Stetson Lewis Rides to Victory in Lufkin

Fort Worth, TX (February 27, 2011)- Championship Bull Riding rocked the sold-out George Henderson Expo Center in Lufkin, TX, Saturday night, and Stetson Lewis came from behind to pick up his first-career CINCH CBR Tour win.  The Carlsbad, NM, bull rider was 87.5 points on Wyatt Earp in the long round, and that put him in the middle of the pack going into the Championship Round.  He picked Petey, and the two combined for 91 points.  The 178.5 points on two bulls narrowly put him atop the leaderboard at the end of the night.  The victory will move Lewis up to 10th in the season standings.

Stevo Keighley won the long round with a 90-point ride on Twist N Shout, and that put him in great position to win the event.  He rode Carson's Big Rig for 88 points in the Championship Round, however, and lost by half a point.  Nonetheless, Keighley's strong finish will move him to the top of the season standings.  Lucas Dick went 2-for-2 in Lufkin and finished third with 175 points, while Cole Echols finished fourth with 169.5 points.  Friday Wright and Cody Atwood both finished with 89 points and rounded out the top six.

The Texas Redneck Bull Bash was the second event in this season's $10,000 Mahindra Tractors CBR Texas Swing.  Kenny Westrope went 2-for-2 in El Paso and 1-for-2 in Lufkin, and he now leads the Texas Swing standings with 263.5 points.  Craig Jackson is still second after his victory in El Paso, and J.W. Harris is third after his solid performance in El Paso.  Stetson Lewis moved into fourth place after his win in Lufkin, while Stevo Keighley rounds out the top five.  The race for the $10,000 is heating up, and the next stop is next weekend's CINCH CBR Tour event in Fort Worth.

Last night's event in Lufkin was also another Palace Station CBR Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge.  15 teams competed for the top prize, and Sullivan Cattle Company came out on top.  The team included Directory Assistance, The Mexican, and Comanche.  Friday Wright rode Comanche for 89 points, while Directory Assistance and The Mexican bucked their riders off with impressive outs.  The bull team won $22,500 for the performance.

Championship Bull Riding will now head to Fort Worth, TX, next Saturday night for the Tuff Hedeman Championship Challenge.  The event is always a big one on the CINCH CBR Tour, and this year will be no different.  Keep checking for news, updates, event releases, etc.  Also, please visit the Championship Bull Riding Facebook page if you haven't already.

2011 CBR Texas Redneck Bull Bash Final Results
1.  Stetson Lewis (Carlsbad, NM)- 178.5 points
2.  Stevo Keighley (Williston, FL)- 178 points
3.  Lucas Dick (Manhattan, KS)- 175 points
4.  Cole Echols (Frierson, LA)- 169.5 points
5.  Friday Wright (Moss Point, MS)- 89 points
6.  Cody Atwood (Decatur, TX)- 89 points

About CBR
Led by bull riding icon, Tuff Hedeman, Championship Bull Riding, Inc. (CBR) is a nationwide, professional bull riding organization. The CINCH CBR Tour events are a live two hour adrenaline rush and collectively create 26 weeks of gripping, primetime television seen by over 8 million viewers each year on Great American Country (GAC). Combined with its subsidiary tour, the Horizon Series, CBR will visit over 70 venues throughout the United States reaching more than 350,000 fans in live attendance this year. CBR is the home of THE REAL COWBOY SPORT