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RULE CHANGES ANNOUNCED FOR 2017 BFTS SEASON

PBR World Champion Bucking Bull will now receive a $100,000 bonus; Top bull at PBR World Finals to receive a $25,000 bonus   PUEBLO, Colo. (December 27, 2016) –  In preparing for the 2017 Built Ford Tough Series season, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) has announced several changes affecting the PBR ...

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Rutkowski takes the belt

Texas man wins BFO Las Vegas Championship, pockets $21,500 in Sin City   LAS VEGAS – For Weston Rutkowski, Saturday was more than redemption. It was a mission accomplished. Rutkowski is a 27-year-old freestyle bullfighter who is chasing the first true world championship in nearly two decades, and he made ...

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Smidt flashes brilliance while setting round record!

Courtesy of the PRCA media department. LAS VEGAS – Defending Tie-down Roping World Champion Caleb Smidt had a nightmarish first four rounds at the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. The 27-year-old from Huntsville, Texas, placed fourth in Round 2, but had double-digit times in Rounds 1 ...

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Making the Big Move

Lippincott, Rhoads win qualifiers to advance to BFO Las Vegas Championship   LAS VEGAS – Tate Rhoads and Kyle Lippincott knew they needed to do something special during Friday’s Bullfighters Only qualifier if they were to advance to next week’s BFO Las Vegas Championship. They did. Both men started their ...

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PRCA Annual Awards Banquet at the South Point Hotel & Casino

2016 Award winners Courtesy of the PRCA media department and prorodeo.com. John Justin Standard of the West Committeeman of the Year… Steve Heathman, Coulee City (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo PRCA Media Awards Excellence in Rodeo Photography… Ric Andersen PRCA Media Awards Excellence in Rodeo Print Journalism… Brett Marshall, Garden City (Kan.) ...

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World All-Around Race is Wide Open

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – High-stakes drama is waiting to unfold in Las Vegas for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. The upcoming $10 million Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER – rodeo’s Super Bowl – takes place Dec. 1-10 at the Thomas & Mack Center, beginning at 6:45 p.m. (PT) ...

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Earning Their Right to Fight

Bullfighters Only qualifying event opens the door for the sport’s rising stars   LAS VEGAS – There’s something special that happens when athletes reach toward their championship dreams. That’s the case for 12 men who will be part of the Bullfighters Only Las Vegas Championship qualifier round, set for 3:30 ...

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Netflix Star Pacheco extends PBR World Lead in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE – PBR (Professional Bull Riders) world No. 1 bull rider Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) held off two-time World Champion J.B. Mauney for the second year in a row in Mauney’s home state and defended his Charlotte Invitational, presented by Cooper Tires, title with an 88.5-point ride on Crazy Horse (Rocking ...

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Dirteater Wins 3rd Event of the 2016 Season in Springfield

Pacheco reclaims world lead with PFIWestern.com Invitational performance Courtesy of the PBR media department.   SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Cherokee Kid Ryan Dirteater became the first rider to win three Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) events this season when he capped a perfect 4-for-4 weekend with an ...

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Marchi earns victory with 3-for-3 performance in Thackerville

Courtesy of the PBR media department. Davis extends world lead with second-place finish during the WinStar World Casino and Resort Invitational THACKERVILLE, Okla. – A year ago, 2008 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Champion Guilherme Marchi left Thackerville, Oklahoma, with a torn up knee and an early end to his 2015 ...

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