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Matt Triplett Invitational 2020

Are y’all ready to watch some extreme bull riding? The Matt Triplett Invitational is kicking off December 18-19th at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls, SD. Top PBR bull rider, Matt Triplett, and Reaves Buildings are uniting and throwing you guys an amazing event over the weekend. It’s a kickoff into the holiday season cowboy style!

PBR Bull Rider, Matt Triplett-Credit: Matt Triplett’s Facebook Page

There will be a bull riding team challenge where not only are the bull riders competing against each other but so are the best animal athlete bulls! This two-day event will have you on the edge of your seat as you watch some of the world’s top-ranked PBR bull riders take on some of the best bad to bone bulls! There will be approximately 38 professional bull riders including, Gage Gay, Dalton Kasel, Brady Sims, Dakota Louis, Brock Radford, Zac Peterson, and so many more! Don’t forget, there will also be professional bullfighters, Tanner Byrne and Nick Kaup.

Credit: Matt Triplett’s Facebook Page

Saturday night there will be an after-party with three amazing bands performing live music after the last bull bucks. Ryan Charles, Lank & The Shanks, and the country artist featured in the hit TV series Yellowstone, Garrett Bradford will be performing! There will be food, beverages, including a full bar. This is a night you don’t want to miss!

From Yellowstone TV series, Garrett Bradford-Credit: Matt Triplett’s Facebook Page

Tickets can be bought on The Matt Triplett Invitational Facebook page or online at www.evenbrite.com. You can also purchase tickets at the event or at Haegle’s Western Wear & Tack or Reaves Buildings (4101 N. 4th Ave.). If you purchase tickets online, they are $15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door. Don’t wait, grab them online!

PBR Bull Rider, Matt Triplett-Credit: Matt Triplett’s Facebook Page

One of Triplett’s sponsors, Jason Sterk who owns Reaves Buildings is coming together with Matt Triplette to bring you guys this one-of-a-kind event! This is the first annual Matt Triplett Invitational, and it will be killer! Unfortunately, Triplett recently had to have surgery before the finals, he had a bone spur in his hip. Triplett’s recovery time is about four and a half months. Triplett’s sponsor Sterk came up with the idea of this event to keep Triplett busy and stay motivated and it’s been one of the best decisions. Triplett stated,

“It reminds me a lot about bull riding, it takes a lot of dedication to put on something that is good and something you think is going to be an event for people to enjoy including the contractors and bull riders.”

PBR Bull Rider, Matt Triplett-Credit: Matt Triplett’s Facebook Page

Triplett is also coming together with the former professional bull rider, Dancing with the Stars cowboy, international model, Bonner Bolton. Bolton also just opened a new business, Rank Ride. Bolton is sponsoring the afterparty and helping make this event a night you won’t forget! Doors open at 6:00 pm and the event is at 7:00 pm both nights.

Credit: Matt Triplett’s Facebook Page

Matt Triplett grew up riding bulls, his dad rode bulls and introduced him. Triplett stated,

“My dad was my superhero growing up, and I thought that was the coolest thing in the world, so it didn’t take long to pick up what he did. He taught me everything, yeah I loved it, it was awesome!”

Starting at 8 years old, Triplett got onto his first steer and has been hooked on it ever since. In 2013, Triplett made it to his first World Finals, and everything took off from there. He’s made it to the finals 7 times now and has dedicated his whole life to the PBR. Triplett has learned so much about bull riding, has been able to travel and compete with some of the best riders in the world, the PBR has been such an amazing experience for him.

Left: Matt Triplett, Center: Patrick O’Donnell, Right: Gabe Lopez Credit: Cowboy Lifestyle Network

Triplett’s favorite thing about riding is the adrenaline rush, the atmosphere you get to be in, and the situations you get dealt with. Bull riders don’t always know what bull they’re going to get. It’s just like how life is, you never know what is going to happen next. Bull riding has taught Triplett to set goals, work hard, and be dedicated to everything he does in life. Triplett stated,

“Bull riding has taken me everywhere, it’s the best job in the world, probably the most dangerous job in the world but I wouldn’t trade it for anything else. I love it.”

PBR Bull Rider, Matt Triplett-Credit: Matt Triplett’s Facebook Page

Triplett wants to share his passion with the community and his goal is that everyone attending this event walks away saying they had an amazing time, and that they had a fun-filled night. Triplett wants to continue putting together bull riding events. Triplett stated,

“I’ve ridden bulls for a long time, and still have 4 or 5 years left in me. Once I retire from bull riding I want to do something that pushes me and drives me to work hard each and every day to be successful.”

Credit: Matt Triplett’s Facebook Page

The time is now, dust off your boots and get your tickets now! We look forward to you joining us at the Matt Triplett Invitational on December 18-19! See you there!

Matt Triplett on stage at the 2020 Global Cup Champions Credit: Cowboy Lifestyle Network

 

Howdy, I'm Megan deFabry, I grew up in Reno, Nevada & I now live in Austin, Texas. I'm very passionate about digital marketing and journalism, especially within the western industry. I have a love for rodeos, country music, and maintaining the country way of life!

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