Round One of the 2018 PBR World Finals

Matt Triplett wins Rd 1 of PBR Finals 2018

Published by Sheri Smith

Matt Triplett, (Columbia Falls, Montana) won Round 1 of the 25th PBR Unleash The Beast World Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Wednesday night win took him from No. 16 to No. 13 in the world standings.
Triplett rode Little Tucker (Patterson/Halpain) for 89.25 points to earn $35,000 and 300 world points.  This puts Triplett 3,589.16 points behind the current first place bull rider, Kaique Pacheco (Brazil).

“He should have bucked me off. I kept shoving my feet down and hanging on,” Triplett said.  “My dad taught me my whole life, you don’t quit until your head hits the ground.”

Triplett vs Little Tucker

Pacheco’s determination to bring home the PBR World Title this year is evident after he continues to compete after severe injuries sustained during the PBR Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour Finals.

Pacheco sustained tears to both his left MCL and PCL during Round 2 of the Velocity Tour Finals.  During Round 1 of the PBR Finals Wednesday night, Pacheco covered Rugby (LeFlore Bucking Bulls) for 87.25 points tying for sixth place.

Pacheco vs Rugby

Wednesday was also the first round of the ABBI Classic Finals.  Twenty bulls will return for the ABBI Classic Championship Round on Saturday night during Round 4 of the World Finals where the winners will be competing for the title of ABBI Classic Finals Championship along with $200,000 in bonuses.
500 I'm Legit Too
500 I’m Legit Too (Bloyd Land and Cattle Company) is an up and coming bull that proved himself again in Round 1 when he dispatched Koal Livingston. He is a three-year-old bull competing in the Classic Bull Competition in the ABBI. Owner, Lance Bloyd, has already experienced great success with this bull, as is evident by 500 I'm Legit Too's appearance at PBR World Finals.  He is anticipated to be there again next year as a four-year-old.

Video: Koal Livingston vs 500 I'm Legit Too
Bull score of 44.75

500 I’m Legit Too was the number eight bull going into the ABBI Finals this week.  Watch him again on Saturday night during Round 4 of the PBR World Finals.

Round 2 starts tonight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. For more info go to

Matt Triplett Rd 1 Winner PBR Finals 2018
Matt Triplett vs Little Tucker

Jose Leme vs Swamp Wreck

1. Matt Triplett, 89.25  300 pts
2. Eduardo Aparecido, 89   180 pts
3. Jose Vitor Leme, 88.75  125 pts
4. Cody Nance, 88.5   95 pts
5. Chase Outlaw, 88   75 pts
6. Kaique Pacheco, 87.25   42.5 pts
(tie). Lachlan Richardson, 87.25   42.5 pts
8. Guilherme Marchi, 86.5   25 pts
9. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 86.25   7.5 pts
(tie). Tanner Byrne, 86.25   7.5 pts
11. Marco Antonio Eguchi, 85.5
12. Jess Lockwood, 84.75
13. Silvano Alves, 84.5

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I'm Legit Too