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Professional Bull Riders

Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) is an international professional Pueblo, Colorado, USA. In the United States, PBR events will be televised on CBS and CBS Sports Network, beginning in 2013.[1][2] More than 1,200 cowboys from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand hold PBR memberships.

Contents

  • History 1
  • PBR World Champions 2
  • Touring Pro Division Champions 3
  • World Finals Event Champions 4
  • Bull of the Year 5
  • Other Awards 6
    • Glen Keeley Award Recipient 6.1
    • Rookie of the Year 6.2
    • Stock Contractor of the Year 6.3
  • See also 7
  • References 8
    • Further reading 8.1
  • External links 9

History

The organization began in 1992 through the efforts of 21 professional bull riders, who gathered in a hotel room in

  • Official sites of Professional Bull Riders, Inc.:
    • United States
    • Canada
    • Australia
    • Mexico
    • Brazil (Portuguese)
  • TeamPBR - official fan club
  • Professional Bull Riders ticketing information
  • Feature story about PBR on Hossli.com
  • [3] World's best bull riders are ready for their 8 seconds

External links

Further reading

  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^ * Fried Twinkies, Buckle Bunnies & Bull Riders: A Year Inside The Professional Bull Riders Tour, Josh Peter, Rodale, 2005
  4. ^ Elway, Gretzky invest in Professional Bull Riders
  5. ^
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ PBR appoints new leadership team
  9. ^
  10. ^

References

See also

  • 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995 - Terry Williams Bucking Bulls
  • 2000 - Herrington Cattle Company
  • 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 - D&H Cattle Company
  • 2009, 2008, 2007 - Chad Berger Bucking Bulls
  • 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 - Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls
  • 2015, 2014 - Chad Berger Bucking Bulls

Stock Contractor of the Year

• J.W. Harris was also the 2008-10 & 2013 PRCA world champion bull rider.

• Mike White was also the 1999 PRCA world champion bull rider, as well as the 2002 CBR world champion.

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  • 2015 Kaique Pacheco
  • 2014 J.W. Harris •
  • 2013 Joao Ricardo Vieira
  • 2012 Emilio Resende
  • 2011 Rubens Barbosa
  • 2010 Silvano Alves
  • 2009 Cody Nance
  • 2008 Reese Cates
  • 2007 Clayton Williams
  • 2006 J.B. Mauney
  • 2005 Kody Lostroh
  • 2004 Zack Brown
  • 2003 Jody Newberry
  • 2002 Dan Henricks
  • 2001 Luke Snyder
  • 2000 Jason Bennett
  • 1999 Mike White •
  • 1998 Pete Hessman
  • 1997 Keith Adams
  • 1996 Ronnie Kitchens
  • 1995 Bubba Dunn
  • 1994 J.W. Hart

Rookie of the Year

  • 2015, 2014 - Tanner Byrne
  • 2013 - Aaron Roy
  • 2012 - Chad Besplug
  • 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 - Aaron Roy
  • 2007 - Scott Schiffner
  • 2006 - Jesse Torkelson
  • 2005 - Matt Roy
  • 2004, 2003 - Aaron Roy
  • 2002 - Reuben Geleynse
  • 2001, 2000 - B.J. Kramps

Glen Keeley Award Recipient

The Stock Contractor of the Year award goes to the stock contractor who has supplied the best bulls to Built Ford Tough Series events. This award is given based on a vote among bull riders.

The Rookie of the Year award goes to the rookie (first year of Built Ford Tough Series competition) bull rider who wins the most points of all first-year competitors.

The Lane Frost/Brent Thurman Award is for the highest-scoring single ride at the World Finals. It is named for Lane Frost, fatally injured during a competition in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1989, and Brent Thurman, fatally injured during the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in 1994.

The Glen Keeley Award is for the Canadian bull rider who earns the most points throughout the entire season. It is named for Glen Keeley, a Canadian bull rider who was fatally injured during the 2000 Ty Murray Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The PBR has some secondary awards, in addition to the World Championship, given out annually, many named after bull riders fatally injured during competition.[9]

Other Awards

• Bodacious was also the 1994-95 PRCA bull of the year.

  • 2015 - Sweet Pro's Long John
  • 2014, 2013 - Bushwacker
  • 2012 - Asteroid
  • 2011 - Bushwacker
  • 2010 - Bones
  • 2009 - Code Blue
  • 2008 - Bones
  • 2007 - Chicken on a Chain
  • 2006 - Mossy Oak Mudslinger
  • 2005 - Big Bucks
  • 2004, 2003, 2002 - Little Yellow Jacket
  • 2001, 2000 - Dillinger
  • 1999 - Cripple Creek's Promise Land
  • 1998 - Moody Blues
  • 1997 - Panhandle Slim
  • 1996 - Baby Face
  • 1995 - Bodacious

Bull of the Year

• Ty Murray was also the 1989-94 and 1998 PRCA world champion all-around rodeo cowboy as well as the 1993 & 1998 PRCA world champion bull rider.

• Ted Nuce was also the 1985 PRCA world champion bull rider.

  • 2015 Cooper Davis
  • 2014 Silvano Alves
  • 2013 J.B. Mauney
  • 2012, 2011 Robson Palermo
  • 2010 Renato Nunes
  • 2009 J.B. Mauney
  • 2008 Robson Palermo
  • 2007 Wiley Petersen
  • 2006 L.J. Jenkins
  • 2005 Guilherme Marchi
  • 2004 Mike Lee
  • 2003 Jody Newberry
  • 2002 J.W. Hart
  • 2001 Luke Snyder
  • 2000 Tater Porter
  • 1999 Ty Murray
  • 1998 Reed Corder
  • 1997 Troy Dunn
  • 1996 Ronnie Kitchens
  • 1995 Troy Dunn
  • 1994 Ted Nuce

World Finals Event Champions

• Shane Proctor was also the 2011 PRCA world champion bull rider.

• Ross Johnson was also the 2003 Championship Bull Riding (CBR) world champion.

  • 2015 Luis Blanco
  • 2014 Jason Malone
  • 2013 Chase Outlaw
  • 2012 Edevaldo Ferreira
  • 2011 Shane Proctor
  • 2010 Douglas Duncan
  • 2009 J.B. Mauney
  • 2008, 2007 Clayton Williams
  • 2006 J.B. Mauney
  • 2005 Edgard Oliveira
  • 2004 Ross Johnson •
  • 2003, 2002 Adriano Moraes
  • 2001 Paulo Crimber
  • 2000 Chris Shivers
  • 1999 Jason Bennett
  • 1998 Brian Herman
  • 1997 Chris Shivers
  • 1996 Troy Dunn
  • 1995 Tuff Hedeman

Touring Pro Division Champions

• Tuff Hedeman was also the 1986, 1989, and 1991 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) world champion bull rider.

PBR World Champions

PBR was bought by IMG in April 2015.

Canada, Brazil, Australia, and Mexico each have their own PBR tours, and points earned on those tours counts towards the U.S. qualifier standings and a spot in the PBR World Finals. A tour in China is scheduled to begin sometime in 2015 and PBR New Zealand was set to debut in Christchurch on November 13, 2014. Opportunities for expansion into Argentina are being explored as well.

The original CEO of the PBR was Sam Applebaum.[5] Then Randy Bernard became CEO of the PBR in 1995, a position he held until he resigned in 2010 to become the CEO of INDYCAR.[6] On February 23, 2011, the PBR announced that Jim Haworth had become its new CEO.[7] Then on June 29, 2015, the PBR announced that Haworth was promoted to Chairman, while COO Sean Gleason had become the new CEO.[8]

Total viewership, including event attendees and the television audience, grew 52 percent between 2002 and 2004. In 2004, 16.4 million fans watched or attended a PBR event. By 2008, over 100 million watched the PBR on television, and over 1.7 million attended a live event.

Randy Bernard, shown here in 2011, served as the CEO for Professional Bulls Riders from 1995 to 2010.

From 2007-2010, the PBR also hosted a team competition format called the PBR World Cup, where 25 bull riders (altogether representing five different countries) competed to win the title of best bull riders in the world.

Since 2003, the PBR has awarded its annual world champion a $1,000,000 bonus.

Riders attempt to stay on a bucking bull for eight seconds, and rides are judged based on both the rider's and the bull's performance, with two judges scoring the rider and two scoring the bull. At the end of each event, the top 15 riders compete in the short round, or "short go"; the rider with the highest point total from the entire event becomes the winner.

The PBR's premier tour, the Built Ford Tough Series (formerly the Bud Light Cup Series), includes at most 30 events across the United States every year. Pyrotechnics, pulsating music, and special effects open each event, and each features the top 35 riders in the world at the time. The season culminates in Las Vegas, where the PBR World Finals are held.

The PBR moved to its current headquarters in Pueblo, Colorado in 2006. Its original headquarters was located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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