Much more than winning buckles and big checks the victories over the weekend may have be best reflected with Oklahoma City.
Over 2 nights of competition Oklahoma City proved how its deep roots in rodeo still run strong. In an arena as large as the Chesapeake Energy Center sell outs are an accomplishment in themselves. Over two nights of competition the PBR filled the arena and treated the Oklahoma crowd to high energy and thrilling bull riding.
As the curtain came down on the weekend lots of big stories existed, Jose Vitor Leme claimed a win and took his spot as number 1 in the world standings. With a ton of grit and determination Ramon de Lima avoided the cut and will stay on tour. Then one of the biggest pieces is Ryan Dirteater nodded his head for the last time in Oklahoma City.
To identify one piece of the weekend as the highest impact would be next to impossible. In that spirit here is a little about how the weekend transpired. In round 1 Oklahoma cowboy Brennon Eldred used heart and try to earn himself a spot on the center stage as the round winner. His 88.5 point ride on GT-698 of GT Bucking Bulls was the key number to take him to the top. Meanwhile in round 1 two other Oklahoma cowboys made their mark, Ryan Dirteater put
up 85.5 points on Midnight rock of Cord McCoy/Shotgun Bulls and Cannon Cravens managed 83.25 on Trophy Rack of Frontier Rodeo.
The last Oklahoman cowboy barely missed a score, Colten Jesse took Tarabull of Rockin T Ranch to 5.35 seconds.
Round 2 was just as exciting, when this round ended there was a tie for the round win between Jess Lockwood and Jose Vitor Leme. The tie was only part of the story, Lockwood set the tone for the thrilling conclusion by bringing the heat in his battle with Buddy’s Pet of Rockin R Bucking Bulls with 88.75 points. Shortly after Leme did his share to put on a show by besting Boogie Bomb of Bland Bucking Bulls for the same score.
In the championships round it was all Leme, he and Smooth Over teamed up for 85.75 points and the event win!
We want to extend a special thanks to Farm Girl Marketing Solutions for sponsoring our coverage of PBR Oklahoma City. We will back to covering PBR in less than a week when the Farm Ranch and Agriculture Magazine attend Global Cup in Arlington, Texas.