Top 35 PBR Spots In Jeopardy After The Weekend

The bubble is about to pop for Unleash The Beast competitors.

We’d never say they had it easy, but the best competitors from last season in the PBR were feeling secure in their Unleash The Beast positions… until now. Not only does this weekend mark a very special event for PBR competitors and fans, but it also marks the last event where the points from last year’s standings will help competitors earn their spots on the UTB tour. 

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The PBR is unique in that the draws for the first few events of the Unleash the Beast tour season are filled with last year’s top competitors, but after this weekend the doors are thrown open and everyone has an even shot of qualifying for the association’s premier tour. 

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So how does it all work? And who has a chance to move in, or needs to pull up their socks a little higher this weekend?

The System

The first five events of the Unleash the Beast tour featured the top 35 competitors from last year’s standings—with fill-ins as necessary when injuries cause competitors to drop out. After five events, the bottom five competitors were then shuffled out if they didn’t earn enough points to stay above the cut line, or held their spots if they did. 

Now, after the seventh event this weekend, the doors will be thrown wide open and only the competitors who were able to earn enough points to stay within the current top 35 in the world standings will stay. Meaning anyone could move up, and anyone could also be bumped out. 

Competitors who win Velocity Tour events were also given a “guest spot” at Unleash the Beast Tour events and the opportunity to earn the big points the events hold.

Points On The Table

There are a lot of points up for grabs this weekend between three PBR events on U.S. soil this weekend. The Unleash the Beast Tour offers the most points and the quickest way to move up the ranks, but as we’ve seen from many of the competitors in the Velocity Tour and Touring Pro already, it’s not impossible to battle your way up through these second and third tier events.

So let’s take a look at what’s up for grabs:

Unleash The Beast – St. Louis

Aggregate = 400 points for first place.

Rounds = 100 points for first place in each round, including the championship round.


Velocity Tour – Jacksonville

Aggregate = 170 points for first place.

Rounds = 50 points for first place in each round, but points are not awarded in the championship round.


Touring Pro – Choctaw

Aggregate = 60 points for first place.

Rounds = 0 points awarded in the rounds.

Analysis

So who do we think should be a little nervous heading into the weekend and who can breathe easy? Take a look at our analysis of the top competitors in the standings who are competing this weekend to see how everyone stacks up. 

PLCRIDERPTSBEHIND LEADEREVENT THIS WEEKENDPOINTS NEEDED/ANALYSIS
1

Jess Lockwood

20980INJURED - Out For 6 WeeksSAFE
2

João Ricardo Vieira

1130-967St. LouisSAFE
3

Jose Vitor Leme

995-1102St. LouisSAFE
4

Chase Outlaw

872.5-1225St. LouisSAFE
5

Ryan Dirteater

835-1262Not ListedSAFE
6

Luciano De Castro

772.5-1325St. LouisSAFE
7

Cody Jesus

663.3-1434St. LouisSAFE
8

Claudio Montanha Jr.

560-1537St. LouisSAFE
9

Rubens Barbosa

542.5-1555St. LouisSAFE
10

Silvano Alves

485-1612St. LouisSAFE
11

Lucas Divino

475-1622St. LouisSAFE
12

Aaron Kleier

455-1642Not ListedSAFE
13

Alisson De Souza

452.5-1645St. LouisSAFE
14

Danilo Carlos Sobrinho

432.5-1665St. LouisSAFE
15

Cannon Cravens

335-1762St. LouisSAFE
16

Brennon Eldred

305-1792St. LouisSAFE
17

Cooper Davis

300-1797St. LouisSAFE
18

Junio Quaresima

280-1817St. LouisSAFE
18

Sean Willingham

280-1817St. LouisSAFE
20

Ruger Piva

257.5-1840St. LouisSAFE
21

Cody Nance

255-1842St. LouisSHOULD BE SAFE
22

Ouncie Mitchell

245-1852St. LouisSHOULD BE SAFE
23

Derek Kolbaba

240-1857St. LouisSHOULD BE SAFE
23

Ezekiel Mitchell

240-1857St. LouisSHOULD BE SAFE
25

Jason Mara

235-1862Not ListedSHOULD BE SAFE
26

Cody Teel

230-1867St. LouisSHOULD BE SAFE
27

Matt Triplett

225-1872Not ListedSHOULD BE SAFE
28

Dylan Smith

220-1877St. LouisSHOULD BE SAFE
29

Daniel Tinsman

215-1882St. LouisSHOULD BE SAFE
30 Scottie Knapp 210-1887St. LouisNOT SAFE
30

Tanner Byrne

210-1887Not ListedNOT SAFE
32

Marcus Mast

200-1897JacksonvilleNOT SAFE
33

Dakota Buttar

190-1907Not ListedNOT SAFE
34

Emilio Resende

177.5-1920St. LouisNOT SAFE
35

Colten Jesse

176.7-1920St. LouisBUBBLE - NOT SAFE
36

Joe Frost

172.5-1925St. Louis4.2
37

Alan de Souza

170-1927Jacksonville6.7
37

Juan Contreras

170-1927Jacksonville6.7
37

Shay Marks

170-1927Jacksonville6.7
40

Mason Taylor

167.5-1930Jacksonville9.2
41

Stetson Lawrence

163.3-1934St. Louis13.4
42

Mason Lowe

150-1947Cowboys Riding In Honor Of Lowe
42Taylor Toves102.5-1995Jacksonville74.2
43

Koal Livingston

140-1957St. Louis36.7
44

Cliff Richardson

130-1967Not Listed46.7
44

Kurt Shephard

130-1967Jacksonville46.7
46

Chandler Bownds

127.5-1970Jacksonville49.2
47

Luis Blanco

125-1972Jacksonville51.7
48

Jake Lockwood

122.5-1975Jacksonville54.2
49

Guilherme Marchi

120-1977Not Listed56.7
50

Cody Tyler

115-1982Jacksonville61.7
51Cody Casper110-1987Jacksonville66.7
53Kache Moosman1001997Not Listed76.7
54Daylon Swearingen92.5-2005Jacksonville84.2
54Eli Miller92.5-2005Jacksonville84.2
56Caic Carvalho90-2007Texarkana86.7
56Paulo Lima90-2007Jacksonville86.7
56Troy Wilkinson90-2007Not Listed86.7
59Ramon de Lima87.5-2010St. Louis89.2
60Travis Briscoe80-2017Jacksonville96.7
61J.B. Mauney78.33-2019INJURED - Broken Leg98.37
62Wallace Vieira de Oliveira75-2022Jacksonville101.7
63Dayton Johnston72.5-2025Not Listed104.2
64Austin Richardson70-2027Jacksonville106.7
64Marco Eguchi70-2027St. Louis106.7
64River Stephenson70-2027Jacksonville106.7
68Justin Granger65-2023Not Listed111.7
68Lucas Fideles Souza65-2032Not Listed111.7
70Keyshawn Whitehorse62.5-2035St. Louis114.2
71Tye Chandler60-2037Jacksonville116.7
76Eduardo Aparecido55-2043St. Louis121.7
76Ueberson Duarte55-2043Jacksonville121.7
80Michael Lane52.5-2045.5Jacksonville124.2
89Thor Hoefer II30-2068Jacksonville146.7
94Bryan Titman27.5-2070.5Jacksonville149.2
97Cawl Braithwaite22.5-2075.5Jacksonville154.2
98Andrew Alvidrez20.83-2077.17Jacksonville155.87
99Cristiano Figueredo20-2078Jacksonville156.7
99Leonardo Lima20-2078Jacksonville156.7
106Kyle Jones19.99-2078.01Jacksonville156.71
108Allen Burkholder17.5-2080.5Jacksonville159.2
111Josh Frost15-2083Jacksonville161.7
111Lindomar Lino15-2083Jacksonville161.7
111Rafael Marcelino de Montanha15-2083Jacksonville161.7
119Brady Sims12.5-2085.5Jacksonville164.2
131Dakota Louis5-2093Jacksonville171.7
144Alex Cardozo0-2098Jacksonville176.7
144Carlos Garcia0-2098Jacksonville176.7
144Cody Brewer0-2098Jacksonville176.7
144Fernando Novais0-2098Jacksonville176.7
144Francisco Garcia Torres0-2098Jacksonville176.7
144Jake Goodson0-2098Jacksonville176.7
144Kaique Pacheco0-2098St. Louis176.7
144Quentin Vaught0-2098Jacksonville176.7
144Reese Cates0-2098Jacksonville176.7
144Stormy Wing0-2098Jacksonville176.7
144Zane Cook0-2098Jacksonville176.7

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