PBR opening weekend Monster Energy buck off at the Garden, New York City
As the defending PBR world champion, Jess Lockwood arrived in New York January 1st as an Advance PR rider to help promote the event in market. Courtside seats for the Knicks basketball game, ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange Friday morning and a host of interviews in the largest media market in the world did not distract Jess from riding 3 of 4 bulls, highlighted by winning the event championship round and finishing third overall. Jess earned 121.50 world standings points and he is currently third in the PBR world standings. Lockwood’s ride score of 91.75 to win the championship round was the high marked ride of the event, and therefore the top score of the season to date.
Jess failed to ride his attempt in the 15 / 15 Bucking Battle Friday night.
Cooper Davis rode 2 of 4 bulls highlighted by third place finishes in rounds 2 and 3 and a top ten finish (9th) in the event. Davis earned 34 standings points for the top ten finish.
Cooper rode his 15 / 15 Bucking Battle attempt Friday night and finished second in the round, earning 40 world standings points for his effort. Davis is currently sixth in the PBR worlds standings with 74 points.
Derek Kolbaba rode 1 for 3 and placed third in the Bucking Battle.
Daylon Swearingen rode 2 for 3.
Dalton Kasel did not compete.
Up Next for PBR’s Unleash the Beast tour: riders travel to Chicago, Illinois, and Allstate Arena for the Chicago Invitational. The event will be on Saturday, January 11th at 6:45 pm CT and Sunday January 12th at 1:45 pm CT.
The action in its entirety will air live via PBR’s streaming digital platform RidePass, and www.FloSports.com’s FloRodeo. The listen LIVE streams begin Saturday January 11th at 7:45 pm ET and conclude with the championship round Sunday January 12th at 2:45 pm ET. On-demand replays will be available at 8:00 am ET the next day atwww.ridepass.com. The service can be found at www.ridepass.com, and in the Apple App and Google Play stores under the listing of RidePass.