-0-0-0.00

Mauricio Gulla Moreira, 0-0-0-0.00

Colten Fritzlan, 0-0-0-0.00

Dener Barbosa, 0-0-0-0.00

Marco Eguchi, 0-0-0-0.00

Keyshawn Whitehorse, 0-0-0-0.00

Silvano Alves, 0-0-0-0.00

Derek Kolbaba, 0-0-0-0.00

Cody Teel, 0-0-0-0.00

Brennon Eldred, 0-0-0-0.00

Marcelo Procopio Pereira, 0-0-0-0.00

Kyler Oliver, 0-0-0-0.00

Claudio Montanha Jr., 0-0-0-0.00

Mason Taylor, 0-0-0-0.00

Thiago Salgado, 0-0-0-0.00

Rodrigo Melgar, 0-0-0-0.00

Chase Dougherty, 0-0-0-0.00

Dakota Louis, 0-0-0-0.00

Jess Lockwood, 0-0-0-0.00

João Henrique Lucas, 0-0-0-0.00

J.B. Mauney, 0-0-0-0.00

Cody Jesus, 0-0-0-0.00

2021 PBR World Standings

(Place, Rider, Occasions, Wins, Prime 5’s, Factors, Whole Winnings)

1. Cooper Davis, 7, 1, 4, 326.50, $40,516.50

2. Junior Patrik Souza, 11, 0, 4, 196.50, $21,499.81

3. Kaique Pacheco, 7, 1, 2, 193.50, $34,600.72

4. Cole Melancon, 7, 0, 2, 192.50, $23,333.13

5. Mauricio Gulla Moreira, 11, 1, 3, 162.00, $30,415.52

6. Colten Fritzlan, 5, 1, 2, 153.50, $28,829.35

7. Dener Barbosa, 10, 0, 2, 149.83, $16,699.89

8. Taylor Toves, 6, 0, 2, 142.00, $25,310.26

9. Jose Vitor Leme, 2, 1, 1, 138.00, $27,511.78

10. Marco Eguchi, 5, 1, 2, 134.50, $16,797.23

11. Keyshawn Whitehorse, 8, 0, 3, 129.50, $14,400.00

12. João Ricardo Vieira, 8, 0, 2, 129.00, $14,239.26

13. Alex Cerqueira, 7, 0, 1, 119.50, $16,721.85

14. Silvano Alves, 7, 0, 1, 106.50, $8,183.87

15. Derek Kolbaba, 8, 0, 1, 97.00, $18,864.15

16. Rafael Henrique dos Santos, 7, 0, 1, 93.50, $10,153.78

17. Dalton Kasel, 9, 0, 1, 90.00, $13,651.39

18. Cody Teel, 8, 0, 2, 83.50, $16,076.79

19. Lucas Divino, 5, 0, 2, 81.00, $23,474.00

20. Brennon Eldred, 8, 0, 1, 70.50, $11,058.93

21. Eduardo Aparecido, 5, 0, 0, 69.50, $8,584.15

22. Brady Fielder, 3, 1, 2, 69.00, $6,529.40

23. J.T. Moore, 8, 1, 3, 59.00, $8,789.02

24. Kyle Jones, 4, 0, 1, 50.50, $7,492.39

25. Jesse Petri, 6, 1, 1, 48.83, $7,216.06

26. Marcelo Procopio Pereira, 10, 1, 2, 47.00, $7,657.05

27. Kurt Shephard, 3, 0, 2, 44.33, $4,028.40

28. Ezekiel Mitchell, 7, 1, 1, 44.00, $5,634.96

29. Aaron Kleier, 3, 1, 2, 42.00, $14,105.40

30. Kyler Oliver, 4, 0, 0, 35.00, $3,650.00

31. Eli Vastbinder, 3, 1, 1, 34.00, $5,227.13

32. Claudio Montanha Jr., 8, 0, 0, 33.50, $4,734.94

33. Mason Taylor, 6, 1, 1, 33.00, $5,212.30

34. Thiago Salgado, 6, 0, 1, 32.00, $5,152.71

35. Cody Nance, 5, 0, 2, 31.00, $6,809.23

36. Rodrigo Melgar, 7, 1, 2, 26.33, $5,098.20

37. Chase Dougherty, 7, 2, 3, 26.00, $8,852.91

37. Bailey Woodard, 3, 1, 1, 26.00, $2,285.40

39. Dakota Louis, 8, 0, 1, 24.50, $3,617.07

40. Lachlan Richardson, 3, 0, 1, 20.00, $1,775.00

40. Marcus Mast, 6, 0, 1, 20.00, $3,254.63

42. Cody Casper, 8, 0, 1, 18.00, $2,860.13

43. Leonardo Lima, 8, 0, 0, 17.83, $2,689.18

44. Hunter Ball, 5, 0, 0, 17.00, $2,189.48

45. Jess Lockwood, 3, 0, 0, 16.50, $400.00

45. Ramon de Lima, 1, 0, 0, 16.50, $2,196.94

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