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Missouri Thunder Earn Their First Win During Inaugural PBR Team Series’ Thunder Days Homestand in Ridgedale, Missouri

No. 2 Arizona Ridge Riders Upset No. 1 Carolina Cowboys while Texas Rattlers are only undefeated team in Missouri event 

RIDGEDALE, Mo. – In front of a hometown crowd at the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series Thunder Days at Thunder Ridge Nature Arena in Ridgedale, Missouri, the Missouri Thunder clinched the first win of their inaugural homestand on Saturday night against the Nashville Stampede, 267.5-261.75. 


After getting dominated by the No. 1-ranked Carolina Cowboys on Friday night, the Missouri Thunder rode three bulls on night two of the weekend with big-score rides from Andrew Alvidrez (Seminole, Texas), Adriano Salgado (Batatais, Brazil), and Cody Teel (College Station, Texas). 


The Austin Gamblers also earned a huge win against the No. 2 Oklahoma Freedom, 179.25-91, courtesy of Jose Vitor Leme’s(Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil) fourth walk-off ride of the season. The loss ended the Freedom’s winning streak at 8 games. 


Coming off a win Friday night, the Texas Rattlers, presented by Ariat, remained perfect against the Kansas City Outlaws 179.5-0. The Rattlers are the only undefeated team in Missouri. 


In game four of Saturday evening the Arizona Ridge Riders avenged two losses earlier this season to the Carolina Cowboys to beat the No. 1 Cowboys 265-0. 

PBR Thunder Days continue Sunday, Sept. 25 at 1:45 p.m. CT. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online at and, at the Thunder Ridge Nature Arena box office, or by calling PBR customer service at 1-800-732-1727. 


PBR RidePass on Pluto TV will offer replays of all the PBR Team Series action from Thunder Ridge Nature Arena. Check for the latest programming schedule. The CBS Game of the Week airs on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. (check local listings) 



In Dramatic Fashion, Missouri Thunder Earn Their First Win During PBR Team Series’ Homestand Thunder Days in Ridgedale, Missouri 

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Missouri Thunder: 267.5 

Nashville Stampede: 261.75 


RIDGEDALE, Mo. – In front of a hometown crowd at the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series Thunder Days at Thunder Ridge Nature Arena in Ridgedale, Missouri, Cody Teel (College Station, Texas) delivered on the game’s final out, and the Missouri Thunder clinched their first win of the weekend in dramatic fashion against the Nashville Stampede, 267.5-261.75. After getting dominated by the No. 1-ranked Carolina Cowboys on Friday night, the Thunder came into night two of the weekend with a vengeance and knocked down three rides to edge the Stampede. After a scoreless first out from the Stampede’s Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil), Andrew Alvidrez (Seminole, Texas) put up big numbers for the Thunder in registering the first ride of the night for 90 points aboard Eager Snake (Sho-Me Rodeo/Triple C). Entering the second frame, Joao Henrique Lucas (Bastos, Brazil) responded quickly, putting the Stampede on the board as he covered Reckless Tested (BMC Bucking Bulls/Jenkins Cattle Co.) for 87.75 points. Next out for the Thunder was Jesse Petri (Dublin, Texas) – but the Texas native was unable to add to the early lead after being bucked off his opponent Light’s Out (Jane Clark/Gene Owen) in 3.19 seconds. After a scoreless third frame, the Stampede looked to Thiago Salgado (Navirai, Brazil). Salgado, who was unsuccessful in night one of Thunder Days but showed up big on Saturday, added 83.5 points to the scoreboard atop Nomad Max (Crooked Crown Bucking Bulls/Braswell Bucking Bulls). Missouri’s Cody Teel attempted to regain the Thunder’s early momentum, but was brought down in 3.86 seconds aboard Border Wall (Hale Cattle Co). With one out left for each team, the stakes were high as the Stampede looked to Ryan Dirteater (Hurlbert, Oklahoma). Dirteater, who found himself in a re-ride situation with a broken boot Friday night, was met with a similar situation earning a re-ride opportunity after attempting to ride Cookie Monster (Universal Pro Rodeo). Meanwhile, the Thunder needed to score in excess of 81.25 points to take the lead. Adriano Salgado (Batatais, Brazil) remained red-hot aboard Dang, Dang (Braswell Buckers) as he reached the 8, earning 89.25 to give the Thunder the lead. However, the night was not over as each team had a re-ride opportunity on the docket to clinch the win. First up was Dirteater for the Stampede, and he dominated Schott In The Dark (Broken Arrow S Ranch/Sutton Ranch) for a game-best 90.5 points, putting the Stampede back in the lead. That left one chance left for the Thunder. In a must-ride situation, Teel attempted the re-ride aboard War Cry (Broken Arrow S Ranch/Sutton Ranch) and put up 88.25 points. The Thunder clinched the victory, 267.5-261.75, during the last out of the opening game of the night. The Missouri Thunder are now 11-10 and will look to continue their momentum Sunday when they play the Oklahoma Freedom (12-9). Following the frustrating loss, the Nashville Stampede, who slipped to 5-15-1 in the season, will look to earn their first win of the weekend when they play the Texas Rattlers, presented by Ariat (9-12). 



Jose Vitor Leme’s 90.25-point Ride Upsets No. 3 Oklahoma Freedom on Night Two of PBR Team Series’ Thunder Days in Ridgedale, Missouri, Snapping Oklahoma’s Eight-Game Win Streak 

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Austin Gamblers: 179.25 

Oklahoma Freedom: 91 


RIDGEDALE, Mo. – On Saturday night of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series Thunder Days, the Austin Gamblers earned a huge win against the No. 2 Oklahoma Freedom, courtesy of the fourth walk-off ride of the season by Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil), 179.25-91. Looking for their second win of the weekend, and ninth in a row, the Freedom started off Saturday’s game with Chase Outlaw (Hamburg, Arkansas) aboard John 14:6 (Braswell Buckers) for a massive 91 points – the popular veteran rider’s third 90-point ride this season. After a giant score delivered in the first out, the Gamblers looked to Lucas Divino (Nova Crixas, Brazil) to get points on the board, but he was unable to convert, bested by Jetliner (Ty Rinaldo TZ Bucking Bulls) in 4.03 seconds. Last week in Oklahoma City, Briggs Madsen (Tremonton, Utah) propelled his team to victory with a 91.25-point ride, and the young rider looked to continue the momentum tonight in Ridgedale. However, Madsen was pulled forward on Show-Off (Ty Rinaldo TZ Bucking Bulls) and brought down in a swift 1.64 seconds. After a scoreless second frame, Casey Roberts (Munford, Alabama) prepared to take on Homeboy (K-C Bucking Bulls/Joe & Nina Webb) for the Freedom. Ending his buckoff streak at 8 during the first night of Thunder Days, he appeared to have registered a qualified ride but touched his bull rope just as the clock reached the 8. After careful inspection, it was ruled that Roberts touched the rope at 7.83 seconds, resulting in a no-score ride. The Gamblers’ Austin Richardson (Dallas, Texas) was next out, launched off Bottom’s Up (TCB Ranch/K-C Bucking Bulls) in 3.76 seconds. With the Freedom in the lead by one qualified ride, Eli Vastbinder (Statesville, North Carolina) attempted to widen the lead but was bucked off Omaha Beach (Ty Ronaldo TZ Bucking Bulls) in 4.03 seconds. In the bottom of the fourth frame, recent Gamblers’ addition Ramon De Lima (Rio Branco, Brazil) came bursting out of the chutes on The Show (Young Cattle Co.) and brought his team back in the game by putting 89 points on the board. With one opportunity for each team remaining, Derek Kolbaba (Walla Walla, Washington) put up a valiant effort against American Gangster (Jane Clark/Gene Owen) but could not widen the lead. As the last out of the game, two-time PBR World Champion Leme lit up the arena as he dominated Patches (Sho-Me Rodeo) for 90.25 points. Leme led his team to victory in the last frame for the fourth time in 2022 as the Gamblers improved to 11-10 this season. The Austin Gamblers will look to continue their momentum Sunday when they play the No. 1 Carolina Cowboys (13-8). The Oklahoma Freedom, who are now 12-9 in the season, will look to make a comeback when they play the Missouri Thunder (11-10). 



Kasel and Keeping Propel Texas Rattlers to Victory Against Kansas City Outlaws 

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Texas Rattlers: 179.5 

Kansas City Outlaws: 0 


RIDGEDALE, Mo. – Coming off a win Friday night, the Texas Rattlers, presented by Ariat, remained undefeated at Thunder Days by beating the Kansas City Outlaws 179.5-0 at the 2022 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series’ eighth regular season event at Thunder Ridge Nature Arena in Ridgedale, Missouri. As the second night of competition got underway, the Rattlers opened up the game with Rafael Jose De Brito (Potirendaba, Brazil), who came down in 3.88 seconds while attempting to ride Slim Shady (Hadley Cattle Co/Stone Bucking Bulls). Meanwhile, the first nod from the Outlaws came from Dalton Kasel (Muleshoe, Texas) aboard Perch Trap (Blake Sharp/Henry Wilson). Kasel was unable to register a score, bucked off in 6.4 seconds. Needing their first score, Rattlers’ Braidy Fielder (Clermont, Queensland, Australia) remained centered on Hillbilly Rock (New Frontier Rodeo) for 8 seconds, earning 89.5 points. Down a bull, the Outlaws needed to find a qualified ride. Marcus Mast (Middlebury, Indiana) gave everything he could while matched with Gold Chain (Young Cattle Co), but got hung up and flung off at 6.93 seconds.  After a scoreless third frame, Rattlers’ Head Coach Cody Lambert appointed Joao Ricardo Vieira (Itatinga, Brazil) to get the team ahead by two bulls. Vieira, bucked off six of his last seven bulls, could not reverse his luck, coming down in 3.91 seconds after the bull turned back to the right. The next out belonged to the scoreless Outlaws. Aboard Bestex Solutions Red Clark (Blake Sharp/Chris Utz/Garrett Carey), Kyler Oliver (Roy, Utah) was brought down in 2.98 seconds. Outlaws’ Head Coach J.W. Hart considered a possible foul and pressed the challenge button for official review, but the judges ruled no foul and no score. As the Rattlers looked for their last opportunity to build their lead, Daniel Keeping (Gorman, Texas) continued to show up for his team for the second night in a row, as he put up 90 points on Show Me Homie (Jo-Z Bucking Bulls/K-C/Spark-lin Acres). Now two bulls ahead at 179.50-0, young Keeping’s career-highlight ride would earn the Texas Rattlers the win. With the victory already clinched, the Outlaws attempted to avoid a shutout with Bob Mitchell (Steelville, Missouri) attempting to ride Ninja Cowboy (Universal Pro Rodeo), but he was bucked off at a hard-fought 7.15 seconds. With the victory against the Kansas City Outlaws, the Texas Rattlers improved to 9-12, and they will look to continue their winning streak on Sunday against the Nashville Stampede (5-15-1). The Kansas City Outlaws (8-13) will look to rebound when they play the Arizona Ridge Riders (12-8-1). 



Arizona Ridge Riders Claim Victory Over No. 1 Carolina Cowboys  

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Arizona Ridge Riders: 265 

Carolina Cowboys: 0 


RIDGEDALE, Mo. – As the games concluded Saturday night at the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series Thunder Days in Ridgedale, Missouri, the Arizona Ridge Riders rode three bulls to beat the scoreless Carolina Cowboys 265-0, avenging two previous losses this season to the Cowboys. As the final game of the night got underway, Mason Taylor (Maypearl, Texas) led off for the Cowboys, but was bucked off Contusion (Sho-Me Rodeo) in 4.49 seconds. In the Ridge Riders’ first out, Marco Eguchi (Poa, Brazil) gave it his all, but the Brazilian was no match to the bull power of Malaki (Jenkins Cattle Co/CIL Cattle), brought down in 3.42 seconds. Matched with Wolf Pack (New Frontier Rodeo), Wingson Henrique Da Silva (Navirai, Brazil) looked to show up for the Cowboys. With a lot of movement inside the chute and eyes on the chute clock, Silva gave the nod, but was bucked off in 5.42 seconds. At the bottom of the second frame, Ridge Riders’ Eduardo Aparecido (Gouvelandia, Brazil) seized the opportunity to get the first ride of the game, putting his team on the board with an 89-point ride on Black As Coal (K-C Bucking Bulls/Bull Creek Bucking Bulls). Entering the third frame, the Cowboys could feel the pressure as Boudreaux Campbell (Crockett, Texas) was flipped off Hostage (Hale/Wood/Ogden) in 4.45 seconds. With the Ridge Riders already in the lead and the game meeting the halfway point, recent addition Vitor Losnake (Bauru, Brazil) rode for a perfect 91 points with bovine athlete Next Strand (Young Cattle/Jack and Dot Verbois/D&H Cattle Co.), putting Arizona up 180-0. Up next for the Cowboys in the fourth was Lane Nobles (West, Texas), in a must-ride situation. Nobles was unable to convert, bucked off Hog Wild (Ogden Ranch) in 2.4 seconds, and the Ridge Riders clinched the win with two qualified rides. Ridge Riders’ Chase Dougherty (Decatur, Texas) found himself in a position to earn additional points, but was not able to reach the 8. As the last out for the Cowboys, Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) attempted to get one ride on the board but found to be unsuccessful. Taylor noticed that the bull may have hipped himself, and was quick to press the challenge button for his teammate for official review. After careful inspection, it was ruled a re-ride. Meanwhile, Luciano De Castro (Guzolandia, Brazil) furthered the Ridge Riders’ lead by 85 points on Sicker Sam (New Frontier Rodeo). The Cowboys’ Davis decided to pass on the opportunity to ride Big Black (K-C Bucking Bulls/Joe & Nina Webb) to Leonardo Lima (Vale do Paraiso, Brazil), but he was unable to get one ride for the team, bucked off in 2.76 seconds. With the game decided, the Ridge Riders reclaimed the No. 2 spot following the Oklahoma Freedom’s loss and their victory over the Carolina Cowboys. The Carolina Cowboys remain No. 1 this season at 13-8 and will play the Austin Gamblers (11-10) Sunday. The Arizona Ridge Riders are now 12-8-1 and will play the Kansas City Outlaws (8-13) on the third night of PBR Team Series Thunder Days. 


Here are the current Team standings for the Ridgedale PBR Team Series event after the second day of competition for PBR Thunder Days: 

  1. Texas Rattlers, 2-0-0
  2. Missouri Thunder, 1-1-0
  3. Arizona Ridge Riders, 1-1-0
  4. Oklahoma Freedom, 1-1-0
  5. Austin Gamblers, 1-1-0
  6. Carolina Cowboys, 1-1-0
  7. Kansas City Outlaws, 1-1-0
  8. Nashville Stampede, 0-2-0



Here are the current Team standings for the regular season after the second day of competition for PBR Thunder Days in Ridgedale, Missouri. 

  1. Carolina Cowboys, 13-8-0-53
  2. Arizona Ridge Riders, 12-8-1-25
  3. Oklahoma Freedom, 12-9-0-30
  4. Austin Gamblers, 11-10-0-41.5
  5. Missouri Thunder, 11-10-0-29
  6. Texas Rattlers, 9-12-0-26
  7. Kansas City Outlaws, 8-13-0-24.5
  8. Nashville Stampede, 5-15-1-23



Here are the game matchups for the third day of action for PBR Thunder Days on Sunday, September 25:

Kansas City Outlaws @ Arizona Ridge Riders 
Nashville Stampede @ Texas Rattlers 

Austin Gamblers @ Carolina Cowboys 

Oklahoma Freedom @ Missouri Thunder 

About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series: 

The PBR Team Series is an elite new league that features the world’s top bull riders competing on teams in five-on-five bull riding games during an 11-event season beginning in July and culminating in a team championship at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas November 4-6.  During the 2022 season, each of the eight teams representing teams in Austin, TX; Fort Worth, TX; Glendale, AZ; Kansas City, MO; Nashville, TN; Oklahoma City, OK; Ridgedale, MO; and Winston-Salem, NC will host a three-day homestand.  There will also be neutral site games in Cheyenne, WY and Anaheim, CA. To determine team rosters, the league held a rider draft on May 23 prior to start of the 2022 season among any bull riders who have declared for the draft during a league eligibility window. The PBR Team Series builds on the existing structure of professional bull riding with the same basic rules for judging and scoring qualified 8-second bull rides. Events will be staged in a tournament-style format with all teams competing in head-to-head matchups against a different opponent each day. Each game will feature five riders per team squaring off against another team. Full team rosters will be comprised of seven riders on the core roster and three practice squad members. The team with the highest aggregate score of qualified rides among its riders will be declared the winner of each game. The event winner will be the team with the most game wins across an event, with a special bonus round designed as a tiebreaker to determine final event standings. All PBR Team Series events will be carried on either the CBS Television Network, streaming live on Paramount+, CBS Sports Network, or RidePass on Pluto TV.