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Valdiron wins in Baltimore; "B's" dominate overall
Jan 5, 2010 - 12:58:10 AM

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The second event of the new season (and the first one of 2010) was held in Baltimore, Maryland the first weekend of January. To say the Brazilians were dominate would be an understatement, as four of the first five placings went to those Killer B’s, including the winner.


Valdiron de Oliveira shows his form on his way to winning the second event on the PBR tour. Andy Watson/Bull Stock Media photo

Valdiron de Oliveira proved that he is good enough to get the job done, as he grabbed the first event of 2010. He secured his win by riding Uncle Buck to an 89.25. Uncle Buck is owned by Teague Bucking Bulls, LLC.


Round one went to another Brazilian, Robson Palermo. He covered Say I Won’t Gunner, owned by Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve, for an 89.5 score. Second was Renato Nunes, with a solid 89. He rode the Teague Bucking Bulls, LLC RFD-TV. Third was Chris Shivers with an 87.75 on Larry the Cable Guy’s Smokey. This bull is owned by Jeff Robinson/Jeffery Scott/Pinnacle.


Interesting to point out here that the top 12 bull riders all rode their bulls in round one. Yep, 12 for 12.


Also, Luke Snyder participated in his 268th consecutive event. He keeps racking up the number of events, a feat that might be extremely hard to beat in the future, particularly since he keeps coming back week after week. And I for one am glad that he does.


The second round went to our defending World Champion Kody Lostroh. After missing the first event recuperating from elbow surgery, Lostroh wasn’t about to let any grass grow under his feet. He scored 88.25 on White Trash, owned by Teague Bucking Bulls, LLC.


Second to Kody was Sean Willingham. He covered Clam Digger for a score of 88. Clam Digger is hauled by Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/John & L. De Oliveira was third. He rode the Walton & Wagoner Bucking Bull Iron Broke to an 87.75.


The Championship Round saw young Ryan McConnel on top. He scored a big 91.5 on his bull of choice Big Tex, who is owned by Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve. There was a tie for second and third between Palermo and Nunes, both with scores of 89.75. Palermo rode Tahonta’s Shadow, owned by Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls. Renato covered the Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve bull Yellow Jacket, Jr.


The high-marked bull of the event was Voodoo Child, owned by Robinson/Beutler/McNeely. He received a score of 46.5.


So, as mentioned earlier, de Oliveira was the winner of the event. Guilherme Marchi was second, McConnel was third, and the only man to keep the Brazilians from a clean sweep of the top five, Palermo was fourth, and Nunes fifth.


The Built Ford Tough World standings finds Marchi in the lead. He has ridden all of his bulls in this young season and is eight for eight. Palermo is in second, de Oliveira third, McConnel fourth, and J.B. Mauney fifth.


So we are in full swing now. Next week is New York, which always proves to be an exciting event. The main players we saw in 2009 are right back to business and in the middle of the mix early in 2010. It already promises to be an exciting season!


Be safe and God Bless,

Viva La Raza,


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