CBR Announces Top Riders Will Compete In Lubbock

Championship Bull Riding, Inc., (CBR) announced on Monday that the top riders in the country will compete at its upcoming event in Lubbock, TX. The ABC Rodeo CBR Challenge presented by Palace Station Hotel and Casino will be held Sunday April 6, and get underway at 2PM in the City Bank Coliseum.

2007 CBR World Champion Bonner Bolton and 2007 PRCA World Champion Wesley Silcox along with 2006 PRCA World Champion BJ Schumacher, 2005 PRCA/CBR World Champion Matt Austin and 2000 PRCA World Champion Cody Hancock will all be competing with other top riders including the Mexican World Champion Gerrado Venegas. Several of the riders also competing are newly crowned champions. Zack Oakes is the 2008 Lufkin Champion, Howdy Cloud is the 2008 El Paso Champion and Chad Castillo is at the top of the standings after winning the 2008 Ft Worth title just weeks ago. To round off the contenders list is the current leader in the PRCA standings, Chance Smart and recent NFR qualifier JW Harris. "CBR continues to produce one of the best professional bull riding events in the country as evidenced by the level of riders who will turn out to compete in this event", stated CBR President and 4-time World Champion Bull Rider Tuff Hedeman, on Monday.

ABC Rodeo CBR Challenge will conclude a full week of rodeo activities. The ABC Rodeo will host its 66th annual event the three days prior to the CBR event on Sunday. CBR events pit the top 40 riders against the top bulls in the world in an action packed, non stop, adrenaline filled show like you never have seen before. The riders at the Lubbock event will compete for $20,000 in prize money and a chance to qualify for the 2008 CBR World Championships held in Las Vegas in January of 2009.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $25 for lower reserved seats. They can be purchased online at For more information on the ABC Pro Rodeo, visit their website at

About CBR

Led by bull riding icon, Tuff Hedeman, Championship Bull Riding, Inc. (CBR) is a nationwide professional bull riding tour which airs primetime every Wednesday on RFD-TV and reaches over 8 million viewers annually. CBR has been voted the #1 Fan Favorite Special Interest Show on the Outdoor Channel three consecutive years. Labeled the