Now, you can follow Professional Bull Riders on their YouTube Channel, for livestreamed events as well as original programming, interviews, highlights and your videos, YouTube informs.
Headquartered in Colo., the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. was created in 1992 when a group of 20 visionary bull riders broke away from the traditional rodeo scene seeking mainstream attention for the sport of professional bull riding. Each rider invested a hard-earned $1,000, a few of them borrowing from family and friends, to start the PBR.
More than 1,200 bull riders from the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico hold PBR memberships. They compete in more than 300 bull riding events per year on either the elite tour, which is the Built Ford Tough Series, the Touring Pro Division, or the PBR International circuits (PBR Australia, PBR Brazil, PBR Canada and PBR Mexico). The ultimate goal for PBR athletes each year is to qualify for the prestigious PBR World Finals in Las Vegas where the coveted title of PBR World Champion is decided.
The 20 original PBR founders took a serious gamble when they pooled their limited resources to fund the grass roots operation; however the risk has certainly paid off.
You can catch livestreamed events on:
- January 6 from Madison Square Garden in NYC
- April 21 from Des Moines, Iowa
- April 28 from Uncasville, Connecticut
- May 5 from Billings, Montana
- May 18 from Pueblo, Colorado
- And more to come
To get you ready to ride, here’s a quick look at the 2011 season: