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02.23.2011
2011 Lufkin Palace Station CBR Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge Preview

The 2011 CINCH CBR Tour will be in Lufkin, TX, Saturday night for the Texas Redneck Bull Bash.  Multiple World Champions are entered, most of the current top 20 in the season standings will also be there.  The event will also be a Palace Station CBR Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge, and there will be 15 bull teams ready to compete for first place and the $22,500 winner's check.  Several teams in the field have already won money this season, and that list includes Team Neckover/Reagan, Shippy Rodeo Bulls/Brand X/Luedke, Wilson/King, and Texas Connection.

I've put together a preview for all 15 bull teams that will be competing this weekend, and the list is extremely impressive.  Some of the teams have been out a couple times already this season, while some will be making their 2011 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!

B & E Bucking Bulls
B & E Bucking Bulls was out in Kansas City and Hobbs, so this will be their third bull team event of the season.  The team will have a couple new faces, including Working on a Chain Gang and Black Jack.  The familiar bull will be Cool Life.  He was in the Championship Round in Hobbs, and he bucked off Tate Harris and was marked 43 points.  Black Jack was in Hobbs in 2010, and he was marked 43.5 points.  Working on a Chain Gang will be making his CBR debut this weekend, but he is one the guys can be in the mid-to-high 80s on with a qualified ride.

K-J Bucking Bulls
K-J Bucking Bulls will also be making their third bull team appearance of the season after being in Kansas City and Hobbs already.  The trio of bulls for Lufkin are White Tornado, Butterfly, and Spook.  White Tornado was ridden in Hobbs by Jay Morrow for 87.5 points, and he will be a pretty good draw in the long round.  Butterfly was ridden a couple times in 2010, and the ride score was 87 points or better both times.  The Championship Round will be Spook, and he has been very impressive at times.  He placed at the CBR Bull Games in Woodward last September, and he bucked off Tag Elliott in Kansas City.  He hasn't been ridden in CBR competition, and he will be a tough one to get by.

Andrus/Barker/Danley
The Andrus/Barker/Danley team was in Hobbs and El Paso, so this will be the team's third consecutive event.  Petey will once again be the Championship Round bull.  In two CBR outs in 2011, he has been ridden once for 88.5 points.  He will be a pretty good one to pick in the short go.  Blondie was out in Hobbs, and he bucked off Chris Roundy and was marked 43.5 points.  Fat Chance is the third bull on the team, and he will be making his CBR debut in Lufkin.  This bull team improved a lot from the first event to the second, and they narrowly missed finishing in the money in El Paso.  They will be looking to improve a little more Saturday night.

The Dalton Gang
The Dalton Gang team was in El Paso, so this will be their second event of the season.  They finished 10th two weeks ago and will be looking to improve on that in Lufkin.  Shine Time was extremely impressive in El Paso, bucking off Clayton Williams with a 45-point bull score.  He should be in the Championship Round once again.  Wyatt Earp was out a handful of times in 2010, and he was ridden twice with an average ride score of 86.75 points.  Little Scoop will be making his CBR debut this weekend, so it will be interesting to see how he performs under the bright lights.  If he does well, this team could improve greatly on their finish in El Paso.

Wilson/King
The Wilson/King team was in Kansas City and El Paso, so this will be their third event of the season.  They finished 11th two weeks ago.  Skunk was impressive in El Paso, but he bucked the rider off extremely fast and wasn't scored very high.  He will be replaced by JD Wine this weekend, and JD Wine will be making his CBR debut.  Crawfish and Who Dat were on the team in El Paso, and they will be back again in Lufkin.  Crawfish bucked off Stevo Keighley and was marked 43.5 points.  Who Dat was ridden by Tag Elliott for 87 points, so he will be a great draw in the long round.  If this team can get a good debut from JD Wine, they can make some noise Saturday night.

Shippy Rodeo Bulls/Brand X/Luedke
The Shippy/Brand X/Luedke team won night one in Kansas City, and Lufkin will be the team's second event of the season.  The trio of bulls is the same as the team that won in Kansas City, so you can bet they will be tough to beat once again.  Thunder Down Under will be the Championship Round bull, and he was probably the rankest bull in Championship Bull Riding in 2010.  Roper's Like Mike is always a great draw, and he is ridden more often than not for something in the high-80s.  Buckin' Secret rounds out the team, and he was ridden for 87 points in his last out.  This team has all the pieces to win another event.

Sullivan Cattle Company
Sullivan Cattle Company was in Hobbs a month ago, and Lufkin will be the team's second event of the season.  The big news surrounding this team is the fact Directory Assistance will be making an appearance in the Championship Round.  He will help this team a lot, as he has been ridden twice already this season with an average ride score of 90.25 points.  The Mexican is usually the Championship Round bull, but he will now be in the long round.  He is usually a great draw or pick, and whoever gets him should ride him for something in the high 80s.  Comanche rounds out this team, and he will be making his CBR debut Saturday night.  If he has a good trip, this team will be one of the favorites.

Alpine and Shippy Coalition
The Alpine and Shippy Coalition team will be making its season debut in Lufkin, but it's going to be a very formidable team.  Double Up was one of the rankest and most exciting bulls at the end of 2010, and he will be in the Championship Round for this team.  Dakota Magic's Double Scoop has helped the All Star/Cooper team win a lot of money in the past few months, and he will be trying to do the same for this team Saturday night.  He will be in the long round for the first time in over a year, but you can bet he will be one of the best draws as always.  Pray For Mercy is the team's third bull, and he has been ridden his last two trips for an average ride score of 87 points.  There are no weaknesses on this team, and they are going to be a major factor this weekend.

Crowded 6 Ranch
The Crowded 6 Ranch team made its debut in Hobbs, so this will be the team's second event of the season.  Custom Chrome has been out twice already this season, and he is unridden with an average bull score of 44.25 points.  He will more than likely be in the Championship Round this weekend after a very impressive start to the new season.  The other two bulls on the team are JD and Shino Cat, and both will be making their CBR debut in Lufkin.  JD has some impressive statistics in other organizations, so he should be a pretty solid piece.  Shino Cat is just a four-year old, and it will be interesting to see how he performs Saturday night.

Flyin' V Bucking Bulls
The Flyin' V Bucking Bulls team debuted in El Paso two weeks ago, and while things didn't go the way the team had hoped, they are ready to give it another shot in Lufkin.  Randy Voyles has also teamed up with Roy Carter, so this team should be new and improved.  Termite will be the Championship Round bull, and he brings an impressive record.  He is owned by Carter, and he has never been ridden.  Poundcake was in El Paso, but he caught his horn when leaving the chute.  He finished well, but the start hurt his score a little.  Judas Kiss is the third bull on the team, and he also has a great record.  He is a four-year old coming five, and he did very well as a three and four-year old.

Cude Bucking Bulls
Cude Bucking Bulls was out on night one in Kansas City, and the team will be out the next two weeks as well.  Too True will be the team's Championship Round bull, and he has been a solid one for awhile.  In 13 CBR trips in 2010, he was ridden only once for 88.5 points.  He is very tough to get by, but he will get a rider close to or above 90 points with a qualified ride.  Wompus is another bull that has a lot of CBR outs, and he is one that can also provide a score close to or above 90 points.  He usually goes out a few jumps and turns back hard and fast.  Shake It Up is the team's third bull, and he is the wild card on the team.  He is a young bull with only one CBR out, but if he delivers a good performance, this team will be very solid.

Moose Cattle Company/Reagan
The Moose Cattle Company/Reagan team will be making its debut in the Palace Station CBR Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge.  The bulls will be provided by Reagan Bucking Bulls, so the team should be in pretty good shape.  Double Back will be in the Championship Round, and in two CBR trips in 2010, he was unridden with an average bull score of 43.88 points.  Stormy was out in Hobbs, and he was extremely impressive in bucking off Wesley Silcox.  Blue Bunny is the third bull, and he will be making his CINCH CBR Tour debut.  I've heard good things about him, and he should be another solid piece for this team.

Team Neckover/Reagan
Team Neckover/Reagan won night two in Kansas City, and Lufkin will be the team's second event of the season.  The trio of bulls is the same that won in Kansas City, so this team will be one of the favorites to win Saturday night.  Carson's Big Rig will probably be a contender for Neckover CBR Bull of the Year, and he was ridden for 89 points in Hobbs.  Psycho Todd was ridden for 88 points in Hobbs, and he is a bull that always seems to give riders a chance to win the long round.  Crazy Train's last CINCH CBR out was Kansas City, and he was marked 44.5 points.  He will be one of the toughest long-round bulls to ride.  This trio of bulls is proven in bull team challenges, and they will be a major factor in Lufkin.

Texas Connection
The Texas Connection team was out on both nights in Kansas City, so this will be the team's third event of the season.  The team finished fourth on night two in Kansas City.  Playmate will be the team's Championship Round bull, and he will be making his CBR debut.  Wesley Silcox rode him for 90 points at the 2010 WNFR, and he is a good one.  Cut Across Shorty had a couple CINCH CBR Tour outs in 2010, and he was ridden by Wrangler Dunda for 93 points in Nashville!  True Grit rounds out this team, and he will be making his CBR debut in Lufkin.  Harlan Robertson always brings a good set of bulls, and this group should be much of the same.  If True Grit performs well, this team could be a contender.

Women's Fantasy Team
The Women's Fantasy Team had a lot of success in 2010, but this will be the team's first event of the 2011 season.  Mission Top and Canadian Cadillac were both on the team last year, and they will be in Lufkin this weekend.  Mission Top had three CBR outs in 2010, and he was ridden twice for an average ride score of 89.25 points.  Canadian Cadillac was also out three times in 2010, and he was ridden once for 89 points.  Devil's Jack is going to be the Championship Round bull for the team, and he will be making his CBR debut Saturday night.  He has been pretty solid in other organizations, so he should fit nicely on this team.  The Women's Fantasy Team is always in the thick of things, and it should be once again in Lufkin.


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