Get ready for the 2013 PBR World Finals

The PBR welcomes the top bull riders to the 2013 World Finals on Monday. Photo by Matt Breneman /


  • The PBR kicks off the 20th Anniversary Built Ford Tough World Finals on Monday.
  • Fans are invited to wear their PBR gear, bring signs and cheer on their favorite riders during RFD-TV's "Road to Vegas" on Wednesday, Oct. 23.
  • Oct. 25 will be the official "Pink Night at the PBR" in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Oct. 24 will be Wrangler Patriot night.

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PUEBLO, Colo. ― The 20th Anniversary PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals gets underway, Monday, Oct. 21, in Las Vegas and the Professional Bull Riders want to make sure everyone is prepared for all the action. Below are a few highlights on the week.

On Monday, Oct. 21, the PBR welcomes the Top 35 bull riders, alternates and special invitees during the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals Reception at the 8 Seconds Lounge at MGM. The party begins at 8 p.m.

Early Tuesday evening, Oct. 22, celebrate the accomplishments of the PBR stars ― then and now ― at the Heroes and Legends Reception and Celebration, starting at 5:30 p.m. at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa- Grand Ballroom.

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, join the Top 35 bull riders at 4 p.m. as they walk the Ford Blue Carpet upon their arrival at the Thomas & Mack Center for Round 1 of the PBR World Finals.

They'll stop by the RFD-TV "Road to Vegas" stage where PBR announcer Brandon Bates and entertainer Flint Rasmussen will host a one-hour pre-game show debuting on RFD-TV. They will discuss everything from the race between Silvano Alves and J.B. Mauney ― Can Alves three-peat?  Can Mauney make the most incredible comeback in sports history? ― to the World Champion Bull contenders and the Rookie of the Year race.

The PBR will also reveal several exciting announcements about the 2014 season during "Road to Vegas" so fans are urged to wear their PBR gear, bring signs to cheer on their favorite riders and join in the celebration.

Friday, Oct. 25, will serve as the official "Pink Night at the PBR" in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The bull riders will don either pink riding shirts or bandanas and fans are encouraged to sport their favorite pink attire.

The PBR will honor our troops during Round 4 Saturday night, Oct. 24, with Wrangler National Patriot night. Madison Rising will sing their special rendition of the National Anthem and 15,000 seats in the Thomas & Mack Center will be draped with a red, white or blue bandana in allegiance to our country and its heroes.

On Sunday afternoon, watch history in the making as the 20th Anniversary PBR World Champion is crowned, receiving the coveted gold buckle and a bonus check for $1 million. Come ready to cheer on your champion.

The 2013 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals week in Las Vegas, Oct. 21-27 will be the pinnacle of the 2013 BFTS season and the PBR's 20th anniversary season. Make sure you're there and ready for all the festivities.

A complete scheduled of all the week's activities can be found at

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