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PBR NILE schedule

For a list of Contestant Autograph times & locations watch for details at www.thenile.org or call 256-2495. Contestants will sign autographs in the arena following each performance.

Thursday, April 22
• 5:30 p.m.:  8th Annual Charity Team Roping for Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch at Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch (Autograph Session, Ticket Give-Away.  Free to spectators)
• Official Welcome Party at Wild West

Friday, April 23
• 8 p.m.: PBR’s NILE Invitational presented by Cooper Tires
FIRST PERFORMANCE – BUDLIGHT NIGHT – Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
• After: Official After Party of the PBR at Bones Brewing (1425 Broadwater Ave.)

Saturday, April 24th
• 11a.m.: Bull Draft – Bones Brewing (1425 Broadwater Ave.)
(Public Welcome, Free Admission)
• 6 p.m.: PBR’s  NILE Invitational presented by Cooper Tires
SECOND PERFORMANCE – Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
(Televised on Versus)
• After: Official After Party of the PBR at Bones Brewing
Sunday, April 25th
• 10 a.m.: Church PBR Style, Metra Annex Hall  (Public Welcome, Free Admission)
• 2 p.m.: NILE Invitational presented by Cooper Tires
• CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS – Rimrock Auto Arena @ MetraPark (Televised on Versus)
• 8 p.m.: PBR/NILE Party at Wild West Saloon for contestants, staff, members & VIPs. Invitation only

pbr-2010 Action Shot 3 colfullThe Professional Bull Riders Inc. is invading Billings for the 2010 NILE Invitational at the Rimrock Auto Arena.

The elite Built Ford Tough Series event begins at 8 p.m. Friday, April 23, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The Top 40 bull riders in the world will go head-to-head against the rankest bulls the PBR has to offer.

PBR fans can look forward to seeing world-class riders, including Montana native, Beau Hill (West Glacier) and PBR superstars Austin Meier (Kinta, Okla.), Travis Briscoe (Edgewood, N.M.), Jody Newberry (Ada, Okla.) Ryan McConnel (Colgate, Okla.), and 2009 World Finals event Champion J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.).

Tickets can be purchased for as little as $10 online at Metrapark.com, in person at the MetraPark box office, or by calling 1-800-366-8538. Costco Billings will also be selling tickets at a discounted price for Costco members.

Fans will get to witness first-hand the heart-pounding, bone-crushing action as the top bull riders go up against the toughest animal athletes around in over two hours packed full of thrills and spills, pyrotechnics, and rock and roll music.

The PBR is the premier bull riding organization in the world, boasting contestants from the United States, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, and Canada. One of the fastest growing sports in the country, the PBR’s events air weekly on VERSUS, NBC, CBS and FOX. For more information on the Professional Bull Riders, visit www.pbr.com or contact Sara Broun at 719 242 2800 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

With approximately 400 hours of prime time programming annually, the PBR ranks among the most prolific sports on air. It attracts over 1.5 million live event attendees each year with its multi-tiered event structure, which includes the marquee Built Ford Tough Series and lower-level Touring Pro Division. The PBR is headquartered in Pueblo, Colo., and has over 1,200 PBR bull riders who compete in more than 300 PBR sanctioned competitions in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico.

For more on the PBR, please visit www.pbr.com, www.teampbr.com, www.pbr.tv, www.myspace.com/teampbr, twitter.com/teampbr, www.facebook.com/TeamPBR, or www.pbr.com/worldfinals/.

Kids and seniors can buy tickets for nearly half price at the PBR’s NILE Invitational, April 23, 24, & 25 at the MetraPark in Billings. Tickets for kids age 12 & under and seniors age 65 & older cost only $10 for general admission or $20 for reserved seats (after discount) in the Blue Reserved section. Kids and Senior pricing is good for all performances.

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