For the 12th consecutive year, the best bull riders and bucking bulls in the world will return to Kansas City’s Sprint Center on Feb. 21-22 for the Professional Bull Riders’ Kansas City Invitational.
For two nights fans will witness thrilling 8-second rides and jaw-dropping wrecks as the PBR’s brave riders risk it all against monstrous animal athletes that can weigh as much as 2,000 pounds – more than 10 times the riders’ weight in sinewy brawn.
Leading the way into Kansas City will be Missouri natives L.J. Jenkins and Brady Sims. Jenkins, who was born in Springfield, Missouri, finished the 2014 season ranked No. 12 in the world, while Sims, from Holt, Missouri, finished his rookie year ranked No. 24. These men will be joined by six former PBR World Champions: three-time and reigning PBR World Champion Silvano Alves (2011, 2012, 2014), J.B. Mauney (2013), Renato Nunes (2010), Kody Lostroh (2009), Guilherme Marchi (2008) and Mike Lee (2004), as well as fan favorites Gage Gay, Matt Triplett and Kasey Hayes.