Aragao got bucked off his finals bull, Flirting With Disaster, just 0.22 seconds shy of scoring. Trent Jacobson, who got bucked off his finals bull in 2.42 seconds, scored 70 points riding Bo’s Top Gun in the preliminaries and finished seventh.
Mike Collins, Scottie Knapp and Josh Faircloth all failed to ride a bull in the preliminaries, but they made the finals as the top three riders closest to eight seconds. Knapp got bucked off Bet on Black 0.34 seconds shy of scoring in the finals, but neither Collins nor Faircloth lasted more than four seconds.
The 30 riders who didn’t qualify for the finals averaged 4.1 seconds on their bulls. Markiss’ 6.2 seconds on Full Metal Jacket was the longest ride not to qualify, while Colton Morris’ 1.02 seconds on Muddy Cat was the shortest.
Event administrators estimated approximately 5,000 attended the sold-out event. They added that McAlester will definitely try to host more PBR events in the future.
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