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November 7, 2013

PBR Tour coming to McAlester

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McALESTER —

Brant Atwood finished 18th at the World Finals and is currently ranked 33rd in the world and 73rd in the TPD. The 26-year-old rider from Texas has participated in 24 career PBR events, riding 17 of 68 attempted bulls.

Austin Meier finished 21st at the World Finals. A 26-year-old rider from nearby Kinta, Meier ranks 36th in the world and 46th in the TPD.

Meier has attempted 606 bulls in 214 career events, riding an impressive 47 percent. He’s earned scores of 90 points or better 18 times and averages almost 85 points per ride.

Chase Outlaw, a 21-year-old rider from Arkansas ranked 13th in the BFTS but first in the TPD, will also compete. Outlaw has ridden 31 percent of his attempted bulls and finished 24th at the World Finals.

Four other TPD riders will come to McAlester having ridden in the World Finals in previous years, though none of them competed at the 2013 event. Paulo Lima, a 28-year-old rider from Brazil, currently ranks 48th in the world and 15th in the TPD, having ridden 52 of 143 attempted bulls in 53 career events.

Skeeter Kingsolver ranks 64th in the world and 33rd in the TPD. Kingsolver is a 24-year-old rider from Kansas who’s participated in 76 events, riding 75 of 208 attempted bulls.

Pistol Robinson ranks 75th in the world and 48th in the TPD. The 29-year-old rider from Texas has participated in 81 PBR events, riding 73 of 223 attempted bulls.

Matt Bohon comes to McAlester as the 134th-ranked rider in the TPD. The 30-year-old rider from Missouri has competed in 180 career events, successfully riding 164 of 476 bulls and 12 times scoring 90 points or more.

Though these are the 10 biggest names coming to McAlester, the night will feature 40 total riders, each of who will get one attempt. The top 10 scores will qualify for the finals, and the rider with the highest score in the finals will win the event.

All bulls have been provided by American Bucking Bull Inc. and will be delivered Nov. 15 to the McAlester Union Stockyards. The bulls’ owners have put teams of bulls together to compete for prize money as well.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. Justin McBride, a former PBR rider and current PBR commentator and country music singer, will perform at the event.

Contact Matt Goisman at mgoisman@mcalesternews.com.

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