Born and Raised in Itatiba, Brazil Kaique moved north to Decatur, Texas in the spring of 2014 and competed on the PBR Touring Pro Division (TPD) before bursting on the scene the following year. Three TPD event wins, four PBR BlueDEF Tour event wins and three PBR Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) wins earned Kaique 2015 Rookie of the Year honors. His second place finish in the final World Standings was the highest a rookie has ever ranked at the end of the year. Kaique followed up a superb 2015 season with an equally impressive 2016. Six PBR sanctioned event wins secured a second consecutive second place finish in the final PBR World Standings.
Recent Event Results
|Event||2022 PBR World Finals|
|Location||Fort Worth, TX|
|Date||May 19, 2022 – May 22, 2022|
|Rounds||5 for 8|
|Event||Cheyenne Frontier Days|
|Date||June 25, 2022 – June 26, 2022|
Kaique Pacheco finished third in the World Finals event, and Reserve PBR World Champion to eventual winner D. Swearingen in one of the most highly contested PBR World Championships in recent memory. Kaique rode 5 of 8 bulls, highlighted by a 4th in Rd.’s 2 & 3, a 1st in round 4, and top 7 finishes in Rd.’s 6 & 7. His event championship round buck off would prove to be the costliest of the season, where IF he had ridden for at least 91.25 points (and he had plenty of bull to score 91+) he would have elevated himself to the World Standings Lead, and force Swearingen to cover his last attempt. But it was not meant to be and Kaique finished second in the world standings for the fourth time (2022 – 21, 2015 – 16). If you remove Pacheco’s 2019 injury plagued season in which he finished 79th, from 2015 to 2022 his average season finish is a remarkable 2.8!
That being said, you should know that Kaique broke his foot in round 2, inside the bucking chutes prior to riding his bull. He will never say it, and there are never any excuses but he came within one ride of potentially winning another world title. By finishing 3rd in the event Kaique earned 480 world points and $174,000, with his yearend totals being 1,275 points, a second place finish in the world standings and $373,194 in season earnings
Injuries held Kaique to 22 PBR UTB events; 15 regular season, the world finals and he qualified and competed in six 15 / 15 Bucking Battle rounds. He won two UTB events (Sioux Falls and Everett), he had five 90 point rides and lead the PBR UTB with 28 bull ridden. His riding percentage of 54.90 % (28 of 51) was also the best for those at World Finals. Kaique lead the series with nine event round wins, 3 of which were event championship rounds (also lead the series), he qualified and competed in 11 event championship rounds, had eight top 5 and ten top 10 finishes.
Kaique was drafted in the first round, second overall by the Nashville Stampede in the PBR Team series draft.
Stats & Bio
|Birthdate||September 18, 1994|