Professional Bull Riders
The birth of the professional bull riding organization called PBR – Professional Bull Riders, Inc. happened when 21 professional bull riders met in a single hotel room in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1992. One the thing that they did was contributing 1000 dollars each that built and sustained the organization. The spark of that event made the organization stage 300 events around the world with pot money starting at $250,000 in 1994 until it increased to $11 million in 1998.
The popularity of the organization as well as the game goes viral through television with CBS, CBS Sports Network, NBC and NBC Sports Network. They are also aired in other local television stations around the world. One of the main reasons why bull riding became popular is with the use of social media and video uploading sites such as YouTube.
The countries who are involving in the events are United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Australia. In 1992, the foundation gathered a total of 800 cowboys from these countries. They competed in several events. Built Ford Tough Series, the PBR’s maiden tour includes 31 events each year across the country that features 30 riders plus another 10 reserves. The final events are usually held in Las Vegas where a staggering number of fans would go and en joy.
The hall of fame for world champions is dominated by Brazil and the United States of America with only one Australian champion in 1998 named Troy Dunn. Aside from the main awards, there are also other alternative awards given to players who excel because of showing unbelievable skills. These are called secondary awards and it includes The Glen Keeley Award which is given to a Canadian rider who earns the largest amount of money in a particular season. Another one is The Lane Frost/Brent Thurman Award which is given to the highest-scoring single ride which usually happens during the finals of the season. These awards are given to value the contributions of skills of the players in every event. Most of the awards come with trophies and cash.
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