For the second year in a row Kaique Pacheco was the Last Cowboy Standing as he came out on top after three rounds at Helldorado Days. His 2 for 3 performance highlighted by his first BFTS 90 point bull ride of the season in round 3 secured the event title. Kaique earned 825 standings points and he remains second in the PBR world standings with 2835 points; 180 points from the top spot.
In 27 total PBR events to date, Pacheco has twelve top 10 and ten top 5 finishes; he’s ridden a series best 38 of 66 bulls or 57.58% and earned a series best $304,364.60. BFTS event wins in Kansas City (15 / 15 Bucking Battle), St. Louis, and Las Vegas (PBR Major) and Velocity Tour event wins in Hidalgo, TX and Denver, CO has Kaique favorably in second place poised to make another run at the PBR world title.
Up Next: Helldorado Days marks the end of the first half of the 2017 PBR BFTS series. Riders will remain active in all PBR sanctioned tours through the summer months leading up to the next BFTS event August 12 – 13 in Tulsa. I will continue to update you as needed.
Up Next for BFTS: the PBR Express Employment Professionals Classic is the first event back from the summer break and 17th stop in the 2017 season as the PBR moves to Tulsa, OK and the BOK Center August 12th – 13th. Event local start times are 6:45 PM CT Saturday night and 1:45 PM CT Sunday afternoon. Tulsa will also host the season’s sixth 15 / 15 Bucking Battle Saturday night.
PBR LIVE will stream the event in real time with round 1 Saturday night at 7:30 PM ET, and round 2 followed by the event championship round Sunday at 2:30 PM ET. PBR LIVE is available at no charge to all, visit www.PBR.com/live to view.
CBS Network Television will air the 15 / 15 Bucking Battle Sunday August 13th at 1:00 PM ET. Please check your local listings for programming confirmation.
CBS Sports Network will air selected rides from round 2 followed by the event championship round Sunday 5:30 pm ET. Please check your local listings for programming confirmation.