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Professional Bull Riders to compete at Mohegan Sun Arena in September

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Kurt Shephard rides Chuckey of Corey & Lange Pro Rodeo for 83.0 points during the second round of the PBR Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour event in Portland, Ore. Tickets for the tour stop in Wilkes-Barre Township go on sale Friday.
Courtesy of Andre Silva

It was announced today that the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) will bring their Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour to the Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township, at 7 p.m. Sept. 8.

According to a press release from the PBR, “some of the best riders in the world will battle the sport’s fiercest bovine athletes. The thrilling eight-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s RVT tour one of the most exciting live sporting events to witness.”

Each rider will face a bull in round one and a bull in round two before the top 1o riders with the highest scores advance to the championship round. At the end of the competition, the rider with the highest combined score in the three rounds will be crowned champion.

Tickets start at $15 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through the arena box office, online at ticketmaster.com and by phone at 800-745-3000.

Kurt Shephard rides Chuckey of Corey & Lange Pro Rodeo for 83.0 points during the second round of the PBR Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour event in Portland, Ore. Tickets for the tour stop in Wilkes-Barre Township go on sale Friday.
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_18-876-250-1-.jpgKurt Shephard rides Chuckey of Corey & Lange Pro Rodeo for 83.0 points during the second round of the PBR Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour event in Portland, Ore. Tickets for the tour stop in Wilkes-Barre Township go on sale Friday. Courtesy of Andre Silva

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