Professional Bull Riding comes to the Wise County Fairgrounds in Decatur for the PBR WC Challenger Weekend, Friday and Saturday, June 2nd and 3rd, 2017. The main event is the JW Hart PBR Challenge on Saturday, June 3rd, which is a PBR Touring Pro challenge featuring some of the best professional bull riders in the region. Since its inception in 2004 by Wise County Challenger Charities (WCCC), the WC Challenger event has hosted some of the highest-ranked bulls in the rodeo ring like Little Yellow Jacket, Mossy Oak Mudslinger, Bushwacker, Asteroid, Shepherd Hills Tested and others along the likes champion rodeo cowboys Justin McBride, JW Hart, Ross Coleman, Guilherme Marchi, Adriano Moraes, and J.B. Mauney. The WC Challenger production features the same pyrotechnics, the same arena, the same bull fighters and announcing teams you’ll find on the PBR Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour. The WCCC strives to provide the highest quality event for sponsors, fans, riders and for the PBR.
This commitment to excellence has earned the JW Hart PBR Challenge Venue of the Year honors three times since 2004 by the PBR and has consistently been in the top five challenger events. With the success of the inaugural event in 2004, WCCC members made a decision to support the United Way of Wise County and other local charities and civic organizations. Since that time, over $550,000 has been directly contributed to those organizations.
This year’s WC Challenger Weekend boasts a full roster of family-friendly events for PBR Rodeo fans including the Dr. Pepper Fan Zone, Eighter from Decatur BBQ Challenge, and Bono’s After Party. Russell Feed is proud to be a part of the J.W. Hart Challenge.
|Friday, June 2, 2017|
|10:00 am||BBQ Registration Opens|
|3:00 pm||Dr. Pepper Fan Zone Opens|
|5:30 pm||Bull Fighters Only Gates Open|
|6:00 pm||Kid’s Mutton Bustin’ at the Dr. Pepper Fan Zone|
|7:00 pm||BBQ Contestants Cooks Meeting|
|8:00 pm||Bull Fighters Only Freestyle Bull Fighting Event|
|Saturday, June 3, 2017|
|All Day||Eighter from Decatur BBQ Challenge|
|8:00 am||ABBI Bucking Futurity (Free To Public)|
|9:00 am||Dr. Pepper Fan Zone OPENS|
|11:00 to 3:00 pm||Kids Mutton Bustin’ at the Dr. Pepper Fan Zone|
|5:30 pm||Gates Open for the JW Hart PBR Challenge Presented by First State Bank|
|8:00 pm||JW Hart PBR Challenge
Presented by First State Bank
|11:00 pm||Bono’s After Party|