April 10, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV) Everyone inside Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings, Montana saw the love, joy and passion that 2008 PBR World Champion Guilherme Marchi has for the sport of Professional Bull Riding.
Marchi couldn’t hold back the tears after he received the commemorative Montana Silversmiths belt buckle honoring his 600th career ride on the Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) just minutes after riding “Shocker” for 86.25 points in Round 2.
The 14-year veteran was proudly wearing his 500th career rides belt buckle all weekend long in Billings, Montana, but becoming the first rider in PBR history to reach 600 rides was emotionally overwhelming.
To Guilherme, 600 means years of determination, grit and and an unwavering passion for the sport he's dedicated his life to. Congratulations to Guilherme on such a remarkable accomplishment!
Winning the event in Billings was two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney, who has not been able to secure a BFTS event win so far this season. That changed as Mauney returned to the top of the shark cage as the winner in the Stanley Performance In Action Invitational Sunday afternoon.
Mauney went a perfect 4-for-4 in Billings, including a monster 94.25 point ride aboard the 2016 PBR World Champion Bull, “Sweetpro’s Bruiser.”
Shane Proctor, who is J.B.’s brother in law, earned second place after his own 4-for-4 performance. Proctor covered both bulls he saw on Sunday, starting with an 85 point ride on “Sully” in Round 3 and closing with an 88 point trip aboard “Jack Daniel’s After Party” in the Championship Round to earn over $18,000.
2012 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Champion Cody Teel rode his way to a third place finish Sunday in Billings after a 3-for-4 weekend. Teel rode “Sledge Samma” for 86.5 points in Round 3 before conquering “Hey Jack” for 87.75 points in the Championship Round and earning a paycheck of over $14,000.
“Hey Jack” had been un-ridden in 16 career BFTS outs before facing Teel Sunday afternoon.
Kaique Pacheco went 3-for-4 on his way to a fourth-place finish. Pacheco rode two bulls on Championship Sunday, including a 86.75 point ride on “Wicked Stick.” Pacheco pocketed just over $10,000 for his efforts.
Watch the video to see highlights and results from the event.