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Professional Bull Riders bring inaugural PBR Blue DEF Velocity Tour to Cleveland

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Apr 7, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Ohio bull riding fans will get the opportunity to experience the toughest sport on dirt when the Professional Bull Riders Blue DEF Velocity Tour bucks into Quicken Loans Arena at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.

For one day only, the best up-and-coming bull riders in the world will face off with foes nearly 10 times their weight in sinewy brawn during the most thrilling eight seconds in sports! Each rider will face off against at least two of the rankest bulls on the planet. At the end of the competition, the rider with the highest combined score will be crowned the champion.

Tickets start at $15 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Quicken Loans Arena Box Office, online at theQarena.com, charge-by-phone at (888) 894-9424 and all northern Ohio Discount Drug Marts. A $3 facility fee will apply per ticket.

Cleveland will be the 11th stop on the 2014 Blue DEF Velocity Tour. It kicked off in Reno, Nevada in January and will make stops in Omaha, Nebraska; Salt Lake City, Utah; Los Angeles, California; Cincinnati, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky and Minneapolis, Minnesota this year.

Select events will be broadcast on PBR LIVE, a CBS Interactive digital broadcast platform. PBR LIVE is a partnership between the PBR and CBS Interactive, offering more than 100 digital broadcasts annually.  The Blue DEF Velocity Tour broadcasts on PBR LIVE represent the first time that PBR fans will be able to view a regular schedule of non-BFTS events, a long-standing request from PBR’s passionate fans.

The world’s premier bull riding organization, the PBR, turns 21 in 2014. In just two decades, the dream of 20 bull riders has become a global sports phenomenon with PBR broadcasts reaching more than half a billion households in 50 nations and territories around the world, and more than 2.5 million fans attending live events each year. PBR has paid out more than $130 million in earnings to its athletes, and 27 riders have earned more than $1 million, including Justin McBride with $5.5 million ― the most of any western sports athlete in history. For more information, visit PBR.com.

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