February 2023

By the Numbers: 90-Point Pairings and Top 10 Talent Shine as World Finals Approach

In general, the peculiar quantum world of mathematics is based on focused patterns that foretell the outcomes of each given equation.  But all statistics are ignored when it comes to professional bull riding, but for one: 8 seconds. It will always come down to hitting the mark, but with only 10 events left in the 2023 Unleash The Beast season, the competition is getting fiercer for the gold buckle.  So, if you’re going to enter, this is your chance to really stand out. PBR.com is looking at some of the most recent numerical takeaways, top ride scores, and more as the premier series prepares to buck into Little Rock, Arkansas, March 3–4, during the PBR U.S. Border Patrol Invitational, which will take place less than 75 days before the 2023 World Finals in Fort Worth, Texas. Combat 4 No. 1: In Eugene, Oregon, where he finished in a surprising 12th place, the two-time World Champion and current No. Jose Vitor Leme, the No. 1 rider, finished the weekend without a qualified ride for the first time all season, and the veteran has gone 1-for-5 in his …

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The PBR Team Series will combine in March and April, culminating in a $15,000 championship event at Cowtown Coliseum.

PUEBLO, Colo. The PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series League has said it would stage three sanctioned rider Combines culminating in a Combine Championship before the second season of the PBR Team Series.   The 2023 season’s PBR Team Series Combine: The Future of Bull Riding will focus on the long-term goal of rider development while giving new riders and unrestricted free agents a chance to demonstrate their abilities to Team Coaches and General Managers during the current Free Agency period and before the 2023 Draft, which will take place on May 17 during the PBR World Finals in Fort Worth, Texas.  Archdale, North Carolina, will host the three-day Combines from March 14 to 16; Bowie, Texas, on April 25–27, and Pueblo, Colorado, on March 28–30. On April 27, the PBR Team Series Combine Championship took place at Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth. At cowtowncoliseum.com or the on-site box office, you can …

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Veteran Tim O’Connell shines in Tucson 2023 [NEWS]

Tim O’Connell’s résumé demonstrates his tenacity and commitment.  The bareback rider has nine times qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and three world championships to his credit.  He is approaching this season in a different way, though, at the age of 31.   “Really, I am just taking greater pleasure in the process.  In the past, I was completely preoccupied with winning the world championship and uninterested in the road.  It’s altered, “said O’Connell.  “I am aware that my career is still in its infancy.  I’m having more fun with it.” That was simple to accomplish on a cool Sunday at the La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros in Tucson, Arizona. O’Connell fought back from third place in the first round to win the bareback average at the Playoff Series stop with a score of 185 points, earning …

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