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Jose Vitor Leme wows with 95.75-point ride to clinch PBR title

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Posted at 8:06 AM, Nov 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-15 10:06:37-05

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jose Vitor Leme will be the 2020 PBR World Champion.

The Brazilian cowboy had a career-best ride in Round 3 of the PBR World Finals on Saturday, scoring a whopping 95.75 points atop Woopaa to clinch the title. It's the highest-scoring ride of this year's Finals and fourth-highest ever recorded at the Finals.

Meanwhile, Montana's two representatives at the Finals continued to struggle Saturday. Jess Lockwood, a two-time world champion, has yet to cover a bull at the Finals. He was bucked off by Kid Knapper in 7.9 seconds on Saturday.

Browning's Dakota Louis was also bucked off Saturday, making it 5.74 seconds atop Jayded.

Fourteen riders covered their bulls Saturday, with Leme's ride highlighting the night. Ryan Dirteater was second with a 91-point ride, followed by Derek Kolbaba in third with 90.75 points. Keyshawn Whitehorse, Boudreax Campbell and Kyler Oliver each marked 90s to tie for fourth.

Campbell, Leme, Cody Teel and Kaique Pacheco are the only riders 3-for-3 at the Finals.

Sunday's action gets started at 3:30 p.m. (MT) with Round 4 and wraps up with the championship round.