PUEBLO, Colo. (September 16, 2010) - The Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division will be at Resistol Arena in Mesquite, Texas, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets begin at $15 and can be purchased here.
The TPD is the minor-league tour of the PBR, where both established veterans and newcomers to the professional ranks compete against some of the most famous bucking bulls. The TPD gives riders the opportunity to compete in PBR-sanctioned events while earning money to qualify for the Built Ford Tough Series, which is comprised of the Top 40 bull riders in the world. Every five events on the BFTS, riders (based on points) who have slipped below the Top 30 are dropped from the BFTS and the Top 5 riders (based on money earned) from the TPD are allowed to move into the BFTS.
The BFTS will be at JQH Arena in Springfield, Mo., on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the PFIwestern.com Invitational presented by Bass Pro Shops.
The 2010 PBR season has been the sport’s most competitive season ever. The first 26 events of the 2010 BFTS have produced 19 different winners; the standings lead has changed 11 times; and six different riders have been ranked first. In addition, there are seven riders in the Top 10 with an event win, and 13 in the Top 20.
Austin Meier of Kinta, Okla., has the most wins with five, while Renato Nunes of Buritama, Brazil, has three, and Valdiron de Oliveira of Aparecida de Goiania, Brazil, and rookie Silvano Alves of Pilar, Brazil, each have two wins. Meier and J.B. Mauney have each been ranked first three different times while Nunes has been on top twice.
About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR)
The PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. More than 100 million viewers annually watch over 400 hours of primetime PBR programming on VERSUS, NBC, CBS and networks around the world. The PBR has awarded over $100 million in prize money and 20 riders have earned over $1 million including Justin McBride with $5.5 million, the most of any western-sports athlete in history. The PBR was nominated as 2010 Sports League of the Year at the Sports Business Journal Sports Business Awards alongside the National Football League, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball. Nearly two million fans attend elite 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/TeamPBR and http://twitter.com/TEAMPBR.
Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division Event Results:
US Bank/Pendleton PBR Classic Enterprise Rent-A-Car TPD
Sept. 13-14 at Pendleton, Ore.
1 (tie), Ross Coleman, Molalla, Ore., and Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M., 171.5 points.
3, Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore., 171 points.
Cord McCoy Invitational TPD
Sept. 11 at Atlantic, Iowa
1, Stetson Lawrence, Trenton, N.D., 175.5 points.
2, Davey Dyke, Fremont, Iowa, 170 points.
3, Lane Lindsay, Hot Springs, S.D., 165.5 points.
Gold County Fair TPD
Sept. 11 at Auburn, Calif.
1, Keith Roquemore, Laytonville, Calif., 84 points.
2, Scottie Knapp, Albuquerque, N.M., 83 points.
3, Dwayne Hargo, Somerset, Calif., 72 points.
Bull Ball in the Fall TPD
Sept. 11 at Fredericksburg, Texas
1, Ronnie Kitchens, Kemp, Texas, 176 points.
2, Francisco Morales, Jrapunto, Mexico, 175.5 points.
Elliott Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas, 172.5 points.
Lazy H Arena TPD
Sept. 10-11 at Jacksonville, N.C.
1, Josh Faircloth, Randleman, N.C., 85 points.
2, Josh Faircloth, Randleman, N.C., 83 points.
3, Brenton Chaffin, Ryner, Va., 82.5 points.