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19-year-old wows National Western Stock Show crowd at Denver Chute-Out bull riding
By Susan Kanode
DENVER, Colo. (Jan. 13, 2016) — The Denver Chute-Out bull riding came to a conclusion at the National Western Stock Show on Wednesday with a 19-year-old from Washington winning the championship and over $20,000.
Derek Kolbaba rode three bulls in the Denver Coliseum for a total of 258 points, just three points ahead of Shane Proctor, who also calls Washington home. Kolbaba, from Walla Walla, rode here in the first round on Monday night at the event, sanctioned by the Professional Bull Riders and part of their Blue DEF Tour. He scored 86.5 points on the bull named Smoken Guns owned by Let ‘R Buck and the Long Ranch. That was just out of the money for the round. He came back to the semi-finals on Wednesday and rode Day Job Voodoo owned by Diamond S Bucking Bulls for 86 points to tie for first place.
That put him in the lead in the final round and gave him the opportunity to get on Talbert Bucking Bulls’ four-legged athlete named Compact, resulting in a 85.5-point score. Kolbaba was sixth in the Blue DEF Velocity tour standings prior to riding here. With his success at the National Western, he should move up to first place in the standings which will help him in his quest to qualify for his second World Finals.
Proctor won the first round with an 88.5-point ride Tuesday night on Diamond S’s Little Turbo. He had an 84 in the semi-finals on Ty Rinaldo’s bull named Black Jack. In the final round, he scored 82.5 points on Night Train, a bull owned by Hebert Bucking Bulls. He finished the event with 255 points and $14,386.
“It’s awesome to come to an event like this,” Kolbaba said. “You know you are getting on great bulls and there is a great crowd. The fans here are amazing and we couldn’t do any of this without them.”
Rodeo action continues at the National Western Stock Show with the Cinch Super Shoot Out beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
DENVER, Colo. (Jan. 13, 2016) —The following are results from the PBR Blue DEF Velocity Tour Denver Chute-Out at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo.
First round: 1, Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash., 88.5 points on Diamond S Bucking Bulls’ Little Turbo, $2,863. 2, (tie) Kaique Pacheco, Itatiba, Brazil, and Roscoe Jarboe, New Plymouth, Idaho, 87.5 each, $1,782. 4, Cody Johnson, Kaufman, Texas, 87, $716.
Semi-Finals: (Tie) 1, Fabiano Vieira, Parana, Brazil, on TNT Rodeo Company’s Thunderbolt; Ouncie Mitchell, Fresno, Texas, on Western Star Bucking Bulls’ Divinity; Bryan Titman, East Bernard, Texas, on Ty Rinaldo’s Bad Grandma; and Derek Kolbaba, Walla Walla, Wash., on Diamond S Bucking Bull’s Day Job Voodoo, 86 points and $1,789 each.
Finals: 1, Sean Willingham, Summerville, Ga., 89.5 points on Talbert Bucking Bulls’ Joe’s Over the Top, $2,863. 2, (tie) Cody Johnson, Kaufman, Texas, and Derek Kolbaba, Walla Walla, Wash., 85.5, $1,789 eahc. 4, Silvano Alves, Pilar do Sul, Brazil, 85, $715.
Overall Winners: (total on three) 1, Kolbaba, 258 points, $16,533. 2, Proctor, 255, $11,532. 3, Viera, 252.5, $6,513. 4, Alves, 229.5, $4,509. (on two) 5, Willingham, 175.5, $3,507. 6, Johnson, 172.5, $2,505. 7, Titman, 172, $2,004. 8, Pacheco, 170.5, $1,503. 9, (tie) Tanner Byrne, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and Mitchell, 170, $751 each.