Professional Bull Riders (PBR)
MISSOURI NATIVE KOLTIN HEVALOW SIGNED TO KANSAS CITY OUTLAWS PROTECTED ROSTER PRIOR TO THE LAUNCH OF THE PBR TEAM SERIES SEASON IN CHEYENNE, WYOMING
Smithville native joins the Kansas City Outlaws after initially being inked to the Arizona Ridge Riders practice squad
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 22, 2022) – The Kansas City Outlaws, one of Missouri’s first-ever professional bull riding teams, today signed Show Me State native Koltin Hevalow (Smithville, Missouri) to the team’s protected roster, prior to the launch of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on July 25-26.
Hevalow joins the Kansas City Outlaws after initially being signed as a free agent to the Arizona Ridge Riders’ practice squad.
“I am excited to be close to home,” Hevalow said after the transaction. “Now that I am on the Kansas City Outlaws it is pretty crazy and I am ready.”
The PBR Team Series revolutionizes the sport of bull riding, transforming an individual sport into one in which riders join teams to compete in five-on-five bull riding games for a national championship. In the inaugural 2022 season, eight founding teams will compete: the Arizona Ridge Riders, Austin Gamblers, Carolina Cowboys, Missouri Thunder, Nashville Stampede, Oklahoma Freedom, Texas Rattlers, and Kansas City’s own Outlaws.
The 19-year-old young gun, who grew up mere miles from the Kansas City Outlaws’ home venue T-Mobile Center, made his PBR debut in 2022 in commanding fashion.
In his debut event, competing at the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour stop in mid-February in Youngstown, Ohio, Hevalow went a flawless 3-for-3 to win the expansion series event.
Courtesy of the victory, Hevalow debuted on the elite Unleash The Beast the very next weekend in St. Louis, Missouri.
As the individual season continued to unfurl, Hevalow logged an additional Top 10 finish before qualifying for his first Velocity Tour Finals where he finished eight. Hevalow concluded his rookie season ranked No. 78 in the world.
During his brief tenure as a member of the Arizona Ridge Riders, Hevalow rode at both preseason events held in Bismarck, North Dakota, and Tryon, North Carolina. During the Arizona team’s 255.5-86 victory against Oklahoma while in North Carolina, Hevalow added a key, 86.25-point score on Feeling Dangerous to cement the win.
The Kansas City Outlaws made two additional changes to the contingent’s roster. In addition to signing Bill Henry (Manila, Utah) to the practice squad, the team opted to drop Colton Dougherty (Woodburn, Oregon).
Hevalow, and Henry, join a talent-packed Kansas City Outlaws roster, including fellow Missouri native and reigning PBR Rookie of the Year Bob Mitchell (Steelville). The team is rounded out by: Dalton Kasel (Muleshoe, Texas), Rafael Henrique dos Santos (Sebastianopolis, Brazil), Tate Pollmeier (Fort Scott, Kansas), Marcus Mast (Middlebury, Indiana), Cole Melancon (Sour Lake, Texas), Dustin Martinez (Canjilon, New Mexico), Sam Woodall (Heywood, Victoria, Australia), Clancy Hart (Valley View, Texas), and Kyler Oliver (Roy, Utah).
Throughout the regular season for the PBR Team Series, each team will compete in 28 head-to-head, five-on-five bull riding games¸ held across 10 events. The team with the highest aggregate score will be the game winner, and ties will be allowed.
Each team will host a three-day homestand, welcoming the seven other teams, while also competing in two neutral site events, beginning with the season-launch event in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The season will conclude in Las Vegas Nov. 4-6 when the teams will go head-to-head in the PBR Team Series Championship, vying to be crowned the Team Series Champions.
When the 2022 season gets underway July 25-26 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the Kansas City Outlaws will compete against the Oklahoma Freedom and Texas Rattlers.
Following the event in Cheyenne, the Outlaws will host their inaugural homestand Aug. 5-7 in Kansas City, Missouri, at T-Mobile Center, the second event of the 2022 PBR Team Series season.
During their first-ever home event, the Outlaws will play the Arizona Ridge Riders on Aug. 5, Nashville Stampede on Aug. 6, and Missouri Thunder on Aug. 7.
The bull riding action for the 2022 PBR Team Series’ Outlaws Days at T-Mobile Center begins at 7:45 p.m. CT on Friday, August 5, 6:45 p.m. CT on Saturday, August 6, and 11:00 a.m. CT on Sunday, August 7, times subject to change.
Tickets for the Kansas City Outlaws’ three-day homestand Aug. 5-7 are on-sale now, and start at $20, taxes and fees not included. Tickets can be purchased online at AXS.com, T-MobileCenter.com and PBR.com, or by calling PBR customer service at 1-800-732-1727.
Held alongside the bull riding event, the team will also host the Outlaw Days Concert on Aug. 6 at KC Live! in the Power & Light District to be headlined by Josh Abbott Band, with special performances by David Lee Murphy and David Nail. The Outlaw Days Concert will begin on Saturday, August 6 at 1:30 p.m. David Nail will first take the stage, followed by David Lee Murphy at 3:00 p.m. and Josh Abbott Band at 4:45 p.m.
Tickets for the Outlaw Days Concert are on sale now and can be purchased at AXS.com. General Admission tickets are available for $20, and VIP Packages start at $50.
For more information on the Kansas City Outlaws visit https://pbr.com/teams/outlaws/, and connect with the team on social media at @KCOutlawsPBR on Facebook, @KCOutlawsPBR on Twitter, @KCOutlawsPBR on Instagram, and @KCOutlawsPBR on TikTok.
About the Kansas City Outlaws:
The Kansas City Outlaws are based at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri where the team’s inaugural Outlaw Days homestand will be held August 5-7, 2022. This will be the second event of the 10-event 2022 PBR Team Series regular season prior to Team Finals in Las Vegas November 4-6. The team is coached by J.W. Hart, known as “The Ironman.” Fans can find more information about the KC Outlaws by visiting www.pbr.com/teams/outlaws/ or @KCOutlawsPBR on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The KC Outlaws are under the leadership of General Manager Jim Smith, and the ownership group led by Phil Pulley that includes Lennie Foree and Ryland Kieffer. These three entrepreneurs have always been rule-breakers at heart. They were among the founders of Bad Boy Mowers, the brand that changed the zero-turn lawnmower game forever. They are currently riding into stores with Outlaw Snax, a snack brand with the boldest flavors on this side of the chip aisle and an attitude bringing their same drive to succeed to the PBR Team Series. For more information on Outlaw Snax, visit www.outlawsnax.com or @OutlawSnax on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series:
The PBR Team Series is an elite new league that will feature the world’s top bull riders competing on teams in five-on-five bull riding games during an 11-event season beginning in July and culminating in a team championship at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas November 4-6. During the 2022 season, each of the eight teams representing teams in Austin, TX; Fort Worth, TX; Glendale, AZ; Kansas City, MO; Nashville, TN; Oklahoma City, OK; Ridgedale, MO; and Winston-Salem, NC will host a three-day homestand. There will also be neutral site games in Cheyenne, WY and Anaheim, CA. To determine team rosters, the league held a rider draft on May 23 prior to start of the 2022 season among any bull riders who have declared for the draft during a league eligibility window. The PBR Team Series builds on the existing structure of professional bull riding with the same basic rules for judging and scoring qualified 8-second bull rides. Events will be staged in a tournament-style format with all teams competing in head-to-head matchups against a different opponent each day. Each game will feature five riders per team squaring off against another team. Full team rosters will be comprised of seven riders on the core roster and three practice squad members. The team with the highest aggregate score of qualified rides among its riders will be declared the winner of each game. The event winner will be the team with the most game wins across an event, with a special bonus round designed as a tie-breaker to determine final event standings. All PBR Team Series events will be carried on either the CBS Television Network, streaming live on Paramount+, CBS Sports Network, or RidePass on Pluto TV.
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