NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A line-up of 35 of the best bull riders in the world will be competing for a top prize of $100,000 this weekend at Madison Square Garden.
PBR held a weigh-in for the bulls on Thursday morning, reports CBSN New York’s Scott Rapoport.READ MORE: New York State Legislature Votes To Curb Gov. Cuomo's Emergency Powers
For some, it’s the most exciting 8 seconds in sports.
“You name something else that’s this exciting and I’ll call you a liar,” said PBR champion Jake Lockwood.
What is it like to try and stay on one of these burly beasts?
“You are always gonna get hurt when you ride balls,” said Lockwood. “It’s something you’re not gonna be able to get away from. We just hope it’s not too bad. You can have aches and pains regardless.”READ MORE: 2 Found Stabbed In Brooklyn, Police Investigating
“It is pretty insane to get on something 10 times your weight,” said rookie rider Ezekiel Mitchell.
The event literally kicks off Friday night with the Monster Energy Buck-Off where the top 35 bull riders in the world compete.
Last year’s bull riding champion earned $1.4 million, and riders can actually earn nothing if they don’t perform.NYPD: Bleach Thrown In Officer's Eyes During Clash Between Protesters In Midtown
For more information about attending this year’s event, see the PBR.com website.