World’s Top 35 bull riders, fiercest bulls compete in the
Jack Daniel’s Invitational on Sept 7-8, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn … August 2, 2012 – The Professional Bull Riders are bringing the “Toughest 8 Second in Sports” back to Nashville for the 14th time when the Top 35 bull riders in the world compete on the fiercest bucking bulls on the planet in the Jack Daniel’s Invitational. All of the action will take place at the Bridgestone Arena on Friday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m.
The nationally-televised PBR Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) features the best, highest-paid bull riders in the world, including home state favorite and 2009 Rookie of the Year, Cody Nancy of Paris, TN.
Tickets begin at $10, and are on sale at the Bridgestone Arena box office, www.ticketmaster.com, and by telephone at(800) 745-3000.
Fans will witness thrilling 8-second rides and jaw-dropping wrecks throughout the adrenaline-fueled performance, as the PBR’s brave cowboys risk it all against monstrous animal athletes that can weigh as much as 2,000 pounds.
Competing for more than $125,000 in total prize money, each of the Top 35 riders in the world will ride on Friday and Saturday. Following Round 1 on Friday, the riders with the 10 highest cumulative scores will each compete with one more bull. Following Round 3 on Saturday, the riders with the 10 highest cumulative scores will advance to the Built Ford Tough Championship Round where they will compete with one more bull. The overall event winner will be the rider with the highest combined score from all four rounds, earning $30,000 for first place.
Nashville is the 23rd of 29 stops on the 2012 BFTS schedule, which opened on Jan. 6-8 with capacity crowds at Madison Square Garden in New York. The season will conclude Oct. 24-28 in Las Vegas with the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals, where the PBR World Champion will be crowned and awarded a $1 million bonus. The richest bull riding event in the world, the World Finals has a total purse of more than $2 million.
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About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR)
The PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the PBR. In just two decades, the dream of 20 bull riders has become a global sports phenomenon that is televised worldwide. More than 100 million viewers annually watch primetime PBR programming on networks around the world including CBS, CBS Sports Network, NBC, and NBC Sports Network. The PBR has awarded over $100 million in prize money and 25 riders have earned over $1 million, including Justin McBride with $5.5 million – the most of any Western-sports athlete in history. Nearly 2 million fans attend Built Ford Tough Series and Touring Pro Division events each year. For more information on the PBR, go to www.pbr.com, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at http://twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube athttp://www.YouTube.com/PBR.