Cooper Davis went 2 for 3 over the weekend, finishing sixth in round one, and first in the event championship round, his seventh round win of the season. Cooper finished tied for second in the event, earning 295 points and he remains sixth in the PBR world standings with 2,340 points. Cooper failed to ride his 15 / 15 Bucking Battle bull Saturday night.
Jess Lockwood went three for three for the second consecutive weekend to win his series leading fourth UTB event of the season (NYC, CHI, TUL). Jess had temporarily relinquished the number 1 spot after Saturday nights 15 / 15 bucking battle, in which he rode to a seventh place finish and 10 standings points, however he is back on top after the event win and another 460 points. Lockwood finished ninth in round 1, eighth in round 2 and second in round 3. Jess is 8 for 8 since the return from break, and has a series leading 70% riding percentage (26 rides on 37 attempts) on the Unleash the Beast tour. Jess leads all competitors with 12 event wins across all PBR tours. As stated, Jess remains the number one bull rider in the world with 4,670 points.
Derek Kolbaba did not ride.
Up Next for PBR’s Unleash the Beast tour: The PBR Unleash the Beast will next travel to Nashville, Tennessee, and Bridgestone Arena for the fourth, and final, Major of the year, the Jack Daniels Music City Knockout, presented by Cooper Tires. The event gets underway Saturday, August 24 at 6:45 p.m. CDT and concludes Sunday, August 25 at 2:45 p.m. CDT.
The Music City Knockout is a progressive elimination event with advancement beginning in Round 2 based on aggregate (total) scores in the event. They begin with 40 riders in Round 1, with the Top 25 scores advancing. The Top 8 riders in aggregate score following Round 2 will advance to Round 3, and the Top 4 riders in the aggregate after Round 3 will advance to Round 4. Round 5 will feature every rider who posted a qualified ride in Round 4. A minimum of two riders will compete in Round 5. If only one rider covers in Round 4, then the PBR will draw back one rider based on aggregate scores.
The rider with the highest score in Round 5 will be crowned the winner. If all riders buck off in Round 5, the title will go to the rider with the highest aggregate score among those who attempted a bull in Round 5.
The action in its entirety will air live via PBR’s streaming digital platform RidePass. The listen LIVE stream begins Saturday night at 7:30 pm EDT and concludes with the event championship round Sunday afternoon at 3:45 pm EDT. On-demand replays will be available at 8:00 am EDT the next day at www.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.
You can watch Round 1 Saturday night on CBS Sports Network (8:00 pm EDT) which follows the B&W Trailer Hitches Inside the PBR Majors, presented by YETI, pre-show at 7:30 p.m. EDT.
CBS network television will air the championship round Sunday afternoon beginning at 4:00 pm EDT marking the first time PBR has been live on broadcast television since Championship Sunday of the 2004 World Finals on NBC.
Please check your local listings for programming confirmation.