PBR: The Worcester Rumble

PBR: The Worcester Rumble

Professional Bull Riding Again Rumbles into Worcester on February 22, 2020

Tickets to the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour’s Worcester Rumble at DCU Center on Sale Wednesday, October 30

WORCESTER, Massachusetts – After welcoming a sold-out crowd in 2019, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour will return to Worcester, Massachusetts in 2020, with the Worcester Rumble slated to buck into the DCU Center on February 22.

For one night only, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s rankest bovine athletes in the ultimate showdown of man vs. beast. Competing in one of the most exciting live sporting events, the fearless riders of the PBR are eager to bring the only sport that pits a lightweight against a heavyweight in epic 8-second confrontations back to Worcester. 

A fan favorite tour stop, the PWVT has stopped in Worcester the past five seasons.

As the only rider to go a perfect 2-for-2, Daniel Tinsman (Farmland, Indiana) won the 2019 Worcester Rumble.

The 23-year-old began the event with an 84.5 point ride on Pit Bull (Broken Arrow Bucking Bulls), tying for sixth in Round 1. He then brought the electric crowd inside the DCU Center to its feet as the only rider to make the 8 in the championship round, covering Slow Ride (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls) for 79.5 points.

For the victory, Tinsman  a check for $7,900 and netted 170 world points, which propelled him to the No. 18 spot in the world rankings.

The Worcester Rumble also featured a break-through performance from Pennsylvanian Devon Weaver (Allentown) who finished second.

Other past winners in Worcester include: Juan Carlos Contreras (2018; Huichapan, Mexico), Emilio Resende (2017; Santa Helena, Brazil), Winston Lopez (2016; Bandera, Texas), and Austin Meier (2015; Kinta, Oklahoma).

The Worcester Rumble will mark the thirteenth PWVT event of the year, with PBR’s fastest-growing tour first making stops in cities such as Jacksonville, Florida, Baltimore, Maryland, and Portland, Oregon. The Massachusetts event will also be one of two PWVT events being held on February 22, with the tour simultaneously visiting Hampton, Virginia.

The bull riding action begins at 7:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, February 22 at the DCU Center. 

All riders will attempt one bull each in Round 1 on Saturday night. The Top 10 will then advance to the championship round where they will attempt one final bull, all in an effort to be crowned the event champion, earning 170 world points and their portion of the $20,000 purse. Additionally, the Worcester Rumble event winner will also earn an invite to compete on the elite PBR Unleash The Beast.

About the PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour:

The PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT) began in 2014 as the premier expansion tour for the PBR. The PWVT, the sport’s fastest-growing tour, brings the excitement and top-levels of cowboy and bovine talent that fans have come to expect from the sport’s leader to cities across the U.S. The tour, which is fully produced and operated by PBR, will visit 32 cities in the 2019 season. Beginning in 2019, RideTV became the television home of the PWVT, also broadcast on the league’s OTT channel RidePass. The PWVT is proudly supported by Pendleton Whisky, Lucas Oil, the United States Border Patrol, Double H Boots, Tickets for Less, Pneu-Dart and the South Point Hotel and Casino.




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They can be purchased at the DCU Center Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com or PBRTix.com, or by calling PBR Direct at (800) 732-1727.  

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