WARRANT AND PBR ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION

WARRANT AND PBR ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION

New PBR Party Anthem, Music Video, and Live Shows Highlight New Partnership

PUEBLO, CO – PBR (Professional Bull Riders) is partnering with iconic band Warrant for its new “party anthem,” as well as a custom music video for PBR Bars and live concerts for PBR fans at select events. One such concert will be Friday, Feb. 10 at PBR Big Sky in Kansas City’s Power and Light District.

Warrant has recorded a foot-stomping remake of Merle Haggard’s classic, “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink,” which is also set to appear on the band’s next album Louder Harder Faster being released on Frontier Records in mid-April.

Warrant’s rousing version of the song, which was a number-one hit in October 1980 for Haggard, along with a music video featuring the band, top riders and bulls, will soon be a mainstay for PBR fans. The song will be played every night at midnight in the seven (soon to be nine) PBR Bars across the country as a clarion call for the good times to continue. The PBR-branded bars are located in Baltimore, Hampton (Virginia), Las Vegas, Kansas City, Louisville, Philadelphia, and St. Louis. Additional PBR Bars will be opening soon in Atlanta and Norfolk, VA.

Warrant will roll out its music video for “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” at an official kickoff party at PBR St Louis in Ballpark Village on February 25, accompanied by a live performance. The video will be shot this evening at the PBR Big Sky in Kansas City, where the band will perform the night before the Kansas City Clash Presented by Express Employment Professionals.

In addition to the Kansas City and St. Louis concerts, Warrant will perform at other stops of the Built Ford Tough Series Tour, including Nashville, Sioux Falls, and twice in Las Vegas – at Las Vegas Helldorado Days in May and the 2017 PBR World Finals in November. Additional dates will be announced as the PBR season progresses.

“PBR is the ‘loudest, fastest and hardest’ sport in the country, and we are big fans of the athletes who lay it on the line doing what they love,” says Erik Turner, Warrant’s rhythm guitarist and co-founder. “Creating a party anthem is what Warrant loves to do and getting a chance to create one for the ‘toughest sport on dirt’ is a bonus. We’re pumped up to rock PBR Bars and events all year long.”

“The PBR was just getting started as Warrant was coming off the double platinum success of Cherry Pie, and fans have been hearing their hits at our events the past 24 years,” said Sean Gleason, CEO, PBR. “During the 2016 PBR World Finals, we were fortunate to have Warrant headline Saturday night in Toshiba Plaza, and they put on an incredible show for our fans. When we found out the members of the band are PBR fans, we jumped at the chance to work together on a custom music project and to make them a featured act during the 2017 season.”

Warrant will participate in a meet and greet with fans at the Frontier Communications Showdown in Anaheim on Saturday, February 4. The band will sign autographs and take pictures with fans from 5.30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the PBR Rewards booth, located inside the arena.

PBR’s partnership with Warrant follows a successful music and marketing collaboration with Steven Tyler who recently became the sport’s official voice with “Hold On (Won’t Let Go),” which now opens all PBR on CBS telecasts and is featured in PBR marketing. Tyler performed the song live in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas during the 2016 PBR World Finals, and it is also featured on his latest album, “Everybody Comes from Somewhere,” which debuted at number-one on the country music charts.

Formed in 1984 in Hollywood, Calif., Warrant has sold over 10 million albums. The band first came into the national spotlight with their Double Platinum debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, with the single, “Heaven,” reaching No. 1 in Rolling Stone Hot 100 and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band continued its success in the early 1990s with the Double Platinum album Cherry Pie which provided the hit album titled song and music video. The band’s other hit singles include: “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries,” “I Saw Red,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and “Sex Ain’t Love.” For more information on the band, see WarrantRocks.com

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About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders)

The world’s premier bull riding organization began as a dream of 20 bull riders 24 years ago and is now a global sports phenomenon. 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 PBR Built Ford Tough Series, the PBR Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour, the PBR Touring Pro Division and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico have paid more than $150 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 has become the top-earning athlete in Western sports history with more than $7 million in career earnings. In May 2015, PBR was acquired by WME | IMG, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion. 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.

PRCA Press Release Feb 6, 2017

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Press Release

2/6/2017

FORT WORTH, Texas –

PRCA Press Release Feb 6, 2017 Saddle bronc rider Jake Wright held down the fort by winning the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas, for the second year in a row.
“A lot of guys go their whole career hoping to win that one, and I am pumped to win it another year,” Wright said. “I’m stoked – at a loss for words. Growing up, I saw Cody (Wright, Jake’s older brother) win it many times (2011, 2013-14). Watching him do good, I wanted the same success, so I went in there hoping for the best.”
The 27-year-old Milford, Utah, cowboy improved on his 2016 Fort Worth win by 4.5 points, riding for 255.5 points on three head, an arena record.
“I think I rode better this year,” Wright said. “(ProRodeo Hall of Famer) Shawn Davis said ‘the day you have a perfect ride, you might as well hang up your saddle.’ I told (ProRodeo Hall of Famer) Billy Etbauer, when I was 19 or 20, that ‘I think I have this figured out,’ and he said, ‘call me when you do.’
“I’ve always thought about that – keep striving to be better – and I want to win the world championship something fierce.”
Wright was battling the flu while competing, but luck was on his side when it came to the draw, as he’d ridden J Bar J’s Special Time during Round 3 of the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
“He bucks hard, and a lot of guys don’t like him, but I get along with him really good,” Wright said. “I didn’t know what I had until I got here, and when I looked at the sheet I was like ‘heck yeah.'”
Wright won the average by 1.5 points by placing seventh in the first round with an 83 and then splitting the win in Round 2 and the final round.
“I had a good attitude and was pumped to be in the short round,” Wright said. “When you are in the short round in Fort Worth you might as well have fun like at the (National) Finals, just keep doing what you did to get there.”
Wright got a call from two-time World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Taos Muncy shortly after his win at Fort Worth.
“Taos was being funny and asked if they were going to make a statue of me at the rodeo, and I said I’d be alright with it,” Wright said. “Fort Worth has been good to me my whole career, and I love going to that rodeo. The greats have rode in that same building, on that same dirt.”
Wright was eighth in the 2016 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings, and he’s off to an identical start to 2017, so he has his eyes set on what would be his sixth-consecutive WNFR.
“That buckle is in my sights every year,” Wright said.
Winning Fort Worth has given Wright a $13,998 boost in the 2017 world standings.
“The winter run is just kicking off, and now the fun really begins,” Wright said. “It always gives you a boost to get on a roll in the winter – you get good confidence and you are riding good. This man is just starting to catch on fire.”
Other winners at the $665,546 rodeo were bareback rider Tim O’Connell (336 points on four head), and bull rider Dave Mason (235.5 on three head).
Bill Tutor won the Lake Charles bareback riding title with a 90-point score on Korkow Rodeo’s Pilsey Power, tying him with Winn Ratliff and Wyatt Bloom – who scored 90 on HiLo Pro Rodeo’s Wilson Sanchez this weekend at the McAlester (Okla.) Pro Rodeo – for the highest-scored ride of the 2017 season. Bull rider Tristan Mize had an 89.5-point ride on Smith, Harper & Morgan’s Red Cloud to win the SW District Fat Stock Show & Rodeo (Lake Charles, La.). That was tied for the third highest-scored ride of 2017 season with Cole Melancon’s 89.5-point ride on Sutton Rodeos’ Judas Jan. 28 in Rapid City, S.D., which won the Division 2 Xtreme Bulls event.

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The beat goes on.

Other winners at the $92,800 rodeo were Team Coors bareback rider Orin Larsen (86 points on C5 McDonald’s Spit Fire), Team Justin Boots saddle bronc rider Zeke Thurston (87.5 points on Sutton Rodeos’ Chuckulator),) and Team RAM bull rider Cole Melancon (89 points on Burch Rodeo’s Alabama High Test).

News & Notes from the rodeo trail

The St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo

announced Feb. 3 the hiring of its first general manager, Cindy Schonholtz. Schonholtz will assume the duties of general manager May 1 at the rodeo, which is billed as the Nation’s Greatest Fourth of July Rodeo. Schonholtz goes to Oregon from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, where she worked as the Animal Welfare and Membership Development Coordinator. While at the PRCA, she created the Industry Outreach Department and served as its director. She currently serves as president and CEO of the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, which helps injured rodeo athletes and their families with financial assistance while the athlete is injured and cannot work or rodeo. “For several years, the board has contemplated the hiring of a full time general manager,” said Wally Pohlschneider, St. Paul Rodeo Board of Directors president. “As the St. Paul Rodeo has grown to be the 11th-biggest regular-season PRCA rodeo, virtually every rodeo of our size maintains full-time staff positions. We were not willing to compromise the quality of our organization or rodeo by hiring someone who did not meet our St. Paul standards, and add value to our organization.” This year’s St. Paul Rodeo is June 30 through July 4. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased online at St Paul Rodeo … California Rodeo Salinas is hosting an old-fashioned barn dance from 7-11 (PT) on April 22 at The Barn in Salinas. Tickets are $25 per person, and include small bites provided by Famous Dave’s, a no-host bar and music by Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe Band. The proceeds from this event will benefit the California Rodeo Salinas Hall of Fame. The Barn is located at 1563 Old Stage Road in Salinas. For directions, information and to purchase tickets go to: California Salinas . Call 831.775.3100 to reserve your spot … Hadley Barrett and Dr. Jerry Thompson will be inducted into the Nebraska Sandhills Cowboy Hall of Fame June 10in Valentine, Neb. Barrett, originally from North Platte, has been announcing the Buffalo Bill Rodeo in North Platte since 1964. Thompson, of Stockman’s Veterinary Clinic, has been assisting with animal welfare and veterinary services at the Buffalo Bill Rodeo since the 1970s, and has been a member of the rodeo committee for 15 years … The rodeo program is among budget cutbacks approved by the Hastings (Neb.) College board of trustees as it wrestles with an operational deficit of more than $3 million. A message posted online last week by President Don Jackson says the trustees have approved a plan to realize $2.3 million in savings during the 2017-18 school year by eliminating or consolidating some staff positions and taking other belt-tightening steps. The plans for 2018-19 include eliminating three to four faculty positions, three to four staff positions and ending the rodeo program. The college competes as part of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association … The 85th annual San Angelo (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo officially started Feb. 3. The annual Santa Fe Trail Ride kicked off Jan. 27, in Sterling County, and arrived at the San Angelo Fairgrounds Feb. 2. Trail riders participated in the rodeo parade Feb. 4. The San Angelo Rodeo concludes Feb. 15-17 … Last week, the Texas Tech University rodeo team hired Stetson Corman as its new coach. At 23 years old, Corman is the youngest head coach in the history of the program. Corman rodeoed at Tech, and graduated last May … The National High School Rodeo Association has voted to hold its 2020 and 2021 championship events in Lincoln, Neb., at the Lancaster Event Center. Specific dates for the 2020 and 2021 finals are pending, but the rodeo will be in July. The 2017 NHSFR will be July 16-22 in Gillette, Wyo. The 2018 and 2019 NHSFR will be in Rock Springs, Wyo.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“The thing about rodeo is you have to be confident – and if you aren’t confident, it doesn’t matter how much you win. We are confident in each other.”
-Cory Petska, team roping heeler, said after winning the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Feb. 4 with his partner Erich Rogers.

Next Up

Feb. 9 Bell County PRCA Rodeo, Belton, Texas, begins
Feb. 9 Dixie National Rodeo, Jackson, Miss., begins
Feb. 9 San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo, begins
Feb. 10 Rotary Rodeo, Starkville, Miss., begins
Feb. 10 72nd annual Yuma (Ariz.) Jaycees Silver Spur Rodeo, begins

The PRCA, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the largest and oldest professional rodeo-sanctioning body in the world. The recognized leader in ProRodeo, the PRCA is committed to maintaining the highest standards. The PRCA, a membership-based organization, sanctions approximately 600 rodeos annually, and there are more than 30 million fans in the U.S. The PRCA showcases the world’s best cowboys by televising the sport’s premier events, including the Wrangler Champions Challenge and the world-renowned Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on CBS Sports Net (DISH channel 158, DirecTV channel 221). The Justin Boots Playoffs and Championships, RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, All American ProRodeo Finals, and the PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour will also air on CBS Sports Net, as well as live stream at Wrangler Network. PRCA-sanctioned rodeos raise more than $26 million for local and national charities. For comprehensive coverage of the cowboy sport, read the ProRodeo Sports News, the official publication of the PRCA, and for daily updates of news and results visit the PRCA’s official website, www.prorodeo.com.

© Copyright 2017 ProRodeo Cowboys Association. All rights reserved.

Nogueira’s all-around title headlines Round 10 madness

Nogueira’s all-around title headlines Round 10 madness

    LAS VEGAS
  • It’s party time in Brazil – and for good reason.
    A country with deep rodeo roots finally has its first world champion in Junior Nogueira.
    The team roping heeler won the all-around gold buckle during the 10th and final night of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.
    “I’m very happy, and not just for myself, but for my family, friends and everyone in Brazil,” Nogueira said. “I hope this gives kids in Brazil, and around the world, inspiration that anything is possible if you put your trust in God.”
    The 26-year-old native of Presidente Prudente, Brazil, combined with his heeler, Kaleb Driggers, to place sixth in Round 10, which was enough to earn Nogueira the gold all-around buckle.
    Nogueira’s season total of $231,728 earned him the title by less than $4,000 over steer wrestler Clayton Hass. However, he was upset that he and Driggers didn’t win the team roping world titles – they both finished second in the world.

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2016 World Finals Cowgirls Futurity

2016 World Finals Cowgirls Futurity

American Bucking Bull Inc November 2nd 2016

By Philip Leimbach

The Winners

The 2016 World Finals Cowgirls Futurity kicked off with a load of excitement in the air, the Cowgirls of the American Bucking Bulls took center stage in the Cowgirls futurity. With names like Davis, Locke and McCoy, it was 2016 Professional Bull Riders Heroes and Legends Honoree LeAnn Hart who took the crown with her bull Crash. Crash’s score of 88.67 was enough by a third of a point to hold off 12B Hellfire. Hellfire owned by Carly Hodges and D&H Cattle company scored an 88.33.

Third through Fifth

Other winners of the 2016 World Finals Cowgirls Futurity were Firefly from Large and Owens scored an 87.00, Page B14 by Jo Black and D&H Cattle company scored an 87 to tie for third and Mighty Mouse from LeAnn Hart came in 5th with a score of 85.67.

Congratulations to all of the ladies on a great job. Look forward to seeing them next year.

PBR World Finals 2016 Round 3

PBR World Finals 2016 Round 3

By Pollie Williams

Kaique Pacheco

Kaique needed a score, badly. So Kaique being the old pro that he is at the ripe old age of 23 the Brazilian sensation came roaring out at the PBR World Finals 2016 in round 3 on Crazy Horse of Rocking I Rodeo company and put up a night high 89 points to take the lead. Kaique who has had Cooper Davis and JB Mauney breathing down his neck for the title, came out of the chutes strong and never let off the gas as he took home the 300 points as he increased his lead by over two hundred points.

Kaique Pacheco rides Crazy Horse of Rocking I Rodeo for a score of 89 to further his lead in the 2016 PBR World Finals.
Kaique Pacheco rides Crazy Horse of Rocking I Rodeo for a score of 89 to further his lead in the 2016 PBR World Finals.

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Professional Bull Riders Round 2

Professional Bull Riders Round 2

By Pollie Williams
 Photos from Double P Tack

Professional Bull Riders Round 2 is in the books. As the Professional Bull Riders kicked off Round 2 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The race for the number one spot was highlighted for both Cowboy and Bovine. The largest question was; how many Cowboys could conquer the toughest pen of bulls? Even with the challenging change of venue for many fans, the new T-Mobile Arena is beginning to grow on the fans as they get use to the state of the art facility.
While the PBR had a great show lined up for the fans on Wednesday night with legendary rocker George Thorogood, Thursday night had the fans on their feet. Superstar Rick Springfield raised the roof as the iconic rocker and actor brought high energy to one of the biggest sports stages in the world. Eat your heart out National Football League.

Rick Springfield rocked the PBR 2016 World Finals at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
Rick Springfield rocked the PBR 2016 World Finals at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

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PBR Finals Wednesday 2016

PBR Finals Wednesday 2016

By Pollie Williams

New Venue

PBR Finals Wednesday 2016 – New night new venue, for over twenty years the Professional Bull Riders enjoyed the confines of the comfortable and familiar Thomas and Mack Arena at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. But 2016 rang in an end to a great year for the Professional Bull Riders and they end it by partying hardy at the new T-Mobile Arena. Located right off the “Strip” behind the New York New York Casino, the T-Mobile Arena is a brand new state of the art arena. With a park like entrance the T-Mobile Arena is shaping up to me a fan mecca.

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Ultimate Freestyle Bullfighting Round 2

Ultimate Freestyle Bullfighting Round 2

Some photos from the Ultimate Freestyle Bullfighting Round 2 courtesy of Philip at Double P Tack

Action photos from the Ultimate Freestyle Bullfighting Championship at the PBR Fan Zone during the PBR BlueDef Finals. Photos from Double P Tack
Action photos from the Ultimate Freestyle Bullfighting Championship at the PBR Fan Zone during the PBR BlueDef Finals. Photos from Double P Tack

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Ultimate Freestyle Bullfights

Ultimate Freestyle Bullfights

10/30/2016

Philip Leimbach, Photo Editor
Action photos from the Ultimate Freestyle Bullfighting Championship at the PBR Fan Zone during the PBR BlueDef Finals. Photos from Double P Tack
Action photos from the Ultimate Freestyle Bullfighting Championship at the PBR Fan Zone during the PBR BlueDef Finals. Photos from Double P Tack

Ultimate Freestyle Bullfighting Championship

  • Well it started last May during the Professional Bull Riders Last Cowboy Standing when some of the best freestyle bull fighters in the country came to town to twist some bulls and wow some fans. They didn’t leave anyone disappointed. Now with the Professional Bull Riders BlueDef Finals and their Fan Zone at the beautiful Southpoint Casino and Spa, they came along to throw down a final that matched the best bullfighters against double rank fighting bulls. With names like Quirt Hunt, Wayne Ratley and Evan Allard these daring young men in the baggy shorts and protective vests brought the crowd to their feet as they challenged the bulls with twists and turns at every snort.

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Chris Shivers Miniature Bull Riders Finals

Chris Shivers Miniature Bull Riders Finals

10/30/2016

Pollie Williams
Chris Shivers Miniature Bull Riding Finals Las Vegas, Nevada
Chris Shivers Miniature Bull Riding Finals Las Vegas, Nevada

Chris Shivers Miniature Bull Riders Finals kicked off on this first weekend of the Professional Bull Riders Finals week. With young men from six through fourteen and from coast to coast, these bull riders are packing a ton of fun into a short time. As the Southpoint Arena plays host to the Professional Bull Riders BlueDef finals and the Professional Bull Riders Fan Zone they also have given these young bull riders a perfect stage to show off their talent and skills.

With miniature bulls that are appropriate to the age groups, these young guns are tested every time they nod their heads. So make sure you come out to the Chris Shivers Miniature Bull Riding finals this week at the beautiful Southpoint Casino and Spa three miles south of the outlet mall on Las Vegas Boulevard.