In his career, Chris Shivers has had more 90-point rides in Professional Bull Riders events than any other cowboy, and that didn’t stop during the first night of the premier tour event in Oklahoma City.
Based on statistics from the PBR’s 90 Point Club, Shivers has 85 scores in the upper echelon of rough-stock scores, including Friday night’s 90.5 on Pure Smoke, a 5-year-old bull owned by Ken and Tex Beshears and world champion tie-down roper Cody Ohl.
Shivers is a two-time PBR world champion, and his 85 rides that scored in the 90s is 13 ahead of two-time world champ Justin McBride (retired) and 39 ahead of three-time world champ Adriano Moraes (retired).
But as far as timeliness, it’s the first time this year the 32-year-old Louisianan has scored above 90. He added $3,850 to his pocketbook, and just as importantly, he’ll add some points to his place in the Built Ford Tough Series standings. But he’s got two more days of competition in Oklahoma’s capital city.
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