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Oleson collects second career Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour win in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. – As the (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour’s (PWVT) Portland Classic at Moda Center concluded on Saturday night, Brady Oleson (Blackfoot, Idaho) captured the second event win of his career.

Oleson, the only rider to successfully go 2-for-2 in Oregon, was paired with Shaved Ice (Corey & Lange Rodeo) in Round 1 of the night, firing out of the chutes for an impressive 86.5 points.

As the extraordinary animal athletes of the PBR dominated the other matchups in the championship round, the 25-year-old Idaho cowboy confidently bested Big Racks of Montana (Corey & Lange Rodeo) for 86 points to clinch the win.

For his perfect night, Oleson leaves Portland with $10,240.38 and 40 world points.

Oregon native Dawson Branton (Prineville, Oregon) was hot on Oleson’s heels earlier in the night, capturing second place overall.

Branton was paired with Nasty Wishes (Culp Bucking Bulls/ Diamond J) in Round 1 for a solid 89 points.

He then set his sights on the championship round but was tossed to the ground by his bovine opponent Billy Hill (Corey & Lange Rodeo) in 3.53 seconds.

Branton collected 27 world points for his efforts.

Seven-time PBR World Finals qualifier Matt Triplett (Canton, South Dakota) kept the 1-for-2 streak going by besting his Round 1 opponent Trasher (Howell Rodeo Company Inc.) for 87.5 points. He was then bucked off by Rock The House (Corey & Lange Rodeo) in the championship round in a mere 1.91 seconds.

Triplett earned 14 world points for his third-place finish.

Conner Halverson (Gordon, Nebraska) and Dalton Rudman (Wellington, Utah) battled it out to finish in a tie for fourth place at Moda Center.

With a stoic and determined look, Halverson launched from the chutes in Round 1 aboard Uncle Touchy (Howell Rodeo Company Inc.) for a resounding 84.5 points. Rudman mirrored the score in his confident ride aboard his first-round opponent Bringing Fire (Big Bend/Flying Five).

Neither cowboy made the 8 in the championship round, but their earlier rides netted them 6.5 world points each.

The talented bull riders of the PWVT will next head to Greenville, South Carolina, for the Greenville Invitational at Bon Secours on Jan. 22. Additionally, in a double-up weekend spanning both coasts, the PWVT will also be back in action again in the upper northwest in Spokane, Washington, for the Spokane Classic on Jan. 22 at Spokane Arena.

PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT) – Portland Classic
Moda Center – Portland, Oregon
Name, Round 1-Round 2-Event Aggregate-Event Points
1. Brady Oleson, 86.5-86-172.50-40 Points.
2. Dawson Branton, 89-0-89.00-27 Points.
3. Matt Triplett, 87.5-0-87.50-14 Points.
4. Conner Halverson, 84.5-0-84.50-6.5 Points.
(tie). Dalton Rudman, 84.5-0-84.50-6.5 Points.
6. Jory Markiss, 83.5-0-83.50-4 Points.
7. Justin Houston, 83-0-83.00-3 Points.
8. Coy Robbins, 81-0-81.00
Ashton Sahli, 0-0-0.00
Cody Hudson, 0-0-0.00
Ramon de Lima, 0-0-0.00
Edgardo Figueroa, 0-0-0.00
Eli Necochea, 0-0-0.00
Greg Shannon, 0-0-0.00
Dakota Louis, 0-0-0.00
Javier Garcia [1], 0-0-0.00
Javier Garcia [2], 0-0-0.00
Mason Moody, 0-0-0.00
Dalton Davis, 0-0-0.00
Brock Radford, 0-0-0.00
Jake Davis, 0-0-0.00
Cody Campbell, 0-0-0.00
Kache Moosman, 0-0-0.00
Chase Robbins, 0-0-0.00
Dallee Mason, 0-0-0.00
Jesse Borland, 0-0-0.00
Matt Hennelly, 0-0-0.00
Billy Quillan, 0-0-0.00
Albert Lebaron, 0-0-0.00
Warlen Aquino, 0-0-0.00
Kyle Eaton, 0-0-0.00
Hunter Salter, 0-0-0.00
Isaac Gutierrez, 0-0-0.00
Felipe Nogueira Dos Santos, 0-0-0.00
Luis Tinoco, 0-0-0.00
Marc Dorendorf, 0-0-0.00
Beau Smith, 0-0-0.00
Mason Cooley, 0-0-0.00
Bryce Helquist, 0-0-0.00

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