What started out as a way to create a summer break for the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) schedule and fulfill a contractual agreement, has turned into a major scoring and money event for the top bulls and the bull riders looking to come back to Las Vegas in the fall for the PBR World Finals.
In 2016, the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) took their “Spring Break” The Last Cowboy Standing event and partnered it with Las Vegas Centennial and the Las Vegas Elks to revive Las Vegas Helldorado Days, bringing the luster and excitement back to the historic event to celebrate the city of Las Vegas’ 111th birthday.
Last Cowboy Standing, features the world’s Top 35 bull riding stars from Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Australia and the U.S. This is the last stop of the first half of the 2017 BFTS schedule and will feature the top PBR stars competing in a single elimination format event. To advance to the next round, they must make the 8-second buzzer. The cowboys will ride in round after round of competition over two nights until only one rider remains as the Last Cowboy Standing.
As with all PBR events, the bull, as well as the rider, receives points. At the end of PBR season, the top riders and the top bulls earn a trip to the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Nov. 1-5 at the T-Mobile Arena. The bull rider who earns the most points during the 2017 season, will be crowned and receive the coveted World Championship belt buckle and a $1 million bonus.
Helldorado Days Rodeo/PBR Schedule
Las Vegas Helldorado Days will take place within the Las Vegas Village, the outdoor venue directly across Las Vegas Blvd. from the Luxor Hotel & Casino.
Thursday, May 11 – 8:00pm – Las Vegas Helldorado Days Rodeo Performance – Main Arena
Friday, May 12 – 7:45pm – PBR Last Cowboy Standing Performance – Main Arena
Saturday, May 13 – 4:30pm – Las Vegas Helldorado Days Rodeo Performance – Main Arena
Saturday, May 13 – 8:30pm – PBR Last Cowboy Standing Performance – Main Arena
Sunday, May 14 – 5:30pm – Las Vegas Helldorado Days Rodeo Performance – Main Arena