This was the start of the long week ahead. We begin with the Ring of Honor Inductions that was part of the PBR Heroes & Legends Celebration on Oct. 23 2012 at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas.
Before everyone got settled in to hear the stories and tales that led to the induction of Ross Coleman and Mike White, there was socializing. And that meant time for Jason Hetland to grab some great interviews.
The PBR Ring of Honor Award was created in 1996 and is given annually to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the sport of professional bull riding, both in and out of the arena.
Each inductee is presented with a ring handcrafted of diamonds and gold bearing the PBR logo, the recipient’s name and the year he was honored.
What Was Said:
Jason: Hey folks, this is Jason Hetland once again with the rodeo roundup brought to you by 4theride.com. What an awesome night! We are here Tuesday night live in Las Vegas before the start of the Professional Bull Riders World Finals in 2012 for the Ring of Honor. Every sport has what we call the Hall of Fame and the Ring of Honor is the PBR’s Hall of Fame. We have two great inductees here with us this evening: Ross Coleman and Mike White. They are very integrated within the sport of PBR. Ross retired last year and Mike still doing a lot for the PBR and we are very excited to honor them here this evening. Not only tonight, but if you are in town and you have a ticket for the PBR or one of the performances, it’s a 100 extra dollars, tonight is going to be done, but tomorrow night, Wednesday night, also you have the Heros and Legends meet and greet with all the future, present, and past bull riders, we’ve got stock contractors, everybody here. It’s a great way to get up close and personal with your favorite bull riders of the PBR. We look forward to seeing you here tomorrow night for the 2012 Heros and Legends Tour and the Built Ford Tough World Finals.