FORT WORTH, Texas — World No. 1 Daylon Swearingen is the new event leader at the Professional Bull Riders Unleash The Beast World Finals.

Swearingen recorded the fourth best score of round five on Friday with a 91.5, his second 90-point ride of the marathon event. 

It was the second consecutive night, Swearingen padded his lead atop the standings by converting in the final out of the evening.

The Piffard, New York, cowboy now leads the aggregate  with a combined 359.75 and has earned 166 points at the event. Cody Jesus, who led the event after competition concluded on Thursday, is now third in the event with an aggregate of 353 after a no-score.

Back-to-back defending world champion Jose Vitor Leme won the round with a score of 92.75 points and is now No. 2 in the event standings with an aggregate of 354.75.

“I’m glad to be here,” Leme said on top of the Can-Am cage in accepting the event buckle. “This buckle means a lot after everything I’ve been through this year. I’m so blessed. I thank God. Without him, I’m nothing.”

Swearingen now leads Joao Ricardo Vieira by 85.99 points. Kaique Pacheco is third in the standings, 87.49 points back and Leme is fourth. Leme trails Swearingen by 270.66 points.

Both Vieira and Pacheco, the round four winner, didn't record a score on Friday.

Vieira, who is attempting to become the oldest PBR World Champion in history this season, is now seventh in the event standings, having gone 3-for-5 thus far.

Continuing to compete with a broken foot, 2018 PBR world titlist Pacheco was bucked off by Tortuga in 5.02 seconds.

Dakota Louis of Browning, Columbia Falls native Matt Triplett and former Montana State bull rider Chase Dougherty failed to notch a qualified ride.

The World Finals will continue with round six on Saturday at 6:45 p.m. Mountain time. 

The event concludes on Sunday. 

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