Runner-Up Cooper Davis Shoots to World No. 1 at PBR Unleash the Beast Event in Okeechobee, Fla

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Cooper Davis of Jasper, Texas, the 2016 PBR World Champion, rode all three of his bulls on the weekend for a second-place finish and vaulted to world No. 1 at the Elite PBR Unleash the Beast held at the Agri-Civic Center in Okeechobee, Fla on January 31, 2021.

Colten Fritzlan of Rifle, Colorado was a picture of perfection, going a flawless 3-for-3 to win the American Roots Edition’s PBR Coors Banquet Invitational at the Agri-Civic Center.

While Fritzlan’s score propelled him to the top of the leaderboard, Davis had yet to attempt his final round selection.

Davis entered the final round No. 1 in the event aggregate after covering Stretch (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Heald Pro Bulls) for 87.5 points in Round 1 and Sun Country (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/WSM Auctioneers) for 86 points in Round 2.

With the first pick in the championship round bull draft, Davis quickly chose Speed Demon (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Heald Pro Bulls), who he had covered five times in six previous attempts, marked in excess of 90 points in four of his qualified rides.

After matching Speed Demon jump-for-jump in Okeechobee, Davis was desperately hanging off the left side of the bull for the last two seconds of the out, which was put under review to determine if he had reached the 8-second whistle.

While Davis was awarded a qualified ride, his efforts didn’t prove enough; he needed an 86.75-point score or higher and was only marked 84.75 points due to lacking control in the ride’s final seconds, leading to a second-place finish.

Fritzlan’s victory netted him 125 world points and a check for $23,996.73. He is now ranked No. 5 in the world, 114 points behind No. 1 Davis.

Davis’ runner-up effort propelled him to the top of the world rankings for the first time in 2021, garnering him 95 world points and $15,713.87.

The stoic Texan also collected an additional 46.5 world points Saturday night by finishing second in the 15/15 Bucking Battle. He tied for the silver finish courtesy of his 91.25-point trip on the current No. 1-ranked bull Ridin Solo (Cord McCoy/Bill McCarty) in the special round.

Attempting to become the seventh multi-time PBR World Champion in 2021, Davis now leads No. 2 Junior Patrik Souza (Sonora, Brazil) by 71 points.

Fans can relive all the action from PBR Unleash The Beast: American Roots Edition’s Coors Banquet Invitational on Monday, February 1 at 8:00 a.m. ET on RidePass, available on RidePass.com or via the mobile app.

Following a one-week break, the PBR Unleash the Beast: American Roots Edition next travels to Del Rio, Texas, and the Val Verde County Fairgrounds for the PBR Del Rio Invitational. The event will be on Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. CT.

PBR Unleash The Beast: American Roots Edition
PBR Coors Banquet Invitational

Agri-Civic Center – Okeechobee, Florida

(Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Colten Fritzlan, 86.5-86.75-87-260.25-125 Points.

2. Cooper Davis, 87.5-86-84.75-258.25-95 Points.

3. Derek Kolbaba, 0-87.25-90.75-178.00-80 Points.

4. Alex Cerqueira, 85-87.25-0-172.25-48 Points.

5. Cole Melancon, 88.5-0-0-88.50-42.5 Points.

(tie). Taylor Toves, 0-88.5-0-88.50-42.5 Points.

7. Eduardo Aparecido, 0-88.25-0-88.25-24 Points.

8. Mauricio Gulla Moreira, 87.75-0-0-87.75-22.5 Points.

(tie). Silvano Alves, 0-87.75-0-87.75-21.5 Points.

10. Brennon Eldred, 87.25-0-0-87.25-17.5 Points.

(tie). Claudio Montanha Jr., 0-87.25-0-87.25-16.5 Points.

12. João Henrique Lucas, 87-0-0-87.00-15 Points.

13. Marco Eguchi, 0-86.5-0-86.50-12 Points.

14. João Ricardo Vieira, 85.75-0-0-85.75-13 Points.

15. Rafael Henrique dos Santos, 0-85.5-0-85.50-10 Points.

16. Ezekiel Mitchell, 83.75-0-0-83.75-11 Points.

17. Dalton Kasel, 0-83-0-83.00-9 Points.

18. Junior Patrik Souza, 78.5-0-0-78.50-9 Points.

Kaique Pacheco, 0-0-0-0.00

Cody Teel, 0-0-0-0.00

Keyshawn Whitehorse, 0-0-0-0.00

J.T. Moore, 0-0-0-0.00

Dener Barbosa, 0-0-0-0.00

Marcelo Procopio Pereira, 0-0-0-0.00

Dakota Louis, 0-0-0-0.00

Cody Casper, 0-0-0-0.00

Mason Taylor, 0-0-0-0.00

Cody Nance, 0-0-0-0.00

J.B. Mauney, 0-0-0-0.00

Tye Chandler, 0-0-0-0.00

PBR Unleash The Beast: American Roots Edition
PBR Coors Banquet Invitational – 15/15 Bucking Battle

Agri-Civic Center – Okeechobee, Florida

(Round 1-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Marco Eguchi, 94-94.00-59 Points.

2. Kaique Pacheco, 91.25-91.25-46.5 Points.

(tie). Cooper Davis, 91.25-91.25-46.5 Points.

4. Dener Barbosa, 90.5-90.50-39 Points.

5. Junior Patrik Souza, 89.5-89.50-28 Points.

6. João Ricardo Vieira, 89-89.00-26 Points.

Mauricio Gulla Moreira, 0-0.00

Cole Melancon, 0-0.00

Cody Teel, 0-0.00

Keyshawn Whitehorse, 0-0.00

Silvano Alves, 0-0.00

Brennon Eldred, 0-0.00

Dalton Kasel, 0-0.00

J.T. Moore, 0-0.00

Marcelo Procopio Pereira, 0-0.00

2021 PBR World Standings

(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5’s, Points, Total Winnings)

1. Cooper Davis, 4, 0, 3, 267.50, $32,349.84

2. Junior Patrik Souza, 8, 0, 4, 196.50, $21,499.81

3. Kaique Pacheco, 4, 1, 2, 193.50, $34,600.72

4. Mauricio Gulla Moreira, 8, 1, 3, 162.00, $30,415.52

5. Colten Fritzlan, 2, 1, 2, 153.50, $28,829.35

6. Cole Melancon, 4, 0, 2, 152.50, $17,641.72

7. Marco Eguchi, 4, 1, 2, 134.50, $16,797.23

8. Derek Kolbaba, 5, 0, 1, 97.00, $18,864.15

9. Silvano Alves, 4, 0, 1, 91.50, $8,183.87

10. Dener Barbosa, 7, 0, 1, 87.83, $11,283.23

11. Alex Cerqueira, 4, 0, 1, 85.00, $13,793.31

12. Cody Teel, 5, 0, 2, 83.50, $16,076.79

13. João Ricardo Vieira, 5, 0, 1, 74.00, $4,400.00

14. Brennon Eldred, 5, 0, 1, 70.50, $11,058.93

15. Keyshawn Whitehorse, 5, 0, 2, 70.00, $9,983.33

16. Brady Fielder, 3, 1, 2, 69.00, $6,529.40

17. Dalton Kasel, 6, 0, 1, 68.50, $10,722.85

18. Taylor Toves, 4, 0, 1, 55.50, $8,591.72

19. Eduardo Aparecido, 4, 0, 0, 55.00, $7,584.15

20. Kyle Jones, 4, 0, 1, 50.50, $7,492.39

21. J.T. Moore, 6, 1, 3, 49.00, $8,789.02

22. Marcelo Procopio Pereira, 7, 1, 2, 47.00, $7,657.05

23. Kurt Shephard, 3, 0, 2, 44.33, $4,028.40

24. Aaron Kleier, 3, 1, 2, 42.00, $14,105.40

25. Kyler Oliver, 2, 0, 0, 35.00, $3,650.00

26. Claudio Montanha Jr., 6, 0, 0, 33.50, $4,734.94

27. Ezekiel Mitchell, 5, 1, 1, 26.00, $3,900.00

27. Bailey Woodard, 3, 1, 1, 26.00, $2,285.40

29. Dakota Louis, 5, 0, 1, 24.50, $3,617.07

30. Lachlan Richardson, 3, 0, 1, 20.00, $1,775.00

31. Cody Casper, 5, 0, 1, 18.00, $2,860.13

32. Lawson Nobbs, 3, 0, 1, 16.00, $1,175.00

33. Mason Taylor, 4, 1, 1, 15.00, $5,212.30

33. João Henrique Lucas, 4, 0, 0, 15.00, $3,449.95

33. Rodrigo Melgar, 4, 1, 1, 15.00, $3,480.75

33. Aaron Pass, 1, 1, 1, 15.00, $3,432.49

37. Leonardo Lima, 5, 0, 0, 13.83, $1,821.28

38. Paulo Ferreira Lima, 3, 0, 1, 12.33, $2,136.88

39. Thor Hoefer II, 5, 0, 1, 10.50, $2,090.85

40. Rafael Henrique dos Santos, 4, 0, 0, 10.00, $1,400.00

41. Lucas Divino, 4, 0, 1, 9.50, $10,400.00

41. Seth White, 2, 0, 1, 9.50, $1,696.35

43. Valdiron de Oliveira, 2, 0, 1, 9.33, $2,477.41

43. Jackson Gray, 3, 0, 2, 9.33, $1,067.80

45. Brendan Buckholz, 3, 0, 1, 8.33, $828.40