A lot of bull will be going on in Cleveland, as the Professional Bull Riders Blue DEF Velocity Tour comes to Quicken Loans Arena, Saturday, August 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $15.00 and can be purchased online or by calling 888-894-9424 and at all northern Ohio discount Drug Marts.
Professional Bull Rider Brandon Davis from Medina, Ohio -- by way of Arkansas -- will show off his bull riding techniques along with some of the best up-and-coming bull riders in the world. Davis is a first-time generation bull rider whose been taking the bull by the horns since the age of 12. I talked with him about his love for the sport and what fans can expect to see at The Q.
A family friend who was into the sport got Davis interested in it. After supplying him with all the necessary gear, Davis was hooked.
But that passion for the sport had to grow on his mother before she would allow her son to go full throttle. At 12-years old, Davis participated in the Ozark Teenage Rodeo Association in Arkansas. His mother took him there. "I believe she saw me do about three jumps and at about jump three, she told me she closed her eyes," Davis laughingly remembered.
By age 14, Davis told his parents, bull riding WOULD be his day job. His parents agreed, telling him to go all out. And all out he did, participating in the Buckin’ Ohio show – his first Southern Extreme Bull Riding Association event (SEBRA). He has now made the SEBRA finals, five years in a row.
The 24-year old has been on more than a thousand bulls in his career, each time, aiming for that 8-second mark--the amount of time a bull rider must stay aboard his bull to receive a score. The most money Davis has ever won in a single event is $4,800.
Davis says the fans are in for two hours of rock star, action-packed fun. "The louder the crowd gets, the harder, I will work."
At that’s no bull.