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PBR Air Force Reserve Cowboys For A Cause

Get ready and come join the PBR aboard the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi, Texas for the 2nd Annual Cowboys For A Cause Event. The 2021 PBR Air Force Reserve Cowboys for a Cause event is Saturday, September 4th at 1:00 pm right on the deck of this historic aircraft carrier. Top 30 bull riders in the world and four previous PBR World Champions will be featured in this extreme event.

 Photo Credit: USS Lexington Museum On The Bay Facebook Page
Photo Credit: USS Lexington Museum On The Bay Facebook Page

These cowboys are in for a one-of-a-kind experience as they take on some of the rankest bulls on the deck and above the waves. You’ll witness the world No. 1 and reneigning World Champion, Jose Vitor Leme from Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil. Jose Vitor Leme is leading Team South Point as he just had a record-breaking performance in Nashville, Tennessee. 2018 World Champion, world No. 2, Kaique Pacheco from Itatiba, Brazil, and is leading Team Boot Barn. 2016 World Champion and current world No. 3, Cooper Davis from Jasper, Texas and is leading Team Pendleton Whisky.

Photo Credit: PBR Facebook Page
Photo Credit: PBR Facebook Page

A bull riding arena is being constructed on the 910-foot-long flight deck which is more than five stories above the waves. This historic aircraft carrier will be the home of the two-hour VIP team-based competition spectacular. There will be an accompanying two-hour CBS network television broadcast.

Photo Credit: PBR Facebook Page
Photo Credit: PBR Facebook Page

A breakdown of the teams for the 2021 PBR Air Force Reserve Cowboys for a Cause, barring injuries or unforeseen circumstances. The team captains are in bold.

Team South Point
Jose Vitor Leme
Cole Melancon
Eduardo Aparecido

Team Boot Barn
Kaique Pacheco
João Henrique Lucas
Alex Cerqueira

Team Pendleton Whisky
Cooper Davis
Jesse Petri
Mason Taylor

Team Wrangler
Dener Barbosa
Silvano Alves
Cody Jesus

Team ZipRecruiter
Joao Ricardo Vieira
Dalton Kasel
Austin Richardson

Team Bad Boy Mowers
Chase Dougherty
Mauricio Moreira
Claudio Montanha Jr.

Team Kubota
Ezekiel Mitchell
Junior Patrik Souza
Taylor Toves

Team Lucas Oil
Rafael Henrique Dos Santos
Cody Teel
Marcelo Procopio Pereira

Photo Credit: PBR Facebook Page
Photo Credit: PBR Facebook Page

Exclusive VIP packages are being offered for only a limited amount of guests. These VIP packages ranges from event tickets with a pre-event brunch, merchandise, and more. There’s an option for a full weekend travel packages including a day of service, concert, dining, tours of the USS Lexington and more. PBR is also offering a new general admission ticket for this one-day event on Saturday, September 4. You can purchase your tickets online at pbr.com/tickets or call 800-732-1727.

Photo Credit: PBR Facebook Page
Photo Credit: PBR Facebook Page

About the USS Lexington

The USS Lexington is an Essex-class carrier that was built during World War II for the United States Navy. It commissioned in 1943 as the USS Lexington has set more records than any other Essex Class carrier in the history of naval aviation. The ship was the Navy’s longest-serving working carrier when decommissioned in 1991. During World War II, as part of the Fifth Fleet, the carrier spent 21 months in combat and participated in nearly every major operation in the Pacific Theater. Her planes destroyed 475 enemy aircraft on the ground and 372 more in the air. She destroyed or sank 300,000 tons of enemy cargo and damaged an additional 600,000 tons. The ship’s guns shot down 15 planes and assisted in downing five more.

Lexington sunk no less than four times reported by the Japanese. Everytime she sunk she returned to fight again. This led the propagandist, Tokyo Rose to give the USS Lexington a nickname, “The Blue Ghost”. The nickname is a tribute to the ship, air groups, and the crew that served abroad the USS Lexington. Lexington was decommissioned briefly after the war in 1947-1955. She operated mainly with the Seventh Fleet out of San Diego, California once she was reactivated. The Lexington was not involved in actual combat but kept an offshore vigil during tensions in Formosa, Laos, and Cuba. Lexington sailed into Pensacola, Florida in 1962 and began training operations which soon became the official designated CVT-16, Navy Training Carrier. Lexington is now settled as Corpus Christi, Texas has been selected as the permanent home to this national treasure. It is open as a museum today, come take a tour and soak in the rich history that the USS Lexington has to offer.

 Photo Credit: USS Lexington Museum On The Bay Facebook Page
Photo Credit: USS Lexington Museum On The Bay Facebook Page

About Operation Homefront

Founded in 2002, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, over 90 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America’s military families. For more information, visit OperationHomefront.org.

 Photo Credit: USS Lexington Museum On The Bay Facebook Page
Photo Credit: USS Lexington Museum On The Bay Facebook Page

The PBR World Finals: Unleash the Beast is right around the corner as well! This must-see event will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the T Moblie Arena on November 3-7. For further information and to purchase tickets for the PBR World Finals please visit PBR’s website. Get your tickets today and we’ll see you there!

 Photo Credit: USS Lexington Museum On The Bay Facebook Page
Photo Credit: USS Lexington Museum On The Bay Facebook Page

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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