PBR: Velocity Tour

For the fourth time in league history, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour will buck into Greenville, South Carolina, returning to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena for the third consecutive season on Jan. 20-21, 2023 with the PBR Greenville Invitational.

For two nights, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s rankest bovine athletes in the ultimate showdown of man vs. beast in one of the most exciting live sporting events to witness.

In 2022, Greenville hosted the Velocity Tour for the one-night event.

In front of a capacity crowd at Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Marcos Gloria (Central de Minas, Brazil) won the PBR Greenville Invitational, going a perfect 2-for-2 and surging to the No. 20 rank in the early 2022 PBR World Championship race.

Gloria began the event with an 86.5-point ride aboard Barnett’s Row (JR Phillips) in Round 1. The 31-year-old Brazilian then catapulted to the event lead when he bested Pneu Dart’s Black Label (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls) for a championship-round-best 87.5 points. For his efforts, Gloria collected a crucial 40.5 world points.

After beginning the tour stop ranked No. 80 in the world, Gloria surged 60 positions in the world rankings compliments of the golden finish to No. 20. He finished the 2022 season ranked No. 61.

The Velocity Tour first returned to Greenville in 2021 after a three-year hiatus.

At that event, Marcelo Procopio Pereira (Ringopolis, Brazil), competing in just his fifth career event on American soil, went a near perfect 2-for-3 to capture his career-first PBR event victory.

The bull riding action for the 2023 PBR Greenville Invitational begins at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 20 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

On Friday evening, all 40 competing riders will attempt one bull each in Round 1.

Following the opening round, the Top 10 will then advance to the championship round on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. where they will attempt one final bull, all in an effort to be crowned the event champion.