World's Toughest Rodeo

Jan 19, 2013

The World’s Toughest Rodeo features top cowboys from around the United States proving their grit in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, and bull riding. The competition format features all the contestants competing once with the top two in each event returning for a second time to go head-to-head to determine the night’s champion. The ladies bring the speed and beauty as they compete in the barrel racing event. Before the event, kids are invited to come down to the dirt and meet some of the best cowboys and rodeo clowns around!

A new feature for 2013 is the introduction of American style bull fighting, where the rodeo clowns or “cowboy lifesavers” pit their agility and skill against specially bred rodeo “fighting” bulls. The competition is scored and the object is to get as close as possible to these fast and cantankerous bulls without getting gored (or “hooked” as they call it in rodeo vernacular) – it is new to Raleigh and is sure to keep fans on the edge of their seats.

There is something for everyone – from top cowboys on the famous World’s Toughest bulls and horses, to the fast barrel racing cowgirls, to the wild antics of the rodeo clowns - It’s the World’s Toughest Rodeo - an exciting spectacle families won’t soon forget.

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1400 Edwards Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27607



The PNC Arena is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is home to the 2006 Stanley Cup Champions Carolina Hurricanes and NC State University Men’s Basketball. On an annual basis, the PNC Arena welcomes over 1.5 million guests and plays host to more than 150 events including major concert tours, and family shows.



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