PBR (Professional Bull Riders) is America’s international bull riding organization. Brazilian bull riders are some of the world’s best.
PBR 2018 Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden
The 25th PBR season opens at Madison Square Garden from January 5-7, 2018.
The top 35 bull riders of the world show their stuff riding 2,000 pound bulls for a share of the $140,000 prize money.
2017 winner Jess Lockwood is back to defend his title. Bull Riding stars in the competition include:
- Two-time PBR world champion J.B. Mauney (2007, 2009, 2014)
- 2015 World champion Guilherme Marchi (Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil)
- Valdiron de Oliveira (2008, 2011),
- Shane Proctor (2010),
- Cody Nance(2012)
- Robson Palermo (2013)
- Fabiano Vieira (2014)
- Paulo Lima (2016)
Friday, January 5 at 8 pm
Saturday, January 6 at 7:45 pm
Sunday, January 7 at 1:45 pm
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The top 35 bull riders in the world compete in the 24th PBR season opener at Madison Square Garden on January 6-8, 2017.
Brazilian bull rider Paulo Lima is defending his 2016 win. 2015 PBR Rookie of the year Kaique Pacheco, also Brazilian, finished second last year.
Brazilian bull riders chasing the top spot include three-time PBR World Champion Silvano Alves; 2008 PBR World Champion Guilherme Marchi, who is looking to add to his 581 qualified rides, the most all-time in PBR; as well as Joao Ricardo Vieira who finished 5th in the Built Ford Tough Series last season, Eduardo Aparecido who finished 6th, Fabiano Vieira, who wound up 9th, and three time PBR World Finals event winner Robson Palermo.
Friday, January 6 at 7:45pm
Saturday, January 7 at 6:45pm
Sunday, January 8 at 1:45pm
For tickets, visit www.thegarden.com/pbr
19-year old American Jess Lockwood (Montana) was the winner.