Fabiano Vieira was the only rider to go 4-for-4 this weekend in North Dakota. Photo: Justin Felisko
Fabiano Vieira was the only rider to go 4-for-4 and claim the title at the New Town, North Dakota, Velocity Tour event.
It was an encouraging sign sign for Vieira, who had lost some confidence after once again dealing with a dislocated shoulder.
Though he still needs to heal a little more, Vieira believes that he can come back strong and ready for the 2017 season.
NEW TOWN, N.D. – Fabiano Vieira (Perola, Brazil) used a perfect 4-for-4 (340 points) performance to win the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) event on Saturday night at Four Bears Casino and Lodge.
Vieira earned his first RVT event victory of the season and 80 points toward the world standings by riding Joe The Grinder (Dakota Rodeo / Chad Berger / Clay Struve) for 81 points on the final ride of the championship round.
The 34-year-old began the two-night event this weekend by riding Ferdinand (Dakota Rodeo / Chad Berger / Clay Struve) in Round 1 for 86 points and Roll Your Own (Dakota Rodeo / Chad Berger) for 84.5 points in Round 2 Friday. Vieira then kicked things off Saturday night with an 88.5-point ride aboard Rand’s Big Cadillac (Dakota Rodeo / Chad Berger / Lacey Scott).
Cody Nance (Paris, Tennessee) won the championship round with an 89-point ride on Set ‘em Up Joe (Dakota Rodeo / Chad Berger / H&C Bucking Bulls), which propelled him to a second-place finish overall. Nance went 3-for-4 (264.5 points) in New Town and picked up 50 points toward the world standings.
Wallace de Oliveira (Goiania, Brazil) went 3-for-4 (251 points) to finish in third place, picking up 30 points toward the world standings.
2016 PBR Brazil champion Dener Barbosa (Paulo De Faria, Brazil) finished in fourth place with a 3-for-4 (246) showing. Barbosa earned 20 points toward the world standings.
Derek Kolbaba (Walla Walla, Washington) (2-for-4, 175.5 points) won Round 3 on Saturday night with an 89.5-point ride on Hammer Down (Triplett Bucking Bulls) and finished the weekend in fifth place. Kolbaba’s finish gives him 15 points in the world standings.
The Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour resumes on Dec. 3-4 at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.
1. Fabiano Vieira - 340
2. Cody Nance – 264.5
3. Wallace de Oliveira – 251
4. Dener Barbosa – 246
5. Derek Kolbaba – 175.5
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