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Pacheco ready to move on to 2017 ~ Justin Felisko

Kaique Pacheco, while disappointed, has managed not to dwell on letting the 2016 World Championship slip away.  For Pacheco, the Championship just wasn't in the cards yet, and he made sure to feel pride in what was still a very successful year for the young rider.  That isn't to say that Pacheco isn't ready for the new season. He admits 2016 wasn't his time yet, but he knows it's soon, and he's getting back to work starting with this weekend's Velocity Tour event in Hidalgo, Texas.

Berger plans to put on a show at National Finals Rodeo ~ Justin Felisko

Chad Berger, fresh off his third consecutive Stock Contractor of the Year award, will look to take a few of his best to this week's National Finals Rodeo. Berger will take Crossfire, Big Cat and American Sniper to Las Vegas to both represent the PBR and give his bulls some extra work heading into 2017. Berger hopes that a strong showing at the NFR will mean good things for the upcoming 2017 BFTS season.

8 Seconds with Ty Pozzobon ~ Kristian Limas

Ty Pozzobon finished a career-best fourth at the 2016 World Finals after a 4-for-6 performance. Pozzobon had a roller coaster of a year that began with recovering from injury and ended with the best World Finals performance of his career. Pozzobon believes that 2016 is just the beginning of what he feels will be a spectacular 2017 season.

Knapp aims for strong showing at National Finals Rodeo ~ Justin Felisko

Scottie Knapp heads into December's National Finals Rodeo ninth in the bull riding standings. Knapp heads into Las Vegas on a hot streak after strong showings at the first two Velocity Tour events in Ontario, California, and New Town, North Dakota. The 25-year-old hopes to impress at his first NFR appearance and use the momentum to qualify for both the NFR and the PBR World Finals in 2017 much like BFTS veteran, Shane Proctor.

Lockwood is getting ready to fire up 2017 ~ Justin Felisko

Jess Lockwood was not the happiest when he claimed the Rookie of the Year title at the 2016 World Finals. Lockwood ended 2016 in a slump, and it has left him with a burning desire to return even stronger in 2017. The young bull rider hopes to continue the tradition of rookie sensations like Kaique Pacheco, J.B. Mauney and Cooper Davis returning even stronger. He fully believes he can do it.

Kolbaba takes lessons from 2016 into his future ~ Justin Felisko

Derek Kolbaba admits that, given how his season started, the end of 2016 was far from what he had hoped for. Kolbaba ended the 2016 BFTS on a 3-for-34 stretch and did not record a ride at the World Finals. Despite the disappointing end, Kolbaba knows 2016 was a season he can build off and has used the book by Olympic Champion Lanny Bassham to help him refocus going into 2017.

Lee embarks upon 16th season ~ Justin Felisko

2004 World Champion Mike Lee is riding in his 16th consecutive PBR season. Lee leads all active PBR riders with 16 seasons in the PBR on his resume.

Newly married Cates has plenty of motivation heading into 2017 ~ Justin Felisko

Reese Cates' 2016 season did not go the way he had planned it and left him wanting more. Cates went back to work by winning the Velocity Tour event in Ontario, California, after a 2-for-2 performance. Now married, and expecting his first child, Cates wants to use that momentum to make the most of 2017 and make his family proud.

Fresh off three-peat, Berger keeps growing ~ Justin Felisko

2016 was a year marked by headline-making acquisitions and another Stock Contractor of the Year award for Chad Berger. For Berger, it's all about passion, as he works tirelessly with his partners and staff to build one of the deepest bull pens in the sport. The Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour event he will host this weekend in New Town, North Dakota, is another sign that Berger is nowhere near slowing down when it comes to building his bucking bull business.

Roy thankful to have only broken his femur ~ Justin Felisko

Aaron Roy was on his way to a solid ride on Locked and Loaded in Round 1 of the World Finals before getting hung up. Roy doesn't remember a lot of what happened after, but he was carried off on a stretcher and rushed into surgery. It looked bad in the arena, but Roy was released from the hospital the next day with a broken femur and a few bruises. All things considered, Roy feels lucky and will make a full recovery.
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