About the Show
In 2013, the BOK Center in Tulsa was the site of one of the greatest moments in Professional Bull Riders history when J.B. Mauney met Bushwacker for the ninth time and recorded an 8-second, 95.25-point ride neither will soon forget. Fans who were lucky enough to be in the audience will always remember when the greatest bull the PBR has ever known was conquered.
Those who want to be there this year can get their tickets for the Aug. 15-16 PBR Express Employment Professionals Classic, part of the 2014 Built Ford Tough Series, starting Monday, May 5.
Tulsa is the first event of the second half of the 2014 BFTS so the riders will be strong, ready and anxious to meet their 2,000-pound foes. As the 19th of 27 events this season, the riders will be hanging tough for every second and every point in order to qualify for the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Oct. 22-26.
The Express Employment Professionals Classic will feature two of Oklahoma’s favorite PBR cowboys – L.J. Jenkins who makes his home in Porum and Ryan Dirteater of Hulbert.
Also scheduled to compete is defending PBR Tulsa event champion and defending PBR World Champion Mauney and five other PBR World Champions: Silvano Alves (2012, 2011), Renato Nunes, (2010), Kody Lostroh (2009), current No. 1 bull rider Guilherme Marchi (2008) and Mike Lee (2004). Electrifying rookies Gage Gay and Tanner Byrne, along with Matt Triplett and veterans Sean Willingham, Kasey Hayes and Cody Nance, are also expected to be in the lineup.
The BOK Center also will be the site of the ninth stop on two-time PBR World Champion Bull Bushwacker’s farewell tour. Earlier this year in Oklahoma City, Bushwacker’s owner Julio Moreno announced that the 2014 BFTS would be Bushwacker’s last season and his bull would be retiring after the PBR World Finals in October. The Built Ford Tough Championship Round on Saturday evening, Aug. 16, will be the last opportunity for Tulsa fans to see the world-famous star.