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Professional Bull Riders buck into Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre for 1st time on Sept. 8

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From a press release:

Professional Bull Riders announced that Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza will host the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour in Wilkes-Barre Township for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.

For one night only, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s “fiercest bovine athletes.” The thrilling eight-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s RVT Tour one of the most exciting live sporting events to witness.

Tickets, which range from $15-$100, go on sale this Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the arena’s NBT Bank Box Office (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre), and all Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone at 800-745-3000.

Each rider will face one bull in Round 1 and a bull in Round 2 before the Top 10 riders with the highest scores advance to the Championship Round. At the end of the competition, the rider with the highest combined score in the three rounds will be crowned the champion.

Wilkes-Barre will be the 20th stop on the 2018 RVT Tour, which spans the country in cities including Salinas, California; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Rapid City, South Dakota; Huntington, West Virginia; Rochester, New York; and Ontario, California.

The 2018 RVT Tour will culminate with the RVT Finals at South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 2-3, leading into the PBR 25th Unleash the Beast World Finals. The winner of the RVT Finals, the second and third-place finishers, and the top international performer, along with the 2018 RVT Tour Champion, will each qualify to compete at the PBR World Finals.