The winners of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) BlueDEF Bucking Madness: Bull Rider Reality Series have been determined.
On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10, after more than a three-month search for the next PBR bull riding star, the Top 2 finalists will put their skills and talent to the test against the best up-and-coming bull riders in the world and the stars of the PBRâ€™s elite Built Ford Tough Series during the BlueDEF Finals at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
Their journey, from the contest entry process and semifinalist selection, through the Bucking Madness Boot Camp, their initial PBR competition at the BlueDEF Velocity Tour event in Cleveland, Ohio, and ultimately to the BlueDEF Finals in Louisville, has been documented and will air as a series of webisodes on BuckingMadness.com. A one-hour special recounting their adventure, â€œCowboy Madness,â€ will also air on CBS Sports Network.
Below is the PBR BlueDEF Bucking Madness: Bull Rider Reality Series schedule:
Bucking Madness Webisode 1 â€“ Monday, Sept. 28
Bucking Madness Webisode 2 – Thursday, Oct. 1
Bucking Madness Webisode 3 – Monday, Oct. 5
Bucking Madness Webisode 4 – Wednesday, Oct. 7
Bucking Madness Webisode 5 – Friday, Oct. 9
Bucking Madness Webisode 6 – Monday, Oct. 12
Bucking Madness Webisode 7 – Wednesday, Oct. 14
Bucking Madness Webisode 8 – Friday, Oct. 16
Cowboy Madness â€“ CBS Sports Network – Monday, Oct. 19 â€“ 9 p.m. ET
Meet Cody Brewer (Cookeville, Tennessee); Patrick Chee (Pinedale, New Mexico); Danny Joe Fowler (Bakersfield, California); Jake Gowdy (Bristol, Oklahoma); Ricky Hallum (Norco, California); Justin McCall (Hamilton, New Jersey); Ryan Miller (Waterloo, Indiana); Dustin Ratchford (Wynnewood, Oklahoma); Braden Richardson (Jasper, Texas); and Travis Smith (Marshall, Missouri), as they learn from the best – BlueDEF Built Ford Tough Series riders Matt Triplett, J.W. Harris, Nathan Schaper, Douglas Duncan and three-time and reigning PBR World Champion Silvano Alves. Then, see them display their skills to a panel of judges that includes two-time PBR World Champion Justin McBride, PBR co-founder and livestock director Cody Lambert and PBR Event Manager Jerome Robinson. Their reward: a chance to compete and win their share of the $150,000 PBR BlueDEF Finals total purse.
Tickets for the two-day BlueDEF Finals start at only $18 and are available now at ticketmaster.com and the KFC Yum! Center Box Office. See the Top 10 stars from the elite Built Ford Tough Series, the Top 30 riders from the BlueDEF Velocity Tour, the champions from PBRâ€™s international tours in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico, and the Bucking Madness winners.
Fans can win as well. Bucking Madness is also sending a pair of lucky fans to Las Vegas to watch the Top 40 bull riders in the world compete for the $1 million 2015 PBR World Championship title at the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals taking place at the Thomas & Mack Center on Oct. 21-25. Enter at www.buckingmadness.com for a chance to win airfare, hotel accommodations and tickets for two (2) to the five-day event. The sweepstakes ends Sept. 30.
October will mark the 22nd time the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals takes place in Las Vegas where the best bull riders in the sport and the best bulls will be showcased. With a $1 million bonus on the line for the seasonâ€™s greatest bull rider, and a $50,000 check for the seasonâ€™s best bovine athlete, the competition will be tight, the battles fierce and the non-stop action unprecedented. Tickets are available now and can be ordered at www.unlvtickets.com or by calling 1-866-PBR-SHOW (866-727-7469).
About Old World Industries
Old World Industries, LLC is among the largest privately-held companies competing in the automotive aftermarket. The Northbrook, Illinois-based company enjoys a presence in various consumer and commercial product markets in more than 50 countries worldwide. Old World’s brands include a full line of PEAKÂ® automotive products including Antifreeze, Motor Oil, Washer Fluid, Electronics and Wiper Blades; BlueDEFÂ® Diesel Exhaust Fluid and equipment; Fleet ChargeÂ® Fully Formulated Coolant; Final ChargeÂ® Heavy Duty Global Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant; SIERRAÂ® Antifreeze; SmartBLADEâ„¢ Premium Wiper Blades; and HERCULINERÂ® Truck Bed Liner Kits. For more information, please visit PEAKAuto.com and BlueDEF.com.
About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR)
The premier bull riding organization in the world, which was recently purchased from private equity firm Spire Capital Partners by WME|IMG, the global leader in entertainment, sports and media, began as a dream of 20 bull riders 23 years ago and is now a global sports phenomenon. PBR broadcasts reach more than half a billion households in 40 nations and territories around the world, and more than 3 million fans attend live events each year. On its elite Built Ford Tough Series, the PBR features the Top 35 bull riders in the world and the top bulls in the business. The televised Built Ford Tough Series, the BlueDEF Velocity Tour, the Touring Pro Division and the PBRâ€™s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico have paid more than $140 million in earnings to its athletes. Twenty-seven men have earned more than $1 million, including three-time World Champion Silvano Alves who, in just 54 months, won more than $5.2 million to become the richest bull rider in history. 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.