PBR Iron Cowboy returns to AT&T Stadium for 9th year

The top 40 bull riders in Professional Rodeo will come to Arlington for upgraded prize money and Series points.

  • The opening ceremony to the Iron Cowboy at AT&T Stadium. (Photo: PBR)
    The opening ceremony to the Iron Cowboy at AT&T Stadium. (Photo: PBR)
  • A rider takes off from the chute at the Iron Cowboy. (Photo: PBR)
    A rider takes off from the chute at the Iron Cowboy. (Photo: PBR)
  • A rider must stay on top of the bull for eight seconds to remain in contention at the Iron Cowboy. (Photo: PBR)
    A rider must stay on top of the bull for eight seconds to remain in contention at the Iron Cowboy. (Photo: PBR)
Keven Costlow

The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) are returning to AT&T Stadium Saturday, Feb. 24 for the ninth annual Iron Cowboy Rodeo.

The top 40 riders of the circuit will ride the highest ranked bulls, hoping to make the magic eight seconds that keeps them in the competition. The riders continue challenging the bulls until only one is left, and that rider will win the title.

Among this year’s challengers are expected to be Eduardo Aparecido, the 2017 Iron Cowboy winner; Joao Ricardo Vieira, a two-time winner; Jess Lockwood, the 2017 PBR World Champion; Cooper Davis, the 2016 World Champion; three-time World Champion Silvano Alves; 2008 World Champion Guilherme Marchi; and 2004 World Champion Mike Lee.

As part of the PBR’s Unleash the Beast series, the Iron Cowboy contest has a unique format that raises the stakes with increased prize money and increased world championships standings points.

Tickets are available through the AT&T Box Office, through Ticketmaster.com., or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets prices range from $42-152.