The PBR returns to Clovis today.
The two-day L.J. Jenkins Invitational at the Curry County Events Center will feature 40 bull riders in the Touring Pro event, included defending champion Skeeter Kingsolver of McLouth, Kan., and Jenkins, a Texico native.
Other top-name riders expected to participate include Shane Proctor, Stormy Wing, Valdiron de Oliveira, Ryan McConnell and Austin Myer.
J.B. Mauney was scheduled to participate, but winning last week’s PBR finals changed his plans.
Each of the 40 cowboys will ride each night, with the 10 top advancing to that night’s shot-go.
Free-style bullfighting will be feature at intermission.
There are four entries, including 14-year-old Ryder Ridge of Eaton, Colo.
Meet and greet
Jenkins and other bull riders and bullfighters will be available for photos and free autographs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Joe’s Boot Shop.
By the numbers
4 — Countries represented in bull riding
7 — PBR events Jenkins has won in his eight-year career
12 — States represented in bull riding
13 — Bull riders who competed in the 2013 world finals
$114,000 — Money Jenkins has won during the 2013 season.
• $13-$23 in advance
• $15-$25 at gate
Children 12 years old or younger free admission with paid adult
Available at Joe’s Boot Shop and events center