Rodeo Insider: Final stretch of PBR season begins this weekend in Tulsa

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After taking a three-month hiatus, the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series will resume with a tour stop this weekend in Tulsa.

Going into the final stretch of the season, Silvano Alves, a Brazilian who lives in Decatur, is ranked No. 1 in the Ford Series world standings with 7,829.75 points. No. 2-ranked Marco Eguchi, a Brazilian, is at 6,487.05.

Alves is on pace to earn a record third consecutive PBR world title. Last year, he became the PBR’s first cowboy to win back-to-back gold buckles.

The only cowboy who has earned three PBR world titles is Brazilian Adriano Moraes, who finished No. 1 in 1994, 2001 and 2006.

The Express Employment Professionals Classic on Friday and Saturday in Tulsa is the first of nine remaining tour stops scheduled for the 2013 regular season before the 20th PBR World Finals on Oct. 23-27 in Las Vegas, and it is the first of two stops in Oklahoma this month.

The Ford Series tour’s other stop in Oklahoma will be on Aug. 30-31 in Thackerville at the Winstar Casino World Invitational. For more information, visit

A money bronc

Dallas stock contractor Pete Carr has bucked the bareback bronc Dirty Jacket nine times this season, and the former National Finals bronc has helped a cowboy either share or win first eight times, according to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

One of those outings was at the Fort Worth Stock Show on Feb. 9, when Dirty Jacket helped Ryan Gray tie for first in the short round with a score of 88. The latest was in Lovington, N.M., last weekend when the bronc helped Jessy Davis clinch the overall title with an 87.

AJRA champions

Trevor Hedeman, of Morgan Mill and the son of four-time world bull-riding champion Tuff Hedeman, clinched titles at the 2013 American Junior Rodeo Association National Finals Rodeo from July 20 to Aug. 4 in Levelland, winning the all-around, team roping, ribbon roping and tie-down roping competitions in the boys’ 16-19 division.

Allison Danley of Graham won the girls’ 16-19 all-around title.

YBR update

Brody Yeary of Brock finished second in the open division at the InVinci-Bull Youth Bull Riders World Finals on Aug. 7-10 in Abilene.

Yeary finished with a two-ride aggregate score of 164. Colton Jesse of Konawa, Okla., clinched the title with a three-ride score of 227.5.

Brazile watch

After winning the all-around titles last weekend in Lovington, N.M., and Sikeston, Mo., Trevor Brazile of Decatur is ranked No. 1 in the PRCA world all-around title race with $157,297. Tuf Cooper of Decatur is second with $98,334.

Denton rodeo

The North Texas State Fair and Rodeo in Denton is scheduled for Friday through Sunday. Each performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Miller Lite Rodeo Arena. Sammy Andrews, who owned the late world-champion bull Bodacious, will provide the stock for the PRCA-sanctioned show.

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