CBR Changes 2011 Tour Finale Date to Allow Riders Rare Opportunity

Fort Worth, Texas (July 13, 2011) – Championship Bull Riding announced today it will move the date of the 2011 CINCH CBR Tour Finale Presented by Carls JR to September 24th to allow riders to compete in a major rodeo event in China. The event will remain in Loveland, Colo. as planned.


Rodeo China presents a rare opportunity for cowboys to compete overseas for a great deal of prize money. Tuff Hedeman, CBR President, requested a date change to accommodate riders who wish to attend both events. Hedeman said, “We don’t want to restrict somebody from missing a big event and an opportunity to make money. We want the best guys at our events and we don’t want to put them in a position to have to choose.”


Championship Bull Riding CEO, Wes Bruce, said CBR remains dedicated to the best interest of its riders and the Tour Finale date change will allow cowboys to compete at both events. “Our loyalty is to the riders and working our schedule around rodeos where they can make a lot of money is important to us,” Bruce said.