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Game Notes: Colorado Springs

FEELS LIKE HOME – The PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series stops in its home state of Colorado, bringing bull riding to Colorado Springs for the second year in a row, and seventh overall. The Built Ford Tough Rumble in the Rockies brought to you by your local Ford Store and Sonic will take place at the Broadmoor World Arena on Saturday, May 2 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 3 at 1:50 p.m.

ON TAP – The PBR will take a two week break before heading to Las Vegas for the second of four PBR majors, Last Cowboy Standing. The MGM Resorts Village will host Last Cowboy Standing on Friday, May 22 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, May 23 at 6 p.m.

PAST COLORADO SPRINGS EVENT WINNERS

2014 Renato Nunes

2012 Renato Nunes (Pueblo)

2011 Robson Palermo (Pueblo)

2010 Renato Nunes (Pueblo)

2009 Cody Nance (Pueblo)

2005 Adriano Moraes

2004 Ednei Caminhas

2003 Wiley Petersen

2002 Adriano Moraes

2001 Adriano Moraes, Justin McBride

FORMAT – The Top 35 bull riders on the BFTS will compete in Round
one bull in each round. The riders with the Top 15 total scores after two rounds will advance to the Built Ford Tough Championship Round on Sunday for an additional ride and a chance at the $30,000 event title.

ABBI CLASSIC EVENT IN ROUND 1 – Colorado Springs’ Round 1 will also be an American Bucking Bull Inc. Classic competition. Thirty five bulls will be competing for a prize purse of more than $30,000. The ABBI, which introduces young bucking bulls at select BFTS, BlueDEF Velocity Tour, and Touring Pro Division events, is dedicated to unifying, developing and promoting the bucking bull industry through pedigree preservation; enhancement and promotion of bucking bull ownership, breeding, and welfare; and development of programs and events showcasing the world’s finest bucking bull stock. The ABBI is the third-largest cattle registry in the world and is set up to record and preserve the pedigrees of the world’s premier bucking bulls.

15/15 BUCKING BATTLE – On Saturday, there will also be a special round of competition when the seventh PBR 15/15 Bucking Battle of the 2015 season takes place immediately following Round 1. The 15/15 Bucking Battles feature the Top 15 riders in the world competing against the 15 highest-ranked bulls at the event for an additional purse of $21,000 and valuable bonus points toward the PBR world standings. The bulls are randomly assigned a position from 1- 15, then the riders are matched with their bulls based upon their own current ranking in the BFTS standings.

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