A sold out crowd of 10,418 people witnessed a night of great bull rides at the Salinas Sports Complex during the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Touring Pro Division Tour event as Matt Triplett from Columbia Falls, Montana took home the championship buckle.
Presented by Salinas Valley Ford, the PBR continues to be one of the most popular events held during Big Week, selling out for the fifth consecutive year. Matt Triplett earned the championship belt buckle with a score of 172 on two bulls, winning the final round with an 89 on Long Haul owned by Evan Matthews. Second place went to Derek Kolbaba of Walla Walla, Washington with a total score of 170 on two bulls.
Tickets are available for the upcoming California Rodeo Salinas July 18th-21st twenty four hours a day at www.carodeo.com, from 10am-6pm at the Box Office at 1034 N. Main Street in Salinas or by calling 800-549-4989. Fans can take their Professional Bull Riding ticket stub to the box office on Thursday, July 18th and redeem it for a $5.00 rodeo ticket that night (a $10 savings). Gates open at 4pm and the show starts at 6pm. A full list of events and ticket prices can be found at www.carodeo.com.
Photo by Richard Field Levine.
About California Rodeo Salinas The 109th California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 18th-21st, 2019. The California Rodeo Association is a not-for-profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns almost $500,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to www.CARodeo.com or call the California Rodeo Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CARodeoSalinas or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and