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- The Fairfax/DC PBR event is part of the 25th PBR: Unleash the Beast featuring the top 35 bull riders in the world against the best bulls in the industry.
- The PBR IS NOT a rodeo - it’s over two hours of intense bull riding action!
- During a night of heart-pounding, bone-crushing action, fans can look forward to seeing a star-studded line-up of athletes.
The world’s premier bull riding organization began as a dream of 20 bull riders 25 years ago and now operates in five countries. On its elite tour, the organization features the top 35 bull riders in the world and the top bulls in the business. The televised 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast, along with 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 $184 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 is the top-earning athlete in Western sports history with more than $7.2 million in career earnings. PBR is part of the Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) network. For more information on the PBR, go to PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Instagram at Instagram.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.
- 750 tons of dirt is brought in each weekend for a PBR event
- Over 50 bucking bulls are brought to the event
- It takes 7 semi-trucks to load in all the supplies for the event
- It takes a crew of 30 guys set up for 36 hours for the show to take place
- An average PBR bucking bull weighs 1700-2000 lbs.
- An average bull rider weighs 140 lbs.
- Rank – A bull that is very difficult to ride is considered ‘rank’
- “That bull right there, he’s a rank one, I tell ya.”
- Cover – When a rider ‘covers’ his bull, he has successfully ridden a bull for 8 seconds
- “Hell yeah, he covered that one.”
- Chaps – Most people mis-pronounce this word, say like with an “s” (shaps)
- Draw – An event’s list of bull riders and the bulls they are paired with
- “Dustin, what’d you draw tonight?”
- Down in the well- Saying used by riders to describe a situation in which a bull is spinning in one direction and the force of the spin pulls the rider down the side of the bull into the motion’s vortex.
- “Ah he’s done for, he’s got him down in the well.”
- Fades – A bull that fades during a ride moves backward while simultaneously spinning or bucking in one or more direction
- “Oh shucks, he’s gonna buck him off cuz he’s fadin’ fast.”
- Muley- Term used to describe a bull without horns
- “He done got stepped on by that brown muley.”