RODEO: Davis rides to crown

Cooper Davis, of Texas, became the 2016 Professional Bull Riders World Champion at the finals this past week at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Davis was 4-for-6, and won Round Five with a 91-point ride on Catfish John Sunday afternoon.
That propelled him past former world No. 1 Kaique Pacheco and 2015 world champion J.B. Mauney.
It was Davis’ first 90-plus point ride at a World Finals, capping the closest championship points battle in PBR history.
Davis earned a gold buckle and a $1 million bonus.
Ryan Dirteater, from Hulbert, Okla., won the 2016 World Finals event title after a scintillating week of rides.
Bruiser was chosen as the 2016 World Champion Bull after a 46.25-point effort for his 7.15-second buck off of Dener Barbosa.
Chad Berger was named Stock Contractor of the year, marking the sixth time he’s achieved top honors.
Jess Lockwood was tabbed as Rookie of the Year, finishing eighth in the world standings.
In related news, Valdiron de Oliveira announced his retirement after being on the circuit for more than a decade. He competed at a rodeo in Nocona in this past year.

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