Dirt. The most common element on Earth after air and water. For a cowboy, Native Soil is a birthright to cherish and protect. Teamwork is a core value; a commitment to better one another. National Pride. A privilege that inspires and emboldens us all.
The ultimate expression of national pride on an international stage, the PBR Global Cup has established a new world order in rider and fan bragging rights for The Toughest Nation on Dirt.
With a nation vs. nation team format, Global Cup settles the score on which country lays claim to the best bull riders in the world. Staged annually across the five competing territories – Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and United States – Global Cup pits qualifying national team riders against the best of the best in a battle for honor, riches and perhaps most significantly, home dirt.
At each event, the home country is granted a competitive advantage – twice the number of competitors as the four visiting national teams. On the line at each event is their piece of the five-part Global Cup trophy, as well as their native soil. Successfully defend from the foreign invaders, and the home country protects its dirt. Lose, and to the winner goes the spoils.
An ongoing series that will ultimately visit each nation, the competition will continue until one nation holds all five pieces of the Global Cup – including the native soil of each competing territory. Thus in the end, only ONE country will lay claim to The Toughest Nation on Dirt.
Each participating country – Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States – will host a PBR Global Cup event each year.
Arlington, Texas will host the 2019 event.
The two days of competition on February 9-10, 2019 will proceed as follows:
Saturday, February 9 - Round 1 & Bonus Round
Sunday, February 10 - Round 2 & Bonus Round
The United States, as the host-country, will have home-field advantage and feature 14 riders on their rosters. The visiting teams will bring seven of their best.
Each team will be allowed 1 alternate in case of injury.
The prestigious Global Cup Trophy will be awarded to the team with the highest aggregate score over the course of the event based off each team's best 12 qualified rides.
Includes 14 positions, per home team advantage rules.
All positions will be chosen by the team coach.
Each country has 7 positions.
Two positions will be National qualifiers as per the national standings.
Five positions will be coach’s pick.
One alternate will be the highest ranked rider from that territory’s national standings not already on the team as of the same date as the national qualifiers and the last coaches pick.
The team coach will be allowed to use one position for a non-PBR member if he chooses (but this is not required).
Any and all positions that are declined or need to be replaced for any reason will become coach’s pick.
Global Cup Competition
Each day of competition will feature one long go with all riders competing and a bonus round where 2 riders from each team are chosen by their coach to compete.
- Team Australia: 7 riders
- Team Brazil: 7 riders
- Team Canada: 7 riders
- Team Mexico: 7 riders
- Team USA: 7 riders
- Team USA Native American: 7 riders
The Top 12 qualified rides from each team will be counted toward their aggregate score, with the highest being named the PBR Global Cup event winner.
*These rules are solely for Global Cup USA. Competition format may change based on event.