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The bulls of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) are headed back to Oregon for the fifth year and ready to buck Saturday, January 19 at Moda Center for the Velocity Tour (RVT) Portland Classic.
As the fourth stop on the RVT tour, the Portland Classic will give fans a front row seat for exhilarating 8-second rides, and spectacular wrecks throughout the night as top young-gun bull riders face off against the rankest bucking bulls in the business. In 2018, Oregon fans saw Edgar Durazo (Moctezuma, Mexico) win his first event of the season amidst tough competition. Riders like Durazo, from all over the world including Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand, will be competing head-to-head to win the event buckle as the 2019 season begins.
Each rider will face one bull during Round 1 before the 10 riders with the highest scores advance to the championship round. The overall event winner will be the rider who has earned the most points over two rides.
The bull riding action begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19. Tickets for this action-packed event can be purchased at the Moda Center Box Office, online at TicketMaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. Prices range from $15 to $100.
Winners of each RVT event will be guaranteed at least one opportunity to compete at a PBR: Unleash the Beast regular-season event where they can attempt to win enough points to join the Top 35 bull riders in the world and earn a spot competing at the sport’s premier level.
The 2019 Velocity Tour will culminate with the Velocity Tour Finals at South Point Arena in Las Vegas, leading into the PBR’s 2019 World Finals at T-Mobile Arena. The winner of the RVT Finals, the second- and third-place finishers, the top international performer, and the 2019 RVT Tour Champion, will each qualify to compete at the PBR World Finals and a chance to be the 2019 PBR World Finals Event Champion.
About the Velocity Tour
The PBR’s Velocity Tour (RVT) began in 2014 as the premier expansion tour for the PBR. The RVT, the sport’s fastest-growing tour, brings the excitement and top-levels of cowboy and bovine talent that fans have come to expect from the sport’s leader to cities across the U.S. The tour, which is fully produced and operated by PBR, will visit 33 cities in the 2018 season. The RVT is proudly supported by Real Time Pain Relief, Pendleton Whisky, Matador Jerky, Tickets for Less, the United States Border Patrol, Double H Boots and the South Point Hotel and Casino.
About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders)
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 nearly $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
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