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09.23.2010
2010 CBR Bull of the Year Contenders

We have been focusing on the 2010 CBR World Title race this week, but it's also important to remember the other half of the ride.  Championship Bull Riding always puts together a great pen of bulls, and this year has been much of the same.  The high-money bull in 2010 will be named this year's CBR Bull of the Year.  Not only are the contenders great buckers, they are also more than capable of taking their rider to the pay window.

I've put together a list of top contenders for the 2010 CBR Bull of the Year award.  These bulls have been ridden to win some of the season's biggest events, and many of the rides have been 90 points or better.  If you have anything else to add, please visit our Facebook page or email me at:  codythrasher@cbrbull.com.  Enjoy!

Mooseknuckle- Lyndal Hurst
Average Bull Score:  44.8 points
Ride Percentage:  44 percent
Average Ride Score:  89.4 points
90-Point Rides:  0
Events Won On Bull:  2
Rounds Won On Bull:  0

Season Highlights
Mooseknuckle has become a mainstay at CBR events over the past couple years, and he always seems to be one of the top picks in the Championship Round bull draft.  Steve Woolsey picked him in Las Vegas, and the 89.5-point ride was good enough to win the event.  This past weekend, Bronson Butcher picked him first in Woodward and won the event with another 89.5-point ride.  Mooseknuckle will buck a rider off if they slip up, but for the most part, he is a great bull to have in a long round or Championship Round.

Dakota Magic's Double Scoop- Cooper/Scruggs/All Star
Average Bull Score:  44.75 points
Ride Percentage:  83 percent
Average Ride Score:  91.2 points
90-Point Rides:  5
Events Won On Bull:  3
Rounds Won on Bull:  5

Season Highlights
Double Scoop has been a part of more event and/or round wins than any other CBR bull in 2010, and the ride score hasn't been below 90 points all season.  Nate Perry and Clint Craig have each won long rounds on him, and Craig also rode him for 93 points in the Championship Round to win the George Paul Memorial.  Over the last month, Kenny Westrope and Ardie Maier have also won an event on Double Scoop.  He has been a Championship Round bull most of the season, and he will be one of the first ones picked every time.  He is one of the favorites to win this year's title.

Directory Assistance- Box K Cattle Co.
Average Bull Score:  45.21 points
Ride Percentage:  33 percent
Average Ride Score:  90.5 points
90-Point Rides:  3
Events Won On Bull:  1
Rounds Won on Bull:  1

Season Highlights
Directory Assistance has been hauled to a lot of events in 2010, and he has put together some very impressive numbers.  Elliot Jacoby got on him in Hobbs, NM, and the two combined for 92.5 points and the event win.  This bull is still picked pretty high in the Championship Round, but he will definitely buck a rider off if they don't bring their A-Game.  He has only been ridden 33 percent of the time this season, but the riders are 90 points or better almost every time they make the qualified ride.  He will always be capable of carrying a guy to round and/or event win.

Muy Caliente- J.C. Knapp
Average Bull Score:  43.38 points
Ride Percentage:  50 percent
Average Ride Score:  89.1 points
90-Point Rides:  1
Events Won On Bull:  1
Rounds Won on Bull:  1

Season Highlights
Muy Caliente is still just a four-year old, but he has already made an impact in 2010.  Cooper Kanngiesser had him the first night in Tulsa, and he rode him for 88.75 points to win the event.  Bradley Harris had him in Hobbs, and he rode him for 90.5 points and finished second.  Muy Caliente is quickly becoming one of the ones to have in the long round or Championship Round, and his career is just getting started.  He will probably be around for years to come.

Cude Energy- Benny Cude
Average Bull Score:  44.25 points
Ride Percentage:  83 percent
Average Ride Score:  90.3 points
90-Point Rides:  4
Events Won On Bull:  3
Rounds Won on Bull:  1

Season Highlights
There aren't many bulls more desirable to have in the Championship Round than Cude Energy.  Neil Holmes won the Nashville event on him, and Friday Wright picked up a huge victory in Fort Worth on him.  Luke Kelly picked him in Bossier City, and he rode him for 90.5 points to win the event.  Fort Worth and Bossier City are two of the highest-paying stops of the 2010 season, so Cude Energy will be one of the definite favorites to become CBR Bull of the Year.  He has been a key part in multiple event wins and 90-point rides this year.  That's always a bonus!

Wild Nights- Danny Reagan
Average Bull Score:  44.17 points
Ride Percentage:  83 percent
Average Ride Score:  88.8 points
90-Point Rides:  2
Events Won On Bull:  0
Rounds Won on Bull:  2

Season Highlights
Wild Nights has also become one of the bulls to have in the long round or Championship Round.  His first two outs of the season resulted in round wins.  He combined with Bradley Harris to win the long round in Tulsa, and Elliot Jacoby rode him for 91.5 points to win the Championship Round in Bossier City.  He has also come very close to winning a couple more rounds.  Wild Nights is missing that big event win, but his record is still pretty impressive.


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