Reigning PBR Rookie of the Year Boudreaux Campbell from Crockett, Texas won the elite PBR Unleash The Beast Caterpillar Classic at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City this past Sunday with the bull riding equivalent to a walk-off grand slam.

Teaming for a trip that would yield both the high-marked ride of the season and top bull score to date for the 2021 campaign, Campbell chose 2020 American Bucking Bull Inc. Class Champion Woopaa, and rode him for a monstrous 95.5 points to clinch the victory at the seventh premier series event of the year. (link to the ride is at the end of this story).

According to a press release from the Professional Bull Riders, Campbell went a flawless 3-for-3 at the 18th annual PBR event in Kansas City.  The surging Texan earned 143 world points and a check for $27,636.74.

Campbell skyrocketed 39 positions in the world standings, surging from No. 53 to No. 14. He now trails No. 1 Cooper Davis from Jasper, Texas, who finished second in the event, by 304.5 points.

The 22-year-old’s march to his first regular-season Unleash The Beast victory began in Round 1 when he delivered the second-best score, an 88.5-point effort atop Hard Shot. In Round 2, the Crockett native made the 8 aboard Dr. Campbell for 86.75 points.

With the first pick in the championship round bull draft, Campbell then selected a bull known to propel riders to victory in momentous fashion – Woopaa. With the socially-distanced crowd inside T-Mobile Center brought to the edge of their seats in anticipation, the chute gate burst open, and Campbell matched the powerful bull jump-for-jump, producing a 95.5-point score.

While the score was career-defining for Campbell, now the high-marked ride of his career, it was also a crucial out for Woopaa, netting the bull his career-best score.

Extending his lead atop the world rankings 2016 PBR World Champion Davis was second, netting 97 world points and $15,994.08. Davis, who began the event 48.5 points ahead of No. 2 Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) extended his lead atop the standings, now 65 points out front.

The PBR Unleash the Beast will next travel to Louisville, Kentucky, and the KFC YUM! Center for the PBR Louisville Invitational. The event will be on Saturday, March 27 at 6:45 p.m. EDT and Sunday, March 28 at 1:45 p.m. EDT.

PBR Unleash The Beast

PBR Caterpillar Classic
T-Mobile Center – Kansas City, Missouri
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

  1. Boudreaux Campbell, 88.5-86.75-95.5-270.75-143 Points.
  2. Cooper Davis, 87.25-83-94-264.25-97 Points.
  3. Kaique Pacheco, 87-85.25-89.5-261.75-80.5 Points.
  4. Jose Vitor Leme, 90-0-91.75-181.75-68 Points.
  5. Dener Barbosa, 86.25-73-0-159.25-34 Points.

2021 PBR World Standings

(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5's, Points, Total Winnings)

  1. Cooper Davis, 9, 1, 5, 458.50, $61,456.35
  2. Kaique Pacheco, 9, 2, 4, 393.50, $67,026.06
  3. Cole Melancon, 8, 0, 3, 247.00, $34,677.78
  4. Keyshawn Whitehorse, 10, 1, 4, 238.50, $40,391.61
  5. Junior Patrik Souza, 13, 0, 4, 222.50, $23,549.76
  6. Jose Vitor Leme, 3, 1, 2, 206.00, $39,346.63
  7. Dener Barbosa, 12, 0, 3, 185.83, $23,959.01
  8. Mauricio Gulla Moreira, 15, 1, 3, 176.00, $30,818.93
  9. João Ricardo Vieira, 12, 0, 3, 174.50, $21,287.96
  10. Rafael Henrique dos Santos, 9, 0, 2, 174.00, $26,987.83
  11. Colten Fritzlan, 7, 1, 2, 168.00, $30,564.31
  12. Taylor Toves, 8, 0, 2, 163.50, $28,260.80
  13. Derek Kolbaba, 10, 0, 1, 160.00, $27,734.74
  14. Boudreaux Campbell, 4, 1, 1, 154.00, $29,636.74
  15. Silvano Alves, 9, 0, 2, 152.50, $16,472.65
  16. Kyler Oliver, 6, 0, 1, 146.00, $21,402.14
  17. Eduardo Aparecido, 7, 0, 1, 135.50, $19,474.05
  18. Marco Eguchi, 7, 1, 2, 134.50, $16,797.23
  19. Jess Lockwood, 4, 0, 1, 119.50, $21,219.20
  20. Alex Cerqueira, 8, 0, 1, 119.50, $17,721.85
  21. Mason Taylor, 9, 2, 3, 114.50, $24,516.45
  22. Dalton Kasel, 9, 0, 1, 90.00, $13,651.39
  23. Cody Teel, 9, 0, 2, 83.50, $16,076.79
  24. Lucas Divino, 9, 0, 2, 81.00, $23,474.00
  25. Ezekiel Mitchell, 9, 1, 1, 78.50, $9,146.15

PBR Unleash The Beast - Kansas City