Professional Bull Riders tour to invade Kelowna

PBR Canada’s Elite Monster Energy Tour invades the Okanagan July 7

Professional Bull Riders Canada’s elite Monster Energy Tour will buck into Kelowna Saturday, July 7, at Prospera Place with the Okanagan PBR Challenge, presented by Mac’s, Circle K and Noralta Lodge.

The bull riding action begins at 7 p.m.

All riders will attempt one bull each in Round 1. The Top 10 will then advance to the Championship Round for one more ride and a chance at the event title. In addition to competing for points toward the Canadian national standings, riders will also have the opportunity to earn world points in an effort to earn a berth onto the elite 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast.

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In 2017, PBR Canada held its first ever event in Kelowna as part of the Touring Pro Division.

With this year’s event part of the cross-Canada, nationally-televised Monster Energy Tour, riders will be vying for an increased amount of world points. While Touring Pro Division events award the overall winner 60 points, the winner of this season’s Okanagan PBR Challenge on the Monster Energy Tour will earn 120 points.

As part of the Monster Energy Tour, riders will also now have the opportunity to earn added prize money, with the stop collectively awarding $20,000.

The Monster Energy Tour regularly features Canada’s elite, alongside some of the league’s top international athletes, squaring off against the rankest bucking bulls from both Canada and the United States. Fans will witness exhilarating 8-second rides and wrecks throughout the action-packed event as the PBR’s courageous riders face off against their 2,000-pound opponents.

This year, reigning PBR Canada Champion, Zane Lambert (Westbourne, Manitoba) is anticipated to compete, as well as home province hopefuls Jackson Scott (Kamloops, British Columbia) and Jake Gardner (Dawson Creek, British Columbia), in addition to Matt Triplett (Columbia Falls, Montana), one of the PBR’s consistently top-ranked riders.

Tickets for the one-day event go on sale Friday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. PT. They range in price from $40 to $70, standard fees may apply, and can be purchased at the Prospera Place box office, online at SelectYourTickets.com, and by phone at 250-762-5050.

PBR which has events in five countries, has competed in Canada since 1996 where it operates two tours. Joining the Touring Pro Division, the Monster Energy Tour debuted in 2016 as the nation’s first cross-country, nationally televised series. At PBR Canada events riders have the opportunity to earn points towards both the Canadian and world standings. For more information on PBR Canada, go to www.pbrcanada.com, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pbrcanada and Twitter at http://twitter.com/PBRCanada.

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