PUEBLO, Colo. – During the Professional Bull Riders press conference in Arlington, Texas, on Friday at AT&T Stadium in preparation for Saturday’s Choctaw Casino Resort Iron Cowboy powered by Kawasaki Strong, the PBR released the final three names of the retired World Champions and legends who will compete in the May 30th Ring of Honor: Unfinished Business event taking place in conjunction with the J.W. Hart Challenge, part of the PBR’s BlueDEF Velocity Tour.
Mike White, Tater Porter and Cody Custer will join Ross Coleman, Michael Gaffney, J.W. Hart, Justin McBride, and Chris Shivers for one round, one ride each to determine who will take home the winner- take-all check of $160,000.
The Ring of Honor: Unfinished Business event will be the PBR’s second ever pay-per-view offering and will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET on May 30. The cost is only $29.95. Check with your local cable and satellite providers for more details.
From 1999 to 2010, White competed on the PBR alongside good friend and traveling partner Shivers. He was the 1999 PBR Rookie of the Year and the PRCA champion bull rider in the same year. White officially retired from competition in 2010 and was inducted into the PBR’s Ring of Honor in 2012. He is the only bull rider to win one event three years in a row – the Ty Murray Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico (2002-2004).
Porter, who now works with the Osceola County, Florida Sheriff’s department, was the 2000 PBR World Finals event winner. He rode bulls for 23 years and officially retired from the PBR in 2007. He was inducted into the Ring of Honor with the class of 2011.
Retiring from the PBR in 2003 and inducted into the Ring of Honor that same year, Custer was one of the co-founders of the PBR. He was the 1992 PRCA World Champion Bull Rider and qualified for both the PBR World Finals and the NFR in 2000. After retiring, Custer became a PBR judge and is still involved with the sport on many levels.
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