Cooper Tires presents the Grand Rapids Invitational as part of PBR's 'Built Ford Tough Series.'
The Built Ford Tough Series is the nationally televised elite tour featuring the top 35 bull riders in the world and the fiercest bucking bulls. Fans will witness thrilling 8-second rides and jaw-dropping wrecks throughout the adrenaline-soaked performance as the PBR's insanely brave cowboys risk it all against monstrous animal athletes that can weigh as much as 2,000 pounds.
More than 1,200 bull riders from the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico hold PBR memberships. They compete in more than 300 bull riding events per year on either the elite tour, which is the Built Ford Tough Series, the Touring Pro Division, or the PBR International circuits (PBR Australia, PBR Brazil, PBR Canada and PBR Mexico). The ultimate goal for PBR athletes each year is to qualify for the prestigious PBR World Finals in Las Vegas where the coveted title of PBR World Champion is decided.
Each of the riders will ride in Round 1 on Friday and in Round 2 on Saturday. Following Round 2 on Saturday, up to 15 riders will advance to the Built Ford Tough Championship Round where they will compete with one more bull. The overall event winner will be the rider with the highest combined score from all three rounds.
Tickets may be purchased at the Van Andel Arena® and DeVos Place® convention center box offices, Ticketmaster ticket centers, including D & W stores and select Family Fare and Walmart locations, charge by phone: 1.800.745.3000 or on line @ Ticketmaster.com.