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Louis and Triplett will challenge the ranking pens at the PBR World Finals


PUEBLO, Colo. — Montana cowboys Dakota Louis and Matt Triplett are back.

The duo will be among 45 bull riders who will compete in next week’s PBR World Finals and $1 Million Bonus at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth from May 13-22, the organization announced. They will join a bullpen of more than 100 cattle athletes selected to do battle in the season’s culminating event.

Louis is coming off the regular season finale with a stellar performance at Billings last weekend. Louis is 22nd in the world while Triplett is 27th. Joao Ricardo Vieira is No. 1 and at 37, he is trying to become the oldest to win a PBR world title.

Alongside the riders, the league’s fiercest bulls will also compete for the honor of 2022 YETI PBR World Champion and the $100,000 bonus that comes with it.

The 2022 YETI PBR World Champion bull will be the animal with the highest average bull score in his 6 highest rated regular season outings and two outings in the PBR World Finals.

The top bucking bulls competing in the final will receive three outs, and contenders for world champions can drop their lowest score to Fort Worth.

The 2022 PBR Global Finals will also nominate a Finals “Built for the Wild” YETI bull, who will receive a $25,000 bonus for posting the highest combined score based on his three outs in the culminating event of the final. season.

Reigning YETI PBR World Champion Bull Woopaa and Ridin Solo will compete in the event tied for first in the world, each finishing the regular season with an impressive world average of 46.29 points. They lead No. 3 contender Pookie Holler by 0.5 points.

In a dramatic end to the regular season campaign, as the final event approached in Billings, Montana, Woopaa held a 0.08-point lead over then-No. 2 Ridin Solo. While neither other were originally planned, equity entrepreneur Cord McCoy made the last-minute decision to enter Ridin Solo into the Treasure State event.

Recording two outs, Ridin Solo was able to tie Woopaa for first place in the standings when he posted a score of 46.25 points in the championship round after throwing Cody Jesus in 5.5 seconds.

Throughout 2022, Woopaa resisted 11 times on the elite Unleash The Beast, while Ridin Solo was a Road Warrior completing 13 trips on the first series.

Woopaa led the PBR in YETI “Built for the Wild” Bull of the Event honors, leading featherweight at five events including Duluth, GA, Oklahoma City, Arlington, Texas for the 2022 PBR Global Cup USA, Glendale , Arizona and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Hot on Woopaa’s hooves, Ridin Solo won the accolade three times, leading the pack in St. Louis, Little Rock, Arkansas and Everett, Washington.

During the regular season, 24 bull scores of 46 points or more were recorded. Woopaa recorded five, including three for 46.5 points or more. Woopaa’s best score so far in 2022 came in Oklahoma City when he scored 46.75 points for his 4.14 seconds on the job against Austin Richardson.

Ridin Solo recorded five matching scores of 46 or more points, including the bull’s best score of the season, scored a Little Rock best PBR of 47.5 points when he beat Dalton Kasel in 4.65 seconds.

As for the other sires, Moonlight Party, who is tied for 4th in the standings, will be looking to become the first Canadian-born bovine athlete to be crowned the PBR World Champion sire at the 2022 PBR World Finals.

Moonlight Party, which was bred by Allan Shields and then bought by Outlaw Buckers in Western Canada, now represents Gene Owen’s Oklahoma team. In his first full season in the first series, Moonlight Party held off 10 times, finishing the regular season with a world average of 45.63 points, 0.66 points off first place.

The striking bovine turned heads earlier in the season in Milwaukee, Wis., posting what is now the third best score of the season by beating Kasel in 1.67 seconds, a career high for Moonlight Party at 47 points.

Although not in contention for a World Championship, Moonlight Party will be joined by several other bulls with nationwide ties including Happy Camper, Gaume Farms Stickin ‘n’ Movin and Norse God who still call Canada home.

The other 10 active YETI PBR World Champion Bull Race Top 10 contenders who will compete in the Global Finals are: #3 Pookie Holler (average 45.79 points | -0.5 points); Juju n°4T (average of 45.63 points | -0.66 points); JAG Metals Grand Theft (average of 45.63 points | -0.66 points); Charmer n°10 (average of 45.13 points | -1.16 points).

As an added layer of excitement, ABBI (American Bucking Bull Inc.) will be pitting approximately 40 bulls in Round 1 and 20 bulls in Round 6 of the 2022 PBR World Finals when the top 3- and 4-year-old up-and- upcoming bulls will compete against the best riders in the country. These four-legged athletes will compete for a purse estimated at more than $45,000, of which $11,500 will be awarded to the top performers in the two rounds of competition.

Cattle to watch include the current ABBI Classic Cool Whip #1 bull (Julian / Staci Addison / D&H Cattle / Crooked W); Little Rock and Tulsa ABBI Classic Champion Blue Duck (Cord McCoy/Grin/Jacobson/Davis Rodeo Ranch); and Alakazam, champion of the Fort Worth ABBI Classic.

2022 PBR World Final bulls:

happy camper (Two-Bit Bulls)

Mike’s magic (Five Star Ranch/BS Cattle)

Number of bodies (Bob and Jeri Adams/BS Cattle Co.)

lean detroit (Blake Sharp/Henry Wilson)

Mr. Wicked (Blake Sharp/Koe Wetzel/Cody O’Neil)

Vanilla ice cream (Lightning Cattle/Blake Sharp)

Mike’s pattern (Blake Sharp/High Voltage Cattle/American Spirits/Koe Wetzel)

The contractor (Cornwell Bucking Bulls/Riley Bucking Bulls/PCP Bucking Bulls)

hard work (Addi Drury/Just Trying/Diggers)

Ground Assault (Stockyards/444/Winston/Melton Bull Co.)

Soy El Fuego (Winston/Melton/Stockyards Pro Rodeo)

Child Knapper (Phillips/Cooper/Scrugs Bucking Bulls)

Dr. X (Universal Pro Rodeo/Pepper/Freeman Cattle Co.)

cowboy ninja (Universal Pro Rodeo)

fury of war (Diamond G Rodeos Inc.)

Great Whiskey (5S Bucking Bulls/Tex Brothers Ranch)

Hang ’em high (Bryan T. Smith/Nathan Doss)

Gaume Fermes Stickin’n’Movin (Eno Bucking Bulls)

Long-haul (Evan Matthews)

Take risks (Frihauf Cattle Co.)

crossing (Bucking Bulls Shuler)

little train 2 (Jane Clark/Gene Owen)

moonlight party (Jane Clark/Gene Owen)

caspar (Crescent City Bucking Bulls/Lari Crane/Gene Owen)

Road test (Jane Clark/Gene Owen)

american mobster (Jane Clark/Gene Owen)

Hawk Eye (Jane Clark/Gene Owen)

Eddie Hawk (Lari Crane/Gene Owen)

norse god (Wild Hoggs Bucking Bulls)

Juju (Tommy Julian/D&H Cattle)

Upper shelf (P. Ro Ranch/OK Corralis/Gordon/D&H Cattle)

cherry bomb (Flinn/D&H Cattle Co.)

Chiselled (Flinn/D&H Cattle Co.)

Charmer (D&H Cattle Co./Buck Cattle Co.)

JAG Metals Grand Theft (D&H Cattle Co./Philip Elkins)

liston (P.Ro Ranch/Lone Star/Adams/D&H Cattle)

Manaba (Joe and Nina Webb/Julian/D&H Cattle Co.)

Arkansas (D&H Cattle Co.)

HomeBru (D&H Cattle Co./Buck Cattle Co.)

Black & Blue (OK Corralis/Gordon/D&H Cattle)

night falcon (Martinez Bucking Bulls, LLC)

born for sin (Martinez Bucking Bulls, LLC)

The sweat lodge testified (Martinez/Rockin T/T-Ray Bulls)

mule train (Martinez/Porter Cattle Co.)

The big one (Davis Rodeo Ranch)

Walk with your head held high (Davis Rodeo Ranch)

Mr. Clean (Julio Moreno/Equistride)

hi bartender (JQH Bucking Bulls/Skip & Elaine Jones)

Picture 8 (Paradigm Bull Company)

Marquis Metal Works Rouge Clark (Paradigm Bull Co./Wentz)

Chickasaw (Fabulous IV Ranch/Josh & Dalton Walling)

Hostage (Hart Cattle Co./Hale/Randy Wood)

ounces (TNT Bucking Bulls/Hart Cattle Co.)

I’m too legit (Hart Cattle Co./Hale)

wicked dreams (TNT Bucking Bulls/Hart Cattle Co.)

Montana Jacket (Berg/Coleman/Ogden/Hart)

Border crisis (Hart Cattle Co./Hale)

Bread basket (TNT Bucking Bulls/Hart Cattle Co.)

hundred bad days (TNT Bucking Bulls/Hart Cattle Co.)

gangster bones (Hart Cattle Company)

Tuff Jersey (McClellan/Lidgard/Hart)

Wizard (TNT Bucking Bulls/Hart Cattle Co.)

crystal fox (Hart Cattle Co./Diggers Bucking Bulls)

US Border Patrol (Hale/Berryman/Ogden/Hart)

First try (Hart Cattle Co./Farris)

Dixieland Delight (Hart Cattle Company)

show me buddy (Jo-Z Bucking Bulls/KC/Spark-lin Acres)

big black (KC Bucking Bulls/Joe and Nina Webb)

child of preachers (KC Bucking Bulls/RD Cattle)

Magic potion (KC Bucking Bulls/Daniels Cattle Co.)

Apper’s Mind Monster (Jo-Z Bucking Bulls/KC Bucking Bulls/Spark-Lin Acres)

nervous wreckage (CG Bucking Bulls/Big Rafter Rodeo)

sole survivor (Whitman Bucking Bulls/Jenkins Cattle Co.)

black ice (BMC Bucking Bulls/Jenkins Cattle Co.)
malaka (Jenkins Cattle Co.)

Buffalo Heifer (Lucas Manning Bucking Bulls)

Satan’s seed (Lucas Manning Bucking Bulls)

woopa (Barker Bulls/Hookin’W Ranch)

Marciano (Hookin’W Ranch)

Overview (XTB Cattle/Marty Foutch)

Harold’s real risk (M Rafter E Bucking Bulls)

thriller (Cordon McCoy/Pioneer Bulls)

Diddy Wa Diddy (Cordon McCoy/Bill McCarty)

ride solo (Cordon McCoy/Bill McCarty)

Terroir (Cord McCoy/Chad Reese)

Outlaw (Cordon McCoy/Big Sky Bulls, LLC)

It hurts so much (Cordon McCoy/David Wolfe)

Shock Tease (Cordon McCoy/BuzzBallz LLC)

rodeo thug (Garcia Rodeo Bulls/Farris/Hart Cattle Co.)
Dennis threatens her (Viducic Bucking Bulls/White Trash Buckers)

Expressway (Classic Jack Cattle/Bucking Bulls Viducic)

Sling lead (Viducic Bucking Bulls/Wyatt Bridge)

rear jack (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger)

Celestial Harbor (Wilks Ranch/Clay Struve/Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger)

WSM Trail of Tears (WSM Auctioneers/Clay Struve/Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger)

Oil Field Outlaw Yellow Feather (Bucking Bulls by Chad Berger/Oilfield Outlaw)

Mr. Winston (Dakota Rodeo/Mark Baker/Clay Struve/Chad Berger)

Jive Turkey from WSM (WSM Auctioneers/Clay Struve/Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger)

Safety meeting (Hruby/Kainz/Clay Struve/Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger)

Pookie Holler (Dakota Rodeo/Brian & Ashley Pintar/Clay Struve/Chad Berger)

Draco (Jeb Fredericks/Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger)

Bubba G (Dakota Rodeo/Brian & Ashley Pintar/Clay Struve/Chad Berger)

WSM Wicked Wishes (WSM Auctioneers/Clay Struve/Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger)

Dagger (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger)

(Editor’s note: PBR media information contributed to this story)