TRAVELING TO TULSA – The PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series will stop in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this weekend for the 11th year in a row. The BOK Center will host the Express Employment Professionals Classic, brought to you locally by Sonic, on Friday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m.
UP NEXT – Nashville will welcome back the Built Ford Tough Series for the fourth consecutive year, and 17th overall as the third PBR Major – The Jack Daniel’s Music City Knockout – takes place at Bridgestone Arena on Friday, Aug. 21, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m.
PAST TULSA EVENT WINNERS – Last year, 2014 Rookie of the Year contender Gage Gay won the first Built Ford Tough Series event of his career, being the only rider to go 3-for-3 on the weekend. The last two years, a North Carolina native has taken the Tulsa event title, including Gay (2014) and 2013 PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney (2013).
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 Saturday for an additional ride and a chance at the $30,000 event title.
POSSIBLE POINTS – There are 700 possible points available at the Express Employment Professionals Classic, as the winner of the event average will receive 400 points and each of the three round wins are worth 100 points apiece.
PROVIDING PROTECTION – The Dickies® Bullfighters this weekend are Jesse Byrne of Okotoks, Alberta; Shorty Gorham of Cotulla, Texas; and Frank Newsom of Paoli, Oklahoma.
TELEVISION BROADCAST – PBR LIVE via CarbonTV.com will broadcast the Express Employment Professionals Classic in real time at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 14 and at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 15. PBR LIVE is now available at no charge to all fans and media. Visit www.PBR.com/live to view.
1 on Friday, and Round 2 on Saturday, facing
CBS Network Television will air the Built Ford Tough Championship Round on Sunday, Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. ET. CBS Sports Network will also broadcast Round 2 and the championship round on Sunday at 5 p.m. ET. Veteran broadcaster Craig Hummer will provide the play-by-play, color commentary will be provided by J.W. Hart, while Leah Garcia will handle dirt-level interviews.
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