In 1992, when 20 bull riders from the rodeo circuit came together to give life to a dream they all shared, they never imagined it would so quickly develop into what has officially been declared the fastest growing sport in America – the PBR. The concept is simple enough: match the world’s best bull riding athletes against the toughest animal athletes on the planet in an 8-second man versus beast duel. Then, pit the cowboys against one another in a season-long battle to claim the year-end title of PBR World Champion.
1992THE PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS (PBR) TOUR WAS FOUNDED
These 20 riders pooled their resources - $1,000 each - and broke away from the confines of the rodeo format to make bull riding, the most popular of the seven events in traditional rodeo, a standalone sport, taking it to major markets across the United States.
TODAYTHE PBR NOW HOLDS MORE THAN 300 ANNUAL EVENTS
Events held in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Australia, attract more than 2.5 million spectators each year. "The Toughest Sport on Dirt," combines intense sports action and world-class production that can’t be rivaled by any other major league sport.
ABOUT MCCOY RANCH
McCoy Ranch is a family-owned ranch in Lane, Oklahoma run by Cord McCoy and his wife, Sara. Cord has won five international Professional Rodeo World Champion titles, qualified for the PBR Finals six times, and was a member of Team USA at the World Cup in Australia. Today, Cord and Sara specialize in raising Quarter horses and bucking bulls.