Tickets for the PBR Fort Value Invitational on sale Monday, June 14 at 10:00 a.m. CDT
FORT WORTH, Tex. (June 8, 2021) – For the second time in as a few years, PBR’s (Skilled Bull Riders) elite Unleash The Beast will buck into Dickies Area in Fort Value, Texas, holding the fan-attended PBR Fort Value Invitational Aug. 28-29.
Final season, PBR’s elite Unleash The Beast debuted inside Dickies Area, with Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil) going a close to good 2-for-3 to clinch his league-leading sixth premier collection victory of 2020.
Leme rebounded from an in depth 7.32-second buckoff aboard Dixie Explosion (M Rafter E Bucking Bulls) in Spherical 1, with a Spherical 2-winning, 89.75-point trip on Milk Man (TNT Bucking Bulls/Hart Cattle Co.) to advance to the championship spherical atop the occasion leaderboard..
Because the final man to depart the chutes inside Dickies Area, Leme clinched the victory when he coated Boogie Bomb (Clean Bucking Bulls/Cooper) for 88.25 factors, the highest rating of the championship spherical.
Incomes a vital 120 world factors, Leme additional his stronghold on the No. 1 rating, increasing his lead No. 2 Joao Ricardo Vieira (Itatinga, Brazil) to a then season-best 429.59 factors. The Fort Value win was Leme’s second consecutive occasion victory following a golden-finish the weekend prior in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah
Because the season progressed, Leme punctuated his 2021 marketing campaign by capturing his career-first PBR World Championship on the first-ever PBR World Finals held in Arlington, Texas, at AT&T Stadium. Going a torrid 22-for-34 (64%) in 2021, Leme received a league-best seven occasions and 16 rounds, whereas recording 9 90-point rides, en path to the gold buckle.
Ranked No. 2 Wanting For Historic 2nd Consecutive Victory
Whereas he presently holds the world No. 2 rank, a slim 16 factors behind No. 1 Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil), Leme is mounting a probably record-setting season en path to what can be his historic second consecutive PBR World Championship.
Having logged 10 spherical wins and 12 90-point rides to this point in 2021, Leme is on tempo to interrupt the season-record in each statistical classes. In 2013, two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney (Statesville, North Carolina) registered a league-best 19 spherical wins, whereas in 1999 Cody Hart (Gainesville, Texas) registered a PBR finest 16 90-point rides.
Additional, ought to Leme repeat because the league’s World Champion, he would be a part of Silvano Alves (Pilar do Sul, Brazil) as the one riders to win the coveted gold buckle in back-to-back seasons. Alves who received his first two titles in 2011 and 2012.
A part of Leme’s monumental season to this point, which has been highlighted by three occasion victories, included his first Unleash The Beast win of the season in late February when the league returned to the enduring Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Value.
His golden-finish included a rematch with Woopaa (Barker Bulls/Hookin’ W Ranch), the very bull he clinched the 2020 PBR World Championship aboard. Once more teaming for a monstrous rating, Leme coated the hanging bull for 94.75 factors within the championship spherical to clinch the occasion victory contained in the legendary western sports activities venue.
Positioned within the second half of the 2021 season, the PBR Fort Value Invitational is essential within the championship race to the PBR World Finals in early November, awarding a gold buckle and million-dollar bonus to the world’s finest bull rider.
With 14 Unleash The Beast occasions already full, the race for the 2021 PBR World Championship is likely one of the most fiercely contested in league historical past. With No. 1 Pacheco and No. 2 Leme separated by a mere 16 world factors, trying additional down the standings, No. 3 Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) stays sizzling on their spurs, inside 164.5 factors of No. 2 Leme and 180.5 factors of No. 1 Pacheco.
Present Prime 3 Riders Wanting To Make Historical past
This season’s present prime three riders – 2018 PBR World Champion Pacheco, 2020 World Champion Leme and 2016 World Champion Davis – are all making an attempt to turn out to be simply the seventh rider in league historical past to have received the coveted gold buckle in a number of seasons.
Along with Pacheco and Leme, who name Decatur residence, and Jasper-native Davis, the draw for the Fort Value occasion can be anticipated to be led by Texas’ personal Cody Teel (School Station, Texas), Chase Dougherty (Stephenville, Texas), Boudreaux Campbell (Crockett, Texas), Taylor Toves (Stephenville, Texas), Jesse Petri (Palestine, Texas), Ezekiel Mitchell (Rockdale, Texas) and Mason Taylor (Maypearl, Texas).
The bull using motion begins with Spherical 1 at 6:45 p.m. CDT on Saturday, August 28, concluding with Spherical 2 and the championship spherical at 12:45 p.m. CDT on Sunday, August 29. All 30 bull riders will get on one bull every in Spherical 1 and a couple of. Following Spherical 2 on Sunday afternoon, the riders’ particular person two-round scores might be totaled with the Prime 12 advancing to the championship spherical for another out and an opportunity on the occasion title.
PBR Premium Expertise Add On out there
Tickets for the two-day occasion go on sale Monday, June 14 and begin at $16.50, taxes and costs not included. They are often bought on the Dickies Area Field Workplace, on-line at Ticketmaster.com and PBR.com, or by calling PBR customer support at 1-800-732-1727.
PBR Elite Seats can be found for avid followers who need an unique VIP expertise whereas having fun with the world’s prime bull using circuit. These tickets provide premium seats, a query and reply presentation with a number of the prime bull riders and inventory contractors on the planet, behind-the-scenes have a look at the occasion from the again of the bucking chutes, and memento credential and lanyard.
For an enhanced PBR expertise, followers can now buy add-on PBR Premium Experiences which can embrace the Elite Expertise on each Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29, and Bull Housing Tour on Saturday, August 28 in Fort Value.
The Elite Expertise, out there for $75, will embrace a Q&A session with a choose group of the league’s prime riders, bullfighters and inventory contractors, unique merchandise merchandise, enviornment concession voucher and commemorative lanyard.
The Bull Housing Tour, out there for $60, will get experience-purchasers up-close-and-personal with the league’s prime animal athletes, and embrace a commemorative lanyard and Bulls of the PBR e-book.
Followers will even have the chance to buy an entire journey bundle for $1,300, together with a two-day lodge keep, two occasion tickets, every day meals and beverage voucher, behind the scenes tour, and extra.
For extra info on PBR Premium Experiences and to buy the Elite Expertise, Bull Housing Tour and journey bundle for the PBR Fort Value Invitational in Fort Value go to https://pbr.com/tickets/premium-experiences/.
About PBR (Skilled Bull Riders):
PBR is the world’s premier bull using group. Greater than 500 bull riders compete in additional than 200 occasions yearly throughout the televised PBR Unleash The Beast tour (UTB), which options the highest 35 bull riders on the planet; the PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT); the PBR Touring Professional Division (TPD); and the PBR’s worldwide circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico. PBR’s digital property embrace RidePass, which is residence to Western sports activities. PBR is a subsidiary of IMG, a worldwide chief in sports activities, trend, occasions and media. For extra info, go to PBR.com, or comply with on Fb at Fb.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.