Music City

PBR Corporate
Professional Bull Riders

Texas Rattlers Thrash Oklahoma Freedom to Win Bull Riding’s Version of the Red River Showdown on Opening Night of Inaugural PBR Team Series Homestand in Fort Worth, Texas

 Missouri Thunder narrowly defeat Arizona Ridge Riders in 2022 season’s highest scoring game, ending the shootout with a dramatic walk off win

FORT WORTH, Texas – During the opening night of the team’s first PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series homestand in Fort Worth, Texas, the Texas Rattlers, presented by Ariat, won their fifth consecutive game in an upset victory in bull riding’s version of the Red River Showdown as they thrashed the Oklahoma Freedom 258.25-0.


In the final game of the first night of the three-day event inside an electric Dickies Arena, the Rattlers were dominant from the first out. After scores from early draft pick Cody Jesus and veteran rider Joao Ricardo Vieira, Texan Daniel Keeping capped the commanding victory with an 87.5-point ride.


The win for the home team came on the spurs of the crowd witnessing the highest scoring team thus far in PBR Team Series competition. With both teams going a torrid 4-for-5, covering 80% of their draws, the Missouri Thunder narrowly edged the Arizona Ridge Riders by 1.25 points, winning their 12th game of the season 357-355.75. Their win was highlighted by two clutch 90-point rides from Leandro Machado and closer Andrew Alvidrez, who earned the victory for the team in walk-off fashion.


After the Nashville Stampede and the Austin Gamblers exchanged scores in the first and second frames, courtesy of commanding 90-point rides from newly inked Dalton Kasel and closer Jose Vitor Leme, the Gamblers emerged the supreme team, winning 346.75-177.5.


In the opening game of PBR Rattlers Days, the Kansas City Outlaws stunned the league No. 1 Carolina Cowboys. With Marcus MastKoltin Hevalow and Bob Mitchell converting for Kansas City, they took down the Cowboys 253-175.25.  

PBR Rattler Days continues Saturday, October 8 at 6:45 p.m. CT. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online at and, at the Dickies Arena Box Office, or by calling PBR customer service at 1-800-732-1727.


PBR RidePass on Pluto TV will offer replays of all the PBR Team Series action from Fort Worth. Check for the latest programming schedule.



Kansas City Outlaws Upset League No. 1 Carolina Cowboys on Opening Night of PBR Team Series Competition in Fort Worth, Texas


Kansas City Outlaws: 253

Carolina Cowboys: 175.25


Photos (Courtesy Andy Watson/Bull Stock Media): Click here to download.

B-Roll (Courtesy PBR): Click here to download.


FORT WORTH, Texas – The Kansas City Outlaws earned a crucial late-season victory Friday evening during the opening night of PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series competition in Fort Worth, Texas, upsetting the league No. 1 Carolina Cowboys by one ride score, 253-175.25. On the spurs of a scoreless first for both teams, Marcus Mast (Middlebury, Indiana) readied to ride in the top of the second for the Outlaws. Matched with Smooth Over It (Lazy S4 Cattle/Shuler/Samford, by Head Coach J.W. Hart, the veteran rider matched the powerful animal athlete jump-for-jump en route to a crucial 87.75-point score. Carolina was unable to respond, with 2020 PBR Rookie of the Year Boudreaux Campbell (Crockett, Texas) bested in a swift 1.68 seconds by Tiger (Blake Sharp/Henry Wilson), giving the Outlaws an 87.75-point lead as the third frame got underway. Young gun Koltin Hevalow (Smithville, Missouri) continued Kansas City’s momentum, earning the team’s second consecutive score when he clung to the side of Whiplash (Blake Sharp/Floyd Lowey/CB & Traci Lee) en route to the 8 for 78.75 points. In their third out of the head-to-head showdown, Carolina put their first points on the board. Righting the team’s momentum, 2016 PBR World Champion Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) dominated Schott In The Dark (Broken Arrow S Ranch/Sutton Ranch) for 85.5 points to cut Kansas City’s lead to 81 points. As the fourth got underway, Kansas City was hopeful to go two bulls ahead as Rafael Henrique dos Santos (Sebastianopolis, Brazil) faced a rubber match as he climbed aboard Bread Basket (TNT Bucking Bulls). Despite Santos having previously been marked 90 points atop the bull, he was put on the clock in Fort Worth, ultimately disqualified after not leaving the chutes before time elapsed. Carolina was then in the position to earn their first lead of the game with Mason Taylor (Maypearl, Texas) slated to take on Top Dollar (Hookin’ W/DeHoff/VanCleave). Taylor, however, came down in a heartbreaking 7.17 seconds, unable to convert in the crucial position for his team. In the top of the fifth, the Kansas City Outlaws had the opportunity to clinch the game win. In the closer role for the team was reigning Rookie of the Year Bob Mitchell (Steelville, Missouri) aboard War Dress (Jane Clark/Gene Owen). Mitchell rose to the occasion, dominating the bovine athlete for a critical 86.5 points. While the Cowboys challenged the call, contending that Mitchell had slapped War Dress, no foul was found and the score stood, putting the Outlaws two bulls and 167.5 points ahead. With Carolina having just one out left, Kansas City earned their 10th game win of the season. The Cowboys wouldn’t go quietly into the night. Last competing inside Dickies Arena when he was crowned the 2022 PBR World Champion, Daylon Swearingen (Piffard, New York) continued his successful streak in the state-of-the-art venue, besting Cliff Hanger (Pioneer Bulls) for a game-best 89.75 points to avenge a buckoff from the 2022 individual season and conclude the opening game for the Cowboys on a high note. Via the win, the Kansas City Outlaws improved to 10-13 this season and will seek their second game victory at PBR Rattler Days on Saturday, Oct. 8 when they face the Nashville Stampede (0-1 | 5-17-1). The Carolina Cowboys remained No. 1 in the league but slipped to 14-9 on the season. They will look to rebound during the second round of games when they play the host Texas Rattlers, presented by Ariat, (1-0 | 11-12).


Missouri Thunder Defeat Arizona Ridge Riders in Highest Scoring Game in PBR Team Series Competition After Electric Back-and-Forth Battle in Fort Worth, Texas


Missouri Thunder: 357

Arizona Ridge Riders: 355.75


Photos (Courtesy Andy Watson/Bull Stock Media): Click here to download.

B-Roll (Courtesy PBR): Click here to download.


FORT WORTH, Texas – With both teams going a torrid 4-for-5, covering 80% of their draws, the highest scoring game in PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series history was witnessed Friday evening at Rattler Days in Fort Worth, Texas, with the Missouri Thunder defeating the Arizona Ridge Riders 357-355.75 in walk off fashion. In the lead off position for the Ridge Riders, first-round draft pick Luciano De Castro (Guzolandia, Brazil) was quick to strike, reaching the requisite 8 atop Marciano (Hookin’ W Ranch) for 87 points. Arizona’s lead, however, was short lived. Adriano Salgado (Batatais, Brazil) was a near picture of perfection atop Homegrown (Chad Reese), scored 87.75 points, to put Missouri ahead 0.75 points prior to the second. The Ridge Riders’ remained red hot in their second out, with Eduardo Aparecido (Gouvelandia, Brazil) putting his team back in the lead by 88.5 points when he covered Hunter (Dozier Cattle Co./Martinez Bucking Bulls) for 89.25 points. The Thunder once again out rode the Ridge Riders, with Leandro Machado (Nova Esperanca. Brazil) delivering the team’s second 90-point ride of the season when he outlasted UTZ BesTex Red Clark (Blake Sharp/Chris Utz/Garrett Carey/Henry Wilson) for a commanding 90 points.


Down by 1.5 points in the top of the third, the Ridge Riders earned a re-ride, which would set up a showdown between Vitor Losnake (Bauru, Brazil) and Mr. Winston (Dakota Rodeo/Mark Barker/Clay Struve/Chad Berger) later in the game. The Thunder’s white-hot momentum continued to roll, as the team surged a full bull ahead when Marcelo Procopio Pereira (Rinopolis, Brazil) bested Wicked Dreams (TNT Bucking Bulls) for 88.25 points. Down by 89.75 points, the Ridge Riders tied it up in the top of the fourth, with the scoreboard reading 266-266 when Alisson De Souza (Taubate, Brazil) rode Tested’s Viper (Hookin’ W/LeFlore Bucking Bulls) for 89.75. With the score even, 2012 PRCA champion Cody Teel (College Station, Texas) was in the position to put his team back ahead. Teel proved no match for Moon Juice (Shuler Bucking Bulls), hurled to the ground in 2.12 seconds. As the game approached its final frame, Missouri had one out remaining, while Arizona had two compliments of their re-ride earned earlier in the game. The Ridge Riders would attempt their outs consecutively, and Missouri would have the final say in the back-and-forth slug match. In just his second event for the team, Mauricio Moreira (Gaviao Peixoto, Brazil) logged Arizona’s first buckoff when he was tossed by the powerful Ivy League (Jane Clark/Gene Owen) in a swift 1.71 seconds. Still with the chance to win the game, Losnake was in a must-ride position as he climbed aboard Mr. Winston. The surging 18-year-old capitalized under pressure, reaching the whistle for a clutch 89.75 points. The game’s final out pitted Missouri closer Andrew Alvidrez (Seminole, Texas) against Pickle Moonshine (Shuler Bucking Bulls), needing a score of 90 points or more to clinch the victory. Alvidrez had bucked off the bull, a familiar opponent, earlier in the Team Series season in Oklahoma City in a quick 2.41 seconds. Alvidrez, however, reversed his fortunes, matching the bull jump-for-jump as the crowd went wild. Reaching the whistle, Alvidrez and the Thunder erupted in celebration as the fans eagerly awaited a score. Despite a challenge by the Ridge Riders, the score stood, with Alvidrez earning a monstrous 91 points to win the game for the Thunder by 1.25 points, 357-355.75. The 90-point score was Alvidrez’s team-leading second of the season. The victory elevated Missouri to 12-11 this season. They will seek their second win at PBR Rattler Days on Saturday when they play the Austin Gamblers (1-0 | 12-11). The Ridge Riders, now 12-10-1 in 2022, will look to rebound in their second game inside Dickies Arena when they take on the Oklahoma Freedom (0-1 | 13-10).


Newly Inked Gambler Dalton Kasel Delivers Monstrous 90-Point Ride in Victory Against Nashville Stampede at PBR Team Series Event in Fort Worth, Texas


Austin Gamblers: 346.75

Nashville Stampede: 177.5


Photos (Courtesy Andy Watson/Bull Stock Media): Click here to download.

B-Roll (Courtesy PBR): Click here to download.


FORT WORTH, Texas – After a back-and-forth ride battle to begin the game, compliments of two monstrous 90-point rides, including one from newly inked rider Dalton Kasel (Muleshoe, Texas), the Austin Gamblers closed their opening showdown at the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series event in Fort Worth, Texas, strong, defeating the Nashville Stampede 346.75-177.5. Remaining in the lead-off position for the Gamblers, Ezekiel Mitchell (Rockdale, Texas) struck in front of his home state, covering Sammy (Dorman/Weaver/Hilton Bull Co.) for 75.75 points. The Stampede quickly overtook the lead in the bottom of the frame as 2018 PBR World Champion Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) dominated Cold Shot (Jeb Fredericks/Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger) for a commanding 90 points. As the second got underway, the Stampede led the Gamblers by 14.25 points. While the Gamblers briefly reclaimed the lead courtesy of Lucas Divino’s (Nova Crixas, Brazil) 89.75-point ride atop Mike’s Motive (Blake Sharp/High Voltage/Wetzel/Knott), the Stampede converted in the bottom of the second, with Thiago Salgado (Navirai, Brazil) marked 87.5 points on Goldfinger (Broken Arrow S Ranch/Sutton Ranch), to enter the third 12 points ahead. As the game reached the mid-point, 2019 PBR Rookie of the Year Kasel, traded to the Gamblers leading into Rattler Days, readied to make his debut for his new team atop Bobkat (Bob Whisnant/Shaw Cattle Co./Hilton Bull Co.) in the top of the third. In a pairing which proved dividends, Kasel made his presence known for Austin, matching the bull jump-for-jump en route to a mammoth 90.25 points, putting his team 78.25 points ahead. Austin’s lead stood in the bottom of the frame as Nashville’s Manoelito de Souza Junior (Itamira, Brazil) was tossed by Mule Train (Martinez/Porter Cattle Co.) in 2.33 seconds. Following a scoreless fourth, Austin closer and two-time PBR World Champion Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil) had the chance to clinch the victory early for his team, putting Austin two bulls ahead with Nashville having just one out remaining. Leme’s dominant season continued, as he cemented the victory in covering Hundred Bad Days (TNT Bucking Bulls) for a game-best 91 points. The score was Leme’s fourth 90-point ride in as many attempts aboard the bull, and his third of the PBR Team Series season. The Stampede were unable to cover in their last attempt, with the final scoreboard reading a 346.75-177.5 Austin victory. The Austin Gamblers are now 12-11 this season and will play the Missouri Thunder (1-0 | 12-11) on the second night of PBR Rattler Days in Fort Worth, Texas. The Nashville Stampede backslid to 5-17-1 and will attempt to snap their four-game losing streak on Saturday when they face off against the Kansas City Outlaws (1-0 | 10-13).


Texas Rattlers Win Bull Riding’s Red River Showdown in Upset Fashion, Walloping the Oklahoma Freedom by 258.25 Points During Opening Night of Team’s Inaugural PBR Team Series Homestand in Fort Worth


Texas Rattlers: 258.25

Oklahoma Freedom: 0.00


Photos (Courtesy Andy Watson/Bull Stock Media): Click here to download.

B-Roll (Courtesy PBR): Click here to download.


FORT WORTH, Texas – Riding in front of a hometown crowd for the first time during the inaugural 2022 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series season, the Texas Rattlers, presented by Ariat, upset the league No. 2 Oklahoma Freedom 258.25-0 to win bull riding’s version of the Red River Showdown – their fifth consecutive victory. The Cody Lambert-led team was electric from the moment the first chute gate burst open inside their home Dickies Arena. On the spurs of a Freedom buckoff to open the first, Rattlers’ lead-off rider Cody Jesus (Window Rock, Arizona) was quick to strike, covering Chief (Blake Sharp/Michael Floyd) for a game-best 87.75 points. The Freedom once again failed to make the eight in the top of the second, opening the door for Texas to pull two bulls ahead. Remaining red-hot, veteran Joao Ricardo Vieira (Itatinga, Brazil) rode Crystalyx (Broken Arrow S Ranch/Sutton Ranch) for 83 points, putting the Rattlers ahead by 170.75 points. Casey Roberts (Munford, Alabama) was unable to turn the tide for Oklahoma in the top of the third, creating a potential game-winning out for the Rattlers to close the frame. Aussie Brady Fielder (Clermont, Queensland, Australia) burst from the chutes aboard Mr. Right Now (Silent 7/Hilton Bull Co.), but was brought down in a swift 1.35 seconds, keeping Oklahoma’s hopes of a come-from-behind win alive. With the renewed hope of a win against their Texas rivals, Freedom Captain Eli Vastbinder (Statesville, North Carolina) needed to convert in the top of the fourth to keep them in contention. Matched with Midnight Flyer (Jane Clark/Gene Owen), Vastbinder was sent airborne in 3.11 seconds, handing the victory to Texas. After a Rattler buckoff in the bottom of the fourth, and a failed attempt by the Freedom in the top of the fifth, Rattlers’ rider and Texas’ own Daniel Keeping (Gorman) was in the closer position, and he capped the game with a strong, 87.5-point ride on Jeremiah (Martinez Bucking Bulls, LLC). The Rattlers earned their fifth consecutive game win, 258.25-0. The Texas Rattlers, now 11-12 in 2022 PBR Team Series competition, will look to earn their second upset victory of their debut homestand on Saturday, Oct. 8 when they play the league No. 1 Carolina Cowboys (0-1 | 14-9). The Oklahoma Freedom, who now hold a 13-10 record, will attempt to rebound from the loss when they play the Arizona Ridge Riders (0-1 | 12-10-1) in their second game.


Here are the current Team standings for the Fort Worth PBR Team Series event after the opening day of competition for PBR Rattler Days:


  1. Missouri Thunder, 1-0-0
  2. Austin Gamblers, 1-0-0
  3. Texas Rattlers, 1-0-0
  4. Kansas City Outlaws, 1-0-0
  5. Arizona Ridge Riders, 0-1-0
  6. Nashville Stampede, 0-1-0
  7. Carolina Cowboys, 0-1-0
  8. Oklahoma Freedom, 0-1-0



Here are the current Team standings for the regular season after the opening day of competition for PBR Rattler Days in Fort Worth, Texas:


  1. Carolina Cowboys, 14-9-0-59
  2. Oklahoma Freedom, 13-10-0-35
  3. Arizona Ridge Riders, 12-10-1-26
  4. Austin Gamblers, 12-11-0-49.5
  5. Missouri Thunder, 12-11-0-33
  6. Texas Rattlers, 11-12-0-33
  7. Kansas City Outlaws, 10-13-0-26.5
  8. Nashville Stampede, 5-17-1-26



Here are the game matchups for the second day of action for PBR Rattler Days on Saturday, October 8:


Missouri Thunder @ Austin Gamblers

Nashville Stampede @ Kansas City Outlaws

Arizona Ridge Riders @ Oklahoma Freedom

Carolina Cowboys @ Texas Rattlers

About the Texas Rattlers, presented by Ariat:

Under the leadership of General Manager, Mark George, the Texas Rattlers, coached by PBR co-founder Cody Lambert, are owned by the Fisher Family, founders of Gap Inc., one of the founding team owners for the launch of the PBR Team Series. Their team is based in Fort Worth, Texas, competing at Dickies Arena for their inaugural Rattlers Days homestand on October 7-9, the 9th event of the league’s 10-event 2022 PBR Team Series regular season. For decades, the Fisher Family have made investments in footwear and apparel, real estate, and timberland and forest products, and education and sports, including ownership of the Oakland Athletics and San Jose Earthquakes. Through its Ariat brand, the official boot of PBR, the Fisher family have been longtime supporters of PBR. The family is actively involved with a number of philanthropic causes, including SFMOMA, The KIPP Foundation, and UCSF.

About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series:

The PBR Team Series is an elite new league that features the world’s top bull riders competing on teams in five-on-five bull riding games during an 11-event season beginning in July and culminating in a team championship at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas November 4-6.  During the 2022 season, each of the eight teams representing teams in Austin, TX; Fort Worth, TX; Glendale, AZ; Kansas City, MO; Nashville, TN; Oklahoma City, OK; Ridgedale, MO; and Winston-Salem, NC will host a three-day homestand.  There will also be neutral site games in Cheyenne, WY and Anaheim, CA. To determine team rosters, the league held a rider draft on May 23 prior to start of the 2022 season among any bull riders who have declared for the draft during a league eligibility window. The PBR Team Series builds on the existing structure of professional bull riding with the same basic rules for judging and scoring qualified 8-second bull rides. Events will be staged in a tournament-style format with all teams competing in head-to-head matchups against a different opponent each day. Each game will feature five riders per team squaring off against another team. Full team rosters will be comprised of seven riders on the core roster and three practice squad members. The team with the highest aggregate score of qualified rides among its riders will be declared the winner of each game. The event winner will be the team with the most game wins across an event, with a special bonus round designed as a tie-breaker to determine final event standings. All PBR Team Series events will be carried on either the CBS Television Network, streaming live on Paramount+, CBS Sports Network, or RidePass on PlutoTV.