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PBR Young Guns Quick to the Draw at Music City Knockout

by Rich and Laura Lynch

Bringing the raucous crowd inside Bridgestone Arena to its feet, young gun Dalton Kasel (Muleshoe, Texas) made a splash competing in his first-ever PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Unleash The Beast Major, winning Round 1 of the Jack Daniel's Music City Knockout, presented by Cooper Tires. The 20-year-old rode Kamabugu (BMC Bucking Bulls/Jenkins Cattle Co.) for an elite tour, career-best 89.25 points to surge to an early lead at the Nashville two-day event as it opened on Saturday, August 24, 2019.

PBR Young Guns Quick to the Draw at Music City Knockout

Other rising stars on the bull-riding circuit emerged in Nashville - a town that is also no stranger to sending musical newcomers up the country charts. Snapping a four-out buckoff streak, Rookie of the Year contender Ezekiel Mitchell (Rockdale, Texas) concluded the night fourth in Round 1 after riding Coy Dog (Rickey West Bucking Bulls) for 87.25 points. Rounding out the Top 5 was Luciano De Castro (Guzolandia, Brazil). The 23-year-old Brazilian's three-out buckoff streak came to an end when he reached the 8-second buzzer aboard Check It Out (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve) for 87 points.

PBR Young Guns Quick to the Draw at Music City Knockout
There was plenty of high-flying action during the PBR at the Bridgestone Arena.

But, it was veteran 30-year old Marco Eguchi who was able to hang on the longest by riding to an impressive victory in Mid-Tenn. In front of a record-setting crowd inside Bridgestone Arena for the final Major of the 2019 season, 2018 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Finals event winner Marco Eguchi (Poa, Brazil) delivered a 3-for-5 performance to win the Unleash The Beast's Jack Daniel's Music City Knockout, presented by Cooper Tires.

PBR Young Guns Quick to the Draw at Music City Knockout
Captivating scenes from the Music City Knockout in Nashville.

After experiencing our third PBR event in four years we can truly say that the riders are noble athletes and that's no bull. Even the animals and their breeders get in on the act as they compete for their own championship and accompanying recognition that comes from it. The two days in Nashville were family-friendly, fun entertainment complete with dizzying twists and turns and intense intrigue. A half-time show even introduced a new sport that featured an American spin on traditional Spanish bull fighting.

PBR Young Guns Quick to the Draw at Music City Knockout
They really did "Unleash the Beast" in Music City.

Following a one week break, the PBR Unleash The Beast will next travel to Anaheim, California, and the Honda Center for the Anaheim Invitational on September 6 and 7. The physically challenging PBR circuit consists of 26 stops, traveling to cities such as Chicago, New York, Houston, Los Angeles and many more. The season will culminate with the PBR World Finals at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena Nov. 6-10, when the 2019 PBR World Champion, the bull rider who earns the most world standings points during the campaign, will receive the coveted World Championship belt buckle and $1 million bonus.

PBR Young Guns Quick to the Draw at Music City Knockout
More captivating scenes from the Music City Knockout in Nashville.

Related Links: For more information on the PBR and the other organizations mentioned please visit the following links -- Professional Bull Riding | 2017 PBR Report | 2016 PBR Report


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