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Music City to Host 2024 PBR Teams New Rider Draft

The talent-packed field of riders available include teenage phenom John Crimber, alongside fellow young guns Clay Guiton and Marco Rizzo.

PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Teams’ young guns and rising stars will have their futures in the league decided at the upcoming 2024 New Rider Draft, to be held inside DraftKings Sports & Social Nashville on May 29.

During the New Rider Draft, which will get underway at 6 p.m. CDT, the league’s 10 teams, including Nashville’s own and the 2022 PBR Teams Champion Nashville Stampede, will be able to select from dozens of newly declared riders for the 2024 season, including a talent-packed field of young guns, led by teenage phenom John Crimber (Decatur, Texas), currently No. 2 in the 2024 PBR World Championship race whose father Paulo Crimber is Head Coach of the Florida Freedom holding the No. 1 pick, and fellow surging talents Clay Guiton (Cherryville, North Carolina) and Marco Rizzo (Quitman, Georgia).

Nashville Live! in Music City to host 2024 PBR Teams New Rider Draft May 29 | PBR | Professional Bull Riders

The field also features top riders from the INFR (Indian National Finals Rodeo) including 2022 Champion Robbie Taylor Jr. (Chinle, Arizona) and 2023 Champion JaCauy Hale (Ganado, Arizona), who recently made waves in Unleash The Beast competition by winning a round in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Fan-favorite PBR World Finals and NFR (National Finals Rodeo) qualifier Brennon Eldred (Sulphur, Oklahoma) is also available in the 2024 New Rider Draft.

Riders are able to declare for the 2024 New Rider Draft until May 1.

“Heading into our league’s third season, there is a tremendous crop of talent available for teams to significantly improve their rosters,” said Sean Gleason, Commissioner and CEO, PBR. “Holding our draft in Nashville is a tribute to the Stampede’s ownership and a recognition of an avid fan base filling Bridgestone Arena in individual PBR competition for nearly two decades and now rallying behind the Stampede in our expanding teams league.”

“Bringing the 2024 New Rider Draft to Nashville is not only a testament to the powerful fanbase of the Nashville Stampede, but also a nod to the avid fan base for bull riding overall in Music City,” said Tina Battock, General Manager, Nashville Stampede. “We brought the PBR Teams Championship home to Nashville in 2022, and with the New Rider Draft on the horizon, we are eager to welcome new talents to our team who will be key in our quest to become the first-ever two-time PBR Teams World Champions this October.”

The DraftKings Sports & Social space is located at 128 2nd Ave N, Nashville.

Nashville Stampede 2024 Season

The 2024 PBR Camping World Team Series will hold 12 regular-season events, including 10 team-hosted homestands and two neutral site events.

The expanded season will begin on July 12 – 14 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with the Nashville Stampede scheduled to return to Music City on August 16 – 18, for their third annual Stampede Days homestand, marking the fifth event of the new season.

Tickets for Stampede Days start at $35 at Ticketmaster.com and PBR.com.





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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.