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Rodeo Champion Turns the Tide, Leads Kansas City to Victory for the Outlaws

Published 09/24/2023, 3:22 PM EDT

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The PBR’s ongoing Team Series, running from July 24th to October 20th, has caught the bull riding community’s attention. The Kansas City Outlaws stand out among the eight competing teams, adding excitement and competition to the series as they vie for the top spot in the standings. Rodeo fans are eagerly awaiting the Championship Finals for what promises to be an intense conclusion.

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Koltin Hevalow, a genuine rodeo champion, has recently etched his name into the legendary history of PBR Cowboy Days with a performance that exceeded all expectations. In an electrifying face-off against the Texas Rattlers, Hevalow’s extraordinary ride not only shifted the balance of the match but also left an enduring imprint on the sport.

Rodeo triumph: Kansas City Outlaws dominate Texas Rattlers


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In an exhilarating evening of PBR (Professional Bull Riders) in North Carolina, the Kansas City Outlaws continued to ride a wave of success, going 3-for-5 in their matchups and securing a commanding victory over the Texas Rattlers with a two-ride score margin, ending at an impressive 252.75-87. The showdown began with an electrifying display as Wingson Henrique da Silva from Navirai, Brazil, representing Kansas City, set the pace by mastering the formidable Rip Tide from Davis Rodeo Ranch, earning a score of 83.25 points and giving his team an early lead. However, the Texas Rattlers swiftly countered, with the seasoned Joao Ricardo Vieira, hailing from Itatinga, Brazil, conquering Mule Train from Martinez/Porter Cattle Co. with an impressive 87-point ride, briefly putting them ahead by 3.75 points.

The Outlaws reclaimed their momentum in the second round, courtesy of Koltin Hevalow from Smithville, Missouri, who skillfully rode Train Station from Cornwell Bucking Bulls, securing 79 points and returning the lead to Kansas City with a margin of 75.25 points. Unfortunately for Texas, Brady Fielder from Clermont, Queensland, Australia, was unable to hold on for more than 2.71 seconds when faced with Smooth Kat from Cornwell Bucking Bulls. Both teams experienced a scoring drought in the third and fourth rounds, setting the stage for a pivotal fifth and final frame. Cassio Dias, the closing rider for Kansas City hailing from São F. de Sales, Brazil, had the opportunity to seal the win for his team. He delivered a stellar performance aboard Walks Far from Tex Brothers Ranch/5S Bucking Bulls, earning an impressive 90.5 points and securing the victory for the Outlaws.


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Among the teams progressing further, the Carolina Cowboys embarked on their season with a set of initial challenges

Carolina Cowboys fall to Oklahoma Freedom

The Carolina Cowboys had a tough night, losing to the Oklahoma Freedom by two ride scores during their PBR Camping World Team Series homestand. Oklahoma started strong with an 87-point ride, and Carolina struggled to keep pace, resulting in their second loss of the event. Both teams now hold a 1-1 record at PBR Cowboy Days, with Carolina looking to bounce back against the Nashville Stampede, and Oklahoma gearing up to face the league-leading Austin Gamblers.


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The game saw moments of intensity, but ultimately, Oklahoma’s early lead and consistent performance secured their victory over the host Carolina Cowboys.


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The PBR Team Series has been a thrilling spectacle, with the Kansas City Outlaws standing out as dominant contenders. Koltin Hevalow’s remarkable performance against the Texas Rattlers added to the excitement, securing a commanding victory for the Outlaws.

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Maleehah Shakeel


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Maleehah Shakeel is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports.She is an avid sports enthusiast and comes with a staunch background in content writing. A holder of a master’s degree, Maleehah has created a penchant for all things and delved into the world of sports.
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