The Professional Bull Riders circuit is coming to Tulsa’s BOK Center this weekend.
With that, several of its stars — including a three-time world champion — are coming to both of Drysdales’ retail stores to meet fans on Saturday.
(Please note that these cowboys may cancel their appearances at any time because of injury. Riding 2,000-pound bulls tends to be hard on the body.)
More about the PBR cowboys coming to Drysdales:
Douglas Duncan, 24, from Alvin, Texas, has earned more than $176,000 in prize money this year on the PBR circuit.
Duncan was named the PRCA Rookie of the Year in 2008, and was a qualifier at the National Finals Rodeo that year. In 2007, he qualified for the College National Finals.
Duncan went airborne during this ride against a bull named Bushwacker:
He’s showing his toughness by competing in spite of a broken right hand suffered this spring.
Valdiron de Oliveira, 32, of Brazil, has put together a terrific PBR season so far. He’s earned four wins so far, including nine finishes in the Top 10.
De Oliveira has won over $1 million in his career, including $260,000 in one day during the Iron Cowboy competition in Arlington, Texas. That was the biggest one-day payout in bull-riding history.
This is one of de Oliveira’s best rides — a 91.25 score on Speckled Ivory:
De Oliveira has showed his toughness by continuing to compete after separating his shoulder in February. He also aggravated an old hand injury in May.
Brendan Clark, 30, of Australia, has finished in the top 10 three times in the 2011 PBR season. His total career earnings have topped $850,000.
In 2010, the Australian Sensation became the first rider to win four consecutive PBR-sanctioned events.
Clark suffered life-threatening injuries in 2009 during an event in Omaha, Neb. He ended up with a lacerated liver, contusions on both lungs and broken ribs after being stepped on by Black Smoke. If he hadn’t worn a protective vest, he would be pushing up daisies now. But he recovered enough from his injuries to ride again before the end of the year.
Here’s one of Clark’s best-ever rides:
Clark has his own website at BrendonClark.com.
Adriano Moraes, 41, of Brazil, is retired, but has earned the tag of “legend.”
He earned world titles in 1994, 2001, and 2006, and remains the only three-time world champion of PBR.
Here’s one of his biggest moments, when he won the world crown in 2006:
He ended his bull-riding career with more than $3.5 million in earnings and 29 event victories. He’s successfully ridden more than 53 percent of his bulls.
Tickets for the Friday and Saturday PBR events in Tulsa are still available.