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Nashville Stampede Earns Enthralling Walk-Off Win Against Ariat Texas Rattlers to Punctuate Second Day of Competition for PBR Team Series Debut in Nashville

Red-Hot Austin Gamblers win fifth-straight game to advance to Sunday as the only 2-0 team at PBR Stampede Days

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nashville Stampede punctuated the second day of their first-ever homestand in Music City with an exhilarating walk-off win against the Ariat Texas Rattlers compliments of a crucial score in the bottom of the fifth from the team’s latest signee, and three-time PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Champion, Silvano Alves.


As the final game of the evening, the Nashville Stampede and Ariat Texas Rattlers were scoreless through the first four frames. After the Rattlers’ Braidy Randolph was brought down short of the whistle, the fate of the game rested in Alves’ hands, the last man left who could break the 0-0 tie.


Alves, who joined the team just days prior, answered the call for the Stampede, delivering a game-winning, 85.25-point score to earn the win for the Justin McBride-coached outfit. The Nashville Stampede are now the first team in PBR Team Series history to win in their hometown.

Earlier in the event, the Austin Gamblers remained red-hot, earning their fifth-consecutive win when they defeated the Carolina Cowboys. The Austin Gamblers will enter Sunday as the only team with a perfect 2-0 record at Stampede Days.


The Missouri Thunder rebounded from their Friday night loss, defeating the Oklahoma Freedom courtesy of a clutch decision by Co-Head Coach Ross Freeman to decline a re-ride opportunity.


In the third game of the night, the Arizona Ridge Riders snapped a three-game losing streak, taking down the Kansas City Outlaws by one ride score.


PBR Stampede Days concludes Sunday, August 21 at 12:15 p.m. CT. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online at and, at the Bridgestone 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 Nashville, Tennessee. Check for the latest programming schedule.


Austin Gamblers Win Fifth-Straight Game with Victory Against the Carolina Cowboys at Second Day of PBR Stampede Days in Nashville

Austin Gamblers: 168.5

Carolina Cowboys: 82.5


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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As game play got underway on the second day of competition for PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Stampede Days, the Austin Gamblers continued their red-hot momentum, beating the Carolina Cowboys 168.5-82.5 to win their fifth-consecutive game. As the first rider out of the chutes, the Gamblers’ Ezekiel Mitchell (Rockdale, Texas) was quick to strike to give his team an early 85-point lead as he conquered Hell On The Red (Jane Clark/Gene Owen). The 8-second effort was the third lead-off ride from Mitchell this season to give the Gamblers early momentum in five-on-five game play. Leonardo Lima (Cale do Paraido, Brazil), up first for the Cowboys, was unable to answer for his team, bucked off by High Tide Blues (Blake Sharp/Michael Floyd) in a hard-fought 5.34 seconds. After a scoreless second frame, the third round featured the Gamblers’ Austin Richardson (Dallas, Texas) and Cowboys’ Wingson Henrique da Silva (Navirai, Brazil). Richardson’s 83.5-point ride atop Cowboy Suit (Tex Brothers Ranch), coupled with Silva’s buckoff, allowed the Gamblers to surge to a two-bull, 168.5-point lead. In the fourth round, Claudio Montanha Jr. (Pacaembu, Brazil) had the chance to clinch the win for the Gamblers. The affable South American, however, was unable to deliver the Lone Star State contingent the victory, bested in 2.39 seconds by Choctaw Bingo (TNT Bucking Bulls). Carolina’s Boudreaux Campbell (Crockett, Texas) then found himself in a must-ride position as he readied to take on Border Crisis (Hale Cattle Co.). Campbell didn’t log a score; however, he was awarded a re-ride, giving the Cowboys renewed hope as the game entered the fifth. For the second time in the game, the Gamblers had the chance to earn the victory before the final bull bucked. In the closing position for the Gamblers, No. 1 draft pick Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil) climbed aboard Hostage (Hale/Wood/Ogden). In uncharacteristic form, Leme was brought down in 1.59 seconds. The Cowboys then found themselves with the final two outs of the game. Adding further drama to the already intense game, reigning PBR World Champion Daylon Swearingen (Piffard, New York) was also awarded a re-ride, with both him and Campbell needing to turn in scores to propel the Cowboys to the winner’s circle. Campbell, however, was bucked off by Big Black (K-C Bucking Bulls/Joe & Nina Webb) in a heartbreaking 7.75 seconds, delivering the win to the Gamblers. Swearingen, however, prevented his team from ending the game scoreless, riding Lil 2 Train (Jane Clark/Gene Owen) for 82.5 points, crucial for the MVP-hopeful athlete. The Gamblers have now won their last five consecutive games. Their 168.5-82.5 victory against Carolina Saturday evening marked the team’s first win in which Leme did not deliver a qualified ride. The PBR Team Series’ No. 3-ranked Austin Gamblers (6-3) will look to remain perfect in game play on Sunday afternoon when they face off against the league’s No. 1-ranked Missouri Thunder (7-2), while the Carolina Cowboys (4-5) will attempt to rebound when they take on the Ariat Texas Rattlers (3-6).


Missouri Thunder’s Re-Ride Declining Decision Propels Them To Victory Against the Oklahoma Freedom

Missouri Thunder: 58

Oklahoma Freedom: 0.00


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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series’ No. 1 Missouri Thunder earned their first game win during PBR Stampede Days in Nashville Saturday evening, defeating the Oklahoma Freedom after making a crucial decision to decline a re-ride opportunity. With the game scoreless through the first two frames, the mid-point of the showdown featured Deklan Garland (Foster, Oklahoma) for the Freedom and Andrew Alvidrez (Seminole, Texas) for the Thunder. Garland earned a re-ride, unable to leave the chutes aboard Big Sway (Lucas Manning Bucking Bulls). While Alvidrez was also given the option of a re-ride, his out with Slingin Lead (Viducic Bucking Bulls) ended in a score, marked 58 points. In a crucial decision, Co-Head Coach Ross Coleman opted to keep the score, a decision which proved dividends. With no rider in the fourth earning a score, including Garland on his re-ride attempt, Casey Roberts (Munford, Alabama) found himself in a must-ride position for the Freedom. The young gun, however, was unable to rise to the occasion, bested by Blazer (Universal Pro Rodeo/Rachel & Dustin Powell) in a quick 3.89 seconds. With Thunder closer Colten Fritzlan (Rifle, Colorado) also not reaching the 8, the Thunder beat the Oklahoma Freedom 58-0, the lowest scoring game resulting in a win thus far in the PBR Team Series. The Missouri Thunder (7-2) will seek their second game win in the Volunteer State Sunday afternoon in a showdown of the league’s Top 2 teams as they take on the No. 2 Austin Gamblers (6-3). The Oklahoma Freedom (3-6) will seek their first win inside Bridgestone Arena when they play the Arizona Ridge Riders (5-4). 


Arizona Ridge Riders Snap Three-Game Loss Streak with Victory Against Kansas City Outlaws in Nashville

Arizona Ridge Riders: 175.75

Kansas City Outlaws: 87


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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mired in a three-game loss streak, the Arizona Ridge Riders recaptured their winning ways Saturday evening in Nashville, beating the Kansas City Outlaws by one ride score on the second day of competition for PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Stampede Days. After neither team reached the 8 during their first outs, the second frame featured game-changing efforts. While Rafael Henrique dos Santos (Sebastianopolis, Brazil) was first to strike, briefly giving the Outlaws an 87-point lead via his score atop Sundance (Tex Brothers Ranch/5S Bucking Bulls), the Ridge Riders wouldn’t trail for long. Eduardo Aparecido (Gouvelandia, Brazil) quickly put the Ridge Riders atop the leaderboard in the very next out, giving his team a 1.75-point lead as he covered Tested’s Viper (Hookin’ W/LeFlore Bucking Bulls) for 88.75 points. The scoreboard then remained unchanged through the third and fourth. At the top of the fifth, Outlaws’ Koltin Hevalow (Smithville, Missouri) was in a must-ride position. The young gun, however, failed to deliver, bucked off by War Dress (Jane Clark/Gene Owen) in an ever-close 6.19 seconds. With the game win clinched, the Ridge Riders punctuated the victory with an 87-point score from first-round draft pick Luciano de Castro (Guzolandia, Brazil) atop Homeboy (K-C Bucking Bulls/Joe & Nina Webb). When the dust settled, the Ridge Riders earned their team’s fifth victory, 175.75-87 against the Outlaws. When PBR Stampede Days concludes Sunday afternoon, the Arizona Ridge Riders (5-4) will take on the Oklahoma Freedom (3-6), while the Kansas City Outlaws (3-6) will attempt to shake-off the loss when they play the host Nashville Stampede (3-6). 


Three-Time PBR World Champion Silvano Alves Delivers Walk-Off Score to Earn Nashville Stampede Hometown Victory Against Ariat Texas Rattlers

Nashville Stampede: 85.25

Ariat Texas Rattlers: 0.00


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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Three-time PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Champion Silvano Alves (Pilar do Sul, Brazil) broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fifth, riding his bull and propelling the Nashville Stampede to a dramatic walk-off win against the Ariat Texas Rattlers during the final game of the second night of Stampede Days inside Bridgestone Arena. The Stampede made PBR Team Series history in becoming the first team to win a game in their hometown, defeating the Rattlers 85.25-0. Despite gritty performances through the first four frames of the game, the showdown between the Rattlers and Stampede entered the final round scoreless. As the last hopes for each roster, young gun Braidy Randolph (Jonestown, Pennsylvania) was in the closing position for Texas, while recently signed Alves was in the final slot for Nashville. Randolph, was unable to post a score for the Rattlers, bucked off by Big Whiskey (Tex Brothers Ranch/5S Bucking Bulls) in 5.79 seconds. The fate of the game then rested in Alves’ hands as he climbed aboard Yatesy Down Under (Next Level Bucking Bulls). After some difficulty in the chutes, Alves erupted into the arena remaining in perfect time with the animal athlete as he bucked with great vigor. Reaching the requisite 8 for 85.25 points, Alves clinched the victory for the home team as the back of the bucking chutes cleared and a celebration erupted on the dirt. The Nashville Stampede (3-6) will look to continue the momentum Sunday, seeking their second consecutive win when they take on the Kansas City Outlaws (3-6). The Ariat Texas Rattlers (3-6) will look to reverse their fortunes from the scoreless defeat when they play the Carolina Cowboys (4-5).


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


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



Here are the current Team standings for the regular season after the second day of competition for PBR Stampede Days in Nashville:


  1. Missouri Thunder, 7-2-0-12
  2. Austin Gamblers, 6-3-0-18
  3. Arizona Ridge Riders, 5-4-0-10
  4. Carolina Cowboys, 4-5-0-24
  5. Nashville Stampede, 3-6-0-12
  6. Oklahoma Freedom, 3-6-0-12
  7. Ariat Texas Rattlers, 3-6-0-11
  8. Kansas City Outlaws, 3-6-0-9



Here are the game matchups for the final day of action for PBR Stampede Days on Sunday, August 21:


Missouri Thunder @ Austin Gamblers

Arizona Ridge Riders @ Oklahoma Freedom

Kansas City Outlaws @ Nashville Stampede

Carolina Cowboys @ Ariat Texas Rattlers

About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series:

The PBR Team Series is an elite new league that will feature 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 tie-breaker 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 PlutoTV.