Willingham wins Biloxi Velocity Tour event

Sean Willingham won his first PBR event of 2018 in Biloxi. Photo: Andre Silva / BullStockMedia.com.


  • Sean Willingham went 2-for-2 to win the Biloxi, Mississippi, Velocity Tour event.
  • Willingham rode War Crime for 87.5 points to cap off a 2-for-2 night.
  • Rounding out the Top 5 was Rubens Barbosa, Ramon de Lima, Dener Barbosa and Josh Faircloth.

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Biloxi, Miss. – Sean Willingham (Summerville, Georgia) won his first event of the season at the PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) Biloxi Buck Off Saturday night at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

Willingham was victorious after scoring 86 points aboard Flip Ya Lid (Silver Belly Ranch & Rodeo) in Round 1 and 87.5 points on War Crime (Rickey West Bucking Bulls) in the championship round. The 36-year-old earned 80 points toward the world standings and $7,000.

Rubens Barbosa (Iaciara, Brazil) solidified a second-place finish after riding Jazzy (Rocking K-J Bucking Bulls) for 84 points in Round 1 before earning 86.5 points on Wheeler’s Heartbreaker (JD Nix Rodeo Co.) in Round 2. Barbosa will be going home with 50 world points and a check for $4,400.

Ramon de Lima (Sao Paulo, Brazil) earned third place after covering Sling Shot (Blake Sharp) for 83 points in Round 1 and Yellow Brick Road (Jerry Tuttle / JD Nix) for 86.5 points in the championship round. Lima earned $2,700 and 30 world points.

Fourth place was snagged by Dener Barbosa (Paulo de Faria, Brazil), earning 20 points toward the world standings and $2,000. The 23-year-old earned 83 points in Round 1 after covering Flat Back (Rocking K-J Bucking Bulls) and 86.5 points aboard Runnin Through the Jungle (JD Nix Rodeo Co.) in the championship round. Barbosa will walk away from the weekend with 20 points toward the world standings and $2,000.

Josh Faircloth (Randleman, North Carolina) rounded out the Top 5 with an 86.5-point ride aboard Reindeer Games (Silver Belly Ranch & Rodeo) before bucking off in the championship round. Faircloth earned 10 points toward the world standings as well as $2,040.

The next stop on the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour will be in Peoria, Illinois, on Dec. 16 at the Peoria Civic Center.

Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour Biloxi Buck Off Event Results
Name, Round 1-Round 2-Aggr. Score-Total Points-Money Earned

1. Sean Willingham, 86-87.5-173.5-$7,000
2. Rubens Barbosa, 84-86.5-170.5-$4,400
3. Ramon De Lima, 83.5-86.5-170-$2,700
4. Dener Barbosa, 83-86.5-169.5-$2,000
5. Josh Faircloth, 86.5-0-86.5-$2,040 

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