ANAHEIM, Calif. – Ryan Dirteater (Hulbert, Oklahoma) and Stetson Lawrence (Williston, North Dakota) tied for the Round 1 win on the opening night of the 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast, Anaheim Invitational at Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Dirteater rode Renewed Spirit (Rocking K-J Bucking Bulls), while Lawrence rode to the eight aboard Red Sails In The Sunset (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Heald Pro Bulls). The pair recorded identical 87.5-point scores and each took home 80 world points and $3,165.
Luciano De Castro (Guzolandia, Brazil), who went 4-for-4 at last weekend’s Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, delivered an 86.5-point ride aboard Incredibull (D&H Cattle Company) Friday night at the Honda Center to take third place in the round. The Brazilian Cowboy earned 50 points toward the world standings along with a $2,000 paycheck.
In a three-way tie, Brady Oleson (Blackfoot, Idaho), Cody Nance (Paris, Tennessee) and Claudio Montanha Jr. (Ribeirao dos Indios, Brazil) recorded 86-point rides to finish in fourth place. Oleson started out the evening on Make-N-Magic (Diamond G. Rodeos, Inc.) followed by Nance on Northern Moxie (Diamond G. Rodeos, Inc.). Montanha Jr. was aboard Spotted Panther (West Coast Bucking Bulls). For their efforts, each rider earned 28.33 world points and paychecks of $916.67.
The best bull riders in the world will return to the Honda Center on Saturday, February 3 for Round 2 of the Anaheim Invitational.
Fans will also be able to watch the action in its entirety at PBR.com/ondemand. Action from Round 1 will be viewable starting at 8 a.m. ET on Saturday, February 3.
25th PBR: Unleash The Beast
Honda Center – Anaheim, CA
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Event Aggregate-Event Points)
1. Ryan Dirteater, 87.5-0-0-87.50-80 Points.
(tie). Stetson Lawrence, 87.5-0-0-87.50-80 Points.
3. Luciano De Castro, 86.5-0-0-86.50-50 Points.
4. Claudio Montanha Jr., 86-0-0-86.00-28.33 Points.
(tie). Brady Oleson, 86-0-0-86.00-28.33 Points.
(tie). Cody Nance, 86-0-0-86.00-28.33 Points.
7. Eduardo Aparecido, 85.75-0-0-85.75-5 Points.
8. Silvano Alves, 85.25-0-0-85.25
9. Dener Barbosa, 84.25-0-0-84.25
10. Brennon Eldred, 83.75-0-0-83.75
11. Fabiano Vieira, 83.25-0-0-83.25
Cooper Davis, 0-0-0-0.00
Ramon de Lima, 0-0-0-0.00
Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0.00
Kaique Pacheco, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Teel, 0-0-0-0.00
Jess Lockwood, 0-0-0-0.00
Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-0-0-0.00
Derek Kolbaba, 0-0-0-0.00
Dakota Buttar, 0-0-0-0.00
Jose Vitor Leme, 0-0-0-0.00
Tye Chandler, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Campbell, 0-0-0-0.00
Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-0-0.00
Guilherme Marchi, 0-0-0-0.00
Paulo Ferreira Lima, 0-0-0-0.00
Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0.00
Emilio Resende, 0-0-0-0.00
Kurt Shephard, 0-0-0-0.00
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0-0.00
Tanner Byrne, 0-0-0-0.00
Jordan Hansen, 0-0-0-0.00
Nathan Burtenshaw, 0-0-0-0.00
Troy Wilkinson, 0-0-0-0.00
Marco Antonio Eguchi, 0-0-0-0.00
Rosendo Ramirez, 0-0-0-0.00
Mason Lowe, 0-0-0-0.00