The PBR’s nationally-televised Unleash The Beast (UTB) features the world’s Top 30 bull riders going head-to-head against the fiercest bucking bulls on the planet.
During a regular-season, two-day UTB event, that does not include a 15/15 Bucking Battle, each of the 30 riders seeded riders will ride in one round each day - Round 1 and Round 2. Round 1 will also feature 10 invited competitors who must register a score in order to advance to Round 2. Following Round 2, the riders with the 12 highest two-round total scores will advance to the championship round where they will each ride one more bull. A regular-season, two-day UTB event including a 15/15 Bucking Battle will feature the Top 30 bull riders in the world, all of whom will attempt one bull each in Round 1 and Round 2, with the Top 12 advancing to the championship round. A standard three-day event, regardless of whether it includes a 15/15 Bucking Battle, will feature a minimum of 30 riders, competing through three long rounds of competition. Following Round 3, the riders with the 12 highest three-round total scores will advance to the championship round where they will each ride one more bull. With the long rounds and 15/15 Bucking Battles are done by random draw, every championship round at an Unleash The Beast event features a rider draft.
The average (or aggregate) score earned during an event determines a rider’s place in the event standings. In addition to earning world points for their overall event finish, as determined by their aggregate score, riders will also earn world points for their finish in each round, and for any ride scored in excess of 70 points.