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Take V-Day Gifts By The Horns

Professional Bull Riders’ Premier Series Returns To St. Louis Feb. 18-19 For 24th Time In League History

Those seeking unique Valentine's Day gifts may want to consider purchasing tickets to an upcoming event, Unleash The Beast. For the 24th time in league history, the PBR's (Professional Bull Riders) elite will hold the St. Louis Invitational on Feb. 18-19 at Enterprise Center, with the Top 30 bull riders in the world competing.

PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. More than 500 bull riders compete in 200-plus events annually across the televised PBR Unleash The Beast tour, which features the top 35 bull riders in the world; the PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour; the PBR Touring Pro Division; and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico.

When PBR last traveled to the Gateway City in 2020, Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil) won his third premier series event of the year, extending his lead atop the world rankings.

Historically, more than half (12 of 23) of the PBR’s past events in St. Louis have been won by World Champions. Prior to Jose's win in 2020, 2018 PBR World Champion Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) was the last rider to accomplish the feat, victorious in both 2017 and 2015.

Past World Champion event winners in St. Louis includes:  three-time PBR World Champion Adriano Moraes (1997, 1998, 2004), two-time PBR World Champion Chris Shivers (2000, 2001), two-time PBR World Champion Justin McBride (2003, 2005), 2010 PBR World Champion Renato Nunes (2008), and 2008 PBR World Champion Guilherme Marchi (2011).

Remaining PBR St. Louis Invitational event winners are:  Charles Litchfield (1999), Gary Richard (2002), Dustin Hall (2006), Matt Bohon (2007), Wiley Petersen (2009), Jody Newberry (2010), Fabiano Vieira (2013), Joao Ricardo Vieira (2014), Shane Proctor (2016), Tanner Byrne (2018) and Chase Outlaw (2019).

The bull riding action for the 2022 PBR St. Louis Invitational begins with Round 1 at 7:45 p.m. CST on Feb. 18, followed by Round 2 and the championship round at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 19. All competing bull riders will get on one bull each in Rounds 1-2. Following Round 2 Saturday evening, the riders’ individual two-round scores will be totaled with the Top 12 advancing to the championship round and a chance at the event title.

Ticket sales (starting at $15 each): and, or call 1.800.732.1727.

PBR Elite Seats are available for avid fans who want an exclusive VIP experience. These tickets, available in three tiers, offer premium seats, a question-and-answer presentation with some of the top bull riders and stock contractors in the world, behind-the-scenes look at the event from the back of the bucking chutes, $10 concession voucher and souvenir credential and lanyard.

  1. Available for $450 is the PBR Premier Elite Seat with souvenir chair. Fans receive a limited-edition PBR folding chair to take home following the event.
  2. PBR VIP Elite Seats include an exclusive merchandise gift and post-show photo opportunity from the dirt.
  3. PBR Elite Experience Seats include an exclusive merchandise gift. 

The Elite Experience, available for $75, includes a Q&A session with a select group of the league’s top riders, bullfighters and stock contractors, pre-event photo on the bucking chutes, arena concession voucher, Stars of the PBR book, and commemorative credential and lanyard.

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