Here’s how the season turned out for everybody…

2008 Built Ford Tough Series Standings Through Round 8

Place Rider Ridden % Finals Points Points Behind Leader
1.   Rider Moved up in standings Guilherme Marchi 74.8% 3,572.50 16,841.50
2.   Rider Moved up in standings J. B. Mauney 59.4% 4,175.75 13,014.75 -3,826.75
3.   Rider Moved up in standings Valdiron de Oliveira 66.7% 1,939.75 11,850.00 -4,991.50
4.   Rider Moved up in standings Renato Nunes 51.0% 3,051.50 10,619.50 -6,222.00
5.   Rider Moved down in standings Kody Lostroh 57.9% 591.25 10,184.25 -6,657.25
6.   Rider Moved up in standings Robson Palermo 52.1% 4,505.25 9,771.00 -7,070.50
7.   Rider Moved up in standings Chris Shivers | View Injuries 54.4% 3,692.75 8,628.25 -8,213.25
8.   Rider Moved down in standings Mike Lee 57.6% 284.25 7,633.75 -9,207.75
9.   Rider Moved up in standings Ross Coleman 52.3% 681.00 7,482.50 -9,359.00
10. Rider Moved up in standings Wiley Petersen 58.6% 1,042.25 7,301.00 -9,540.50
11. Rider Moved up in standings Reese Cates 45.6% 2,693.00 7,051.25 -9,790.25
12. Rider Moved down in standings L.J. Jenkins 50.6% 96.25 6,835.50 -10,006.00
13. – Zack Brown 42.7% 1,270.00 6,404.75 -10,436.75
14. Rider Moved up in standings Dustin Elliott 42.2% 178.25 6,214.75 -10,626.75
15. Rider Moved down in standings Mike White 41.7% 743.00 6,080.00 -10,761.50
16. Rider Moved up in standings Ednei Caminhas 46.8% 194.75 6,015.75 -10,825.75
17. Rider Moved down in standings Sean Willingham 45.5% 190.50 5,871.25 -10,970.25
18. Rider Moved down in standings Travis Briscoe 37.7% 215.50 5,816.50 -11,025.00
19. Rider Moved up in standings Kasey Hayes | View Injuries 46.0% 984.50 5,540.25 -11,301.25
20. Rider Moved up in standings Colby Yates 37.9% 606.75 5,352.25 -11,489.25
21. Rider Moved up in standings Brendon Clark | View Injuries 43.3% 869.75 5,225.75 -11,615.75
22. Rider Moved down in standings Justin McBride 61.5% 2,778.00 5,189.75 -11,651.75
23. Rider Moved down in standings Luke Snyder 40.7% 86.25 4,950.50 -11,891.00
24. Rider Moved up in standings Adriano Moraes 47.1% 365.00 4,938.00 -11,903.50
25. Rider Moved down in standings Brian Canter | View Injuries 38.0% 669.25 4,703.25 -12,138.25
26. Rider Moved down in standings Nick Landreneau 36.7% 0.00 4,521.75 -12,319.75
27. Rider Moved up in standings Pistol Robinson 35.5% 201.00 4,342.25 -12,499.25
28. Rider Moved down in standings Austin Meier 38.5% 265.00 4,243.75 -12,597.75
29. Rider Moved up in standings Josh Koschel 38.8% 265.00 3,891.50 -12,950.00
31. Rider Moved up in standings Cord McCoy 31.0% 196.00 3,722.00 -13,119.50
32. Rider Moved up in standings Dustin Hall 31.3% 278.00 3,521.50 -13,320.00
33. Rider Moved down in standings Paulo Crimber | View Injuries 69.2% 0.00 3,266.50 -13,575.00
34. Rider Moved down in standings Aaron Roy 45.2% 603.00 3,148.25 -13,693.25
35. Rider Moved up in standings Ned Cross 32.5% 0.00 3,089.00 -13,752.50
36. Rider Moved down in standings Clayton Williams 38.7% 171.25 3,008.75 -13,832.75
37. Rider Moved down in standings Bryan Richardson 32.8% 0.00 2,831.50 -14,010.00
38. Rider Moved down in standings Jared Farley 29.7% 275.25 2,499.25 -14,342.25
39. – Harve Stewart 39.5% 214.50 2,272.00 -14,569.50
40. Rider Moved down in standings Brian Herman 26.7% 103.00 2,225.00 -14,616.50
41. Rider Moved down in standings Matt Bohon 27.3% 352.25 2,199.75 -14,641.75
42. Rider Moved down in standings Shane Proctor 46.3% 337.75 2,174.75 -14,666.75
43. Rider Moved down in standings Billy Robinson 34.9% 416.00 2,165.25 -14,676.25
44. Rider Moved down in standings Kolt Donaldson 27.6% 88.00 1,989.75 -14,851.75
45. Rider Moved down in standings Clayton Foltyn 25.9% 85.75 1,972.00 -14,869.50
48. Rider Moved down in standings Vince Northrop 33.3% 0.00 1,572.00 -15,269.50
50. Rider Moved up in standings Beau Hill 42.9% 0.00 1,508.50 -15,333.00
52. Rider Moved down in standings Rocky McDonald 31.0% 86.25 1,407.50 -15,434.00
53. Rider Moved down in standings Ryan McConnel 35.3% 170.50 1,342.25 -15,499.25
54. Rider Moved down in standings Ryan Dirteater 34.8% 84.25 1,262.00 -15,579.50
56. Rider Moved down in standings Pim Rosa 50.0% 0.00 1,049.25 -15,792.25
62. Rider Moved down in standings Cody Campbell 24.0% 0.00 723.00 -16,118.50
65. Rider Moved down in standings Scott Schiffner 20.0% 0.00 625.00 -16,216.50
67. Rider Moved down in standings Leonil Santos 46.2% 173.50 558.25 -16,283.25
0.   Rider Moved up in standings Cody Ford 4.0% 0.00 0.00 -16,841.50
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And the World Champion is…..

I know it’s a day early but I’m going to post it anyway!  Our 2008 PBR World Champion is:

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GUILHERME MARCHI!!!!  It came down to all he had to do was ride his bull in the 6th round to clinch the title and he did it!  He’s got a great big monkey off his shoulders now….He’s been finishing 2nd in the world for the past 3 years and now he’s finally on the “Wall of Champions!”  So now everybody is riding to crown an event champion which is worth a cool quarter of a million dollars! 🙂

Because I actually got to watch a round….

I thought that I would post the results from the 4th round of the finals last night.  Note that going in to the 4th round there were 5 riders who were 3 for 3 now there are only 2 riders who are 4 for 4 going into the 5th round of competion tonight (which I won’t get to see but that’s ok, I have saturday and sunday off so I will get to see who is crowned this years PBR World Champion!) 😉  If you go to pbrnow.com you can check out video, see interviews and even “visit” Adriano Moraes’ retirement party….Plus you can look at rider/bull profiles and put faces to the names too.

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Adriano Morae’s at the PBR event at Madison Square Garden in NYC

So on to the results from round number 4 – last night was the “rank” pen so there were not very many rides….at one point it was 17 to 2 in the bulls favor:

Place Rider Bull/Score Score
 1  J. B. Mauney  Crosswired / 46.25  93.75
 2  Robson Palermo  Hot Stuff / 45.75  92.75
 3  Mike White  Maverick / 45.25  92.25
 4  Renato Nunes  Chicken on a Chain / 44.75  91.25
 5  Colby Yates  Mission Accomplished / 43.75  90.00
 6  Kasey Hayes  El Presidente / 44.50  89.75
 7  Reese Cates  Red Bull / 43.50  89.25
 7  Guilherme Marchi  Outa Da Blue / 43.50  89.25
 8  Mike Lee  Black Bend / 43.25  88.25
 9  Brian Herman  Holy Smoke / 43.25  88.00
 10  Wiley Petersen  Red Kat / 43.00  87.50
 11  Clayton Foltyn  Cactus / 42.00  85.75
   Matt Bohon  Tilta Whirl / 44.25  0.00
   Kolt Donaldson  I’m a Gangster / 43.00  0.00
   Shane Proctor  Stiffler / 44.00  0.00
   Leonil Santos  Jacob’s Pet / 43.50  0.00
   Ryan McConnel  White Magic / 45.75  0.00
   Ryan Dirteater  Black Pearl / 45.75  0.00
   Billy Robinson  Show Time / 44.00  0.00
   Harve Stewart  Spit Fire / 45.75  0.00
   Jared Farley  Tom Petty / 43.50  0.00
   Bryan Richardson  Red Dirt Road / 45.50  0.00
   Aaron Roy  Unabomber / 45.25  0.00
   Clayton Williams  Basic Instinct / 44.00  0.00
   Justin McBride  Fire Bird / 43.50  0.00
   Dustin Hall  Major Payne / 43.75  0.00
   Cord McCoy  Rowdy Houldum / 44.00  0.00
   Josh Koschel  Big Bucks / 44.25  0.00
   Brian Canter  Pandora’s Box / 45.00  0.00
   Austin Meier  Billionaire / 44.25  0.00
   Pistol Robinson  Voodoo Child / 45.50  0.00
   Nick Landreneau  Full Throttle / 44.50  0.00
   L.J. Jenkins  Chester / 45.50  0.00
   Luke Snyder  Avalanche / 44.75  0.00
   Zack Brown  Bones / 46.50  0.00
   Brendon Clark  All In / 46.50  0.00
   Ross Coleman  Troubadour / 46.75  0.00
   Adriano Moraes  Jefe / 10.75  0.00
   Travis Briscoe  What I Say / 44.75  0.00
   Sean Willingham  Nasty Mike / 44.00  0.00
   Chris Shivers  San Dimas / 44.00  0.00
   Ednei Caminhas  The Geetus / 44.00  0.00
   Dustin Elliott  Lucky Strike / 45.00  0.00
   Justin McBride  Bad Medicine / 44.25  0.00
   Kody Lostroh  Ricky Bobby / 11.25  0.00
   Valdiron de Oliveira  Copperhead Slinger / 45.25  0.00

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Now here are the standings for the season so far:

Place Rider Percent Ridden Finals Points Points Behind Leader
1. Guilherme Marchi 74.7% 1,059.75 14,328.75
2. J. B. Mauney 59.8% 1,567.25 10,406.25 -3,922.50
3. Valdiron de Oliveira 66.3% 318.50 10,228.75 -4,100.00
4. Kody Lostroh 58.7% 504.50 10,097.50 -4,231.25
5. Renato Nunes 51.1% 1,175.25 8,743.25 -5,585.50
6. Mike Lee 59.6% 284.25 7,633.75 -6,695.00
7. Ross Coleman 53.0% 592.25 7,393.75 -6,935.00
8. L.J. Jenkins 51.9% 96.25 6,835.50 -7,493.25
9. Wiley Petersen 57.6% 172.75 6,431.50 -7,897.25
10. Mike White 43.5% 743.00 6,080.00 -8,248.75
11. Dustin Elliott 41.4% 0.00 6,036.50 -8,292.25
12. Robson Palermo 49.3% 615.50 5,881.25 -8,447.50
13. Ednei Caminhas 46.2% 0.00 5,821.00 -8,507.75
14. Chris Shivers 52.8% 870.25 5,805.75 -8,523.00
15. Sean Willingham 45.9% 103.50 5,784.25 -8,544.50
16. Travis Briscoe 37.8% 126.50 5,727.50 -8,601.25
17. Zack Brown 41.0% 277.25 5,412.00 -8,916.75
18. Brendon Clark 43.1% 781.50 5,137.50 -9,191.25
19. Colby Yates 37.4% 377.00 5,122.50 -9,206.25
20. Reese Cates 44.0% 644.00 5,002.25 -9,326.50
21. Luke Snyder 42.2% 86.25 4,950.50 -9,378.25
22. Kasey Hayes 45.7% 327.50 4,883.25 -9,445.50
23. Adriano Moraes 47.7% 277.00 4,850.00 -9,478.75
24. Nick Landreneau 38.2% 0.00 4,521.75 -9,807.00
25. Pistol Robinson 35.6% 85.75 4,227.00 -10,101.75
26. Austin Meier 38.7% 175.75 4,154.50 -10,174.25
27. Brian Canter 36.8% 88.00 4,122.00 -10,206.75
28. McKennon Wimberly 38.9% 0.00 3,890.50 -10,438.25
29. Josh Koschel 37.5% 87.00 3,713.50 -10,615.25
30. Cord McCoy 30.9% 87.75 3,613.75 -10,715.00
31. Dustin Hall 32.5% 278.00 3,521.50 -10,807.25
32. Paulo Crimber | View Injuries 69.2% 0.00 3,266.50 -11,062.25
33. Ned Cross 32.9% 0.00 3,089.00 -11,239.75
34. Justin McBride 59.1% 453.50 2,865.25 -11,463.50
35. Clayton Williams 37.3% 0.00 2,837.50 -11,491.25
36. Aaron Roy 47.4% 288.00 2,833.25 -11,495.50
37. Bryan Richardson 34.4% 0.00 2,831.50 -11,497.25
38. Jared Farley 29.7% 275.25 2,499.25 -11,829.50
39. Harve Stewart 42.9% 214.50 2,272.00 -12,056.75
40. Brian Herman 28.1% 103.00 2,225.00 -12,103.75
41. Shane Proctor 48.7% 250.25 2,087.25 -12,241.50
42. Kolt Donaldson 29.1% 88.00 1,989.75 -12,339.00
43. Clayton Foltyn 27.5% 85.75 1,972.00 -12,356.75
44. Matt Bohon 24.7% 87.25 1,934.75 -12,394.00
45. Billy Robinson 32.5% 96.25 1,845.50 -12,483.25

All season long everybody has been chasing Guilherme Marchi who is our current World number 1 in the standings.  The last three years he’s finished the finals in the number 2 spot and has come thisclose to winning the World Title to watch it slowly slip away from him.  Right now there are 4 possibly 5 guys (guys 2 through possibly 6 in the season standings) that could catch him and take the title away from him yet again.  But so far Guilherme and JB Mauney are the only two riders who have been flawless at the world finals.  There are actually two titles being competed for to be honest….The World Title (which there are only a few that realistically have a chance at) and the World Finals event win (which is the second greatest title to have in this sport).  The last three years it’s come down to the last day and the last bull to determine our World Champion so it’s getting very interesting, cause the guys who aren’t competeing for the World Title throw a monkey wrench into things too, plus there are all sorts of “bonus” points that factor in too.  I can hardly wait to see who comes out on top this year!

It’s the small things that are making me happy….

I’ve added a couple more pages to my blog again.  One is about the upcoming trip to Nampa, Idaho and the other is a page full of some of my favorite posts.  I’ll be updating those pages pretty often so please keep checking them out to see if anything new has been added.  You just never know what you might find! 😉

 

Yesterday, my mom finally broke down and went out and bought a crate for the “Little Blonde Bomber.”  She’s gotten into a pretty bad habit of peeing on the carpet in our living room and it finally got to the point that something had to be done ASAP.  She doesn’t like being in there at all but we can totally tell that she’s been crated before because once she’s in there she just lies down and goes to sleep.  We thought she’d howl and cry and carry on but there’s been none of that at all so far.

Going to be putting another recipe up on the cooking blog today also.  I haven’t made this recipe in a while and it’s pretty simple for those out there that don’t cook a lot.  So please keep checking back at The BITRCountryGirl Cooks for the updates.

If anyone out there knows of any good coupon/money saving blogs/webpages please send them my way.  With the way our economy is right now I’m looking for every resource I can possibly find to help myself save some money on my basic everyday needs.  That and who DOESN’T like to save themselves some money every now and then?

I’m super excited this week I only work two of my regular 4 day rotation.  I took off for the last two days of the PBR World Finals and my dad also turns 50 on Sunday so I took off for that also.  It’s the little things that are making me happy right now.  Is that weird?

I’ve posted about this before but I’m going to put it out there again….I’m in the process of trying to acquire a postcard (or a couple) from each of the 50 states and even internationally too.  You can click here to read more about the challenge and what is going to happen after I have gotten all the postcards.

More PBR

The first one is “PBR Had A Bad Day” and the second one is about the only 3 time world champion Adriano Moraes announcing his retirement at the end of the 2008 season and a not so pretty wreck.

The World Finals

Ok, so as I’ve posted before I’m a wee bit of a PBR fan.  Well this weekend the PBR finals started in Las Vegas and I have had to miss the first three rounds of action because of this necessary evil called “work.”  I will actually get to see three of the 4 rounds in the second weekend and if the rider I want to be world champion wins the buckle and the million dollars that comes along with it….I will be owning all 8 rounds on DVD when it becomes available.  So I was scanning the PBR’s youtube page and I have to share these:

As the tummy rumbles

I’ve changed the day that I weigh in from Thursday morning to Wednesday morning (I’ve already updated the page as well).  It just works better for me personally to weigh in on Wednesday mornings is what the change boils down to.  I also changed the number of pounds that I want to lose…being 130 pounds is just not a very healthy weight for me to be at so I’m trying to lose 24 instead of 34 pounds by April which would put me at about 140 pounds which is a much healthier weight for me to be at.

I’ve also added a new to page to my blog….My reading list.  Which is the list of the Top 100 books plus a “few” that I’ve come across that I want to read.  Apparently, I’m pretty “uncultured” cause out of the Top 100 books I’ve only read 5. Oh well, gives me something to do when I’m not trying to lose weight, blog, etc.

I’ve also spent the morning looking up fun things to do in Idaho when Ashley and I get on a “big metal bird” and fly to the Nampa Invitational (our first PBR event of the 2009 season) to see our cowboys in action. Hopefully we’ll both have enough vacation time and money saved up that we can stay a couple extra days and do some major sight seeing.  I’ve got my fingers and my toes crossed on that one cause there is sooooo much to see and with the other events we’ve gone to we didn’t really do the tourist thing we just did the event and spent a lot of time in our hotel.

Now I’m off to do some more reading and eat some breakfast too…Apparently my tummy isn’t enjoying being empty anymore! 🙂

Jamie