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01.25.2008
COREY DAVIS WINS ROUND ONE

In round one of the Findley Toyota CBR World Championship Bull Riding, Corey Davis of New Bloomfield, MO, scored a 93 aboard The Air Up There - a perfect name for the high kicking bull owned by Mike Johnson. The score was high enough to edge out reining Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Champion Wesley Silcox, for the win on Friday night at the Las Vegas event.

"That bull was awesome. He felt real smooth with a lot of timing and just rode like a dream. He's the kind of bull you want to stick in your pocket and take him with you everywhere you go," said Davis after the ride.

The ride for Davis wasn't near as smooth aboard Cochise in the CLS Match of Champions. As the winner of round one of the CBR World Championships, Davis had the opportunity to break Cochise's one hundred percent buck-off rating for a prize of $25,000. The black and white speckled bull owned by Tut Henry of Gonzales, LA, proved to be too hard to handle once again, as Davis failed to make the 8 second whistle.

"That bull is really freakin' awesome. But he is rideable," said Davis about Cochise. "I made a little mistake called stubbing my toe. On an ordinary bull, you can come back from something like that. But on a bull like Cochise, there's no way to recover."

Davis, who came into the finals ranked ninth in the nation in the CBR, says the crowd along with his big group of supporters helped pump him up for a good ride.

"I've got a lot of people who came out here to Las Vegas to see me ride including my family and a bunch of their friends and my fianc
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