BILLINGS -- World No. 1 Jose Vitor Leme won Round 3 and posted an 89.75-point ride in the championship round on Sunday to win the PBR Ariat Invitational at First Interstate Arena at MetraPark in Billings.
Leme won Round 3 on Sunday with an 89.75-point ride, too, and would ride last in the championship round. Andrew Alvidrez posted the best ride of the championship round with a 91.25 atop Medicine Man, forcing a qualified ride out of Leme on the final ride of the day. But he's the top-ranked bull rider in the world for a reason, as the Brazilian clinched for his third win in his past three PBR events.
Montanans Jess Lockwood and Dakota Louis were bucked off in Round 3 but would qualify for the championship round. The second ride of the day for Lockwood, the two-time and reigning PBR world champion, didn't go any better, as he was bucked off again and would settle for a ninth-place finish.
Louis, the bull rider out of Browning, was bucked off in the championship round, too, and would settle for seventh place. Only Leme, Alvidrez and Lucas Divino rode for the full eight seconds in the championship round.