A few days ago, it was reported that Pearl Harbor had suffered from a neck injury and would be taking a two week break from the PBR while he recovered. It was expected that Pearl Harbor would make a full recovery, so it was a shock to the PBR community when it was announced that the famous bucking bull athlete was gone.
The CEO of the PBR, Sean Gleason, took some time to remember Pearl Harbor’s legendary career, “Today, we mourn the loss of a superstar athlete who passed at his ranch yesterday. Pearl Harbor had the try and passion of a World Champion. Over the past few years, we’ve watched as Pearl Harbor and Bruiser have battled it out on the sport’s biggest stage with razor thin margins separating the two. It reminds me of the classic battles between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, McEnroe and Borg, or Justin McBride and Guilherme Marchi, undeniable greats battling for supremacy, each making the other that much better.”
Some of the bull riders of the PBR took to social media to express their sadness over the passing of Pearl Harbor.
At the time of his passing, Pearl Harbor was the No. 1 bull in the world standings. We will always remember you, Pearl Harbor. Rewatch one of Pearl Harbor’s amazing rides below.