Challenger Series’ PBR Lincoln Invitational

October 8, 2022
  • Date October 8, 2022
  • Location Pinnacle Bank Arena
  • Tickets Tickets start at $19.00

    Subject to applicable fees
    Kids 23 months & younger are free if on lap
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    Cash Only Accepted
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    $5 — Festival Parking Lot
    $20 — Premium Parking Garage
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About The Event

For one night only, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s rankest bovine athletes in the ultimate showdown of man vs. beast in a new series showcasing one of the most exciting live sporting events to witness.

The newly launched PBR Challenger Series will hold more than 60 events from May-November, culminating with its Championship in early November in Las Vegas. The PBR Challenger Series is a proving ground in providing additional competitive opportunities for bull riders who are both affiliated and unaffiliated with a PBR Team Series team.

Throughout the season, each of the eight PBR Team Series teams will have the opportunity to place a team-protected roster or practice riders into every Challenger Series event. In addition, affiliated team riders who are not designated by their team to compete may enter PBR Challenger Series events, along with unaffiliated PBR Teams riders.

In 2021, Lincoln welcomed the elite Unleash The Beast for the final regular-season event before the PBR World Finals. Compliments of a flawless 3-for-3 showing, Boudreaux Campbell (Crockett, Texas) won the tour stop to crack the Top 5 in the world standings.

Campbell clinched the victory compliments of a monstrous 91-point ride atop Bubba G (Dakota Rodeo/Brian & Ashley Pintar/Clay Struve/Chad Berger) in the Championship round.

When the PBR debuted in Lincoln in 2020, Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) rode his way to the winner’s circle compliments of a walk-off, 90-point ride.

The stoic Texan began the first-ever elite tour stop in Lincoln with a bang, winning Round 1 courtesy of an 89-point trip aboard Cold Chill (D&H Cattle Co./Futrell), followed by an 88.25-point effort atop Wicked Hou (Hart Cattle Co./Hale/Randy Wood) in Round 2.

He then selected 2018 ABBI (American Bucking Bull Inc.) Classic Champion Hocus Pocus (D&H Cattle/Almand/Lone Star/Outlaw) for his final opponent, matching the powerful bovine athlete jump-for-jump en route to a commanding 92.25-point score.

The perfect 3-for-3 performance earned Davis a critical 130 world points, elevating him from No. 9 to No. 8 worldwide. Davis concluded the year with his sixth consecutive qualification to the PBR World Finals, finishing the year ranked No. 3 worldwide.

The bull riding action for the PBR Challenger Series’ Lincoln Invitational begins at 7:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, October 8.

On Saturday evening, all 40 competing riders will attempt one bull each in Round 1. Following the opening round, the Top 15 will then advance to the Championship Round, where they will attempt one final bull, all in an effort to be crowned the event champion.

PBR Elite Seats are available for avid fans who want an exclusive VIP experience while enjoying the world’s top bull riding circuit. These tickets offer the best seats in the venue, a question-and-answer presentation with some of the top bull riders and stock contractors in the world, a $10 concession voucher, souvenir credential and lanyard, and a post-event photo opportunity from the dirt.

About PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Challenger Series:
PBR Challenger Series, a new competition series launching in May 2022, consists of more than 60 events traveling to 27 states across the United States, running in conjunction with the PBR Team Series – an eight-team league competing in five-on-five bull riding games from July to November 2022. The PBR Challenger Series, the sport’s only standalone series from June to November, serves as a proving ground giving additional competitive opportunities to bull riders who are both affiliated and unaffiliated with a PBR Team Series Team. Select Challenger Series events will be carried on RIDEPASS on Pluto TV (Channel 720). At the conclusion of the PBR Challenger Series regular season, the Top 40 riders in the Series standings will qualify for the Challenger Championship, which will be held on November 3, 2022, in Las Vegas at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in conjunction with the PBR Team Finals (November 4-6). A select number of top-finishing riders in the final Challenger Series standings will earn spots in 2023 Unleash The Beast season events.

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  • Doors
    Doors open 60 minutes before start of show.
  • How To Purchase

    Buy tickets at the following: 
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    - The Pinnacle Bank Arena Ticket Office is open on Tuesdays from 11AM-3PM and 1 hour prior to doors opening on event day. If you have further questions, please call the Ticket Office at 402.904.5600 or email    

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  • Event Policies



    Effective September 1, 2021, we have gone all cashless at our concession stands and bars. 

    Pinnacle Bank Arena is a CLEAR BAG POLICY venue. CLEAR BAGS and small clutch-sized purses are allowed at entry. To view clear bag policy and list of prohibited items, click here:

    Cell phone photos are permitted. No professional cameras or cameras with detachable lenses. No audio or video allowed.

    No outside food or beverage brought into the venue. 

    No water bottles brought into the venue. 

    No weapons including pocket knives and tasers. No pepper spray/mace. These items will be confiscated and not returned.

    No signs. No selfie sticks. No iPads.


  • Special Accommodations

    For information on accessible seating and ticketing, click here to view our Accessibility page. For special accommodations, please contact Olivia Wilson at 402.904.5641 or email