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Mr TBRU Contest

What is the Mr. TBRU Contest?

The Mr. TBRU contest is designed to be a fun and enjoyable event to enhance the overall Texas Bear Round-Up experience. This contest is not part of any circuit or preliminary. All types of men, self-defining as bears, cubs, polar bears, admirers, chasers and more have competed. If you are interested in being a contestant be sure to check the box when you register. If you’ve already registered and didn’t indicate your desire to enter the contest or have any questions please contact us via email at




The contest will be on Saturday night during the TBRU Family Dinner. Contestants will be served dinner prior to the start of the contest.



Contest Categories
  • Bear

  • Cub

  • Admirer

Contest Titles Awarded
  • TBRU Bear

  • TBRU Cub

  • TBRU Admirer

  • Mr. TBRU (awarded by the judges to the contestant with the highest overall score regardless of category)


In addition, the contestants will vote amongst themselves to determine the Brother Bear award - known by his peers as the most friendly, helpful, genuine and outgoing contestant.



Contest Prizes

Several prizes will be awarded along with the contest titles

  • Various gift baskets

  • Cash/Gift Cards

  • Medallion

  • TBRU back patch

  • Complimentary run pass for TBRU next year


Any registered TBRU attendee can enter the contest.  

(Members of the Dallas Bears are ineligible to enter the contest).

  • Check the contest box during your event registration - or email the contest team at

  • Attend the Contestant Meeting on Friday night at 7:00 pm (check the final schedule for the room location)

  • Sell TBRU raffle tickets during dinner Saturday night

  • Work with your fellow contestants in a positive manner

Judged Categories

Contestants will be judged on a 1-10 scale using Olympic style scoring (lowest score and highest score in each category tossed out to produce the composite score).

The highest overall score will be the winner of each category. All contestants/finalists will be judged on a separate ballot for the title of Mr. TBRU.

All scoring will be monitored by a Tally Master and a member of the Dallas Bears Board of Directors to ensure accuracy and fair practices.



  • TBRU Theme Attire 

  • Underwear

  • Bear Wear of your choice. This is the Image and Personality category.


In the rare event a Contest Category (Bear, Cub or Admirer) has a large number of contestants, the contest coordinator may institute a “finalist elimination” based on scores received in the TBRU Theme Attire. If a finalist elimination is going to be implemented, the contestants will be notified at the Contestant Meeting on Friday evening.



Winner Responsibilities

The Dallas Bears ask each winner to perform the following:

  • Positively promote Texas Bear Round-Up throughout the next year in your local community and in your travels

  • Attend the Dallas Pride Parade as part of the Dallas Bears entry (if possible)

  • Wear your TBRU Contest Title medallion and TBRU Back Patch with pride

  • Join the Dallas Bears for any of our events or socials anytime you’re in Dallas

  • Organize at least one fundraiser during your title year as Mr. TBRU for a charity of your choice in your local community

Contestant Agreement

Any actions current or past that are deemed harmful to Texas Bear Round-Up or the Dallas Bears brands will be cause for immediate removal of any Mr. TBRU title awarded as well as forfeiture of all prizes awarded.


Contestant agrees to abide by all Texas laws and regulations as they pertain to public nudity and indecent exposure. A minimum of a 1″ wide strap must cover the contestant's butt crack if the contestant decides to go “seat-less”. Failure to abide by these laws is subject to removal from the contest and removal from the remainder of the event.

Contestants should seek counsel from the contest organizers if there is a situation, criminal conviction or allegations that would bring attention to or other negative results in a public forum before placing themselves in the contest. These situations do not necessarily bar an individual from participating, but both parties should be aware so that proper discernment can be held before placing the organization or the potential contestant in a precarious situation. Contest organizers (Dallas Bears Board of Directors) have the final say in contest participation.


Contestant agrees that titleholders represent the brands of TBRU and the Dallas Bears. The Dallas Bears may remove titles and related paraphernalia at their sole discretion due to behavior unbecoming of a titleholder/representative or for derogatory words and actions towards TBRU/Dallas Bears. (This includes physical public actions and social media actions).

Click here for a PDF information packet for contestants.

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