Outlaw and Barbosa tie for Round 1 win in Raleigh

Chase Outlaw and Rubens Barbosa both put up 86.5 points in the first round at Raleigh. Photo: Andy Watson / BullStockMedia


  • Chase Outlaw and Rubens Barbosa tie for the round one win with 86.5-point rides on Jug Head and True Story.
  • J.W. Harris and Dakota Buttar tie for third place with 86-point rides.
  • Eduardo Aparecido successfully rides Red Rocket for 85.75 points and further expands his world lead.

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RALEIGH, North Carolina – In one of the tightest points race in PBR (Professional Bull Riders) history and with only two events left in the regular season before the 2017 Built Ford Tough World Finals, Chase Outlaw (Hamburg, Arkansas) and Rubens Barbosa (Iaciara, Brazil) shared the victory during Round 1 of the Frontier Communications Invitational presented by Cooper Tires on Saturday night at PNC Arena in Raleigh, earning crucial points to help solidify their place in the PBR world standings.

Barbosa went first and rode True Story (Twisted 3 Cattle Co./Cornwell Bucking Bulls) for 86.50 points. Late in the event, Outlaw outlasted Jug Head (Ricky West Bucking Bulls) for an equal 86.50 points. With 10 round victories this season, Outlaw is second in the PBR while Barbosa has five and is tied with Mason Lowe (Exeter, Missouri).

Neither rider moved up in the world standings but instead earned valuable points to cut into Aparecido’s lead. Outlaw is sixth in the standings and is 1,053.34 points out of the lead while Barbosa is 14th.

J.W. Harris (Mullin, Texas) and Dakota Buttar (Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada) each tied for third place with equal 86-point scores. Harris went the distance on Lab Rat (Cornwell Bucking Bulls/Circle G/Coleman) while Buttar covered Colt .45 (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls).

Four riders tied for fifth place with each earning 85.75 points. The first qualified ride of the quartet was Emilio Resende (Santa Helena de Goias, Brazil) on Slinger (Mike Miller/Torres Brothers). Next up was Cody Campbell (Summerville, Oregon) on Ottis (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls) before World No. 1 and 2, Eduardo Aparecido (Gouvelandia, Brazil) and Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) each covered their bulls, Aparecido on Red Rocket (Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls) and Davis on Slip Out (Mike Miller/Torres Brothers).

Round 1 will be available on demand on the PBR app and PBR.com/ondemand starting at 8 a.m. ET on Oct. 15.

The Top 35 bull riders in the world will return to PNC Arena for Championship Sunday of the Frontier Communications Invitational where each rider will face one more bull in Round 2 before the Top 15 will move on to the Built Ford Tough Championship Round where a winner will be crowned.

Championship Sunday from North Carolina will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network at 2 p.m. ET on Oct. 15, with a full replay available on demand the next day on the PBR app and at PBR.com/ondemand starting at 8 a.m. ET on Oct. 16.

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
Frontier Communications Invitational presented by Cooper Tires
PNC Center, Raleigh, North Carolina
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Chase Outlaw, 86.5-0-0-86.50-80 Points.
(tie). Rubens Barbosa, 86.5-0-0-86.50-80 Points.
3. Dakota Buttar, 86-0-0-86.00-45 Points.
(tie). J.W. Harris, 86-0-0-86.00-45 Points.
5. Eduardo Aparecido, 85.75-0-0-85.75-12.5 Points.
(tie). Cooper Davis, 85.75-0-0-85.75-12.5 Points.
(tie). Emilio Resende, 85.75-0-0-85.75-12.5 Points.
(tie). Cody Campbell, 85.75-0-0-85.75-12.5 Points.
9. Silvano Alves, 85.5-0-0-85.50
10. Claudio Montanha Jr., 84.75-0-0-84.75
11. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 84.5-0-0-84.50
12. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 84-0-0-84.00
13. Luciano De Castro, 83.5-0-0-83.50
14. Dener Barbosa, 82.25-0-0-82.25
15. Brennon Eldred, 79.5-0-0-79.50
16. Gage Gay, 72-0-0-72.00
Kaique Pacheco, 0-0-0-0.00
Derek Kolbaba, 0-0-0-0.00
Jess Lockwood, 0-0-0-0.00
Stormy Wing, 0-0-0-0.00
Fabiano Vieira, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Teel, 0-0-0-0.00
Cody Nance, 0-0-0-0.00
Stetson Lawrence, 0-0-0-0.00
Mason Lowe, 0-0-0-0.00
Shane Proctor, 0-0-0-0.00
Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0.00
Guilherme Marchi, 0-0-0-0.00
Ramon de Lima, 0-0-0-0.00
Mike Lee, 0-0-0-0.00
Koal Livingston, 0-0-0-0.00
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0-0.00
Troy Wilkinson, 0-0-0-0.00
Alex Marcilio, 0-0-0-0.00
Skeeter Kingsolver, 0-0-0-0.00
Michael Lane, 0-0-0-0.00

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