PBR Pendleton Whiskey Velocity Tour Sees Canadian Logan Biever in Second Overall in First Round

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Logan Biever makes an 87.5-point trip aboard Wired Up
Logan Biever makes an 87.5-point trip aboard Wired Up - Image PBR

By Kacie Albert

CEDAR PARK, Texas – As the dust settled after the first round of the 2021 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT) season in Cedar Park, Texas, Logan Biever (Claresholm, Alberta), currently the lone Canadian competing in the United States, had made his presence know.

Delivering the high-marked ride of his young career on the league’s expansion series, an 87.5-point trip aboard Wired Up (Rafter B Bucking Bulls/Harris), Biever is currently second ahead of Round 2.

Biever’s qualified ride, which positioned him within one-point of the aggregate leader, earned him four world points and $591.75.

Marking his first Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour event since 2018, Biever will attempt to assume the No. 1 position on the event leaderboard in Round 2 when he attempts Perfect Pistol (Winston Bucking Bulls/Melton Bull Co.).

Narrowly edging Biever, Leonardo Lima (Vale do Paraiso, Brazil) won Round 1 of the Cedar Park Chute Out.

The 27-year-old, entering his third-year of U.S. competition, made the 8-second whistle early in the 45-man round on Friday night. Taking on Slumlord (Nothin’ But Try Ranch/’Diggers Bucking Bulls), Lima burst from the chutes, spurs flying, on the way to an 88.5-point score.

Earning an important seven world points for his round win, along with an accompanying $789, Lima is ranked No. 14 in the early 2021 world standings. Should he win the Lone Star State event, Lima would earn his first-ever berth to compete on the elite Unleash The Beast when the tour travels to Okeechobee, Florida on Jan. 30-31.

North Carolina’s Eli Vastbinder (Statesville, North Carolina) rounded out the Top 3 at the end of the night.

The PBR veteran made his mark on the round with an 87-point ride. Matching his opponent Deplorabull (Winston Bucking Bulls/Melton Bull Co.) jump for jump, Vastbinder delivered one of the 13 qualified rides in the round.

The third-place finish netted the 29-year-old three world points and $394.50.

Fourth place was split by three veterans, Valdiron de Oliveira (Balcimo, Brazil), Paulo Ferreira Lima (Bezerros, Brazil) and Francisco Morales (Irapuato, Mexico).

The 41-year-old Oliveira rode his way to fourth by besting Oilfield Outlaw’s Legacy (Oilfield Outlaw’s Bucking Bulls) to earn his 86.5-points. While Lima made the 8 aboard Speckled Chicken(Rawson/Obernagel/Daisy’s Bucking Bulls), PBR Global Cup Team Mexico competitor Morales took care of business on Rag Doll (Tom Baker Bucking Bulls).

For the three-way tie, each rider earned 1.33 world points and $65.75.

The 2021 PBR Cedar Park Chute Out is the first stop on the 2021 Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge season, as Nothin’ But Try Ranch/’Diggers Bucking Bulls took home first with an aggregate score of 279.75 over three outs. UTC/Sellers Bucking Bulls finished second, turning in 274.01 points, and GT Bucking Bulls came in third with 273.37 points.

Fans can relive each out from Round 1 of the 2021 PBR Cedar Park Chute Out on Saturday, January 16 at 8 a.m. ET on RidePass.com or the RidePass mobile app.

The Cedar Park Chute Out returns to action on Saturday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. CT with Round 2 and the championship round. The action can be seen live exclusively on RidePass.

Professional Bull Riders Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour

Cedar Park Chute Out

H-E-B Center – Cedar Park, Texas

Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

  1. Leonardo Lima, 88.5-0-0-88.5-7 Points
  2. Logan Biever, 87.5-0-0-87.5-4 Points
  3. Eli Vastbinder, 87-0-0-87-3 Points
  4. Valdiron de Oliveira, 86.5-0-0-86.5-1.33 Points
  5. Paula Ferreira Lima, 86.5-0-0-86.5-1.33 Points
  6. Francisco Morales, 86.5-0-0-86.5-1.33 Points
  7. J.T. Moore, 86-0-0-86-1 Point
  8. Chase Dougherty, 85-0-0-85-0 Points
  9. Francisco Garcia Torres, 85-0-0-85-0 Points
  10. Lucas Fideles Souza, 84.5-0-0-84.5-0 Points
  11. Conner Halverson, 84-0-0-84-0 Points
  12. Luis Blanco, 83-0-0-83-0 Points
  13. Lucas Phipps, 56.5-0-0-56.5-0 Points

Grayson Cole, 0-0-0-0 Points

Jesse Petri, 0-0-0-0 Points

Jake Lockwood, 0-0-0-0 Points

Kyle Jones, 0-0-0-0 Points

Marcus Mast, 0-0-0-0 Points

Devon Weaver, 0-0-0-0 Points

Keith Hall, 0-0-0-0 Points

River Stephenson, 0-0-0-0 Points

Junior Patrik Souza, 0-0-0-0 Points

Hunter Ball, 0-0-0-0 Points

Cody Casper, 0-0-0-0 Points

Triston Dean, 0-0-0-0 Points

Cole Skender, 0-0-0-0 Points

Shane Proctor, 0-0-0-0 Points

Marcelo Procopio Pereira, 0-0-0-0 Points

Dalton Rudman, 0-0-0-0 Points

Alex Cardozo, 0-0-0-0 Points

Jordan Spears, 0-0-0-0 Points

Eli Miller, 0-0-0-0 Points

Jake Gowdy, 0-0-0-0 Points

Thor Hoefer II, 0-0-0-0 Points

Rodrigo Melgar, 0-0-0-0 Points

Juan Carlos Contreras, 0-0-0-0 Points

Ky Hamilton, 0-0-0-0 Points

Ruger Piva, 0-0-0-0 Points

Laramie Craigen, 0-0-0-0 Points

Wallace Vieira de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0 Points

Austin Covington, 0-0-0-0 Points

Ricky Aguiar, 0-0-0-0 Points

Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-0-0 Points

Carlos Gomes Junior, 0-0-0-0 Points

Romildo Rodrigues, 0-0-0-0 Points