Team Boot Barn Scraps Into Championship Weekend, Team Pendleton Whisky Locks up No. 1 Seed
Photo: Boudreaux Campbell. Credit: Andy Watson, BullStock Media
SCORE BULLETIN – CHALLENGE DAY 12
First Game of Final Day of Regular Season Division B Competition Produces Second Tie of PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge
Team Lucas Oil: 0 points
Team Cat: 0 points
LAS VEGAS – The bulls in Las Vegas flung, flattened and frustrated the riders, and for the second time during PBR’s new team tournament, Game One on Challenge Day 12 produced a tie, this time with Team Lucas Oil and Team Cat finishing their Division B play with a 0-0 tie. Team Lucas Oil was plagued by injuries, with all four original riders ruled out of the competition. That thrust three new riders – Venn Johns (Bixby, Oklahoma), River Stephenson (Blackfoot, Idaho) and Dalton Rudman (Wellington, Utah) – into action. While neither team was able to make the eight-second whistle, with the tie Team Cat (0-5-1) avoided being the only team to go 0-for-6. Team Lucas Oil finished play at 1-5. Both teams had been eliminated from playoff contention earlier this weekend.
Team Boot Barn Captain Daylon Swearingen Rides His Squad into Championship Weekend
Team Boot Barn: 152 points
Team South Point: 0 points
LAS VEGAS – In a win-or-go-home final divisional game between Team Boot Barn and Team South Point, Team Boot Barn captain Daylon Swearingen (Piffard, New York) singlehandedly carried his team to Championship Weekend July 10-12 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, by putting up the game’s only two rides. In going a perfect 2-for-2 inside South Point Arena, the 20-year-old New York cowboy provided all the points needed for a shutout victory to lock Team Boot Barn into third-place, and the final PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge Division B playoff spot, joining Team Ariat and Team Pendleton Whisky. Coming out on top of Probably Wrong (Paradigm Bull Company) for 69.75 points, the No. 4 bull rider in the world turned down a re-ride opportunity, and came back to start the second half by besting Sniper (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) for 82.25 points. Team Boot Barn’s 152-0 victory was not without problems though, as Andrew Alvidrez (Seminole, Texas), who had gone 3-for-4 thus far in the tournament, did not get on his second-half bull after hanging a spur on Buckin’ For Cash (Paradigm Bull Company) and aggravating a groin injury in his first out. Alvidrez is probable for Championship Weekend. Team South Point finishes Division B competition at 3-3, narrowly missing the playoffs. Team Boot Barn heads to champion weekend in Sioux Falls as the Division B wildcard, with a record of 3-2-1. They will face off with Division A’s No. 2 seed Team Las Vegas (4-2) on Wild Card Friday (July 10) at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.
“We were determined to make it to Sioux Falls,” said Team Boot Barn Captain Daylon Swearingen. “We haven’t done exactly what we needed to do here, but we’re glad to make it.”
“When I got here I thought I was mentally ready,” noted Team Boot Barn’s Andrew Alvidrez. “But physically ready? No, not yet. We’ve got to keep working.”
Team Pendleton Whisky Charges to No. 1 Seed and Secures Bye with Win over Team Ariat
Team Pendleton Whisky: 258.75 points
Team Ariat: 88.5 points
LAS VEGAS – The hottest team in PBR’s new team tournament, Team Pendleton Whisky, earned a first-round bye on Championship Weekend after an explosive performance against Team Ariat in a battle for the top divisional playoff seed. Riding to a 258.75-88.5 victory, Team Pendleton Whisky leaves Las Vegas as the No. 1 seed from Division B of the PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge. Team Ariat had been Division B’s top-ranked team at 4-0-1 going into the regular season “Game of the Week” finale. Team Pendleton Whisky Captain Marco Eguchi (Poa, Brazil) had a flawless day inside the Let ‘Er Buck Saloon, going a perfect 2-for-2, weathering the storm aboard Pink Tornado (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) for 86.75 points, and taming Buck Wild (4B Bucking Bulls) for 86 points. Team Ariat Captain Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) refused to go down without a fight as the 2016 World Champion contributed the only ride for his squad, an 88.5-point trip aboard Melanie’s Dream (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve). Week four addition Boudreaux Campbell (Crockett, Texas) also tacked on a ride for Team Pendleton Whisky, making the 8 aboard Just Incredi-Bull (4B Bucking Bulls) for 86 points. Team Pendleton Whisky improved to 5-1 in Division B play, while Team Ariat dropped to 4-1-1 and is the No. 2 seed. Both teams are heading to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for Championship Weekend of the PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge presented by U.S. Border Patrol, July 10-12 at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.
“I’m trying to forget everything, the pain and the bulls I bucked off of,” said Team Pendleton Whisky Captain Marco Eguchi. “I know I can do better every day, so I concentrate on the new day. All of my buddies here are sore, but we got it done tonight.”
“These guys are tough, I just came in for week two,” said Team Pendleton Whisky newcomer Boudreaux Campbell. “These guys were already banged up when I got here. But I just showed up to ride and we got it done.”
SCORE RECAPS – CHALLENGE DAYS 1-11
Team Cooper Tires (1-0) Defeats Team Can-Am (0-1) │ 336.25-87
Team Las Vegas (1-0) Defeats Team YETI (0-1) │ 88.25-0
Team Union Home Mortgage (1-0) Defeats Team Wrangler (0-1) │ 337-257.25
Team Can-Am (1-1) Defeats Team Wrangler (0-2) │ 347.25-0
Team Las Vegas (2-0) Defeats Team Union Home Mortgage (1-1) │ 257-85.25-
Team Cooper Tires (2-0) Defeats Team YETI (0-2) │ 332-0
Team Las Vegas (3-0) Defeats Team Wrangler (0-3) │ 175.75-0
Team YETI (1-2) Defeats Team Can-Am (1-2) │ 173-86.5
Team Cooper Tires (3-0) Defeats Team Union Home Mortgage (1-2) │ 175.75-88.5
Team Can-Am (2-2) Defeats Team Union Home Mortgage (1-3) │ 173.25-0
Team Wrangler (1-3) Defeats Team YETI (1-3) │ 259.5-254.25
Team Cooper Tires (4-0) Defeats Team Las Vegas (3-1) │ 259.25-84.5
Team Cooper Tires (5-0) Defeats Team Wrangler (1-4) │ 173-170.25
Team Las Vegas (4-1) Defeats Team Can-Am (2-3) │ 175.25-89.25
Team Union Home Mortgage (2-3) Defeats Team YETI (1-4) │ 88-87.5
Team Wrangler (2-4-0) Defeats Team Yeti (1-5-0) | 176.25-88.25
Team Cooper Tires (6-0-0) Defeats Team Las Vegas (4-2-0) | 259-0
Team Can-Am (3-3-0) Defeats Team Union Home Mortgage (2-4-0) | 173.5-172.75
Team Pendleton Whisky (1-0) Defeats Team South Point (0-1) | 166.5-158
Team Boot Barn (1-0) Defeats Team Cat (0-1) | 169-83.75
Team Ariat (1-0) Defeats Team Lucas Oil (0-1) | 86.5-83
Team Pendleton Whisky (2-0) Defeats Team Boot Barn (1-1) | 161.25-86
Team Ariat (2-0) Defeats Team Cat (0-2) | 160.75-79.25
Team South Point (1-1) Defeats Team Lucas Oil (0-2) | 259.25-171.25
Team Lucas Oil (1-2) Defeats Team Cat (0-3) | 171.25-0
Team South Point (2-1) Defeats Team Boot Barn (1-2) | 172.5-0
Team Ariat (3-0) Defeats Team Pendleton Whisky (2-1) | 266-173.54
Team Pendleton Whisky (3-1) Defeats Team Cat (0-4) | 411.75-88.25
Team Boot Barn (2-2) Defeats Team Lucas Oil (1-3) | 254.5-167.75
Team Ariat (4-0) Defeats Team South Point (2-2) | 258.5-0
Team Ariat (4-0-1) Ties Team Boot Barn (2-2-1) |86.75-86.75
Team South Point (3-2) Defeats Team Cat (0-5) | 88.75
Team Pendleton Whisky (4-1) Defeats Team Lucas Oil (1-4) | 88-86.5
OUT: Team South Point’s Ty Wallace is out due to a left elbow injury suffered on Challenge Day 10.
OUT: Team Lucas Oil’s Matt Triplett is out due to a right forearm strain.
OUT: Team Lucas Oil’s Ryan Dirteater is out due to a sprain of his riding hand an aggravation of a pre-existing knee injury.
OUT: Team Lucas Oil’s Dalton Kasel is out due to a right groin injury.
OUT: Team Lucas Oil’s Scottie Knapp is out due to a concussion sustained during Challenge Day 11.
OUT: Team Cat’s Joao Henrique Lucas did not get on his second-half bull due to a left shoulder injury.
OUT: Team South Point’s Shane Proctor did not get on his second-half bull after being stepped on when he was thrown from his first bull.
PROBABLE: Team Boot Barn’s Andrew Alvidrez did not get on his second-half bull after aggravating a sore left groin when his spur got hung on his first bull.
COMPETING: Team Ariat’s Ky Hamilton is competing with a right wrist sprain.
COMPETING: Team Boot Barn’s Daylon Swearingen is competing with a sore right hip.
COMPETING: Team South Point’s Shane Proctor is competing with a sore right shoulder.
COMPETING: Team Pendleton Whisky’s Lucas Divino is competing with a bruised right forearm and shoulder.
COMPETING: Team Cat’s Manoelito de Souza is competing with a right thigh strain and right MCL sprain.
YETI “BUILT FOR THE WILD” BULL OF THE WEEKEND STANDINGS
Here are the Top bull 5 scores recorded on Challenge Days 10-12 of the 2020 PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol:
- Marquis Metal Works Bill The Butcher (Paradigm Bull Co/Marquis Metal Works) – 45.75 points (Challenge Day 12, Aaron Pass, 2.33 seconds)
- Soy El Fuego (Stockyards/Scott Winston/Melton Bull Co) – 44.75 points (Challenge Day 11, Amadeu Campos Silva, 2.55 seconds)
Party Animal (Stockyards/Pritchett Ranch/Melton Bull Co) – 44.75 points (Challenge Day 11, Aaron Pass, 5.79 seconds)
- Hurricane Party (Stockyards/Pritchett Ranch/Melton Bull Co) – 44.5 points (Challenge Day 11, Cody Nance, 3.48 seconds)
- Buckin’ For Cash (Paradigm Bull Company) – 44.25 points (Challenge Day 12, Andrew Alvidrez, 3.45 seconds)
DIVISION B STANDINGS
Here are the standings for Division B after Challenge Day 12 of the 2020 PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol:
- Team Pendleton Whisky, 5-1-0-1,259.75 points (+1)
- Team Ariat, 4-1-1-947 points (-1)
- Team Boot Barn, 3-2-1-748.25 points (+1)
- Team South Point, 3-3-0-678.5 points (-1)
- Team Lucas Oil, 1-4-1-679.75 points
- Team Cat, 0-5-1-251.25 points
BUILT FORD TOUGH MVP STANDINGS
Here are the standings for the Built Ford Tough MVP race for the 2020 PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol after Challenge Day 12:
- Jose Vitor Leme, 9-for-12, 779.5 points
- Daylon Swearingen, 5-for-12, 479 points
- Roscoe Jarboe, 5-for-12, 434.75 points
- Marco Eguchi, 5-for-9, 432 points
- Mauricio Moreira, 5-for-12, 431.25 points
- Ky Hamilton, 5-for-11, 431 points
- Cooper Davis, 5-for-12, 411.25 points
- Shane Proctor, 4-for-10, 349.25 points
- Derek Kolbaba, 4-for-12, 347.5 points
- Colten Jesse, 4-for-12, 347 points
- Ryan Dirteater, 4-for-9, 335.5 points
- Lucas Divino, 4-for-9, 329.5 points
- Stetson Wright, 3-for-12, 261.75 points
- Mason Taylor, 3-for-9, 260 points
Stetson Lawrence, 3-for-9, 260 points
Chase Dougherty, 3-for-10, 260 points
- Luciano de Castro, 3-for-11, 258 points
- Andrew Alvidrez, 3-for-5, 256.75
- Garrett Smith, 3-for-10, 255 points
- Sage Kimzey, 3-for-10, 254.5 points
CHALLENGE DAY 13 MATCHUPS
Here are the game matchups for Challenge Day 13 on Friday, July 10, for the first day of games of championship weekend of the 2020 PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol:
Team Ariat vs. Team Can-Am
Team Boot Barn vs. Team Las Vegas
Challenge Day 13 for the 2020 PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol, gets underway Friday, July 10 at 9 p.m. ET. Action will be LIVE on CBS Sports Network and RidePass. CBS Sports will broadcast the Monster Energy Team Challenge Championship on Sunday.