Jose Leme Wins Round 1 in Nampa, ID PBR

PBR’s Jose Vitor Leme wins Round 1 at DEWALT Guaranteed Tough Invitational 
in Nampa, Idaho.

Round one in Nampa, 2017 PBR Rookie of the Year Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas Do Rio Pardo, Brazil) moved to No. 2 in the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) world standings after winning Round 1 of The 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast, DEWALT Guaranteed Tough Invitational, presented by Cooper Tires, Saturday night at the Ford Idaho Center.

Leme claimed his 12th round win of the season atop Whiskey Bent (Wentz Bucking Bulls/New West Rodeos) for 88.5 points during the last regular event in the 2018 season.

Leme is sitting 1,920 points back from world leader Kaique Pacheco.
Leme collected 100 world points for the Saturday night round win.

Also on a quest is young gun Cody Jesus (Window Rock, AZ), who is attempting to qualify for his first-ever PBR World Finals. With his second-place finish, he moved from No. 39 to No. 38 in the world after his 88-point ride aboard Homegrown (Eno Bucking Bulls). Jesus earned 60 world points.
Former PRCA world champion Cody Teel from Texas finished third and continues to hold on strong to the No. 8 spot in the world standings after riding Mortimer (Julio Moreno/Dallas Schott) for 87.5 points. Teel earned 50 world points for his efforts.
(To read more on Cody Jesus, click here)

After returning to competition just two weekends ago, Chase Outlaw, Arkansas, brought the Idaho crowd to its feet as he made it known that he came to Nampa to win. Moving from No. 61 in the world standings to No. 58, he made the 8 aboard Redneck(Harrison/Swearingen/Dallas Schott) for 87.25 points. Outlaw earned 40 world points for his efforts and continues to climb back from an almost-season ending injury.

Rounding out the Top 5 in Round 1 was the man that leads the chase for the coveted World Champion title, Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil). In one of the last remaining rides of the night, Pacheco conquered Buck Nasty (Foley Bucking Bulls) to further his stranglehold on the No. 1 spot in the world standings and earning him 30 world points.

photo: Addie Hillenburg Photography / Western Media and Sports

The best bull riders in the world will return to the Ford Idaho Center on Sunday, October 21 for Round 2 and the championship round of the DEWALT Guaranteed Tough Invitational, presented by Cooper Tires.

Championship Sunday will air on CBS Sports Network at 6 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on and the RidePass mobile app. Replays from Round 1 will be available starting at 8 a.m. ET on Sunday, October 21.

25th PBR: Unleash The Beast - DEWALT Guaranteed Tough Invitational
Ford Idaho Center, Nampa, Idaho

Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Aggregate-Event Points)
1. Jose Vitor Leme, 88.5-0-0-88.50-100 Points.
2. Cody Jesus, 88-0-0-88.00-60 Points.
3. Cody Teel, 87.5-0-0-87.50-50 Points.
4. Chase Outlaw, 87.25-0-0-87.25-40 Points.
5. Kaique Pacheco, 87-0-0-87.00-30 Points.
6. Derek Kolbaba, 86.25-0-0-86.25-15 Points.
7. Gage Gay, 85.25-0-0-85.25-5 Points.
8. Eduardo Aparecido, 84.5-0-0-84.50
9. Dener Barbosa, 84.25-0-0-84.25
10. Claudio Montanha Jr., 84-0-0-84.00
11. Luciano De Castro, 83-0-0-83.00
(tie). Joao Ricardo Vieira, 83-0-0-83.00
(tie). Alex Marcilio, 83-0-0-83.00
14. J.B. Mauney, 82.25-0-0-82.25
15. Colten Jesse, 81.5-0-0-81.50
16. Cody Nance, 81.25-0-0-81.25
17. Ramon de Lima, 81-0-0-81.00
Fabiano Vieira, 0-0-0-0.00
Dakota Buttar, 0-0-0-0.00
Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0.00
Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0.00
Keyshawn Whitehorse, 0-0-0-0.00
Marco Antonio Eguchi, 0-0-0-0.00
Stetson Lawrence, 0-0-0-0.00
Nathan Burtenshaw, 0-0-0-0.00
Brennon Eldred, 0-0-0-0.00
Koal Livingston, 0-0-0-0.00
Tanner Byrne, 0-0-0-0.00
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0-0.00
Silvano Alves, 0-0-0-0.00
Brock Radford, 0-0-0-0.00
Cannon Cravens, 0-0-0-0.00
Emilio Resende, 0-0-0-0.00
Alisson De Souza, 0-0-0-0.00
Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-0-0.00
Lucas Divino, 0-0-0-0.00

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Article compiled by Sheri Smith / SmithPRO LLC / Western Media and Sports