The 2010 PBR world championship is going to come down to the final three go-rounds of the long season.
On Friday night, Brazilian Renato Nunes scored 89.25 on the bull Closet Gangster to win the third round and collect another $25,000. More importantly, it moved him to No. 2 in the Built Ford Tough Series world standings, leapfrogging J.B. Mauney in the process. But get this: He trails standings leader Austin Meier by just 119 points.
Nunes has ridden all three bulls he’s attempted at the PBR World Finals this week; Meier has ridden one. Mauney has yet to ride a bull.
For tonight’s round, Nunes has drawn the bull SoulJa Boy, an animal he has tried twice this season. Their first meeting resulted in a 90.5-point score in Pueblo, Colo. Nunes was bucked off the second time. The next two days will tell a lot.
And it’ll mean the world to one of the best bull riders in the game.