PBR (Professional Bull Riders), the bull riding organization based in Pueblo, Colo., is pushing the marketing envelope for this weekend’s Last Cowboy Standing event in Las Vegas by giving it a spring-break theme in hopes of driving new and young fans to the sport.
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Arguably the best bucking bull ever, Bushwacker capped his career in style Sunday by winning his third Professional Bull Riders world title at the PBR World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Breakaway leagues usually end up as broken dreams. But the Pro Bull Riders started 21 years ago in an Arizona motel room with $12,000 in a cowboy hat, and this week the riders compete for $2.2 million in the World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Eight-year-old Bushwacker, 1,750 pounds of bucking bull, is retiring this year and this week’s 2014 World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center is the bull’s swansong.
He rode ’im, you know.
Seldom does a day pass when bull rider Ryan Dirteater isn’t asked if that’s his real last name. Dirteater might be a cool last name for a cowboy, but it was ripe for getting picked on when the Oklahoma native was a boy.
You might have missed it amid all the Super Bowl weather reports, but Bushwacker the bull — the baddest bucking bull on the planet — announced his retirement in Oklahoma City the other day.
Bull rider J.B. Mauney’s last name is pronounced “Mooh-nee,” but he might want to change it to money after his clutch performance at the Professional Bull Riders World Finals at the Thomas &Mack Center.
The Professional Bull Riders World Finals opened at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday night.
The 20th anniversary of the Professional Bull Riders World Finals in Las Vegas is shaping up as a showdown between two-time defending world champion Silvano Alves and surging former PBR World Finals event champion J.B. Mauney.
It was a historic day for the Professional Bull Riders on Sunday at the Thomas & Mack Center, thanks to a couple of Brazilians. For the first time in the PBR's 19-year history, there were back-to-back winners of the world championship and the...
It was "Legends Night" on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center. After two of the biggest stars in the 19-year history of the Professional Bull Riders finally went head to head in the World Finals, one of them left the sport for good, and the...
Contrary to popular belief, not everyone plays hockey growing up in Canada, much the way not everyone who grows up in Brazil plays soccer.
As weigh-ins go, the one held Monday at Fremont Street Experience was rather docile. With a couple of hundred people looking on, the competitors got on the scale and didn't so much as look at each other. There was no trash talking, no drunks singing...
If there was a mercy rule in bull riding, it surely would have been employed on Sunday. By the time Silvano Alves climbed aboard Yellow Jacket Jr. for his final ride of the PBR World Finals, it was obvious to everyone in the Thomas & Mack Center...
At 5 feet 7 inches and 150 pounds, Silvano Alves doesn't look like much of a cowboy.
Bushwacker has become the talk of this week's Professional Bull Riders World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center. On the one hand, every rider wants a chance to ride him. On the other, there's not a cowboy who doesn't dread such a draw.
Bushwacker, the most feared bull in professional bull riding since Bodacious, is being featured at this weekend's PBR World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center. Thus far, no one has been able to stay on Bushwacker for 8 seconds.
It has been said that it's better to be lucky than good.
When Ty Murray announced his retirement in 2002, fans couldn't believe the Professional Bull Riders legend was truly leaving his sport. In a way, they were right. Murray, who hasn't ridden a bull in nearly a decade, has remained with the...
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