PBR - Professional Bull Riders

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World Finals Qualifiers and Bull Fighters announced ~ Mandi McCary

The full field of 40 bull riders for the 2016 Built Ford Tough World Finals has been officially set. Joining the Top 35 riders in the world standings are the five Wild Cards from the BlueDEF Finals. The five Wild Cards are Dener Barbosa, Emilio Resende, Neil Holmes, Zane Cook and Juliano Da Silva. The bull fighters who will protect the riders will be Shorty Gorham, Frank Newsom, Jesse Byrne and Cody Webster.

Five riders earn PBR Wild Card qualification berths ~ Justin Felisko

Neil Holmes rode his way back to the World Finals, where he hopes to write a better ending than his 2015 appearance. Meanwhile, Nathan Schaper and Dakota Butter slipped into the Top 35 after strong performances of their own. Lastly, 2016 BlueDEF Tour Champion Chase Outlaw heads into the World Finals on the hottest streak of his season.

Buttar qualifies for Finals; Four Canadians set to compete in Las Vegas ~ Justin Felisko

Dakota Buttar got an opportunity to show his stuff at BlueDEF Finals and used it to break into the World Finals. Buttar, who replaced 2016 PBR Canada Champion Ty Pozzobon in the draw, went 2-for-4 and moved up to 35th in the world standings. Buttar joins Pozzobon, Aaron Roy and Tanner Byrne as the Canadian qualifiers for the World Finals. The most in the field since 2012.

In the Bull Pen: World Finals ~ Slade Long

Every round of the World Finals will feature the very best the BFTS has to offer. The top ABBI bulls from last weekend's BlueDEF Finals have also earned the right to buck at World Finals. All eyes will be on the World Champion Bull contenders, though, who have two outs to show their best.

Heroes and Legends honored at 2016 World Finals ~ Kristian Limas

Owen Washburn, the 1996 World Champion, became the 43rd member of the PBR's Ring of Honor Tuesday night. Washburn joined LeAnn Hart, Robyn Gaffney, Dr. Tandy Freeman and three-time World Champion Bushwacker as the honorees at this year's ceremony. Washburn kept his acceptance speech short and sweet, and let his bull riding colleagues, and his riding do most of the talking.

Bushwacker and Mauney team up for surprise ~ Justin Felisko

J.B. Mauney introduced three-time World Champion Bushwacker Tuesday night at the Heroes & Legends Celebration. The evening was capped by a surprise appearance by Bushwacker himself on stage. It was fitting that Mauney introduced his respected rival, as the pair made their careers bringing the best out of each other.

Kimzey still alive to qualify for World Finals ~ Justin Felisko

Sage Kimzey admitted to feeling out of sorts on the first night of the BlueDEF Finals, something he worked to correct. On Sunday night, he settled into a routine and rode Scary Harry easily as a result. With his first ride down, Kimzey now has a spot at the World Finals in his sights.

Kolbaba takes over lead in BlueDEF Tour standings ~ Justin Felisko

Derek Kolbaba broke a 16 out buck off streak Sunday night and took control of the BlueDEF Tour standings. Meanwhile, Neil Holmes made his case for attending another World Finals after his big ride Sunday. Dener Barbosa put himself in great position after becoming the first rider this weekend to go 2-for-2.

The Morning Line: BlueDEF Finals - Day 3 ~ Slade Long

The set of bulls for tonight's final rounds of the BlueDEF Finals will be an older and more experienced group. Dener Barbosa is the only rider with two rides so far and he'll need at least one more for a chance at World Finals and Wiley could make that little tougher. Derek Kolbaba turned things around last night, but he'll have to do it again on All Shook Up if he wants a shot at the BlueDEF Tour championship.

Chase Outlaw wins BlueDEF Finals and 2016 BlueDEF Championship ~ Heather Croze

Chase Outlaw secured the BlueDEF Finals went win and the BlueDEF Tour Championship after his 85-point ride on Gas Pedal. Nathan Schaper finished in second place and moved into 30th in the world standings, securing a spot at World Finals. Neil Holmes finished in third after a 2-for-4 performance.
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