Justin McBride won the first annual DeWalt Challenge at the Baltimore Arena on September 21-22. The win gave McBride enough points to move into first in the race to be 2001 PBR ...Justin McBride won the first annual DeWalt Challenge at the Baltimore Arena on September 21-22. The win gave McBride enough points to move into first in the race to be 2001 PBR ...
Justin McBride won the first annual DeWalt Challenge at the Baltimore Arena on September 21-22. The win gave McBride enough points to move into first in the race to be 2001 PBR Bud Light Cup World Champion.
Stated McBride, "There are still two events left in the season and the World Championships in Las Vegas. With Ty and Adriano in the hunt, you are never safe. You can’t be a sissy riding bulls. I am going to just grit it out and do the best I can for the rest of the year. "
The first round saw Brazilian Paulo Crimber turn in an impressive 91 point ride on Mark Reed’s Jack the Ripper. That landed Crimber on the bonus bull for the Mossy Oak Shoot Out at the end of Friday night’s performance. Crimber was matched up against Tony Sharp’s Hammer and the majority of Crimber’s fellow bull riders were betting on Crimber to last the eight seconds for the $100,000 bonus.
Hammer exploded out of the chutes and unseated Crimber with just a few enormous jumps and twists. After seeing Hammer’s performance, most bull riders agreed that they didn’t see how anyone could have stayed on the powerful animal. As luck would have it, Crimber would run into Hammer in the final round as well and Hammer again emerged victorious. J.W. Hart finished the first round behind Crimber in second with a 90 on Terry Williams’ Hot Spot. Scott Mendes rounded out the top three with an 88.5 on Hot Spot, another Williams’ bull.
The second round was lead by Justin McBride who scored 91on Sharp’s Lightning Bolt. Ty Murray’s score of 90.5 on H.D. Page’s Cool Hand earned him a second place finish in the round. Adam Carrillo was third with a 90 on H.D. Page’s The Bomb.
The final round saw Ross Coleman and Mike Collins splitting first. Coleman rode Terry Williams’ Slick Willy for a 91, while Mike Collins earned his on Williams’ Smokin’ Joe. McBride’s 90 on Williams’ Scream Machine earned him third.
McBride won a total of $35,223, including a $10,000 Ford Moment of Truth bonus for being the leader going into the last round and winning the event. He is now the leader in season earnings to date, with $243.440.43. McBride has 9349.5 Bud Light Cup Points. Moraes has 9330.5 and Murray is in third with 8910.5.
1. Justin McBride – $35,223
2/3 Mike Collins – $14,868
2/3 Ross Coleman – $15,336
4. J.W. Hart – $6,984
5. Adriano Moraes – $4,998
6. Michael Gaffney – $2,356
7. Royd Doyal – $1,650
8/10 Andre Moraes – $1,511
8/10 Dan Wolfe – $1,316
8/10 Paulo Crimber – $4,439