Rodeo Sensation Worth $41,000 Dominates Bull Riding Showcase with Fifth Career Win

Published 09/17/2023, 3:58 PM EDT

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PBR has been the force to drive an audience in the rodeo world. Since its emergence, the rodeo world has seen a shift in its presence and standing. The organization is now known as the largest bull-riding league in the world. With its many events and series, PBR has raised and produced some of the big names in the industry. Now slowly making his way to the list list of names in a young Brazilian rodeo.

The name John Crimber has been making rounds in the industry. The youngster recently made news for dominating the PBR Stockyard becoming the only rider to ride two bulls on the night. Now, the young champ is back again raising the roof. The weekly PBR Stockyard Showcase held at the Cowtown Coliseum saw the rookie record some huge numbers.

Rookie Rodeo Sensation Takes the Title Home


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Hosting one of its 30-week PBR series in partnership with Cowtown Coliseum, the event on Thursday stood prepared to welcome the rising champion. Stepping into the arena, John Crimber performed to stun the audience. The rodeo who is the son of the famed bull rider Jason Crimber, grew up wanting to be a cowboy. And now the 18-year-old cowboy is hopping events winning titles.

At the PBR Thursday event, John began the match riding on GT – 54H. Maintaining his pace with the bull, Crimber was able to outlast the whistle whilst adding a whopping 90 points to his card. The score, however, wasn’t only the night’s highest score but also Crimber’s career high. For the second round of the night, Crimber rode on Lansky, recording the score at 89 and heading towards the victory with 63 challenger points. Following his success, PBR took to Instagram to share the moment.


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According to, the win at the Forth Worth was Crimber’s fifth PBR challenger series win in his career. This win of the youngster has boosted his standing to number 3 in the Challenger series championship. Debuting for PBR in mid-August, John has steadily risen. But the rest of the match at the Cowtown Coliseum proved his dominance in the field.

PBR Challenger Series Was in for some Competition

Swiping two rounds of the match, John sure made a name. However, he wasn’t the only one to get two rides. Joining John, Adriano Salgado became the second person to get 2 for 2 rides of the night. Falling 20 places behind, Adriano earned 43 Challenger points.


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Tieing in for third were Arizona Ridge Riders’ Davi Henrique da Lima and  Jean Fernandes Pereira. The two riders earned challenger global points of 20.5. While Lima had a flawless first round with Smoke Show earning him 83.5, Pereira was thrown off by La Legs.

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Nonetheless, the final round was a switch between the two. While the former was stooped down by Big R in 2.8 seconds, Pereira held onto Here To Party earning himself 83.5. And making it to the final top 5 was Boogie Marquez who earned 82.5 ride points along 16 challenger points riding on CMSR 967.


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To fans’ amusement, the PBR Challenger Series isn’t ending anytime soon. With its partnership agreement, the series is set to last till November 16th. For the waiting fans, the next match of the series will be on the 21st. And continuing with his streak, PBR challenger or not, the young rodeo enthusiast has had presence enough to have the eyes on him.

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Written by:

Shivatmika Manvi


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Shivatmika Manvi is a US Sports writer at Essentially Sports. Having recently attained her undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Shivatmika aims to tread her way forward into journalism. Further, the writer’s eager enthusiasm toward the world of track and field stems from her family’s loyal viewership of the Olympics, and years later, her passion continues/stands.
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Brandon Gabriel