Jorge Valdiviezo is the first Mexican on the Built Ford Tough Series, where the PBR’s best 35 riders compete. The 26-year-old competed in the Last Cowboy Standing this weekend at Las Vegas Village.
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Jess Lockwood participated in the Last Cowboy Standing, the new bull-riding event added to the historic Helldorado Days this year. The 18-year-old advanced to the final round Saturday at the Las Vegas Village.
For the the first time, Helldorado Days and the PBR will merge for a three-day show running Friday through Sunday. The Last Cowboy Standing is the headline event Friday and Saturday, with the annual Helldorado rodeo running through the weekend.
To gear up for the Las Vegas Helldorado Days and the Professional Bull Rider’s Last Cowboy Standing event, PBR is hosting its annual charity bull riding competition Thursday night on Fremont Street — the Last Media Standing.
Las Vegas will give its annual salute to the Wild West this weekend, as the annual cowboy-themed Helldorado Days marches back into the city.
Helldorado Days has been around since 1934, but this year it won’t be putting on the festivities alone. The Professional Bull Riders will team with the historic event to put on the three-day show starting Friday.
The PBR, the Professional Bull Riders, will produce and promote a rodeo and a headline bull riding event as part of Las Vegas Helldorado Days in May, joining forces with local groups to celebrate the city's Western roots.
Well, that didn't take long. A day after the Professional Bull Riders circuit held its final event at Thomas & Mack Center, a bucket of PBR World Finals dirt from that arena on the UNLV campus was ceremoniously dumped Monday afternoon in front of the new Las Vegas arena being built on the Strip.
After winning his second Professional Bull Riders world title in three years, J.B. Mauney didn't hoist the championship trophy over his head when he was presented with the hardware following Sunday's final round of the PBR World Finals before a crowd of 15,500 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Veteran bull rider J.B. Mauney has spent the past decade riding bucking bulls at the Professional Bull Riders World Finals at Thomas & Mack Center every fall. But this weekend will be the last time Mauney and his fellow PBR competitors climb aboard the powerful animals inside Thomas & Mack.
J.B. Mauney rode Wicked Stick to a winning score of 91.00 on Wednesday during the first go-round of the PBR World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center.
With the Professional Bull Riders in town to decide their championship at the Thomas & Mack Center, I asked J.B. Mauney, one of the best, how his sport would be different if a guy was required to ride for seven seconds, or for nine, or for some other arbitrary length of time, instead of for eight seconds.
En route to becoming arguably the best bullfighter in Professional Bull Riders history, "Fearless" Frank Newsom overcame drug addiction, a fight that was as fierce as any of the 1,800-pound beasts he's battled to protect riders.
Professional Bull Riders Inc., which stages two annual bull riding events in Las Vegas, has appointed a new CEO as it transitions under its new owner, WME-IMG.
The renegade PBR still blazes its own trail, bringing a pool party, bikini contest, high-voltage concerts and, of course, tough cowboys trying to ride angry bulls to Las Vegas this weekend. The audacity even surprises the PBR founders.
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.
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.
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