In June 2018, the best bull riders on the planet journeyed down under as the PBR Global Cup headed to Sydney, Australia’s, Qudos Bank Arena.
The second leg of the inaugural PBR Global Cup concluded in dramatic fashion, coming down to the last out as Team Brazil, led by Kaique Pacheco, clinched a narrow 0.75-point victory to claim the Australian horn of the Global Cup trophy filled with the host nation’s soil, and $400,000.
The inaugural Global Cup event was hosted in November 2017 at the state-of-the-art Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The three-day event, produced in partnership with Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG), featured the second-largest bull riding prize payout in North America, second only to the PBR World Finals.
In a dramatic showing, five countries battled it out for the bragging rights as the best country on dirt. When the dust settled, Team USA comprised of 2016 PBR World Champion Cooper Davis, Derek Kolbaba, Brennon Eldred, Cole Melancon, Stormy Wing, 2009 PBR Rookie of the Year Cody Nance, 2012 PRCA Champion Cody Teel and coached by PBR legend and two-time PBR World Champion Justin McBride, walked away as champions.