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Professional Bull Riders Return for Rumble in the Rockies

28 Jul, 2016


On September 24-25, the world's toughest athletes will ride into The Broadmoor World Arena for the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Rumble in the Rockies, the 22nd stop on the 2016 PBR Built Ford Tough Series.

The weekend will feature two days of non-stop, adrenaline-fueled, heart-stopping action, as bull riding's Top 35 stars will wrestle with nearly 90 tons of solid bull, 8 seconds at a time, for $140,000 in total prize money and the precious points needed to become the $1 million 2016 PBR World Champion.

The bull riding action starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets will range in price from $15 to $102. All tickets can be purchased online at ticketswest.com, at the World Arena Box Office, or via phone at (866) 464-2626.

For an enhanced experience, fans can also purchase tickets for the PBR Elite Seats section. New this season, PBR Elite Seats offer the avid bull riding fan a behind-the-scenes look at the world's premier bull riding circuit. These tickets provide premium seats and the VIP experience of a lifetime, including early entry; a catered reception; a 60-minute backstage tour by a PBR Host, featuring a PBR 101 presentation and a visit with the sport's fiercest bulls; and the opportunity for photos and autographs from top PBR stars.

After the event, PBR Elite Seat ticketholders also will be given premium dirt access, where they can get their complimentary 8 Seconds PBR program, Elite Seat lanyard and other memorabilia autographed by the Top 35 bull riders in the world.

The PBR Elite Seats are available for $300 and can only be purchased by contacting the PBR Customer Service Department at 800-732-1727.

Scheduled to compete in Colorado Springs is two-time and reigning PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney. Mauney became the PBR's first $6 million man and the richest athlete in Western sports history when he captured the 2015 PBR World Championship in Las Vegas last October. He is arguably the most popular bull rider in the PBR today and will display his skills for all of his Colorado fans in September.

Also scheduled to compete are World Champions Silvano Alves (2014, 2012, 2011), Guilherme Marchi (2008) and Mike Lee (2004); fan favorites Ryan Dirteater, Robson Palermo and Kasey Hayes; and young guns Jess Lockwood, the 18-year-old phenom from Montana; 2016 PBR Rookie of the Year leader Derek Kolbaba; and current world No. 1 Kaique Pacheco.

All 35 cowboys will ride in Rounds 1 and 2 on Saturday and Sunday. After Round 2 on Sunday, the two-day scores will be added together and the 15 men with the highest cumulative scores will immediately return for the Built Ford Tough Championship Round. The event winner will be the rider who has performed the best and earned the most world standings points throughout the weekend.

About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders): The world's premier bull riding organization began as a dream of 20 bull riders 23 years ago and is now a global sports phenomenon. On its elite Built Ford Tough Series, the PBR features the Top 35 bull riders in the world and the top bulls in the business. The televised Built Ford Tough Series, the BlueDEF Tour, the Touring Pro Division and the PBR's international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico have paid more than $150 million in earnings to its athletes. Twenty-eight men have earned more than $1 million, including two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney who, with his 2015 PBR World Championship, became bull riding's first $6 million man and the richest athlete in Western sports history at $6.7 million in career earnings. In May 2015, PBR was acquired by WME | IMG, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion. For more information on the PBR, go to PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.

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