Boudreaux Campbell from Crockett, Texas Wins Weekend PBR Event
Crockett, Texas bull rider Boudreaux Campbell continues to impress in the 2021 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Unleash The Beast series. Earlier today (10/24) in Lincoln, Nebraska, the series wound to a climatic end as three of the world’s Top 6-ranked bull riders delivered Top-10 efforts to ratchet up the intensity ahead of the 2021 PBR World Finals in Las Vegas.
Reigning PBR World Finals event winner Boudreaux Campbell led the contingent, going a perfect 3-for-3, to win the PBR Cooper Tires Invitational, cracking the world’s Top 5 with just days remaining prior to the 2021 PBR World Finals on November 3-7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Further down the leaderboard, world No. 2 Kaique Pacheco and No. 3 Cooper Davis of Jasper, Texas continued to capitalize on an absent No. 1 Jose Vitor Leme of Brazil who has been sidelined since mid-September with a groin injury. Each delivering a Top-10 finish at the final 2021 Unleash The Beast regular season event to gain ground on the top ranking in the battle for the coveted gold buckle.
Campbell, the 2020 PBR Rookie of the Year began the event inside Pinnacle Bank Arena by tying for third in Round 1 on Saturday compliments of an 87.5-point score aboard Bring The Bling.
The Deep East Texas native again delivered an 87.5-point ride Sunday in Round 2, covering Reckless Red to advance to the championship round atop the event leaderboard.
With his pick of the pen, Campbell drafted Bubba G, a bull who had been ridden just twice in 13 outs across all levels of competition entering the matchup. Undaunted, Campbell made the 8 in near picture-perfect form, clinching the event win with a 91-point score. The 90-point ride was Campbell’s sixth of the season, tied for fourth most of any rider on tour, and earned him his seventh round win, the fifth most of all competitors on the premier series.
Campbell earned a check for $26,811.77 along with a critical 141.5 points. After travelling to Nebraska ranked No. 6 in the world, he leap-frogged an injured Dener Barbosa of Brazil and is now No. 5 in the standings and 1,226.5 points behind No. 1 Leme.
Looking down the event standings, 2016 PBR World Champion Davis was sixth, remaining No. 3 in the world, but inching within 749 points of the No. 1 ranking, while 2018 PBR World Champion Pacheco was eighth, maintaining his No. 2 position in the world standings, and rising to within 607 points of No. 1 Leme.
Should either Davis or Pacheco complete their come-from-behind surge and be crowned the 2021 PBR World Champion, they would become just the seventh multi-time title holder in league history. Both Davis and Pacheco had a chance to make a bigger dent in Leme’s lead, but were shut out in the championship round.
Jasper's Davis earned his sixth-place finish and 40 world points after going 2-for-3 in Lincoln. He covered Nightmare for 85.5 points in Round 1, and Space Force for 88 points in Round 2.
The PBR Unleash The Beast next travels to Las Vegas, Nevada, and T-Mobile Arena, when the 2021 PBR World Champion will be determined at the PBR World Finals, Nov. 3-7.
Here's a look at the top ten finishers at the PBR Unleash the Beast event in Lincoln this past weekend:
(Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Aggregate-Event Points)
- Boudreaux Campbell, 87.5-87.5-91-266.00-141.5 Points.
- Mauricio Gulla Moreira, 84-88-90.75-262.75-94 Points.
- Marcelo Procopio Pereira, 85.75-85-86.75-257.50-72.5 Points.
- Andrew Alvidrez, 88-0-90.75-178.75-62.5 Points.
- Claudio Montanha Jr., 85.5-88.25-0-173.75-55.5 Points.
- Cooper Davis, 85.5-88-0-173.50-40 Points.
- Junior Patrik Souza, 88-85.25-0-173.25-37.5 Points.
- Kaique Pacheco, 83.75-87.25-0-171.00-28 Points.
- Chase Dougherty, 83.5-81.75-0-165.25-20 Points.
- Eduardo Aparecido, 85.75-79-0-164.75-14.5 Points.
Here are the up to date 2021 PBR World Standings:
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5's, Points, Total Winnings)
- Jose Vitor Leme, 35, 11, 21, 2,100.50, $469,457.92
- Kaique Pacheco, 43, 6, 16, 1,493.50, $244,537.92
- Cooper Davis, 38, 3, 17, 1,351.50, $203,963.19
- João Ricardo Vieira, 46, 2, 11, 1,056.50, $154,345.51
- Boudreaux Campbell, 34, 3, 7, 874.00, $169,853.86
- Dener Barbosa, 43, 3, 14, 826.83, $123,394.14
- Mauricio Gulla Moreira, 51, 3, 10, 782.00, $128,270.34
- Derek Kolbaba, 44, 2, 9, 679.00, $122,200.70
- Junior Patrik Souza, 52, 2, 9, 614.00, $103,621.07
- Dalton Kasel, 30, 3, 9, 581.25, $139,457.24
- Keyshawn Whitehorse, 48, 3, 10, 579.00, $89,311.80
- Chase Dougherty, 47, 2, 12, 544.50, $92,796.42
- Jesse Petri, 42, 2, 6, 526.58, $75,529.26
- Silvano Alves, 47, 0, 8, 513.50, $60,039.93
- Marco Eguchi, 32, 1, 8, 509.50, $77,305.90
- Claudio Montanha Jr., 39, 2, 5, 483.00, $130,041.14
- Rafael Henrique dos Santos, 25, 3, 5, 480.00, $71,531.29
- Cody Teel, 38, 1, 6, 446.50, $68,530.14
- Eli Vastbinder, 44, 2, 9, 438.50, $83,993.10
- João Henrique Lucas, 38, 0, 5, 410.00, $52,094.94