Cooper Davis rebounded significantly from his opening weekend in NYC, riding 3 of 3 bulls, highlighted by splitting the event championship round win and finishing third overall in the event. Cooper earned 300 world points and is currently seventh in the PBR world standings with those same 300 points
Jess Lockwood continued his perfection as he rode 3 of 3 bulls over the weekend to win yet again, the first bull rider to win the first two events of the regular season (Premier Series) since 2007 (JB Mauney). Jess is currently riding a streak of 8 consecutive bulls, the longest of his career. He won round one and split the event championship round win which gives him four round wins on the year to date. Lockwood earned 640 world points and remains atop the world standings with 1617.50 points. In his own words after the event win, “Gosh, I just feel so good right now, I feel like I’m firing on all cylinders and I’m back to the form I was when I won the world title. But I also know it’s early in the season and there’s like 26 more events to go. I just have to take it one bull at a time, one event at a time and as long as I do my job, I’ll continue to be successful.”
Derek Kolbaba rode Check Mate for 86, and Mission Impossible for 82, going 2 for 3 and finishing 11th with 168.5 points
Up Next for PBR’s Unleash the Beast tour: the AK-CHIN Invitational presented by Cooper Tires is the third stop in the 2019 season as the Unleash the Beast Tour heads to Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ Saturday January 19th and Sunday January 20th. Event local start times are 7:45 PM MT Saturday and 1:45 PM MT Sunday afternoon. The second 15 / 15 Bucking Battle of the season will take place Saturday night after round 1 is complete.
CBS Network television will air the 15 / 15 Bucking Battle Sunday at 1:00 pm ET. Please check your local listings for programming confirmation.
CBS Sports Network will air round two and the event championship round Sunday night at 8:00 PM ET. Please check your local listings for programming confirmation.
The action in its entirety will air live via PBR’s streaming digital platform RidePass. The listen LIVE stream begins Saturday night at 9:30 PM ET with round 2 of the event airing Sunday at 3:45 PM ET. On-demand replays will be available at 8:00 AM ET 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.
MORE INFORMATION – For more information on the world’s premier bull riding organization, please visit the official website at www.PBR.com.