Key Match-Ups For 2011 CBR Horizon Series Lebanon

The 2011 CBR Horizon Series continues this weekend in Lebanon, MO, and it's shaping up to be another exciting event.  Several top-10 riders will be there as well as a number of guys who qualified for the 2010 CBR Tour Finale.  In addition, Jay Morrow will be making his CBR return after battling a number of injuries.  In addition, the riders will be going up against some very solid bulls provided by 2010 CBR Stock Contractor of the Year Brad Vogele as well as Box K Cattle Company.

After looking at the draw for Saturday night's long round, I've put together five key match-ups to keep an eye on.  I've also included the list of Championship Round bulls.  If you have anything to add, please visit our Facebook page and give your input.  Also, you can always email me at:  Enjoy!

Stetson Lewis vs. White Chocolate
Stetson Lewis finished second last weekend in Monroe, LA, and he has quietly moved up to 10th in the standings.  His long-round draw this weekend in White Chocolate, a bull owned by Rex Swearingen.  He hasn't been out much in recent years, but it shouldn't matter either way.  Lewis should ride this bull regardless of the trip he has, and he will be in the low-to-mid 80s in the process.  If it's enough to get him back to the Championship Round, he could be a contender.
My Pick:  Stetson Lewis

Ardie Maier vs. Sadie's Pet
Ardie Maier made his CBR return last weekend, and while it didn't go the way he had hoped, he did win a PRCA event last week.  His draw for the long round in Lebanon is Sadie's Pet, a bull owned by Seth Barclay.  He hasn't been out much over the past year, but he has been selected to a WNFR in the past.  Maier will be looking to get things back together after bucking off last weekend, and he will take care of business in this match-up.
My Pick:  Ardie Maier

Clayton Foltyn vs. Drop Tine
Clayton Foltyn has hit the CBR trail a lot early in the 2011 season, and he is currently fifth in the standings because of it.  His long-round draw this weekend is Drop Tine, a bull owned by Brad Vogele.  This bull has been ridden a couple times, and the average ride score is 88 points.  Right-handed riders have great success against him, and that will shift things in Clayton's favor.  This is the best match-up in the long round, and it's my pick to win it.
My Pick:  Clayton Foltyn

Bradley Harris vs. Dirty Martini
Bradley Harris will be looking to jump start his 2011 season this weekend, and he has a good bull in the long round.  Dirty Martini, a bull owned by Box K Cattle Company, is one the riders can score in the high 80s on.  He doesn't have much of a track record so far, but he has been to a Horizon Series event or two this season.  Harris will have to bring his best, but he should contend for the round win.
My Pick:  Bradley Harris

Clayton Williams vs. Walk It Out
Clayton Williams has been to a few Horizon Series events during the new season, but he hasn't found his groove yet.  He is still looking for his first ride of the new season.  His long-round draw this weekend is Walk It Out, another bull owned by Box K Cattle Company.  This bull is also inexperienced on the big stage, but he is a 21 or 22-point bull that can give a rider a chance to be in the mid-to-high 80s.  Williams is long overdue for a qualified ride, and he might ride everything this weekend and start his climb up the standings.
My Pick:  Clayton Williams

Championship Round Bulls
Code Talker
Luca Brazzi
Cowboy Coffee
Sampson's Pride
Mood Swing