NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ahead of the team’s first ever game in Tennessee, the Nashville Stampede (2-5) have announced their starting lineup for the opening night of competition for Stampede Days at Bridgestone Arena on Friday, August 19 when they take on the Carolina Cowboys (3-4).
The Nashville Stampede (NS) are the newest professional sports team to make their home in Music City, competing in the groundbreaking PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series which transforms the sport of bull riding from an individual event into one where riders compete on teams. Each of the eight founding teams will compete in a rigorous 10-event, 28-game regular-season.
In addition to competing at two neutral site events, each team will hold a three-day homestand, with the Stampede being the second to welcome their hometown fans. PBR Stampede Days will take over Bridgestone Arena Aug. 19-21, with each team facing a new opponent for a five-on-five game nightly. The winner of each game will be the team with the top aggregate score.
The starting roster for the Stampede on Friday, Aug. 19 will feature two PBR World Champions in 2018 title holder Kaique Pacheco and the roster’s newest protected rider, and three-time PBR World Champion Silvano Alves. The five-man lineup will be completed by Thiago Salgado, Joao Henrique Lucas and Manoelito de Souza Junior,
They will go head-to-head with the Carolina Cowboys’ (CC) lineup which will include Boudreaux Campbell, Ramon de Lima, Lane Nobles, Mason Taylor and Daylon Swearingen
The rider and bull matchups for the game, in buck order, are as follows:
|BULL RIDER||BULL||BULL OWNER(S)|
|CAMPBELL (CC)||LIGHT’S OUT||JANE CLARK / GENE OWEN|
|PACHECO (NS)||MIDNIGHT FLYER||JANE CLARK / GENE OWEN|
|LIMA (CC)||BOBKAT||BOB WHISNANT / SHAW CATTLE CO / HILTON BULL CO.|
|SALGADO (NS)||THEODORE||LARI CRANE / GENE OWEN|
|NOBLES (CC)||CHIEF WAHOO||MIKE MILLER BUCKING BULLS|
|LUCAS (NS)||MIKE’S MOTIVE||BLAKE SHARP / HIGH VOLTAGE CATTLE / AMERICAN SPIRITS / KOE WETZEL|
|TAYLOR (CC)||EXPERIMENT 626||CLASSIC JACK CATTLE / VIDUCIC BUCKING BULLS|
|SOUZA (NS)||RED SCORPION||MIKE MILLER BUCKING BULLS|
|SWEARINGEN (CC)||MR. NASTY||BLAKE SHARP / KOE WETZEL / CODY O’NEIL|
|SILVANO ALVES (NS)||SAMMY||DORMAN / WEAVER / HILTON BULL CO.|
Following their opening game on August 19, the Stampede will play the Ariat Texas Rattlers (2-5) on Saturday, August 20, and the Kansas City Outlaws (2-5) on Sunday, August 21.
The Nashville Stampede are now sixth in the regular season standings, having gone 2-5 in game play, amassing 12 bonus round points through the first three events of the season.
On August 19, the additional game matchups are:
- Missouri Thunder vs. Ariat Texas Rattlers
- Oklahoma Freedom vs. Kansas City Outlaws
- Austin Gamblers vs. Arizona Ridge Riders
The starting rosters for those teams are:
- Missouri Thunder (MT): Clayton Sellars, Jesse Petri, Andrew Alvidrez, Adriano Salgado and Colten Fritzlan
- Ariat Texas Rattlers (TR): Brady Oleson, Cody Jesus, Rafael Jose de Brito, Braidy Randolph and Brady Fielder
- Oklahoma Freedom (OF): Derek Kolbaba, Briggs Madsen, Dawson Branton, Deklan Garland and Casey Roberts
- Kansas City Outlaws (KCO): Dalton Kasel, Marcus Mast, Bob Mitchell, Tate Pollmeier and Koltin Hevalow
- Austin Gamblers (AG): Griffin Smeltzer, Ezekiel Mitchell, Lucas Divino, Austin Richardson and Jose Vitor Leme
- Arizona Ridge Riders (ARR): Eduardo Aparecido, Alisson De Souza, Sandro Batista, Keyshawn Whitehorse and Luciano De Castro
The bull riding action for the 2022 PBR Team Series’ Stampede Days at Bridgestone Arena begins at 7:45 p.m. CDT on Friday, August 19, 6:45 p.m. CDT on Saturday, August 20, and 12:15 p.m. CDT on Sunday, August 21.
Prior to Friday’s event, fans will be brought a concert from reigning Rocky Mountain Music Entertainer of the Year Chancey Williams starting at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for the three-day event are on-sale now, and start at $20, taxes and fees not included. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com and PBR.com, at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office, or by calling PBR customer service at 1-800-732-1727.
Three-day ticket packages will also be available, offering fans up to a 25% discount on select price levels.
The Nashville Stampede will also hold a two-day, free-to-attend fan festival prior to the bull riding on Aug. 19-20, featuring non-stop musical performances. The Stampede Days fan festival will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 20 at 11:00 a.m.
Performers for Friday, August 19 includes Shelby Darrall (1:00 p.m.), Walker Montgomery (2:00 p.m.), Catie Offerman (3:00 p.m.), Noah Hicks (4:00 p.m.) and Charly Reynolds (5:00 p.m.), while the lineup for Saturday, August 20 is headlined by John Haywood (11: 00 a.m.), Carson Beyer (12:00 p.m.), Kimberly Kelly (1:00 p.m.), Will Jones (2:30 p.m.), Mae Estes (3:30 p.m.) and Chancie Neal (4:15 p.m.).
About the Nashville Stampede:
Nashville Stampede are based at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, where the team will hold its inaugural Stampede Days homestand on August 19-21, 2022, the fourth event of the 10-event PBR Team Series regular season. The Stampede are coached by two-time PBR World Champion Justin McBride. Under the leadership of General Manager Tina Battock, the Stampede are owned by Morris Communications Company, LLC (MCC), which is part of a privately held company with diversified holdings in media, real estate, property development and agribusiness. MCC is based in Augusta, Georgia. MCC’s current media holdings include Morris Media Network (MMN) which reaches millions of consumers with diversified content brands in print, digital, products and live events including Western Horseman, Barrel Horse News, Quarter Horse News, Road to the Horse, EquiStat and the National Barrel Horse Association. A portfolio of lifestyle publications and digital assets serve outdoor/sporting/travel enthusiasts with Alaska Magazine, Milepost, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Charlotte Magazine, Orlando Magazine, Savannah Magazine, Where Visitor publications and more, including the Nashville Stampede, one of eight founding teams in the new PBR Team Series.
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 PlutoTV.
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