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Barnes Bull Riding Challenge

January 13 - January 14

The Barnes Bull Riding Challenge returns to the Tyson Events Center on Saturday January 13 and Sunday January 14, 2018.

Two performances of bull riding will kick-off the 2018 season in Sioux City.   The action starts on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m.

Contestants from coast to coast including Oregon to New York and along the I-35 route from Texas to Minnesota entered the bull riding competition in 2017.  Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, South Dakota and Wisconsin represented the Badlands, Great Plains and Great Lakes region of the country. The action-packed battle of the bulls matched the toughest cowboys against the Barnes’ bull herd.

Last year John Young from Orient, Iowa rode Champagne Jam in the long go advancing to the money round.  His 85-point ride of the night signed his paycheck in the short round.  Iowa native, Dakota Nye a student at Tarleton State University finished second with 83 points.

The popular mutton bustin also references kids sheep riding, children’s petting zoo and western merchandise vendors will again return.

Purchase your tickets in advance to save $5 off regular admission prices before January 4, 2018. Once again, the VIP section is available right on the arena floor, with all food and beverage included, for just $50 per person.

Don’t miss the Barnes Bull Riding Challenge at the Tyson Events Center January 13 and 14, 2018. Purchase tickets at the Tyson Events Center Box Office, online at TysonCenter.com, or by calling 800-514-ETIX.


Tyson Events Center
401 Gordon Drive
Sioux City, IA 51101 United States
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(712) 279-4850