Professional Bull Riding Returns to Ottumwa


Professional Bull Riding returns to the Bridge View Center with Bull Riders of America 2023 Finals Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4. It’sthe most intense, bone-jarring, two hours in sports…8 seconds at a time!

Ticket prices start at $19.75 ($12.75 for 12 and under) and on sale this Friday at 10am at the Bridge View Center Ticket Office M-F 8:30-5:00 or online at This year there will be BOA Backstage VIP Experience tickets available. Details can be found at

The Bull Riders of America’s top 25 cowboys from the 2023 season will compete for over $20,000 in cash and prizes awarded at the conclusion of the two-day event. Bull riders and families will converge on Ottumwa from several states, including Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, and more.

Join the fun at Bridge View Center each night at 7:30 pm as the cowboys try to stay mounted for 8-seconds. Following each night of competition, the bull riders will host a meet and greet session for all fans.  Friday night is a special Family night with discount pricing, as well as fun games on the dirt before the show starting at 6:00pm with mutton busting during a break in the event. Saturday night’s event will conclude with the final runs and winners awarded. For all details and ticket pricing please visit or call 641-684-7000 M-F 8:30-5:00.

Both Friday and Saturday also feature a western-themed breakfast buffet featuring custom, made-to-order omelets and the opportunity to meet a few of the Bull Riders of America cowboys….and a very large bull!

Also, attendees can meet with and get their photo taken with the BOA 2023 professional crew and have a hearty breakfast to start their day.

Cowboy breakfast is held inside the Expo Hall and next to the dirt arena.  Reservations are requested, but not required.  Tables may be reserved for families.

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