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Ty Murray Brings Bull Riding to the Pit

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For the 16th year in a row, the Professional Bull Riders are coming to Albuquerque. The Ty Murray Invitational returns to the Pit this weekend.

Murray, the nine-time world champion and PBR co-founder, hosts the event, which features the top 35 bull riders in the world, the past four world champion riders and world champion bull Bushwacker.

More than 25,000 packed the Pit last year in a coronation of New Mexico cowboys. L.J. Jenkins of Texico and Ryan McConnel finished first and second. Jenkins won two of the three rounds and led from start to finish.

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View a time-lapse video below of the Pit being filled with dirt for the event.