2012 CBR World Championship Contestants Announced

The stage is set, the line- up ready, Championship Bull Riding announces the 2012 CBR World Championship contestants. The CINCH CBR Tour “Road to Cheyenne” reaches its final destination in just 13 days during Cheyenne Frontier Days in Wyoming and this will surely be the most exciting match up of man vs beast in CBR history.
The list of  40 contestants is comprised of the top riders in the world, three world champions, the hottest group of young guns ever seen and top contenders who have duked it out all season to retain their position at the top of the standings. The invited riders confirmed their spots yesterday and here is a list of the 2012 CBR World Championship Contestants.
NOTE: Gustavo Pedrero, Jalisco, Mexico, 4th in CINCH standings, Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas 30th and Clayton Foltyn, El Campo, Texas, 2011 CBR World Champion all had to decline invitations due to injury. * listed in order of standings
Luis Blanco, Brazil
Josh Barentine, Johnson Bayou, LA
Robson Arago, Brazil
Hector Cardona, Saltillo, Mexico
Tyler Adrian, Bozeman, MT
Craig Jackson, Houston, TX
Riggin Phillips, McKinney TX
Trey Benton, Rock Island, TX
Ardie Maier, Timber Lake, SD
Jared Long, Ramona, OK
Aaron Pass, Mesquite TX
Cody Teel, Kountze TX
Cooper Kanngiesser, Zenda, KS
Hadley Miller, Springerville, AZ
Michael Earl, Pflugerville, TX
Cody Wood, Weatherford, TX
Tate Harris, Palestine, TX
Wrangler Dunda, Odessa, TX
Ronny Kitchens, Hutto, TX
Hugo Pedrero, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Nile LeBaron, Weatherford, TX
Ryder May, Graford, TX
Francisco Morales, Stephenville, TX
Tate Stratton, Kellyville, OK
Gunar Ramsey, West Monroe, LA
Cooper Davis, Jasper, TX
Cody Dollins, Goldwaithe, TX
Jake Littlefield, West Point, MS
Cole Echols, Elm Grove, LA
Stetson Lewis, Tularosa, NM
Cody Atwood, Decatur, TX
Clint Craig, Mena, AR
Kevin Ventura, Bandera, TX
Willis Trosclair, Thibodeaux, LA
Tony Mendes, Fruita, CO
Bradley Harris, Udall, KS
Trent Cromier, Houma, LA
Lucas Dick, Manhattan, KS
JW Harris, Mullin TX –3 Time PRCA World Champion
Wesley Silcox, Payson UT, PRCA World Champion

Cheyenne Frontier Days begins July 20th through the 29th with the CBR World Championship July 23rd and 24th.  More – Ticket info, by phone: 800.227.6333.

About Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD):
Cheyenne Frontier Days™, supported by 2,500 volunteers, hosts over 550,000 fans and visitors at Frontier Park annually.  Named the PRCA’s Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year eleven times, the “Daddy of ‘em All”® is also home to the best cowboys in the world the last full week in July each year. Over the years, CFD’s “Frontier Nights”™ has previously hosted major entertainers such as KISS, George Strait, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney as well as many others.  For tickets online and event information, visit; for tickets by phone, call 800-227-6336 (307-778-7222 in Cheyenne).  Media contact: Nicole Gamst, 307-778-7200;