Photos by Dustin Schneider
Ramon de Lima became the first rider this PBR season to win multiple events this season when he was the last man standing at the WinStar World Casino Resort Iron Cowboy presented by Kawasaki at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.
The win at the home of the Dallas Cowboys also catapulted him to the No. 1 bull rider in the world rankings thanks to the 830 world points he earned in Arlington.
“That bull was kind of giving me a hard time in the chute,” Lima said (with Paulo Crimber translating). “I kind of got tired in there and I had to really focus and concentrate. I just had to get a good shot on him and I knew he was a hard bull to ride. Thank God I got done with the work and I am looking forward to hunting that world title now.”
This is the first Lima has ever been ranked No. 1 in the world standings.
Lima started off his march to his first PBR Major victory by riding Yoga for 83 points in Round 1.
Lima earned a career-high $127,350 for his 3-for-4 performance and leads previous world No. 1 Dener Barbosa by 220 points.
Alex Marcilio was the runner-up to Lima. He collected a paycheck for $42,100, along with 185 world points to elevate from No. 42 to No. 24 in the world standings.
Two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney finished fourth in his third event back on the elite tour after straining his groin following the season-launch event in New York City.
Next up on the PBR schedule is the BadBoy Mowdown at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
Celebrities at PBR in Arlington
Dennis Quaid was on hand for the festivities, performing in concert prior to the rider introductions.
Quaid is known primarily from his time in Hollywood in such hits as The Day After Tomorrow, The Rookie, The Alamo, Innerspace, The Big Easy, Suspect, The Right Stuff and Breaking Away. He addressed the crowd between songs, telling them that this was his first time at the new home of the Dallas Cowboys, but that he had been at Texas Stadium to film Any Given Sunday.
Country music legend Randy Travis was also in attendance. Travis was given a standing ovation when they showed him on the huge HD video board that towers above the field level.
More than 46,000 fans packed the largest stadium in the NFL, making the 2018 Iron Cowboy the largest single-day event in PBR history.