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The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) bring the toughest sport on dirt back to Madison Square Garden
to begin their 25th anniversary season
Jess Lockwood, the youngest PBR World Champion and winner of the
2017 NYC event leads the top 35 bull riders back to New York City
NEW YORK – The PBR (Professional Bull Riders) will celebrate 25 years as the toughest sport on earth when the league opens its 2018 season in New York City for the 12thconsecutive year. The PBR’s brand of thrilling, high-flying rides and jaw-dropping wrecks will buck into Madison Square Garden on January 5-7 for the Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden.
The three-day event is the first of four PBR Majors in 2018 that will offer increased prize money and bonus points to the world’s 35 top bull riders, as well as a unique format that will test the sport’s best in a punishing competition in which one in 15 rides ends in injury. Tickets are on sale now for this hotly-anticipated event.
The action begins on Friday, January 5 at 8 p.m., 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, January 6 and 6:45 p.m. and on Sunday, January 7 at 1:45 p.m. Tickets start at $28, include tax and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or via phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the MSG Box Office or via phone at 866-858-0088.
The Top-35 bull riders in the world will take on their 2,000-pound bovine opponents atop 750 tons of dirt spread 8 inches deep across the home of the New York Rangers and New York Knicks. The riders will each be striving to win their share of the $140,000 event purse. The PBR has awarded more than $1.2 million in New York City in the last decade, as well as valuable world standings points that count toward the season’s overall $1 million PBR World Championship title.
Last season, young gun Jess Lockwood bookended his history-making season when he began the year off at The Garden with a perfect 4-for-4 weekend in NYC to capture his first event title of the season. He then ended the season being named the PBR’s youngest World Champion in its 25-year history. Other winners in New York City include, two-time PBR world champion J.B. Mauney (2007, 2009, 2014) who is one ride away from being the third rider ever to achieve 500 qualified rides, world champion Guilherme Marchi (2015), Valdiron de Oliveira (2008, 2011), Shane Proctor (2010), Cody Nance (2012), Robson Palermo (2013), Fabiano Vieira (2014), and Paulo Lima (2016).
PBR Elite Seats will be available for those wanting a true VIP experience. Located in an exclusive section of the arena immediately next to the chutes and all the action, the PBR Elite Seats are priced at $600 each and will give fans the VIP experience of a lifetime; a pre-event reception with refreshments, backstage tours featuring a PBR 101 presentation, and meet-and-greet with top PBR stars. These seats are also available now.
As the opening stop of the 2018 25th Anniversary Tour, NYC will open-up a fierce 26 stop tour that will rival anything MSG has to offer.
The 2018 schedule will include stops in Chicago, Anaheim, Dallas, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Sacramento. The season will culminate with the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas where the 2018 PBR World Champion, the bull rider who earns the most PBR world points during the season, will receive the coveted World Championship belt buckle and $1 million bonus.
About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR)
The world’s premier bull riding organization began as a dream of 20 bull riders 24 years ago and is now a global sports phenomenon. On its Elite Tour the PBR features the Top 35 bull riders in the world and the top bulls in the business. The televised PBR Elite Tour, the PBR Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT), the PBR Touring Pro Division (TPD) and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico have paid more than $170 million in earnings to its athletes. Thirty bull riders have earned more than $1 million, including two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney who has become the top-earning athlete in Western sports history with more than $7 million in career earnings. In May 2015, PBR was acquired by Endeavor, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion. For more information on the PBR, go to PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.