Brazil­ian wins PBR event, and bull named for Ma­homes wows

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Man ver­sus beast, world-class rider vs. a snort­ing, ath­letic an­i­mal named in honor of Chiefs quar­ter­back and Su­per Bowl MVP Pa­trick Ma­homes: who wins?

Nei­ther. Not on this day, any­way.

While 22-year-old Jess Lock­wood scored on his other two rides and “Ma­homie” the bull elicited

oohs and aahs from the Sprint Cen­ter crowd, it was Brazil na­tive Lu­cas Divino who rode into Sun­day’s sun­set the win­ner of the Pro­fes­sional Bull Rid­ers’ two-day Cater­pil­lar Clas­sic “Un­leash The Beast” event in Kansas City.

Divino was a per­fect 3-for-3 Sun­day in cap­tur­ing vic­tory in the PBR’s an­nual two-day spin through KC. His 91-point per­for­mance aboard Medicine Man was among the af­ter­noon’s high­lights.

And Ma­homie wasn’t the only ode to the Chiefs in the house. Cow­boy Brady Sims, a Mis­souri na­tive now liv­ing in Ok­la­homa, sported a No. 19 Chiefs jersey with his name on the back but didn’t notch a scor­ing ride.

Divino’s first PBR tri­umph net­ted a ca­reer-high pay­day of $38,430 and 117 points in the series’ world rank­ings.

Ma­homie, brought to Sprint by Par­a­digm Bull Com­pany, proved to be a wor­thy ad­ver­sary for Mon­tana’s Lock­wood — bovine shucked hu­man in 3.68 sec­onds, well short of the 8 needed to notch a score.

Lock­wood, PBR’s first $4 mil­lion man, re­mains No. 2 in the world rank­ings thanks to his other two Sun­day goes, both of which scored 90. But he and world No. 1 Jose Vi­tor Leme left Kansas City with in­juries: Af­ter com­pet­ing here Satur­day, Leme couldn’t ride at all Sun­day be­cause of a bad back.

Lock­wood, the 22-yearold two-time and reign­ing world champ, had soared Satur­day and was look­ing good Sun­day af­ter rid­ing Suns Up to a 90.5-point ef­fort in Round 1.

Af­ter Ma­homie got the best of him in Round 2, Lock­wood posted a fine 91-point per­for­mance on I’m Le­git Too in the cham­pi­onship round. It was dur­ing his dis­mount from that ride, when one of his spurs got hung up in his bull rope, that PBR’s reign­ing champ strained his left ham­string.

Lock­wood was to un­dergo an MRI Mon­day. His sta­tus for the tour’s next stop, Fri­day and Satur­day in Lit­tle Rock, Arkansas, was un­cer­tain, as was Leme’s.

Lock­wood set­tled for third place Sun­day be­hind run­ner-up Eduardo Apare­cido of Brazil, earn­ing $16,680 and 61 points. Apare­cido matched coun­try­man Divino’s 3-for-3 af­ter­noon, scor­ing rides of 85, 86.5 and 89 worth $16,625 and 71.5 points.

SUN­DAY RE­SULTS (EN­TRANTS WHO SCORED) Round 1-2-3-ag­gre­gate— event points

1. Lu­cas Divino, 8688.5-91-265.50—117 points

2. Eduardo Apare­cido, 85-86.5-89-260.50—71.5

3. Jess Lock­wood, 90.50-91.5-182.00—61

4. Dener Bar­bosa, 82.584.5-87.75-254.75—49

5. Kaique Pacheco, 087.25-88.75-176.00—34

6. Bren­non El­dred, 88-0-86.75-174.75—28

7. Ezekiel Mitchell, 87.75-0-0-87.75—14

8. Ra­mon de Lima, 80.5-85.25-0-165.75—12

9. Tye Chan­dler, 087.25-0-87.25—11.33

(tie). Bruno Scaranello, 0-87.25-0-87.25—11.33

11. Aaron Kleier, 87.250-0-87.25—10.33

12. Fabi­ano Vieira, 086.5-0-86.50—6.5

13. João Ricardo Vieira, 84.5-0-0-84.50—5

(tie). Cole Me­lan­con, 0-86-0-86.00—5

15. Jake Lock­wood, 84.25-0-0-84.25—4

No Sun­day score/ points in KC: Jose Vi­tor Leme, Day­lon Swearin­gen, Matt Triplett, Colten Jesse, Clau­dio Mon­tanha Jr., Derek Kol­baba, Ma­son Tay­lor, Bradley Brit­tain, Cody Camp­bell, Joao Hen­rique Lu­cas, Tay­lor Toves, Mar­cus Mast, Brady Sims, Sil­vano Alves, Stetson Lawrence, Alis­son De Souza, Rubens Bar­bosa, Lu­ciano De Castro, Keyshawn White­horse, Michael Lane.

Kansas City

Lu­cas Divino scored 88.5 points dur­ing Sun­day’s Round 2 aboard a bull dubbed The Pu­n­isher. It was the fi­nal day of the Kansas City Un­leash The Beast PBR event.

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