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JENKINS WINS IN KANSAS CITY

04/01/2012

BY: Jack Carnefix

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the second day in a row, L.J. Jenkins reached 8 seconds on the last ride of the day, scoring 91.5 points on RMEF Gunpowder & Lead (Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls) to win the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series Kansas City Invitational at the Sprint Center.

His ride topped the Built Ford Tough Championship Round, and was the high-marked ride of the weekend. He bucked off the same bull on the final ride a week ago in the championship round, costing him the win at Albuquerque, N.M.

Jenkins finished with 268.75 points and earned $43,650 while moving from seventh to fifth in the season standings. Fabiano Vieira was second in Kansas City, with 260.25 points, while Marco Eguche and Douglas Duncantied for third with 176.25 points. Stormy Wing was fifth with 174.5 points.

Vieira finished third in the championship round with 85 points onBigTexTrailers.com (Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls). Matt Bohon of Cole Camp, Mo., was second in the championship round with 86.25 points onRango (Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls) to finish sixth in the average - his first Top 10 finish since 2010.

J.B. Mauney finished ninth in the average despite not competing after winning Round 1 with 90 points on Friday. Mauney had his riding hand stepped on following his ride, suffering an apparent fracture on his ring finger. Mauney will undergo X-rays, and will likely need surgery. He could be out for 4-6 weeks.

Mauney's 90-point ride, round win and ninth-place finish allowed him to move back into first place in the BFTS season standings with 5,362.5 points, 101.25 points ahead of Valdiron de Oliveira. Oliveira, who had taken over the top spot last week, finished 20th in the average in Kansas City with 84 points after riding Cheapskate (5G Farms Bucking Bulls) in Round 3.

Top-ranked and defending World Champion Bull Bushwacker (Julio Moreno/Richard Oliveira) won the Pabst Blue Ribbon Bull Award for being the high-marked bull of the event, earning 46.25 points (out of 50) for his buckoff of Luke Snyder in the championship round. Bushwacker extends his buckoff streak to 42 consecutive riders. Sunday was his third out of the season after missing the first eight events of the 2012 season after undergoing surgery in January. He was the highest-marked bull in the PBR 15/15 Bucking Battle at Albuquerque, N.M. last week with 46.5 points, and tied for the second-highest bull score with 46 points at the Dickies® Iron Cowboy III presented by WinStar World Casino on March 3 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. He's been marked 47 points or higher 10 times in his career, including a career-high 48.5 points in Round 3 at the 2011 Built Ford Tough World Finals.

Duncan won Round 3 with 88.75 points on Ricochet (Boyd/Floyd/Cross E), followed by 2010 PBR World Champion Renato Nunes with 88 points on Red Hot (D&H Cattle Co./Harrison). Robson Palermo was third with 87.25 points on Silver Bullet (Double R Bucking Bulls), and 2009 PBR World Champion Kody Lostroh was fourth with 86.75 points on Slider(Plummer/Larson/McKee). Palermo and Lostroh were both unable to compete in the championship round due to injury.

The BFTS will take a week off, returning on April 14-15 for the Built Ford Tough Invitational presented by Super Duty at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Bull riding begins at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 14, and at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 15. Tickets begin at $10 and are on sale at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, www.Ticketmaster.com, and by telephone at (800) 745-3000. Bull riding will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15.

CBS Sports Network will air the action from Kansas City this Sunday at 6 p.m. ET (Please check local listings). There will be encore airings tonight at 10 p.m. ET, and on Monday at 9 p.m. ET.

Kansas City was the 13th stop of the 2012 BFTS season, which opened on Jan. 6-8 with capacity crowds at Madison Square Garden in New York. The BFTS will make 28 stops in 23 states before the Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Oct. 24-28, 2012. The World Finals are where the PBR World Champion will be crowned and awarded the coveted championship buckle and a $1 million bonus. The richest bull riding event in the world, the World Finals has a total purse of more than $2 million.

The BFTS is televised every week on CBS, CBS Sports Network, NBC, NBC Sports Network, and YouTube. BFTS telecasts are produced for the PBR under a multi-year agreement with David Neal Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company led by 34-time Emmy® Award winner and Peabody Award winner David Neal, who serves as executive producer. 

Sunday's Professional Bull Rider Built Ford Tough Series Results
Kansas City Invitational
Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Total Points)
1. L.J. Jenkins, 88.75-88.5-0-91.5-268.75 points, $43,650
 2. Fabiano Vieira, 87.75-0-87.5-85-260.25 points, $19,000
3/4. Douglas Duncan, 87.5-0-88.75-0-176.25 points, $11,780
3/4. Marco Eguche, 87.25-89-0-0-176.25 points, $14,250
 5. Stormy Wing, 86.75-0-87.75-0-174.5 points, $6,500
 6. Matt Bohon, 0-dnq-86.5-86.25-172.75 points, $7,310
 7. Ty Pozzobon, 86.5-0-84-0-170.5 points, $2,850
 8. Luke Snyder, 80.5-0-86.5-0-167 points, $2,310
 9. J.B. Mauney, 90-inj-inj-inj-90 points, $4,980
 10. Renato Nunes, 0-0-88-0-88 points, $3,650
 11. Robson Palermo, 0-0-87.25-inj-87.25 points, $1,250
 12. Kody Lostroh, 0-0-86.75-inj-86.75 points, $1,000
 13. Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-86.25-inj-86.25 points, $400
 14. Kasey Hayes, 0-0-86-0-86 points, $400
15/18. Aaron Roy, 0-dnq-85-dnq-85 points, $400
15/18. Chase Outlaw, 0-dnq-85-dnq-85 points, $400
15/18. Harve Stewart, 85-0-0-dnq-85 points, $770
15/18. Skeeter Kingsolver, 0-dnq-85-dnq-85 points, $400
 19. Cody Nance, 0-dnq-84.75-dnq-84.75 points, $400
 20. Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-dnq-84-dnq-84 points, $400
 21. Caleb Sanderson, 0-dnq-83.75-dnq-83.75 points, $400
 22. Silvano Alves, 70.5-0-0-dnq-70.5 points, $400
Austin Meier, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Billy Robinson, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Bonner Bolton, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Cody Martin, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Cord McCoy, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Dusty Ephrom, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Emilio Resende, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Guilherme Marchi, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Jordan Hupp, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Justin Koon, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Lindomar Lino, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Nathan Schapper, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400
Sevi Torturo, 0-dnq-0-dnq-0 points, $400

2012 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series Season Standings
(Events, Wins, Top 5 finishes, Points, Earnings)
1. J.B.  Mauney, 13, 2, 5, 5,362.5, $197,843.33
2. Valdiron de Oliveira, 13, 1, 4, 5,261.25, $114,558.33
3. Marco Eguche, 13, 1, 7, 4,376.5, $149,364.06
4. Silvano Alves, 13, 2, 3, 4,105, $259,499.36
5. L.J. Jenkins, 13, 1, 4, 3,815.25, $87,643.67
6. Renato Nunes, 13, 0, 4, 3,694.75, $40,358.33
7. Austin Meier, 13, 0, 4, 3,232.5, $72,561.67
8. Ryan Dirteater, 13, 0, 2, 2,793, $51,153.33
9. Justin Koon, 13, 0, 5, 2,763.75, $45,347.58
10. Luke Snyder, 13, 0, 1, 2,755.25, $50,733.46
11. Guilherme Marchi, 13, 1, 2, 2,596, $65,515
12. Ty Pozzobon, 12, 0, 1, 2,520.5, $37,319.85
13. Douglas Duncan, 12, 0, 2, 2,504.75, $60,307
14. Chris Shivers, 10, 1, 2, 2,371.25, $58,340
15. Kody Lostroh, 13, 0, 1, 2,092, $41,036.27
16. Fabiano Vieira, 7, 0, 2, 2,077.75, $41,669.99
17. Stormy Wing, 13, 0, 3, 1,974.75, $33,560.80
18. Jordan Hupp, 13, 1, 1, 1,935, $53,829.33
19. Caleb Sanderson, 13, 0, 1, 1,901.5, $27,810
20. Harve Stewart, 13, 0, 1, 1,873.25, $50,722.69
21. Mike Lee, 7, 0, 2, 1,700, $17,246.75
22. Cody Nance, 12, 1, 1, 1,555.75, $46,140.96
23. Aaron Roy, 13, 0, 1, 1,482, $26,604.66
24. Robson Palermo, 4, 0, 2, 1,441.75, $20,113.33
25. Cord McCoy, 13, 0, 0, 1,352.25, $18,153.33
26. Ryan McConnel, 12, 0, 1, 1,115, $17,383.33
27. Chase Outlaw, 7, 1, 1, 1,103.75, $70,166.39
28. Jory Markiss, 9, 0, 1, 981.75, $26,995.38
29. Dakota Beck, 8, 0, 0, 924.5, $22,402.91
30. Dusty Ephrom, 12, 0, 0, 915.7