Professional Championship Bull Riders PCB Tickets
Attraction: Professional Championship Bull Riders (PCB)
Announcer: Brandt Clark
Event features: Bull-riding, barrel racing, live music
2019 locations: Rockford, Ill., Lacrosse, Wis., St. Charles, Ill.
Professional Championship Bull Riders TicketsProfessional Championship Bull Riders (PCB) offers an experience that showcases bull riding and barrel racing in the same evening as well as having live country music at some of its events. This happens in large venues like the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The bulls are treated just as much like top athletes as those who ride them. The bulls are trained all year, fed well and cared for — all to be able to give their best as part of the competition at the sport's prestigious events. At these events, it is all in all a simple concept: ride one of these 2,000-pound bulls for a whole eight seconds while only one hand grips the animal's backside. You can experience the thrill of seeing Professional Championship Bull Riders live by getting your tickets at StubHub.
What is the bull riding like at a live Professional Championship Bull Riders event?Bull-riding demands major physical prowess, mental strength and courage of its riders. The rider can use only one hand to stay on the bull during the ride of eight seconds. If the rider touches the bull or themselves with their hand that is free during the ride, no points are awarded. To stay on the bull, a rider is holding onto a flat-braided rope that is wrapped around the bull's chest. One end of the bull rope is called the tail. It is threaded through a loop, then tightened and secured around the bull. The rider wraps the tail around their hand to secure a good grip. When the rider gives the nod, the gates fly open and the rider and bull launch into the arena.
Who are some well-known bull riders?Among the top bull riders are Nic Lica, Tommy Erxleben, Chance Ratchford, Buddy Lusk and Gary Leffew.
What is bullfighting and how does it fit into Professional Championship Bull Riders events?When a 100-something pound bull rider is on the ground in front of a 2,000-pound bull, the rodeo bullfighter just might save the bull rider's life. The main job of the bullfighter in rodeos is to distract the bull in order to protect the cowboy after he has come off the bull. One of the greats at this is Josh Jacobs, who has been with PCB since its very beginning. He is the only bullfighter that has been featured at every single one of the 11 tour finals.
What is the difference between a rodeo clown and a bullfighter?While a rodeo clown and a bullfighter might appear similar, they have very different jobs. The primary role of a rodeo clown is to entertain the crowd. You may see comical interchanges between the clown and the announcer or other antics to keep you laughing between riders. Sometimes, the rodeo clown is a retired bullfighter. At bull riding events, you'll often have a rodeo clown along with two bullfighters.
What is the barrel racing at a Professional Championship Bull Riders event?Barrel racing is a special part of Professional Championship Bull Riders events and has a long history as a part of rodeo events. It is the art of being able to maneuver a horse one is riding around barrels in a set pattern. When the sport first started, it was more about being well-outfitted and exhibiting proper horsemanship than speed. These days, a barrel racer's success is determined strictly by their time in navigating a barrel course in a clover-leaf pattern.
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