#InCaseYouMissedIt: Santos Nabs Win No. 1, Woopaa Continues His Dominance and More

By: Darci Miller  Tuesday, August 17, 2021 @ 9:24 AM

Rafael Henrique dos Santos won his career-first Unleash The Beast event in Little Rock, Arkansas. Photo: Andy Watson/Bull Stock Media.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – We love watching riders win their first premier series events, and it was Rafael Henrique dos Santos’s turn to hit that milestone this weekend. Plus, third time was the charm for Boudreaux Campbell and Woopaa, Chase Dougherty continued to assert himself in the Rookie of the Year race and a few riders got roughed up. Miss a moment of the action this weekend? Here’s what happened around the PBR.

On the Unleash The Beast…

As the lone rider to go 3-for-3 at the PBR Bad Boy Mowers Mowdown in Little Rock, Arkansas, Rafael Henrique dos Santos picked up the first premier series win of his career and improved to No. 9 in the world standings.

Boudreaux Campbell also notched a career-first victory, winning his first 15/15 Bucking Battle when he teamed with Woopaa for the third time for 93.75 points. The 5-year-old bovine was marked 46 points and continues to hold the top spot in the YETI World Champion Bull standings with a 46.59-point average.

Juuuuust in case you haven’t noticed, Woopaa is currently in the midst of the best season for a bull since three-time World Champion Bull Bushwacker earned his second title in 2013.

There’s also way more behind Woopaa’s name than meets the eye.

Claudio Montanha Jr. also had a big weekend in Little Rock, as he won Round 1 on the back of his first 90-point ride since April of 2018.

The Rookie of the Year race is currently in the hands of Chase Dougherty, who extended his lead on No. 2 rookie Colten Fritzlan to 71 points after a third-place finish in Round 1.

On the injury front, Keyshawn Whitehorse managed to triumph with a sprained right MCL, possible broken foot and head laceration, while Dalton Kasel, Ezekiel Mitchell and Derek Kolbaba also found themselves under the care of the sports medicine team.

Meanwhile, on the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour…

Eli Vastbinder and Amadeu Campos Silva tied for the Round 1 victory in Springfield, Massachusetts…

…but it was Conner Halverson clinching his second Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour victory of the season with the high-marked ride of the event.

Through the lens with Andy Watson and BullStockMedia

Check out the best photos from day one and day two in Little Rock.

Social spotlight

An update from Stetson Lawrence:

Dad goals! 

Loving these vibes for our Monday. 

Looking ahead

What’s up next on the docket?

The Unleash The Beast rolls into Nashville for the PBR Ariat Music City Knockout, presented by Cooper Tires, on Aug. 21-22 (CBS Sports Network on Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. ET and Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. ET; CBS on Aug. 22 at 12:30 p.m. ET).

The Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour next heads to Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the Grand Rapids Classic on Aug. 21 (RidePass on Pluto TV on Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. ET).