PBR Blue DEF Velocity Tour announces field of competitors
At Valley View Casino Center on November 8
PUEBLO, CO – The Professional Bull Riders Blue DEF Velocity Tour is making its debut at Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd, with athletes from around the world that will be competing November 8 for one day of exciting bull riding action.
Headlining the competition are the fifth ranked bull rider in the world, Mike Lee (Decatur, TX) and seventh ranked Cody Nance (Paris, TN). Also competing in San Diego are Chase Outlaw (Hamburg, AR), Marco Eguchi (Poa Sao Paulo, Brazil), and Kasey Hayes (Liberal, KS), who are all ranked in the Top 20. Before facing some of the rankest bulls in the world in San Diego, they will also be competing at the Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on October 22-26.
The Blue DEF Velocity Tour provides an opportunity for riders to compete in PBR-sanctioned events to earn points towards qualifying for the nationally-televised Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS), which is comprised of the Top 35 bull riders in the world. The Velocity Tour is part of the PBR’s international tour schedule and there’s nothing minor-league about it. These are young men dreaming of the big time. To make it, they have to get past some of the most famous bucking bulls in the sport and superstar veterans looking to stand in their way.
The event starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 8. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $15, and are available at the Valley View Casino Center box office, www.axs.com, and by telephone at (888) 929-7849.
About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR)
The world’s premier bull riding organization, the PBR, turns 21 in 2014. In just two decades, the dream of 20 bull riders has become a global sports phenomenon with PBR broadcasts reaching more than half a billion households in 50 nations and territories around the world, and more than 2.5 million fans attending live events each year. PBR has paid out more than $130 million in earnings to its athletes, and 25 riders have earned more than $1 million, including Justin McBride with $5.5 million ― the most of any western sports athlete in history. 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 at http://www.YouTube.com/PBR.
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