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Ready to experience a Pro Bullriding event?
PCB Event Details:
WHEN: Friday, November 2, 2018. From 7:30 pm to 11 pm.
WHERE: La Crosse Center at 300 Harborview Plaza, in La Crosse, Wisconsin
TICKETS: $21.50 to $38.50 for adults – age 13 and older – and $7.50 for children age five to 12.
Welcome to PCB – Your home for Pro Bullriding – the most exciting, action-packed spectacle in sports entertainment.
Don’t miss Pro Bullriding action coming up November 2 at the Lacrosse Center in Lacrosse, Wisconsin!
A convention hall and arena that was first developed in 1980, the LaCrosse Center was doubled in size
in 2000 as part of a $14 million renovation project. The facility now features two spacious grand halls that are a combined 36,000 square feet. The center’s second floor features a 6,000 square feet ballroom that presents a sweeping view of the nearby Mississippi River. Next to the ballroom there are three boardrooms and a convenient conference room. In total, the LaCrosse Center provides around 100,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space, making it one of the premier facilities in the entire Midwestern U.S. as an entertainment destination.
About Pro Bullriding
Pro Bullriding is the nation’s fastest growing extreme sport! Come and see the toughest cowboys and the meanest bulls in the business in fierce competition for prize money. The PCB, with its mix of amazing Pro Bullriding, barrel racing and rock concert setting, offers a truly unique form of entertainment that give fans real value. Established in 2005, Professional Championship Bullriding presents great events in major entertainment venues in the Midwest and around the country.
PCB competitions are simply a “can’t miss” event for any fan of extreme western style sports events and the thrill of live entertainment. Our organization’s goal is to present fine entertainment for families everywhere!
New to bullriding? Here’s a quick rundown of the rules and scoring system:
The basics: A qualified bull ride is eight seconds (you’ve probably heard that bullriding is the “most exciting eight seconds in sports.”) The official clock begins when the bull’s shoulder or side breaks the “plane” of the gate. The clock stops if the rider’s grip hand gets out of the rope, when the rider makes contact with the ground or if their other hand contacts the bull. When a ride is successful, it earns a score of between zero and 100 points. Scores of 90 or higher are considered very good.
The method: A panel of four judges give a score to each rider and bull on a scale of one to 25. Those points are then added and divided in half for a rider score and a bull score of between zero and 50. Those numbers are then added up for a final rider score of between zero and 100.
The bull: Each bull receives a score too – even if the bullrider is bucked off. The animal’s score is based upon degree of difficulty. The factors the judges look for include drop in the front end, kick in the back, spin and directional changes.
The rider: In Pro Bullriding, the rider is only awarded a score if he can stay on the bull for the required minimum of eight seconds. Judges look for the bullrider’s control, which is the ability to counter the movements of the bull. Spurring is not required, but it tends to show control and is a way the bullrider can earn points.
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We’ve corralled a few fun facts you’ll enjoy about the colorful history of rodeos and Pro Bullriding:
It’s tough to pin down the facts on the actual first ever rodeo. While most rodeos and rodeo groups were founded in the first half of the twentieth century, there are a few records tracing as far back as the middle 1800s. Many towns have claimed they held the first rodeo, but much of what’s known today about our sport stems from a rodeo that took place in July 1888 in Prescott, Arizona.
Rodeo is the official sport of both Texas and Wyoming. Wyoming, in fact, plays an important role in the history of rodeo and Pro Bullriding. It’s among a number of states that claims to have held rodeo events as early as 1872, just after the end of the Civil War. Wyoming continues to be a big part of rodeo by hosting the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association Mountain States Circuit Finals each October.
Pro Bullriding has evolved into the most popular segment of a rodeo. With its unpredictability, time pressure and the sheer power and size of the amazing, 2,000 pound animals, there’s plenty to like about Pro Bullriding!
Since the bulls are chosen at random for the bullriders, it’s an event that truly challenges each contestant’s abilities and balance. Not surprisingly, Pro Bullriding is viewed not only as the most dangerous event in rodeo but among the most dangerous sports in general.
Barrel Racing – The Basics
Like Pro Bullriding, barrel racing is a thrilling rodeo sport where the winner is often determined by a mere fraction of a second. This makes the relationship between rider and horse a very important factor. The horse’s abilities and mental awareness along with the rider’s horsemanship and balance are put to the test as they race through a clover leaf pattern. A barrel race course basically consists of three barrels positioned in a triangle in the rodeo arena. The rider and horse come racing into the arena, with the timer activating as soon as they cross the start line. The timer stops when the horse and rider complete the clover leaf pattern and cross the finish line. The team that scores the fastest time without knocking over any of the barrels is declared the winner.
Barrel racing was originally a women’s event and would go back and forth between a figure eight pattern and clover leaf pattern. Back in the early 1930s, speed was less of a factor in the final scoring results as the rider’s horsemanship as shown by how well they maneuvered through the pattern.
In 1948, a group of female riders organized the Girl’s Rodeo Association, and the sport soon became more about speed. Barrel racing today is open to men and women of most any age range and experience levels.
Pro Bullriding – About the Bulls
Each and every bull that appears at our PCB events are handled with compassion and professional care. Our organization is fully committed to assuring the condition and safety of our bovine athletes, and we adhere to a firm policy of no tolerance for any substandard treatment.
It’s not just any random bull that is selected to compete in our Pro Bullriding events. Rather, we choose only the best bucking bulls in the country! Many are born from customized, professional breeding programs that have taken years to develop. It’s quite rare for a bull at a PCB competition to sustain an injury. In the unusual event that one of our well-cared for animals is injured and cannot compete any more, the bull is typically put out to stud and lives a comfortable lifestyle as a breeding bull.