EVERYTHING’S PEACHY – The PBR is heading back to Georgia after a one-year hiatus with the Duluth Invitational taking place at the Infinite Energy Arena. The event will start at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 12 and on Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m. ET. The PBR has been to the state of Georgia a total of 12 times, with five of those visits to Duluth.
NEXT UP – The PBR travels to Albuquerque, New Mexico, next week for the Ty Murray Invitational, presented by Sandia Resort and Casino – the second-longest running Built Ford Tough Series event. In 20 years at the University of New Mexico’s “The Pit”, 16 riders have won the event, with Ben Jones winning last year after going 2-for-3 on the weekend. The event will start at 8 p.m. MT on Friday, March 18; 7 p.m. MT on Saturday, March 19; and 1:50 p.m. MT on Sunday, March 20.
PAST DULUTH EVENT WINNERS – Georgia native Sean Willingham was perfect in 2014, going 3-for-3 to capture the title and win just shy of $35,000. Willingham’s first win of the season came before nearly 17,000 fans at the Gwinnett Center.
2014 Sean Willingham (Duluth)
2012 Chris Shivers (Atlanta)
2011 J.B. Mauney (Duluth)
2010 Guilherme Marchi (Duluth)
2008 Mike Lee (Duluth)
2007 Kasey Hayes (Atlanta)
2005 Jake McIntyre (Atlanta
2004 Adriano Moraes (Atlanta)
2003 Cory Melton (Atlanta)
2001 Adam Carrillo (Columbus)
2000 Terry Don West (Columbus)
1999 Cody Hart (Columbus)
FORMAT – This weekend, the Top 35 bull riders on the BFTS will compete in Round 1 on Saturday and Round 2 on Sunday, facing one bull in each round. The riders with the Top 15 total scores after two rounds will advance to the Built Ford Tough Championship Round on Sunday for an additional ride and a chance at the $30,000 event title.
POSSIBLE POINTS – There are 700 possible points available this weekend in Duluth, as the winner of the event will receive 400 points and each of the three round wins is worth 100 points.
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