DENVER, Colo. (Jan. 14, 2020) -Susan Kanode– The second night of bull riding action at the National Western Stock Show saw the first round coming to an end with Monday night’s scores holding the first two positions.
Cole Melancon, from Paris, Texas, held onto the first-place position after riding Schuler and Flying S Bucking Bulls Let’s Gamble for 90 points on Monday night. Boudreaux Campbell of Crockett, Texas, also rode Monday and finished in second place. Melancon won $3,041 and Campbell picked up $2,281. They also got some very valuable Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Points as they are working to advance to the Professional Bull Riders Unleash The Beast tour.
Another Texan, Taylor Toves, from Stephenville had the high-marked ride on Tuesday. He rode Owens, Wyatt and Smith’s bull named Shakin for 88 points to finish third. That earned him $1,521. The final check of the first round went to Colten Jesse, from Konawa, Oklahoma who had an 87.5. That was worth $760.
There was a total of 12 qualified rides on Tuesday and 11 on Monday. There are 30 riders advancing to a second round on Wednesday with those 23 being among them. The remainder of the field will be filled based on how long the contestant rode.
Competition Wednesday night starts at 7 p.m. with round two. Then the 15 best riders from the previous two rounds will compete in the finals following round two. Riders scores will be added together and at the conclusion of event, whoever has the highest accumulated score will be crowned the Denver champion.
Along with the lion’s share of the prize money and championship awards, the rider who wins the title here will earn points that could potentially move him onto the elite Unleash The Beast Tour within the next two months.
DENVER, Colo. (Jan. 14, 2020) —The following are first round winners from the PBR Denver Chute-Out at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo.
First round: 1, Cole Melancon, Paris, Texas, 90 points on Hodges, Schuler and Flying S Bucking Bulls Let’s Gamble, $3,041. 2, Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas, 88.5, $2,281. 3, Taylor Toves, Stephenville, Texas, 88, $1,521. 4, Colten Jesse, Konawa, Okla., 87.5. 5, Santiago Castellanos, Dixon, Mexico, 86.5. 6, (tie) Keyshawn Whitehorse, McCracken Springs, Utah, and Marcus Mast, Middlebury, Ind., 85.5. 8 (tie) Brock Radford, Dewinton, Alberta, and Kache Moosman, Price, Utah, 85.