As the lone rider to go a perfect 2-for-2, Cerqueira earned 58 Velocity Global points inside Cowtown Coliseum.
FORT WORTH, Texas – In front of an electric Thursday night crowd in Fort Worth, Texas, Alex Cerqueira (Iguatemi, Brazil) delivered a perfect 2-for-2 finish to win the eighth iteration of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Stockyards Showcase inside the iconic Cowtown Coliseum.
Cerqueira first struck in Round 1 when he delivered what would remain the high-marked ride of the event. Matched with Disco Inferno (Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo), Cerqueira remained in perfect time with the animal athlete, reaching the requisite 8 for 87.5 points.
The reserved Brazilian then defended his position atop the event leaderboard, clinching the event win when he rode Bank Roll (Cooper/Scruggs Bucking Bulls) for 82.5 points.
Cerqueira’s win netted him 58 Velocity Global points.
Second was Lucas Divino (Nova Crixas, Brazil), collecting 36 Velocity Global points.
Despite being bucked off by Redman Gold (Ray Lancaster) in a close 6.57 seconds in Round 1, Divino rebounded in commanding form, winning the championship round with an 87-point ride atop Secret Weapon (444 Bucking Bulls/Stockyards/Winston/Durham/Davis/Melton).
Vitor Losnake (Bauru, Brazil) rode his way to a third-place finish.
Losnake’s 86.5-point ride atop Eight Ball (Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo) in Round 1 helped him earn 23 Velocity Global points.
Qynn Andersen (Koumala, Queensland, Australia) parlayed an 84.5-point ride atop Droopy (JD Nix Rodeo Co.) into a fourth-place finish. The young Aussie left Cowtown Coliseum having earned 20 Velocity Global points.
Rounding out the Top 5 in fifth was veteran rider Joao Ricardo Vieira (Itatinga, Brazil).
Vieira garnered 17 Velocity Global points for his 1-for-2 showing, headlined by an 83.5-point ride on Blackout (Lancaster & Jones Pro Rodeo) in Round 1.
In the bull pen, Pain Killer (Cooper/Scruggs Bucking Bulls) bucked supreme. The powerful animal athlete was crowned the Bull of the Event for his 45-point score in the championship round, earned for his 7.38-second buckoff of Vieira in the championship round.
The PBR Stockyards Showcase continues Thursday, March 30. Action inside Cowtown Coliseum will get underway at 7:30 p.m. CT.
PBR RidePass on Pluto TV will offer re-airs and on-demand replays of every PBR Stockyards Showcase event. PBR RidePass is available on desktops, laptops and mobile devices via www.pluto.tv. Click here for on-demand PBR programming.
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