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02.10.2011
2011 El Paso Palace Station CBR Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge Preview

The 2011 CINCH CBR Tour returns to El Paso, TX, Saturday night.  There are five World Champions entered, and most of the riders currently in the top 10 will be there as well.  The event will also be a Palace Station CBR Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge.  15 bull teams will be competing for the top prize of $22,500, and there are plenty of solid teams in the field.  The All Star/Cooper team won the Hobbs event two weeks ago, and they will be in El Paso Saturday night as well.  Their team will definitely be one of the favorites.

I've put together a preview for all 15 bull teams that will be competing this weekend in Texas.  Some of the teams were in Hobbs two weeks ago or the Tour Finale last October, and some will be making their season debut.  If you have anything to add, please visit our Facebook page and give your input.  Also, you can always email me at:  codythrasher@cbrbull.com.  Enjoy!

J.C. Knapp
The J.C. Knapp bull team was out on the second night of the Tour Finale, so this will be their second event of the season.  Their team will be led by 2010 CBR Bull of the Year finalist Muy Caliente.  He was ridden about half the time last season, and the ride scores ranged from 87.5 points to 90 points.  He usually goes to the right, and he is definitely going to be one to have in the Championship Round Saturday night.  Prime Time and Reject are the other two bulls on this team, and they will be making their CBR debut.  I don't know much about either one, but you can bet they will be nice additions.

FNO/Frontier
The FNO/Frontier team was out two weeks ago in Hobbs, and this will be their second event of the season.  They completely changed the team for El Paso, so we will be seeing three new bulls this weekend.  Silencer and Tiger Lips haven't had any CBR trips yet, but they have both been picked for the WNFR in the past.  Tiger Lips was ridden for 88 points at the 2010 WNFR, and he will likely be the Championship Round bull.  Silencer was ridden a few times in 2010, and the highest ride score was 90 points.  Hello is the third bull on the team, and he will also be making his CBR debut.

Team Climatemaster Geothermal
Team Climatemaster Geothermal, formerly known as Sellers Bucking Bulls, was out on night two of the Tour Finale, so this will be the second event of the season.  The three bulls will be Gold Digger, I'll Make Ya Famous, and Jones-C.  Gold Digger was ridden once in 2010 for 87 points.  I'll Make Ya Famous didn't have any CBR outs in 2010, but he did have a couple in 2009.  He is a bull that can get a rider into the high 80s with a qualified ride.  Jones-C had five CBR trips in 2010, and he was ridden once for 87 points.  He is tough to get by, but if the guys ride him, they are going to be in the high 80s.

Grumpy Old Men
The Grumpy Old Men team will be making their season debut in El Paso, although Kevin Loudamy had some of his bulls in Hobbs.  Custom Chrome will be the Championship Round bull for this team, and he went to the left and was very impressive in bucking off Friday Wright two weeks ago.  Doughboy will be making his CBR debut, but he is one the guys can ride and end up in the high 80s.  He is young but has a lot of upside.  Moon Shine is the last bull on the team, and he will also be making his CBR debut.  I don't know much about him, but I'm sure he will be a good one.

Johnson Cattle Company
Johnson Cattle Company will be making their 2011 season debut this Saturday night in El Paso.  Glory Days and Blue Duck have been hauled by Wild Card Rodeo in the past, and they are both pretty solid.  Glory Days had five CBR trips in 2010, and he was ridden twice for an average ride score of 87 points.  He went to the left on night two in Kansas City last October and was very impressive in bucking off Jarrod Craig.  Blue Duck doesn't have any CBR experience, but he is a bull that can get a guy into the high 80s.  The third bull on this team will be 35S, and he will be making his CBR debut.

Flyin' V Bucking Bulls
Flyin' V Bucking Bulls will be making their Palace Station CBR Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge debut this weekend, and fans will get to see this team the next three CINCH CBR Tour events.  The headliner on this team is Disco Inferno.  He was unridden before this year, but he was ridden for 89 points at the Horizon Series event in Monroe last month.  He was also ridden for 93.5 points a couple weeks ago.  I imagine he will be the Championship Round bull for this team.  Poundcake is a lightning quick bull with Mexican bloodlines, and he has a lot of potential.  The final bull on the team is Mr. Wilson.  He is probably going to go one jump and then back to the left, and he is out of Jack Daniels Happy Hour.  Randy Voyles has a pretty good team of bulls assembled and could be a sleeper to contend for the money.

All Star/Cooper
The All Star/Cooper team has already been to two events, and they have placed at both.  This team won it all in Hobbs two weeks ago, and all three bulls will be back this weekend in El Paso.  Dakota Magic's Double Scoop had a great trip in New Mexico, and he bucked off Ryan Shanklin right before the whistle.  Curly Bob is the second bull on the team, and Cody Atwood was second in the long round (89.5 points) on him in Hobbs.  Call To Duty is the final bull on this team, and Ardie Maier rode him for 88.5 points two weeks ago.  All three bulls went to the right in Hobbs, and all three have the potential to be a round winner.  This team is going to be tough to beat once again.

Andrus/Barker/Danley
The Andrus/Barker/Danley team was out two weeks ago in Hobbs, so this will be their second event of the season.  Wolfpack Bell and Petey are on the team once again, while Blondie will be making his CBR debut this weekend.  Wolfpack Bell went to the left and bucked off 2010 CBR World Champion Luke Kelley.  Petey also went ot the left, and Craig Sasse rode him for 83.5 points in the Championship Round.  Blondie is new to the CBR, and I don't know much about him.  If he can deliver the goods, this team will fare well in El Paso.

Wilson/King
The Wilson/King bull team was out on the second night in Kansas City, and El Paso will be their second event of the season.  The team will be headlined by Skunk.  He looked left before going back to the right at the Tour Finale, and Elliot Jacoby rode him for 89.5 points in the Championship Round.  He was on my list of bulls to watch for 2011, and he is going to be a great draw or pick this weekend.  Who Dat had one CBR out in 2010, and he bucked off Nate Perry with a bull score of 43 points.  Crawfish is the third bull on this team, and he will be making his CBR debut Saturday night.

The Washburn Company
The Washburn Company made its season debut in Hobbs, and the team finished fifth.  Two of the bulls return this weekend in El Paso, and those two are Daddy's Boy and Chocolate Joey.  Daddy's Boy bucked Ardie Maier off in the Championship Round, but I expect things to go a little smoother this weekend.  Chocolate Joey combined with Ryan Shanklin for 90 points and the long-round win.  The third bull on the team will be Heaven's Gate.  He was ridden twice in CBR action in 2010, and the average ride score was 87.5 points.  Daddy's Boy will probably be the Championship Round bull again, and he went to the left in Hobbs.  The other two will probably go to the right, and this team is one to watch.

King/Herrington
The King/Herrington team was out on the second night in Kansas City, so this will be the second event of the season.  The same three bulls that carried the Box K Cattle Company team to a second-place finish in Hobbs will be on this team in El Paso.  Directory Assistance was the bull of the event in New Mexico after combining with J.W. Harris for 91 points and the event win.  Son of a Buck went to the right in Hobbs, and Bonner Bolton rode him for 85 points.  Lounge Lizard started right and went back to the left, and Clayton Foltyn was 88 points on him.  This trio is going to be a contender every time they are teamed up.

Newcomb Bucking Bulls
Newcomb Bucking Bulls will be making its season debut in the Palace Station CBR Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge.  Hidden Agenda will be the Championship Round bull for this team, and while he will be making his CBR debut in El Paso, he is one the guys can be close to 90 points on with a qualified ride.  Barely Legal and Red Whiskey round out this team, and they will also be making their CBR debut Saturday night.  I don't know much about this team, but fans will get to see them a few times over the next couple months.  I'm ready to see what they bring to the table.

The Dalton Gang
The Dalton Gang will be making its their season debut in El Paso, and this team will be out the next two CINCH CBR Tour events.  Shine Time is a bull I've heard a lot about, and he will be the Championship Round bull for this team.  He was out once in 2010, and he was marked 44 points in Hankinson.  Late last year at the "Rankest on the Bricks" in Fort Worth, he was the rank bull of the event.  Big Jake and Moody Hou are the other two bulls on this team, and they will be making their CBR debut Saturday night.  I don't know much about the two, but I'm excited to see how they perform under the bright lights.

XS Ranch
The XS Ranch team will be making its season debut this weekend, and the team will consist of a few bulls from Frontier Rodeo Company.  Blissful Sleep will be the Championship Round bull on the team, and he will be making his CBR debut in El Paso.  He has a couple outs in other organizations this year, and he has been marked as high as 44.5 points.  PO and Madness are the other two bulls on the XS Ranch team, and they will also be making their CBR debut Saturday night.  Looking at their record so far, they should be able to get a guy into the mid-to-high 80s with a qualified ride.

Talbert & Schmutz
This team will also be making its season debut in the Palace Station CBR Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge.  Cool Chrome is the most well-known CBR bull on the team.  J.W. Harris rode him for 92 points to win night two in Tulsa last season.  He went to the left when Harris rode him.  As good as Cool Chrome can be, Come Lately will be the Championship Round bull for this team.  He will be making his CBR debut in El Paso, but he is one the guys can be in the mid-to-high 80s on.  Pop Knot is the third bull on the team.  He had one CINCH CBR Tour out in 2010, but fans didn't get to see enough during that trip.  This bull team could be a sleeper to contend Saturday night.


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