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Some of the biggest names in professional bull riding will be in town Friday and Saturday for the fourth-annual Cactus Jack bull riding competition at Uvalde County Fairplex.
Traditionally, this event is held during Memorial Day weekend, but it was moved up this year in an effort to bring in popular talent. It is sanctioned by the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Velocity Tour and will be live-streamed online for the entire country to see as bull riders vie for over $60,000 in added prizes.
Randy Klein, co-founder of Cactus Jack Foundation, said the PBR came to him and said if the event was moved up a few weeks they would live-stream the event for the more than half a million PBR followers to watch and offer more points to bull-riders looking to add to their season totals. He believes this will bring 15 to 16 of the top 20 riders in the world to Uvalde for the event. Forty bull riders will compete on each night.