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2016 PBR BFTS: Invitational

From September 9-11th, 2016, the Professional Bull Rider Built Ford Tough Series will be in full swing at the Invitational. Join us in Springfield Missouri for all the action!

2016 PBR BFTS Invitational ThumbGen ArenaUpcoming bull riding events in the Professional Bull Rider Built Ford Tough Series include the show coming to the Springfield, Missouri JQH Arena in September. From the 9th through the 11th, Western sports fans have the chance to witness the thrills and excitement while cowboys mount and ride 2,000 pounds or more of pure muscle.
About the PBR
It all started in 1992 when 20 bull riders combined efforts to make the bull riding 2016 PBR BFTS Invitational bfts 2rodeos all their own apart from being one of seven rodeo events. The plan worked and the Professional Bull Riding association was formed. The group also succeeding in increasing interest and the subsequent popularity of the sport.
The idea behind the BFTS and similar rodeos basically involves matching the fiercest bulls on Earth with the top Western athletes for up to eight seconds of dramatic action. The participants compete against one another for the bragging rights of being known as the PBR World Champion. Bull riders also earn a share of more than $10 million in prize money.
2016 PBR BFTS Invitational Banner_2016BFTS_Springfield_1128x43_LowRes2015 PBR World Champion
Hailing from Mullin, Texas, 30-year old J.W. Harris earned the title of bull riding champion of the world in 2015. Harris finished the season ranked at 7th worldwide and amassed 2857.5 points for 30 rides. His earnings for the year totaled $184,718. So far in 2016, Harris competed in four BFTS events in cities spanning from Anaheim, California and Chicago, Illinois to New York City, New York.
2016 PBR BFTS Invitational JQH arena2016 Top Contenders
Kaique Pacheco holds the number one spot. The 21-year-old Brazilian bull rider has 2585.33 points after 50 rides. Though only professional for three years, he earned $232,350.20 in winnings thus far. J.B. Mauney takes the number two spot with 2,390 points after 30 rides. The 29-year-old has been a professional rider for 11 years and has current earnings totaling $131,817.93. The number three spot goes to 34-year old Brazilian cowboy Fabiano Viera. The ten-year PBR veteran has a point standing so far of 2224.9 after 40 rides and winnings totaling $169,198.42.
Additional Upcoming Events
If unable to attend the PBR BFTS Invitational in Missouri, there are many other opportunities in various regions across the country in which to enjoy live bull riding events.
2016 PBR BFTS Invitational bull riders• The Frontier Communications Music City Knockout in Nashville, TN on August 19 and 20
• The Tulsa Express Employment Professionals Classic in Tulsa, OK on August 27 and 28
• The Winstar World Casino and Resort Invitational in Thackerville, OK on   September 3 and 4
• The Charlotte Invitational in Charlotte, NC on September 16 and 17
• The Rumble in the Rockies in Colorado Springs, CO on September 24 and 25

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