LOS ANGELES, California – After lacking a lot of the 2024 season Unleash The Beast as a result of harm, two-time PBR World Champion Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas do Rio, Brazil) was dominant in Spherical 1 of the PBR (Skilled Bull Riders) Michelob ULTRA PBR Los Angeles.

After going 1-for-2 in his return final week in Salt Lake Metropolis to complete eleventhth after being sidelined for 2 months with a decrease physique harm, Leme arrived in Los Angeles because the No. 31 man within the rankings.

Coupled with Hoof Inventory Genetics Mud Practice (Canyon Oaks / JD Nix) towards the top of the night time, the franchise rider for the Austin Gamblers within the separate PBR Tenting World Staff Sequence was seemingly unphased by his unusually excessive rating. Pulling out of the chutes because the Southern California crowd bailed out, he remained in full management.

The gang contained in the Crypto.com Enviornment roared when his rating of 88.5 factors 2 was introduced, on the prime of the spherical.

Leme earned 28 factors Unleash The Beast and moved to No. 26 within the standings together with his second win of the 2024 UTB season.

Marking the fifth time in historical past that UTB's courageous cowboys and extraordinary animal athletes handled like royalty have traveled to Los Angeles, the two-day weekend is the twelfth.th occasion of the 24-event 2024 common season. With solely 12 extra occasions to go till the PBR World Finals in Could, the race for a world title and gold buckle is on the midway mark – with riders who put all of it on the road for valuable Unleash The Beast factors.

The world No. 1 Cassio Dias (Sao F. de Gross sales, Brazil) was sizzling on the heels of Leme's second place end in Spherical 1.

After rising his lead within the standings over the past two weekends in Sacramento after which Salt Lake Metropolis, the 2023 MVP runner-up for the Kansas Metropolis Outlaws was accompanied. Hell storm (Julio Moreno/ Bar CB). The 22-year-old Brazilian earned a stable rating of 87.25 factors for his electrical run.

Holding on to his No. 1 place within the rankings, Dias earned 18 Unleash The Beast factors. He now leads the world No. 2 Austin Richardson (Dallas, Texas), who’s out injured, by 208.33 factors.

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A pair of Texas cowboys shared third place within the spherical because the Los Angeles occasion bought underway, in addition to Ezekiel Mitchell (Rockdale, Texas) and rookie phenom John Crimber (Decatur, Texas) amassed a profession excessive of 87 factors.

The primary within the duo was Mitchell paired with Little Tex (Humpz and Hornz / Frances Dandy). Sitting at No. 51 within the standings, Leme's Austin Gamblers teammate knew he wanted a qualifying run to push him up the standings. Strolling throughout the sector, he recorded simply that.

Later within the spherical, Crimber, a must-watch for the 2024 PBR Groups New Rider Draft, was paired with Badger (Phenom Genetics / Sankey / Prepared Staff) as his fellow riders cheered.

Each cowboys earned 16.5 Unleash The Beast factors, shifting Mitchell to No. 47 within the rankings and leaping Crimber one place from No. 5 to No. 4.

Rounding out the High 5 was a 19-year-old Marco Rizzo (Quitman, Georgia). Sitting at 52nd within the classification, Rizzo leans on to experience Oh hell (Cooper/Scruggs Bucking Bulls).

Matching the agility of his bovine associate, Rizzo sailed by the air with the highly effective animal to earn a rating of 86 factors.

Fifth place earned Unleash The Beast 15 factors and moved it to No. 48 heading into Championship Saturday.

The Michelob ULTRA PBR Los Angeles continues with Spherical 2 instantly adopted by the championship spherical on Saturday, February seventeenth at 6:45pm PST.

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PBR Unleash The Beast – Michelob ULTRA PBR Los Angeles
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Occasion Leaders (Floor 1-Spherical 2-Spherical 3-Mixture Occasion Factors)

1. Jose Vitor Leme, 88.5-0-0-88.50-28 Factors.
2. Cassio Dias, 87.25-0-0-87.25-18 Factors.
3. John Crimber, 87-0-0-87.00-16.5 Factors.
(tie). Ezekiel Mitchell, 87-0-0-87.00-16.5 Factors.
5. Marco Rizzo, 86-0-0-86.00-15 Factors.
6. Clay Guiton, 85.75-0-0-85.75-14 Factors.
7. Jake Gardner, 85.5-0-0-85.50-13 Factors.
8. Eduardo Aparecido, 85.25-0-0-85.25-12 Factors.
9. Paul Eduardo Rossetto, 84.75-0-0-84.75-11 Factors.
10. Kaiden Loud, 84-0-0-84.00-10 Factors.
11. Wingson Henrique da Silva, 83.75-0-0-83.75-8.33 Factors.
(tie). Julio Cesar Marques, 83.75-0-0-83.75-8.33 Factors.
(tie). Eli Vastbinder, 83.75-0-0-83.75-8.33 Factors.
14. Koltin Hevalow, 83.5-0-0-83.50-8 Factors.
15. Cort McFadden, 82.5-0-0-82.50-8 Factors.
16. Vitor Losnake, 77.75-0-0-77.75
Cody Jesus, 0-0-0-0.00
João Ricardo Vieira, 0-0-0-0.00
Alan de Souza, 0-0-0-0.00
Brady Fielder, 0-0-0-0.00
Alex Cerqueira, 0-0-0-0.00
Boudreaux Campbell, 0-0-0-0.00
Felipe Furlan, 0-0-0-0.00
Daylon Swearingen, 0-0-0-0.00
Conner Halverson, 0-0-0-0.00
Bob Mitchell, 0-0-0-0.00
Ednélio Almeida, 0-0-0-0.00
Mauricio Gulla Moreira, 0-0-0-0.00
Callum Miller, 0-0-0-0.00
Silvano Alves, 0-0-0-0.00
Luciano De Castro, 0-0-0-0.00
Mason Taylor, 0-0-0-0.00
Kyler Oliver, 0-0-0-0.00
Keyshawn Whitehorse, 0-0-0-0.00
Daniel Maintaining, 0-0-0-0.00
Nick Tetz, 0-0-0-0.00
Warlei de Oliveira da Silva, 0-0-0-0.00

Photograph courtesy of Andy Watson/Bull Inventory Media