PUEBLO, Colo. – The Professional Bull Riders current No. 6 in the world Matt Triplett will be a guest on ROME today, Oct. 15, starting at 6 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network.
ROME features news and opinions on the day’s hottest sports stories, with rants and debates, including guest appearances by some of the biggest names in sports. One of the industry’s most listened to and influential sports hosts, Jim Rome will interview Triplett about the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals.
Triplett is in his first full year riding on the Built Ford Tough Series, making his World Finals debut just last season. He has ridden 29 of the 70 bulls he has faced in 2014 for a 36.71 riding percentage. The 23-year-old has covered high-caliber bulls such as Mr. Bull (Julio Moreno Bucking Bulls) for 90.50 points, and Shepherd Hills Stockman for 88.25 points (Wolf Creek Cattle Co./Shepherd Hills Cutlery).
The World Finals showcases the Top 35 PBR bull riders in the world against the rankest bucking bulls across the nation. The action starts at 6 p.m. PT each evening, Wednesday, Oct. 22-25 and at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. It will be aired live on CBS Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET, Wednesday – Saturday and at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday.
The rider who has accumulated the most PBR world points during the 2014 regular season and the World Finals will earn the title of PBR World Champion. There are 5,500 points up for grabs at the World Finals, so Triplett and any of the other top-ranked riders have the opportunity to win the overall title, the $1 million, the World Champion’s $10,000 belt buckle and a Ford Truck, courtesy of series’ title sponsor Ford Trucks.
The World Finals will also be the last appearance for Bushwacker, arguably the best bucking bull in PBR history. This two-time PBR World Champion bull will be competing for his third world championship title with his final out taking place Sunday, Oct. 26. After six years of dominating on the BFTS, Bushwacker will retire from the sport following the World Finals to his home in Oakdale, California.
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