A Battle For Global Dominance. A batle for national pride. A Battle for home dirt.

Dirt. The most common element on Earth after air and water. For a cowboy, Native Soil is a birthright to cherish and protect. Teamwork is a core value; a commitment to better one another. National Pride. A privilege that inspires and emboldens us all.

The ultimate expression of national pride on an international stage, the PBR Global Cup will establish a new world order in rider and fan bragging rights for The Toughest Nation on Dirt.

With a new nation vs. nation team format, Global Cup will settle the score on which country lays claim to the best bull riders in the world. Staged annually across the five competing territories – Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and United States – Global Cup will pit qualifying national team riders against the best of the best in a battle for honor, riches and perhaps most significantly, home dirt.

At each event, the home country will be granted a competitive advantage – twice the number of competitors as the four visiting national teams. On the line will be their piece of the five-part Global Cup trophy, as well as their native soil. Successfully defend from the foreign invaders, and the home country will protect its dirt. Lose, and to the winner will go the spoils.

An ongoing series that will ultimately visit each nation every year, the competition will continue until one nation holds all five pieces of the Global Cup – including the native soil of each competing territory. Thus in the end, only ONE country will lay claim to The Toughest Nation on Dirt.

Competition Format

Each participating country – Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States – will host a three-day PBR Global Cup event each year.

For each event, the host country will have the opportunity to create a unique team competition. Featuring 24 of the nation’s top bull riders, a national team qualifying event will be staged to determine the host’s 14 national team cowboys.

Then a two-day international competition will be staged, featuring 14 riders from the host country against seven riders from each of the four visiting countries. Yes, the host country will have homefield advantage.

Each national team selects their team coach.

Team Selection for Global Cup Edmonton (Nov 9-11, 2017)

Host Country Roster:

Five bull riders will automatically qualify to ride for their nation based on the PBR World Standings as of August 19th. The No. 6 spot will be determined by the host country’s national standings, while the seventh pick will be chosen by the team’s coach.

The host country will also have a built-in advantage as they will be able to add seven more riders to their roster, based on a national team qualifier event on the first night of the PBR Global Cup.

Visiting Country Roster:

Five bull riders will automatically qualify to ride for their nation based on the PBR World Standings as of August 21st. The No. 6 spot will be determined by the host country’s national standings, while the seventh pick will be chosen by the team’s coach.

*Each country will have the opportunity to add an alternate rider to their roster in case of injury.

Trophy

The Global Cup trophy will be the centerpiece of the tournament, reflecting the tenacity of human will and determination. Comprising five individual bull horns representing the participating countries, the collective trophy symbolizes the unified spirit of this global competition.

Each nation’s piece of the trophy will also include a vessel that holds its native soil. Each event’s opening ceremonies will see the host’s riders depositing the dirt into their piece of the trophy, after which the battle will ensue to determine who claims the dirt and host’s bull horn.

The protection of native soil will become a representation of national pride and honor for the teams and fans who enter competition bearing the colors of their country.

Edmonton

The inaugural Global Cup event will be hosted Nov. 9-11 by Team Canada at the state-of-the-art Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The three-day event, produced in partnership with Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG), will feature the second-largest bull riding prize payout in North America, second only to the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals.

November 9th – Canadian National Team Qualifier

November 10th-11th – Global Cup Edmonton International Competition

 

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