The Professional Bull Riders World Finals kicks off its five-day run Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Las Vegas. It’s a showcase of nasty bucking bulls and the very best cowboys in the PBR.
It’s always a big show, and this year promises a world championship fight through all six go-rounds. Austin Meier leads the world standings heading into the first night, but his lead over the No. 2 man, J.B. Mauney, is slim.
On Sunday, Oct. 17, the PBR was showcased on CBS-TV, opposite of the network’s NFL games of the day. It was during a special performance at Times Square in New York City, and it featured the top 10 guys in the world standings. It was for the men who earned the right to play on the streets of New York – a small bull-riding ring was set up in Times Square; each contestant had an opportunity to earn bonus points before the world finals.
It was a good taste to get all those bull riding fans ready for the six-round finale at the Thomas & Mack Center. Meier’s lead over Mauney is just 241.25 points, easily reachable in Vegas.
So between the championship race and the rank bucking bulls that stand in the way, it will be plenty exciting.