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EXPLORE BIG SKY: PBR Oklahoma Freedom team to ride into Big Sky

by Chris Dize
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On May 23, 2022—the day after the Professional Bull Riding World Finals—the PBR Oklahoma Freedom Team drafted their five core team members from a pool of 267 riders. Under Head Coach, Stock Contractor and former professional bull rider Cord McCoy, the Oklahoma Freedom team has since been built out to 12 team members.

The PBR Team Series is a new elite professional league featuring the world’s top bull riders. Oklahoma Freedom is one of the eight professional teams that will compete in 10 regular season events throughout the season, leading up to the PBR Team Series World Championship in Las Vegas this November.

McCoy is looking forward to bringing his star-studded team to the 11th Annual Big Sky PBR. At the inaugural PBR Team Series draft, McCoy helped pick his starting five riders: Team Captain Eli VastbinderDerek KolbabaChase OutlawBriggs Madsen and Caden Bunch.

“To start, we wanted a captain; we wanted a leader,” McCoy said of Vastbinder and the draft. “He’s been
in the top 10 in the world standings the past two years in a row and he’s a very versatile rider… he fit the mold of what we wanted.”

Article Courtesy of the PBR

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