The Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) is stopping in The Big Easy for two heart-pounding, thrilling nights of world-class bull riding. The elite Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) will take over New Orleans on April 2-3 for the New Orleans Classic at the New Orleans Arena. The event will feature the world's best riders as they go head-to-head against the top bulls the PBR has to offer!
Tickets are on sale now for as little as $10, and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, in person at the New Orleans Arena box office, or by calling 800-745-3000. Fans will get to witness firsthand the bone-crushing action of The Toughest Sport on Earth, with over two hours packed full of thrills and spills, pyrotechnics, and rock & roll music.
Expected to compete in New Orleans are current world leader J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.); two-time World Champion and Louisiana native Chris Shivers (Jonesville, La.); fan favorites Sean Willingham (Summerville, Ga.); current No. 3 in the world standings Austin Meier (Kinta, Okla.); Team USA World Cup member McKennon Wimberly (Cool, Texas); as well as PBR fan favorites Skeeter Kingsolver (Mclouth, Kan.), Jody Newberry (Ada, Okla.), and Ryan McConnel (Colgate, Okla.).
The New Orleans Classic will consist of three rounds of competition, with the first two rounds featuring the Top 40 bull riders matched against the PBR's rankest bulls. The scores from the two rides will be combined and the riders with the Top 15 scores will advance to the Built Ford Tough Championship Round after intermission on Sunday. In the end, the cowboy with the highest total score on three bulls will be declared the winner!
The PBR is the premiere bull riding organization in the world, boasting contestants from the United States, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, and Canada. One of the fastest growing sports in the country, the PBR's events air weekly on VERSUS, NBC, CBS, and FOX. For more information on the Professional Bull Riders, please visit www.pbr.com or contact Sara Broun at 719 242 2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR):
More than 100 million viewers tune in each year to the PBR on FOX, NBC, VERSUS and on a host of foreign networks across the globe. With approximately 400 hours of prime time programming annually, PBR ranks among the most prolific sports on air. It attracts over one-and-a-half million live event attendees each year with its two-tiered event structure, which includes the marquee Built Ford Tough Series and the lower-level Touring Pro Division. The PBR is headquartered in Pueblo, Colo., and has over 1,200 PBR bull riders who compete in more than 300 PBR sanctioned competitions in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico.