CHEYENNE, Wy. – As the Oklahoma Freedom and Kansas City Outlaws readied to go head-to-head in the third game of the evening at the world’s largest outdoor rodeo, fans were struck by two very different, and very apparent, coaching approaches to setting a lineup. While Kansas City Outlaws Head Coach J.W. Hart elected to put his heavy-hitter and first-round draft pick Dalton Kasel (Muleshoe, Texas) as the Outlaws’ final rider, the Freedom’s Head Coach Cord McCoy slated his top pick, Eli Vastbinder (Statesville, North Carolina), first in the draw for the Sooner State team. However, despite the different approaches to the game, neither roster could solve 10 very rank bulls for a single qualified ride, and the contest ended in the first-ever PBR Team Series tie, 0-0, with no rider from either roster reaching the requisite 8. Both teams will look to reverse their fortunes on the second day of PBR Team Series action in Cheyenne, as the Freedom face the Austin Gamblers and the Outlaws take on the Ariat Texas Rattlers.
The PBR Teams Series: Cheyenne event continues Tuesday, July 26 at 7:45 p.m. MDT.
CBS Sports Network will televise all the action from the second day of action for the PBR Team Series season debut in Cheyenne, Wyoming, LIVE with coverage beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 26. CBS Sports will also air a one-hour highlight show from the season-launch PBR Team Series event on Sunday, July 31 at 1:00 p.m. ET.
PBR RidePass on PlutoTV will offer replays of all the PBR Team Series action from Cheyenne, Wyoming. Check https://pluto.tv/en/live-tv/pbr-ridepass for the latest programming schedule.
CHEYENNE TEAM STANDINGS:
Here are the current Team standings for the week after the opening day of competition for the PBR Team Series: Cheyenne regular season event:
1. Nashville Stampede, 1-0-0-337.75
2. Arizona Ridge Riders, 1-0-0-171.5
3. Missouri Thunder, 1-0-0-89.25
4. Kansas City Outlaws, 0-0-1-0
5. Oklahoma Freedom, 0-0-1-0
6. Carolina Cowboys, 0-1-0-257.25
7. Austin Gamblers, 0-1-0-89
8. Ariat Texas Rattlers, 0-1-0-0
PBR TEAM SERIES SEASON STANDINGS:
Here are the current Team standings for the regular season after the opening day of competition for the PBR Team Series: Cheyenne regular season event:
1. Nashville Stampede, 1-0-0-0-337.75
2. Arizona Ridge Riders, 1-0-0-0-171.5
3. Missouri Thunder, 1-0-0-0-89.25
4. Kansas City Outlaws, 0-0-1-0-0
5. Oklahoma Freedom, 0-0-1-0-0
6. Carolina Cowboys, 0-1-0-0-257.25
7. Austin Gamblers, 0-1-0-0-89
8. Ariat Texas Rattlers, 0-1-0-0-0
JULY 26 GAME SCHEDULE:
Here are the game matchups for the second day of action for the PBR Team Series: Cheyenne regular season event on Tuesday, July 26:
Arizona Ridge Riders vs. Carolina Cowboys
Nashville Stampede vs. Missouri Thunder
Ariat Texas Rattlers vs. Kansas City Outlaws
Austin Gamblers vs. Oklahoma Freedom
ENGAGE WITH THE FREEDOM: For more information about Oklahoma Freedom, visit https://pbr.com/teams/freedom/, Oklahoma Freedom on Facebook, @OK_Freedom_ on Instagram, or @OKfreedom_ on Twitter.
ASSETS & INTERVIEWS:
Following each game, photo and video assets of the Oklahoma Freedom will be made available. Remote interviews with team leadership, including Head Coach Cord McCoy, and competing riders will also be made available upon request.