J.B. Mauney's win in Billings was his first BFTS event win since Nampa, Idaho, last season.
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J.B. Mauney closed out a 4-for-4 performance with a 94.25-point ride on SweetPro's Bruiser to win his first event of the season Sunday in Billings.
Shane Proctor finished in second place after his own 4-for-4 weekend.
Cody Teel finished in third place while Kaique Pacheco and Luciano de Castro finished in fourth and fifth respectively.
BILLINGS, Mont. – Two-time PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Champion J.B. Mauney had not been able to lay his hands on a Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) event win buckle 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, presented by Cooper Tires, Sunday afternoon at Rimrock Auto Arena.
The North Carolina (Mooresville, N.C.) cowboy moved seven spots up from No. 10 to No. 3 in the world standings with the win.
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 (D&H Cattle Co./Buck Cattle Co.) to win the Built Ford Tough Championship Round. It was the second time Mauney conquered Bruiser, the last time coming in Round 4 of the 2015 Built Ford Tough World Finals, and it carried him to his first BFTS event win since Nampa, Idaho, last season.
He also earned his second round win of the year after covering Mudshark (D&H Cattle Co.) for 89.5 points in Round 3.
Mauney took home 778.3 total world points for the weekend along with $41,596. He now trails current world No. 1 Eduardo Aparecido (Gouvelandia, Brazil), who was sidelined this weekend with an injury, by 1,123.76 points.
Shane Proctor (Grand Coulee, Washington) slotted into 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 (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) in Round 3 and closing with an 88-point trip aboard Jack Daniel’s After Party (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) in the championship round.
It was the first time this season that Proctor went perfect at an event, and it helped him net 350 world points and $18,685. He also shifted from No. 15 in the world standings to No. 11.
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