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PBR veteran Guilherme Marchi wins in Kansas City; Lockwood out injured

Posted at 7:04 PM, Feb 11, 2018

(PBR release)

KANSAS CITY, Miss. – Veteran rider and 2008 PBR World Champion Guilherme Marchi (Tres Lagoas, Brazil), the athlete with the most qualified rides in Professional Bull Riders history, went a perfect 3-for-3 to win the 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast, Caterpillar Classic at Sprint Center in Kansas City Sunday afternoon. Marchi used an 83.75-point ride in the championship round to propel him past Marco Eguchi (Poa, Brazil) for his victory of the season.

Marchi, the winningest rider in Kansas City, now with four titles in the City of Fountains, earned 470 points, catapulting from No. 23 to No. 7 in the world standings.

Marchi began the day with an 83.75-point ride aboard Hy Test (Phenom Genetics) in Round 2 before racking up the same score of 83.75 points on Smooth Air (GT Bucking Bulls) during the championship round. With the three rides, Marchi continues to add to his totals as he now has 622 qualified rides, the most in the 25-year history of the PBR. Marchi was the only rider to be flawless inside the Sprint Center.

“I appreciate these wins more,” Marchi laughed. “My body is not the same as it was, I’m sore all the time but it makes it so much better when I do win.”

Eguchi finished second after an 87-point trip on Milky Jones (Phenom Genetics/JCL Bucking Bulls) but was unable to take the victory when he bucked off Old Fort Days (K-C Bucking Bulls/Spark-lin Acres) in 3.93 seconds in the championship round.

The 28-year-old earned 390 world points along with $18,480.00. Eguchi is now ranked No. 16 in the world.

Reigning world champion Jess Lockwood (Volborg, Mont.) did not participate in the event due to injuries to both knees. He said PBR physician Dr. Tandy Freeman told him that he sprained MCL’s in both knees which require rest to heal.

Lockwood expects to return in two weeks.

The No. 1 rider in the world, Dener Barbosa (Paulo de Faria, Brazil) finished in third place after an 85.75-point ride aboard Breaking Bad (Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls) in the championship round. He earned 340 points towards the world standings and takes home $16,250 for the weekend. Barbosa extended his lead over fellow Brazilian and No. 2 Claudio Montanha Jr. (Ribeirão dos Índios, Brazil) to 419.17 points.

Derek Kolbaba (Walla Walla, Washington) finished fourth, earning 215 world points. Unable to compete in Round 1 of the Caterpillar Classic on Saturday due to travel issues, Kolbaba made up for that with two rides on Sunday.

He covered Chute Boss (Owens/Wyatt) for 87.25 points in Round 2 before riding Smooth Wreck (Owens/Wyatt) for 83.5 points in the championship round. Kolbaba takes home a paycheck for $10,950, and is now ranked No. 11 in the world.

2017 Rookie of the Year Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil) rounded out the Top-5, collecting 115 points towards the world standings along with $7,480. Leme covered Pile Driver (Dakota Rodeo-Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Ken Barnhard) for 88.75 points in Round 2, but was unable to record a qualified ride on Cochise (Jane Clark/Gene Owen) in the championship round.
Leme is ranked No. 13 in the world standings.

The YETI “Built for the Wild” Bull of the Event was Fearless (D&H Cattle Co.), who dispatched Luciano De Castro (Guzolandia, Brazil) in 3.57 seconds in Round 1 on Saturday night.

Fans will be able to watch the action in its entirety on CBS Sports Network and on PBR.com/ondemand. The Championship Round can be seen on CBS Sports Network, Sunday at 8:00 pm ET while Round 2 and the Championship Round can be seen starting at 8:00 a.m. ET on Monday, February 11 on PBR.com/ondemand.

The Top 35 bull riders in the world will now head east on I-70 for the St. Louis Invitational presented by Express Employment Professionals next weekend at Scottrade Center. The action will begin on Saturday, February 17 at 6:45 p.m. and will wrap up on Sunday, February 18 at 1:45 p.m.

25th PBR Unleash The Beast
Caterpillar Classic
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Aggregate-Event Points)
1. Guilherme Marchi, 86.25-83.75-83.75-253.75-475 Points.
2. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 89.75-87-0-176.75-390 Points.
3. Dener Barbosa, 89.25-0-85.75-175.00-340 Points.
4. Derek Kolbaba, 0-87.25-83.5-170.75-215 Points.
5. Jose Vitor Leme, 0-88.75-0-88.75-115 Points.
6. Emilio Resende, 83.5-86.25-0-169.75-75 Points.
7. Fabiano Vieira, 87.25-0-0-87.25-60 Points.
8. Claudio Montanha Jr., 85-84.25-0-169.25-50 Points.
(tie). Chase Robbins, 87-0-0-87.00-50 Points.
10. Stetson Lawrence, 0-86.5-0-86.50-40 Points.
(tie). Cody Nance, 0-86.5-0-86.50-40 Points.
12. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 86.5-0-0-86.50-35 Points.
13. Cody Teel, 82.25-84-0-166.25-20 Points.
14. Dakota Buttar, 0-86.25-0-86.25-15 Points.
15. Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-84.25-0-84.25-5 Points.
16. Eduardo Aparecido, 0-84-0-84.00
17. Cody Campbell, 0-83.5-0-83.50
18. Ramon de Lima, 0-82.75-0-82.75
19. Keyshawn Whitehorse, 81.75-0-0-81.75
20. Mason Lowe, 81.5-0-0-81.50
21. Edgar Durazo, 0-80.5-0-80.50
22. J.B. Mauney, 73-0-0-73.00
Kaique Pacheco, 0-0-0-0.00
Luciano De Castro, 0-0-0-0.00
Brennon Eldred, 0-0-0-0.00
Brady Oleson, 0-0-0-0.00
Tye Chandler, 0-0-0-0.00
Lindomar Lino, 0-0-0-0.00
Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-0-0.00
Paulo Ferreira Lima, 0-0-0-0.00
Silvano Alves, 0-0-0-0.00
Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0.00
Colten Jesse, 0-0-0-0.00
Juan Carlos Contreras, 0-0-0-0.00
Ricky Aguiar, 0-0-0-0.00
Stormy Wing, 0-0-0-0.00

2018 Professional Bull Riders 25th PBR: Unleash the Beast World Standings
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5’s, Points, Total Winnings)
1. Dener Barbosa, 13, 1, 7, 1,455.00, $67,675.00
2. Claudio Montanha Jr., 12, 0, 5, 1,035.83, $59,341.67
3. Ryan Dirteater, 6, 1, 1, 825.00, $55,490.00
4. Cooper Davis, 8, 1, 3, 820.00, $105,984.14
5. Ramon de Lima, 11, 1, 2, 750.00, $46,690.00
6. Gage Gay, 3, 1, 1, 700.00, $109,425.50
7. Guilherme Marchi, 7, 1, 1, 678.33, $53,853.33
8. Stetson Lawrence, 9, 0, 3, 670.00, $37,311.78\
9. Cody Nance, 7, 1, 1, 593.33, $85,462.27
10. Valdiron de Oliveira, 11, 0, 3, 574.16, $26,031.67
11. Derek Kolbaba, 11, 0, 3, 535.00, $81,429.32
12. Luciano De Castro, 7, 0, 1, 515.00, $27,733.50
13. Jose Vitor Leme, 11, 1, 4, 507.50, $46,649.58
14. Kaique Pacheco, 10, 2, 2, 492.50, $49,911.66
15. Eduardo Aparecido, 9, 0, 2, 463.33, $30,286.66
16. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 6, 0, 1, 430.00, $21,900.00
17. Cody Teel, 10, 0, 2, 397.50, $68,595.95\
18. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 10, 0, 1, 375.00, $32,378.11
19. Jess Lockwood, 7, 0, 1, 345.00, $19,505.00
20. Dakota Buttar, 9, 0, 1, 332.50, $25,134.30
21. Brennon Eldred, 6, 0, 2, 270.00, $64,698.54
22. Fabiano Vieira, 9, 0, 0, 252.50, $22,308.39
23. Brady Oleson, 10, 1, 5, 245.83, $22,577.29
24. Chase Robbins, 10, 0, 4, 230.00, $29,740.94
25. Tye Chandler, 14, 2, 4, 217.50, $17,991.09
26. J.B. Mauney, 4, 0, 1, 210.00, $13,500.00
27. Cody Campbell, 11, 1, 1, 198.33, $17,165.00
27. Keyshawn Whitehorse, 12, 1, 3, 198.33, $17,872.73
29. Lindomar Lino, 10, 2, 3, 190.00, $14,687.20
30. Emilio Resende, 6, 0, 1, 180.00, $12,575.00
31. Aaron Kleier, 6, 2, 3, 170.00, $15,077.97
32. Lucas Divino, 4, 2, 2, 160.00, $10,325.81
33. Rubens Barbosa, 12, 0, 3, 150.00, $22,629.61
34. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 8, 1, 4, 145.83, $19,045.81
35. Silvano Alves, 9, 0, 1, 145.00, $15,426.66
36. Tanner Byrne, 9, 0, 0, 142.50, $12,675.50
37. Edgar Durazo, 6, 1, 1, 135.00, $14,325.87
38. Alex Marcilio, 7, 0, 1, 120.00, $9,472.24
38. Colten Jesse, 8, 1, 1, 120.00, $7,793.33
38. Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 12, 1, 1, 120.00, $22,286.07
38. Ueberson Duarte, 2, 1, 1, 120.00, $6,000.00
38. Bryan Titman, 6, 1, 1, 120.00, $6,550.00
43. Juan Carlos Contreras, 7, 0, 0, 105.00, $10,187.92
43. Bailey Woodard, 5, 1, 3, 105.00, $6,087.18
45. Ricky Aguiar, 13, 0, 1, 100.00, $7,380.00