Michiana native Marcus Mast wins Professional Bull Riders event in Shipshewana

Published: Jul. 11, 2022 at 1:24 AM EDT
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SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. (WNDU) - In front of his hometown fans, Topeka, Ind., native Marcus Mast won the 2022 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Challenger Series’ Bull Bash at the Michiana Events Center in Shipshewana this weekend.

The 131st ranked rider in the world was a perfect two-for-two, meaning he stayed on the bull for eight seconds both rides.

Mast was in third place after round one with a score of 87. He did a bit better in round two, with a score of 87.5.

For his win, he earns 40 points in the Challenger Series.

Press Release and Final Results from PBR:

Riding in front of a home state crowd, the Kansas City Outlaws’ Marcus Mast (Middlebury, Indiana) continued his dominant summer campaign, delivering a flawless 2-for-2 performance to win the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Challenger Series’ Bull Bash at the MEC in Shipshewana, Indiana.

In Round 1, Mast got off to a hot start when he delivered the third best score inside Michiana Event Center. Reaching the requisite 8 aboard Crazed Addiction (Cornwell Bucking Bulls), Mast was marked 87 points.

Mast then readied to go head-to-head with Ohio-raised bovine I’m A Secret (K-C Bucking Bulls/Bull Creek Bucking Bulls).

Matching the animal athlete jump-for-jump, Mast delivered the highest-marked ride of the championship round, scored 87.5 points to clinch the event victory.

For his efforts Mast netted 40 Challenger Series points.

Fresh off being signed as a free agent by the Arizona Ridge Riders, Keyshawn Whitehorse (McCracken Spring, Utah) was second.

Whitehorse’s silver finish included an 80-point ride on Shooting Right (K-C Bucking Bulls) in Round 1, and 84.5-point score aboard Pneu-Dart’s Coal Miner (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls) for 84.5 points in the final round.

The 2018 PBR Rookie of the Year left Indiana having earned 24 Challenger Series points.

Gage Gay (Staley, North Carolina) was third, collecting 17 Challenger Series points.

Going 1-for-2, Gay was electric in Round 1, delivering the event’s top-scored ride when he conquered Builder Bob (John Brennan/B&D Rollers-The Crusher) for 88 points.

Fourth was three-time PBR World Champion Silvano Alves (Pilar do Sul, Brazil).

Alves’ 87.5-point ride on Dance Monkey (Cord McCoy/MJ Bucking Bulls) earned him 10 Challenger Series points.

Rounding out the Top 5 in fifth was Ross Freeman (Kountze, Texas).

The Arizona Ridge Riders contender earned his lone qualified ride during the Indiana event when he bested Justice Seeker (Cord McCoy) for 86.5 points.

Freeman earned 6 Challenger Series points.

In the bull pen, Mr. Excavator (Cornwell Bucking Bulls) bucked a cut above the rest, crowned the Bull of the Event.

Mr. Excavator was unrivaled in the championship round, scored 45.5 points when he bucked off Ezekiel Mitchell (Rockdale, Texas) in 2.36 seconds.

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PBR Challenger SeriesPBR Bull Bash at the MECMichiana Event Center – Shipshewana, IndianaEvent Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 1-Round 2-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1. Marcus Mast [3], 0-0-87-87.5-174.50-40 Points.

2. Keyshawn Whitehorse [1], 0-0-80-84.5-164.50-24 Points.

3. Gage Gay [2], 0-0-88-0-88.00-17 Points.

4. Silvano Alves [2], 0-0-87.5-0-87.50-10 Points.

5. Ross Freeman [2], 0-0-86.5-0-86.50-6 Points.

6. Chase Wimer [1], 0-0-85.5-0-85.50-3.5 Points.

(tie). Dustin Herman [2], 0-0-85.5-0-85.50-3.5 Points.

8. Silvano Alves [1], 0-0-85-0-85.00-1 Points.

9. Trace Brown [2], 0-0-84-0-84.00

10. Dustin Herman [1], 0-0-83.5-0-83.50

11. Bob Mitchell [1], 0-0-82.5-0-82.50

12. Ross Freeman [1], 0-0-81.5-0-81.50

13. Keyshawn Whitehorse [2], 0-0-80.5-0-80.50

14. Koltin Hevalow [1], 0-0-76-0-76.00

15. Ezekiel Mitchell [1], 0-0-58-0-58.00

Gage Gay [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Marcus Mast [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Marcus Mast [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Trace Brown [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Cody Casper, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Alex Jenks [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Alex Jenks [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Brandon Chambers [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Brandon Chambers [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Brandon Davis [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Brandon Davis [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Ezekiel Mitchell [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Bill Henry [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Bill Henry [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Bill Henry [3], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Wyatt Moulton [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Wyatt Moulton [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Koltin Hevalow [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Chase Wimer [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Matt Allgood [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Matt Allgood [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Wyatt Rogers [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Wyatt Rogers [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Matt Triplett [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Matt Triplett [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Dakota Louis, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Carlos Garcia [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Carlos Garcia [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Levi Hershberger [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Levi Hershberger [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Tristen Marshall, 0-0-0-0-0.00

Eli Byler [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Eli Byler [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Matt Oliver [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Matt Oliver [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Beau Caplinger [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Beau Caplinger [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Perry Schrock [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Perry Schrock [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Conner Halverson [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Conner Halverson [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Cody West [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Cody West [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Josh Stepp [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Josh Stepp [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Bob Mitchell [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Brandon Ballard [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Brandon Ballard [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Storm Howard [1], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Storm Howard [2], 0-0-0-0-0.00

Andrew Eckhart, 0-0-0-0-0.00

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