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Saddle up for PBR this weekend at the ASU Convo

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Nothing says excitement and action better than a ton of bull trying to get rid of his rider.

Friday and Saturday night, the best of the best in Professional Bull Riding will be showing their skills at the ASU Convocation Center.

Riders from as far away as Australia will test themselves against horned meanness in the ring.

Former champion bull rider Justin McBride says it takes a certain kind of person to be a bull rider.

"You definitely got to have a passion and love for the sport of bull riding. Because it's not something worth doing just to make a living doing it. It's got to be more than that. I think guys that do it are a little bit of adrenaline junkies," McBrides said.

McBride added there's a lot that goes into the event.

"It's not just a bunch of crazy guys getting on these wild bulls and trying to hang on for 8 seconds. There's a lot that goes in to it . You've got to know what you are doing and there is a recipe to all the madness," he said.

McBride will be performing Friday night with his band before and during the show. The doors open at 7p.m. and the show starts at 7:30p.m. at the Convocation Center.

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