JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Eduardo Aparecido of Gouvelandia, Brazil has now won three out of the last four events, after taking home the event title in the Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) Jacksonville Invitational Sunday.
Aparecido’s career-best third win of the season widened the gap in the world standings on No. 2 Jess Lockwood (Volborg, Montana), who is currently sidelined with an injury, by 887.5 points.
Aparecido went a perfect 3-for-3 on his way to victory, including a ride on Smokin’ Gun (Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls) for 86.25 points in Round 2, and a round-winning 87.25-point ride on Bezerk (BMC Bucking Bulls/Jeff Robinson) in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round. The Brazilian netted a total 550 world points and $37,100 over the weekend.
Since claiming the Iron Cowboy title in Arlington, Texas, on Feb. 18, Aparecido has gone 8-for-11, and has tallied a total of $204,033.
Fans can see all the action from Championship Sunday starting at 8 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network.
Two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, North Carolina), the winner of the BFTS’ last event in Jacksonville in 2008, finished in second place after his own 3-for-3 performance. Mauney rode Sin City (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls) for 83.5 points in Round 2 before going on to cover Rebel Yell II (Rickey West Bucking Bulls) for 85.75 points in the championship round.
Mauney’s second place finish in the sunshine state is his highest this season, and it rocketed him all the way to ninth in the world standings after earning 311.7 world points and $16,383.
Meanwhile, 2008 PBR World Champion Guilherme Marchi (Itupeva, Brazil) pulled himself even closer to history on Sunday when he recorded his 591stand 592nd rides to finish in third place. Marchi rode St. Patty (Jeff Robinson/Iron Spur Ranch) for 82.5 points in Round 2 before capping his weekend with an 83-point ride on Pneu-Dart’s Southern Style (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls).