Professional bull riders strode into the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City last weekend, and 22 of them, including Cody Nance, were tossed off their bulls and hit the dirt. In the end, one rider was left standing: 20-year-old Derek Kolbaba, who walked away with first place—and $45,087 in winnings—in the Express Employment Professional Invitational, the third event of the 2017 Built Ford Tough Series.
While in town for the 11th straight Buck Off at The Garden, Professional Bull Rider Luis Blanco of Brazil found the time to wander the streets of New York City and SI photographer Taylor Ballantyne followed the cowboy in the city.
Red Bull GRC is a revolutionary new form of motorsport. Some call it a cross between rally and supercross. It features wheel to wheel racing with up to 10 cars competing at once in fast paced heat races over huge jumps on combination dirt and asphalt courses around the world. Watch world champions, crossover legends and others battle it out to be the global champion. Contributing Sports Illustrated photographer Erick W. Rasco covers the New England Global Rallycross racing this past weekend at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut.
For the 10th straight year the Professional Bull Riders took over The World's Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, where 36 of the world's top bullriders competed against some of the fiercest bucking bulls on the planet.