Sunday, February 19, 2006

PBR Express

This weekend's event is in the books. Georgia cowboy Sean Willingham took the top spot with a 261.5 on three, complete with a 89.00 point ride on Werewolf Snuff in the short go. Rounding out the top five were North Carolina rookie J.B. Mauney, 2005 World Champion Justin McBride, Ross Coleman, and another rookie, Colby Yates. There were a very high number of young rookies at this event. Kyle Cudmore, a rookie out of Cherokee, Oklahoma, on just his third bull in his BFTS career, made a 91.25 point ride on Kelly Bowcut's bull Scream who had previously been unridden. Pretty spectacular when you think about the fact that this youngster had never been exposed to the lights, cameras and bigger arena that go right along with the BFTS. Out of the top fifteen riders who made it back into the short go, 7 were rookies. That shows the incredible presence and talent that these young men possess. The fans can expect great things from this next generation of riders.

It wasn't just the young guns making their presence known. Several World Champions let the younger men know that they aren't going anywhere just yet. Two time World Champion Adriano Moraes put up a 91.00 on P.S Deuces Wild. Right behind him was last year's champ Justin McBride with a 89.00 on Dirty Harry, and Mike Lee handled White Lightning for a 86.75. Several others out of the older group, including Ross Coleman and Greg Potter also made impressive showings this weekend. Ross covered all three of his bulls while Greg put up two scores, coming off Dr. Proctor in the short go round.

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