Nov 29, 2012

World's Toughest Rodeo Returns to PNC Arena

A new feature for 2013 is the introduction of American style bull fighting, where the rodeo clowns or “cowboy lifesavers” pit their agility and skill against specially bred rodeo “fighting” bulls.

RALEIGH, NC – World’s Toughest Rodeo™ stampedes into Raleigh on Saturday, Jan. 19 at PNC Arena at 7:30 p.m. The World’s Toughest Rodeo features top cowboys from around the United States proving their grit in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, and bull riding. The competition format features all the contestants competing once with the top two in each event returning for a second time to go head-to-head to determine the night’s champion. The ladies bring the speed and beauty as they compete in the barrel racing event. Prior to event, children are invited to meet some of the cowboys and cowgirls as well as the rodeo clown, Justin Rumford.

Tickets are on sale now at the PNC Arena Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at Ticketmaster.com. Group rates (12+) are also available by calling (919) 861-5457. Advance tickets start at $18 for adults and kids 12 and under are half price. “Like" the World’s Toughest Rodeo on Facebook for special seating and discounts.

A new feature for 2013 is the introduction of American style bull fighting, where the rodeo clowns or “cowboy lifesavers” pit their agility and skill against specially bred rodeo “fighting” bulls. The competition is scored and the object is to get as close as possible to these fast and cantankerous bulls without getting gored (or “hooked” as they call it in rodeo vernacular) – it is new to Raleigh and is sure to keep fans on the edge of their seats.

There is something for everyone – from top cowboys on the famous World’s Toughest bulls and horses, to the fast barrel racing cowgirls, to the wild antics of the rodeo clowns - It’s the World’s Toughest Rodeo - an exciting spectacle families won’t soon forget.
For more information visit www.WTRodeo.com

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