Missouri Thunder, Nashville Stampede and Arizona Ridge Riders Each Win on Opening Night of Competition for First-Ever PBR Team Series Event in Cheyenne, Wyoming

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Game between Oklahoma Freedom and Kansas City Outlaws ends in first-ever PBR Team Series tie

Adriano Salgado vs American Gangster. Photos (Courtesy Andy Watson/Bull Stock Media)

CHEYENNE, Wy. (July 25, 2022) – As the inaugural season for the groundbreaking PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series got underway Monday evening in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the world’s best bull riders made history at the iconic Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, squaring off in the first of four games for the new sports league.

The evening was highlighted by a slugfest between the Nashville Stampede and Carolina Cowboys. In a game in which 70% of the outs ended in qualified rides, veteran rider Ryan Dirteater delivered the game-winning score, emerging from retirement to give the Stampede its first regular-season victory.

The Missouri Thunder earned their position in the league’s record books, registering the first game win in the PBR Team Series, edging the Ariat Texas Rattlers by one ride score. The final game of the evening between the Arizona Ridge Riders and Austin Gamblers was also decided by one score, with the Ridge Riders collecting the victory to bring the evening to a climactic end.

Also making history, the contest between the Oklahoma Freedom and the Kansas City Outlaws ended in the league’s first tie, as neither five-rider roster was able to log a qualified ride.

The PBR Teams Series: Cheyenne event continues Tuesday, July 26 at 7:45 p.m. MDT.

CBS Sports Network will televise all the action from the second day of action for the PBR Team Series season debut in Cheyenne, Wyoming, LIVE with coverage beginning at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 26. CBS Sports will also air a one-hour highlight show from the season-launch PBR Team Series event on Sunday, July 31 at 1 p.m. ET.

PBR RidePass on Pluto TV will offer replays of all the PBR Team Series action from Cheyenne, Wyoming. Check https://pluto.tv/en/live-tv/pbr-ridepass for the latest programming schedule.


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