PUEBLO, Colo. - The Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro
Division will have five events in five states in four days,
visiting California, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota and Wyoming.
The TPD will make its annual visit to historic California Rodeo
Salinas on Wednesday, one of the largest and most popular events on
the TPD schedule. Bull riding begins at 7 p.m. at the Salinas
Sports Complex. Tickets are available at www.carodeo.com, and by
telephone at (800) 549-4989.
The West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Lucas Oil TPD will be held
on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Mesa County Fairgrounds in Grand
Junction, Colo. Grand Junction will be the fourth stop of the Rocky
Mountain Elk Foundation Big Bull Tour. Advance tickets begin at
$15, and include admission to the fair. Tickets are available at www.MonumentalEvents.com.
Tickets will increase $5 on the day of show.
Hosted by the PBR and two-time PBR Stock Contractor of the Year
Jeff Robinson, the RMEF Big Bull Tour consists of
five events in June and July. 2009 PBR Rookie of the Year
Cody Nance has finished first in each of the last
two events (Huntsville, Ala., and Tupelo, Miss.). Rooster
McKeeman won the first RMEF Big Bull Tour event in
Asheville, N.C., and finished third in the second event at
The rider who accumulates the most winnings for the five events
will be given the opportunity to compete in three Built Ford Tough
Series events. The winner will also receive an RMEF signature
rifle, a hunt courtesy of RMEF, a full set of Cooper Tires and a
New Holland Rustler utility vehicle. Riders must compete in four of
the five events to win the overall title.
The final event of the RMEF Big Bull Tour will be held at 8 p.m.
on Friday and Saturday at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla. Tickets are
available at the Capital Bank Box Office, www.Ticketmaster.com and by
telephone at (800) 745-3000.
Featuring bulls from three-time PBR Stock Contractor of the Year
Chad Berger, the 17th Annual Thunder On Hooves
will be on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Pennington County
Fairgrounds in Thief River Falls, Minn. Tickets are available at
the Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce, and by telephone at
The TPD will make its annual visit to Afton, Wyo., for the Star
Valley Ultimate Bull on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln
County Fairgrounds. Tickets are available at the Star
Valley Chamber of Commerce, 2012starvalleypbrultimatebullrodeo.eventbrite.com
and by telephone at (800) 426-8833.
The Touring Pro Division gives riders the opportunity to compete
in PBR-sanctioned events while earning money to qualify for the
nationally-televised Built Ford Tough Series, which is comprised of
the Top 35 bull riders in the world. Every five events on the BFTS,
the Top 5 riders (based on money earned) from the TPD are allowed
to move into the BFTS.
The BFTS features the world's best and highest-paid bull riders
competing against the fiercest bucking bulls on the planet. The TPD
allows established veterans and newcomers alike the opportunity to
compete against some of the world's best bucking bulls.
The Built Ford Tough Series will return to action on Aug. 10-11
at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., with the Express Classic
Presented By WinStar World Casino. Tickets begin at $12, and are on
sale at the Arby's Box Office at the BOK Center,
Tickets.com outlets and by telephone at (866) 7-BOKCTR.
Ticket price will increase $2 on day of show.
The BFTS is televised every week on CBS, CBS Sports Network,
NBC, NBC Sports Network, and YouTube. BFTS telecasts are produced
for the PBR under a multi-year agreement with David Neal
Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company led by 34-time
Emmy® Award winner and Peabody Award winner David Neal, who serves
as executive producer.
Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division Event
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Big Bull Tour
July 14 at Tupelo, Miss.
Final Results (Round 1-Round 2-Total
1. Cody Nance, 87.5-88.5-176 points.
2. Cody Nance, 83-89.5-172.5 points.
3. Corey Bailey, 84-87.5-171.5 points.
About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc.
The PBR is the world's premier bull riding organization. This year
marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the PBR. In just two
decades, the dream of 20 bull riders has become a global sports
phenomenon that is televised worldwide. More than 100 million
viewers annually watch primetime PBR programming on networks around
the world including CBS, CBS Sports Network, NBC, and NBC Sports
Network. The PBR has awarded over $100 million in prize money and
25 riders have earned over $1 million, including Justin McBride
with $5.5 million - the most of any Western-sports athlete in
history. Nearly 2 million fans attend Built Ford Tough Series and
Touring Pro Division events each year. For more information on the
PBR, go to www.pbr.com, or follow on
Facebook at www.facebook.com/PBR,
Twitter at http://twitter.com/PBR, and
YouTube at http://www.YouTube.com/PBR.
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