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Walla Walla native makes rodeo world finals

by Staff Report
| May 12, 2022 1:00 AM

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Walla Walla native Derek Kolbaba earned his spot at the 2022 Professional Bull Riders World Finals in Fort Worth Texas scheduled to start May 13.

Only 40 riders have qualified to compete at the international competition and only two come from the Pacific Northwest, Kolbaba being one.

The 2022 PBR World Finals: Unleash The Beast features seven long rounds and a championship round of competition at Dickies Arena May 13-22.

The rider that earns the most world points through the eight rounds will earn the PBR World Finals event title and $300,000, while the top ranked rider will be crowned the 2022 PBR World Champion earning a $1 million bonus and the coveted golden buckle.

Each rider, not including ride score points, has the chance to earn a maximum of 1,200 world points. Each round winner will earn 80 world points, with the event winner collecting 560 world points. Riders will also earn points for their ride scores. Rides from 70-79.75 points will earn seven points, 80-89.75 will earn eight points and rides 90-99.75 will earn nine bonus points. Should a rider register eight 90-point rides, he would earn an additional 72 world points.

CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) will broadcast every round of the PBR World Finals live, while Sunday’s Championship Round will be live on CBS Television Network. The coverage schedule is:

Friday, May 13 @ 8:00 p.m. EDT on CBSSN (Round 1)

Saturday, May 14 @ 8:00 p.m. EDT on CBSSN (Round 2)

Sunday, May 15 @ 3:00 p.m. EDT on CBSSN (Round 3)

Thursday, May 19 @ 10:00 p.m. EDT on CBSSN (Round 4)

Friday, May 20 @ 10:00 p.m. EDT on CBSSN (Round 5)

Saturday, May 21 @ 9:00 p.m. EDT on CBSSN (Round 6)

Sunday, May 22 @ 10:00 a.m. EDT on CBSSN (Round 7)

Sunday, May 22 @ 12:00 p.m. EDT on CBS Television Network (Championship Round)