GREENSBORO, N.C. – At the eighth PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Camping World Team Series event of the season this past weekend in Greensboro, North Carolina, the league’s reigning Champion Nashville Stampede went 2-1 in gameplay to finish third overall at PBR Cowboy Days.
In their opening game in the Tar Heel State, the Stampede took on the Texas Rattlers. Nashville, however, was unable to hold off a red-hot Texas squad who went 4-for-5 to defeat the Stampede by 257.5 points, 342.5-85. Team newcomer Chase Outlaw prevented a shutout for Nashville, converting aboard Dang Thang in the first frame.
Nashville rebounded Saturday night, going 3-for-5 to defeat the Missouri Thunder by one ride score and improve to 1-1 at PBR Cowboy Days.
The Stampede jumped to an early lead in the second frame when Dener Barbosa reached the 8 for 87.25 points. While Felipe Furlan pulled Missouri within 3 points of the lead in the bottom of the second, Bruno Carvalho grew the Stampede’s lead to 91.5 points in the top of the fourth when he rode Homeboy for 88.5 points.
Three-time PBR World Champion Silvano Alves then clinched the win for Nashville in the top of the fifth when he topped Thunderstruck for 88.5 points. In addition to delivering the win for Nashville, the ride was the 498th of Alves’s career as he attempts to become just the fourth rider in history to log 500 qualified rides in premier-level PBR competition.
While Missouri Thunder closer Andrew Alvidrez concluded his team’s performance with a score, it was not enough to prevent a loss. When the dust settled, Nashville won by 92.75 points, 264.25-171.5. Via the loss, Missouri remains winless in North Carolina, now 0-2 at PBR Cowboy Days.
Keen to continue their winning ways, the Stampede next took on the host Carolina Cowboys on Championship Sunday. Compliments of crucial back-to-back scores in the opening frames from Outlaw and Barbosa, the Stampede upset the host Cowboys by 2.25 points, 174.5-172.25
When the dust settled, the Stampede concluded PBR Cowboy Days third with a 2-1 record. They remained No. 7 in the league, now with an 8-14 record.
PBR RidePass on Pluto TV will offer replays of all the PBR Camping World Team Series action from Greensboro, North Carolina. Check https://pluto.tv/en/live-tv/pbr-ridepass for the latest programming schedule.
The PBR Camping World Team Series will next travel to Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona, for the seventh team-hosted event of the 2023 season. The event will be on Friday, September 29 at 7:45 MDT, Saturday, September 30 at 6:45 p.m. MDT and Sunday, October 1 at 1:45 p.m. MDT.
During the opening night of competition in Glendale, the Nashville Stampede will play the host Arizona Ridge Rider.
Greensboro Team Standings:
Here are the final Team standings for the Greensboro PBR Camping World Team Series’ Cowboy Days:
- Austin Gamblers, 3-0-0-442.75
- Kansas City Outlaws, 2-1-0-775.5
- Nashville Stampede, 2-1-0-523.75
- Arizona Ridge Riders, 1-2-0-522.5
- Texas Rattlers, 1-2-0-515.25
- Carolina Cowboys, 1-2-0-437.75
- Oklahoma Freedom, 1-2-0-422.25
- Missouri Thunder, 1-2-0-348.5
PBR Teams Season Standings:
Here are the current Team standings for the regular season after the conclusion of competition for PBR Cowboy Days in Greensboro, North Carolina:
- Austin Gamblers, 17-5-0-3,582.25
- Kansas City Outlaws, 12-10-0-3,814
- Texas Rattlers, 11-11-0-3,720.5
- Oklahoma Freedom, 11-11-0-2,478.75
- Carolina Cowboys, 10-12-0-3,027.25
- Arizona Ridge Riders, 10-12-0-2,781.25
- Nashville Stampede, 8-14-0-2,416.75
- Missouri Thunder, 7-15-0-1,997.5