For the first time in four years, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) elite Unleash The Beast will return to Jacksonville, Florida, welcoming fans to VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena May 22-23 for the PBR Bad Boy Mowers Invitational, presented by Union Home Mortgage.
Brining the edge-of-the-seat action one can only experience at a PBR event showcasing America’s Original Extreme Sport, the event will feature the Top 40 bull riders in the world squaring off in epic 8-second confrontations all night long against some of the rankest bulls on the planet, often 10-times their size. For more on the event, click here.
PBR will buck back into Florida, after the state welcomed the league for the first three events of the new season. Stopping in the likes of Ocala, Arcadia and Okeechobee, the Sunshine State bore witness to the first outs of 2021 which has since bred a ferocious World Championship race.
Among the many accomplished western sports athletes anticipated to compete in Jacksonville are five World Champions who hold a collective eight gold buckles: Jose Vitor Leme (2020), Jess Lockwood (2019, 2017), Kaique Pacheco (2018); Cooper Davis (2016); and Silvano Alves (2014, 2012, 2011).
Professional Bull Riding’s return to Jacksonville comes amidst an already feverish battle for the 2021 PBR World Championship, with the world’s Top 5 separated by a slim 289.67 points. The top contenders for this year’s gold buckle include:
The PBR premier series event in Jacksonville will abide by all protocols set forth by ASM Global’s industry-leading VenueShield program, along with City and State guidelines and the league’s own Be Cowboy Safe plan. Those fan safety protocols can be found here.