J.W. Harris Starts the New Season With Win in Hobbs

Fort Worth, TX (January 30, 2011)- Three-time PRCA World Champion J.W. Harris started the 2011 CINCH CBR Tour in style with a win in Hobbs last night.  The Lea County Event Center was packed, and the crowd was electric!  Harris rode Psycho Todd for 88 points in the long round, and he backed that up with an outstanding 91-point ride on Directory Assistance in the Championship Round.  The 179 points on two bulls was more than enough to get him to the winner's circle, and the victory moved him all the way up to 11th in the season standings.

Along with the winner's check, J.W. Harris received a Resistol 20X Cowboy Hat as well as a Henry Custom CBR Golden Boy Rifle.  When CBR President Tuff Hedeman asked him how it felt to start the season with the win, Harris had this to say.  "It's awesome to get off to a great start to the year and ride in front of all these great fans in Hobbs.  It couldn't be any better."

Cody Atwood also rode both his bulls and finished second with 178 points.  He rode Curly Bob for 89.5 points in the long round before riding Carson's Big Rig for 88.5 points in the Championship Round.  The strong finish moved him to the top spot in the 2011 CINCH CBR World Standings.  2007 CBR World Champion Bonner Bolton finished third with 175.5 points, while Chandler Bownds finished fourth with 175.5 points.  Bradley Harris finished fifth with 174 points, and Clayton Williams rounded out the top six with 173.5 points.

There was also a CBR Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge event last night in Hobbs, and the All Star/Cooper team took home top honors and the $22,500 winner's check.  The team consisted of 2010 CBR Bull of the Year Dakota Magic's Double Scoop, Curly Bob, and Call To Duty.  Heath Scruggs, a partner on some of the bulls, had this to say about the bull team win.  "First, I want to thank Dakota Magic for being a great sponsor.  We brought some good spinners tonight, and they are the ones we want the guys to ride and win on.  Our bulls were good, and the bull riders were great as well."

Box K Cattle Company won second place in the competition, and they won $15,000.  Their team consisted of Directory Assistance, Son Of A Buck, and Lounge Lizard.  Team Reagan and Farris won third with Carson's Big Rig, Psycho Todd, and John Doe.  Blankenship/King/Rash finished fourth, The Washburn Company finished fifth, and Jatt Bucking Bulls rounded out the top six.

The bull of the event was Directory Assistance who combined with J.W. Harris on a 91-point ride in the Championship Round.  The high-marked bull in Hobbs last night was Ramrod.  He is owned by Sullivan Cattle Company, and he bucked off Kenny Westrope and was scored 90.5 points.

Championship Bull Riding will be in St. Charles, MO, next weekend for a Horizon Series event.  In two weeks, the CINCH CBR Tour will be back in action in El Paso, TX.  Keep checking for news, updates, event previews and recaps, etc.  Also, please visit the Championship Bull Riding Facebook and Twitter page if you haven't already.

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