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04.24.2013
Can sons if two George Paul champions do what their dadís did?

Can sons of two George Paul champions do what their dadís did?
Friday and Saturday night will be full of fast paced, high energy bull riding action. Saturday night however will have a special meaning for Bonner Bolton and Clayton Foltyn. Both are CBR world champion bull riders in a field of six world champions for the oldest, continuous bull riding in the world. But grabbing that elusive goal for so many bull riders, becoming a world champion, still leaves one unfilled goal; to become a champion of the George Paul memorial bull riding like their dadsí did.
Lane Foltyn, Claytonís dad won his George Paul buckle in 1983. Toya Bolton, Bonnerís dad, won his George Paul buckle in 1991. Two years ago Clayton came within 2 seconds of claiming the George Paul crown. Now, each with numerous trophy buckles in the places of honor in their homes, have one more to make their collection complete.
The story line does not end with Bonner and Clayton. Past George Paul champions Cooper Kanngiesser, Zenda KS (2008), J.W. Harris, Mullin, TX (2011) and last yearsí champion Cole Echols, Elm Grove, LA ,will each want the 36th George Paul buckle in order to have matched pairs. All will have to hustle if they wish to catch Tuff Hedeman, four-time world champion and three-time George Paul champion (1986, 1992, and 1995). Hedeman will monitor all the action from the arena and greet George Paul fans for the sixth year.
The 36th edition of the storied George Paul Memorial Bull Riding will be Friday and Saturday nights at the Val Verde Country Fairgrounds starting promptly at 7:00 PM each night. Title sponsor for the 36th George Paul Memorial Bull riding is Ram Country Dodge of Del Rio. Presenting sponsor is Bud Light; with premier sponsors include Ramada Inn, Del Rio Feed and Supply, Texas Lottery, Tractor Supply, Chaparral Club and Samís Boot Corral. Tickets are on sale at Del Rio Feed and Supply, Samís Boot Corral and the George Paul Memorial Bull Riding Office located at the Val Verde County Fairgrounds. Office hours are 9 Am to 4PM. Please phone 775-9595. Visa, Master and Discover Card accepted


 


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