PBR Challenger Series saddles up at the Toyota Center in September 2022

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KENNEWICK, Wash.  — Last year’s installment of the Professional Bull Riders’ (PBR) Challenger Series in the Tri-Cities was a resounding success, so for the second time in league history, the best bull riders in the world will buck into the Toyota Center at the end of the summer.

The Challenger Series’ PBR Tri-Cities Classic is set for September 9 and 10 with some of the sport’s top-ranked athletes facing off in what event organizers described as “the ultimate showdown of man vs. beast.” This is just one of 60 events in the Challenger Series from May to November that will culminate with the championship in Las Vegas toward the end of the year.

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Tickets will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. OST on Monday, June 20 and will start at just $15. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket online, you can visit PBR.com or Ticketmaster.com. Otherwise, you can visit the Toyota Center Box Office during business hours or purchase a ticket by calling the PBR customer service line at 1-800-732-1727.

During last year’s to Kennewick event, Cody Casper of Newport, WA put on a perfect show, going 3-for-3 to claim victory at the inaugural PBR Tri-Cities Classic.

While this was the first time the Challenger Series saddled up in Kennewick, the region is no stranger to PBR events. Pasco held the Touring Pro Division in 2009 and 2020 while Yakima is a frequent destination for PBR events. There are also annual events in Pendleton, OR in Umatilla County.

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One of the top bull riders in the world, Derek Kolbaba, is a native of Walla Walla, WA and proudly represents Southeast Washington on the touring circuit.

The action kicks off at 8:00 p.m. PST on Friday, September 9 and at 7:00 p.m. PST on Saturday, September 10.


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