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Steelville Cowboy is Top Rookie Bull Rider in the P.B.R….He Begins Quest for World Finals Title Friday

Bob Mitchell rides P. Ro Ranch/OK Corralis/Gordon/D&H Cattle’s Top Shelf for 90.25 during the 15/15 Bucking Battle round of the Billings Unleash The Beast PBR. Photo by Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media

(Fort Worth) A Crawford County man is just a rookie but he’s already ranked 19th in the world in riding bulls in the Professional Bull Riders tour.

Starting Friday night in Forth Worth, Texas, young Bob Mitchell of Steelville will put it all on the line against the best bull riders in the world in a seven day championship event.

Mitchell has the look of a veteran on the circuit but he’s not even 20 yet.

He’s a little nervous but he’s ready for the challenge ahead.

Mitchell tells us about his start and describes the difference in the big leagues and local hometown rodeos.

Bob Mitchell in the opening during the third round of the Billings Unleash The Beast PBR. Photo by Andy Watson/Bull Stock Media

Bob says he’s got some good momentum going into the world finals.

The P.B.R. World Finals will feature the top 35 ranked bull riders in the world.

17 of these riders are from Brazil. Mitchell says these guys are tough to beat.

The finals will also feature a rider from Australia.

The other 17 bull riders are Americans…7 will represent the Lone Star State.

Lone riders will also represent New York, North Carolina, Washington, Florida, Montana, Utah, Arizona, South Dakota, Idaho and of course, Steelville’s own Bob Mitchell representing the Show-Me State.

CBS Sports Network will broadcast every long round of the P.B.R.

World Finals live and the championship round on Sunday, May 22nd will be seen live at noon on the main CBS network.

Round 1 is Friday night with action getting underway at 7 o’clock.


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