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07.24.2013
Echols Wins World Title

Championship Bull Riding brought the REAL Cowboy Sport™ to Cheyenne Frontier Days™, delivering two action-packed days of spectacular bull rides. On the second and final night of the World Championships event, there were 18 qualified rides - five of which were 90 points or better.
 
Fans in Cheyenne were treated to a dramatic, down-to-the-wire battle between former PRCA world champions Wesley Silcox and JW Harris for the event win. Louisiana cowboy Cole Echols rode consistently both nights to secure his first CBR world championship. Silcox and Harris each covered four bulls over two days, and it came down to one final point in the championship round that would give Silcox the edge and, for the second year in a row, a Cheyenne event win.  Silcox has won over $94,000 at CBR events this year and finishes in the top ten for the 2013 season.
 
Silcox was 87.5 points on “Lumber Jack’’ Owned by Rawson/Johnson; 87.5 points on “Whiskey Bent” owned by Team Bays/EG; 91.5 points on “Diamond Back” owned by Exclusive Genetics; and 93 points on “Ragin JT”  owned by Team Bays/EG for an overall total of 359. Harris scored 87.5 points on “Lil Nicky” owned by Ferguson/Harris; 89.5 points on “Slam Bam” owned by B&M Bucking Bulls; 89 points on “Penny Lover” owned by Cude Bucking Bulls; and 92 points on “Big Sexy” owned by Rockin R Bucking Bulls - for an overall total of 358.
 
A big win in Dodge City rocketed Cole Echols to the top of the standings, where he has maintained a solid lead coming into the World Championships event. Echols posted scores of 88 points on “Change Up” owned by Team Bays/EG, 85 points on “Blue Bucks” owned by Knapp/ B & E, and 88 points on “Bad Apple” owned by Rhinestone Renegade for an overall total of 261. Echols earned a $100,000 bonus as the 2013 CBR World Champion, which he split right down the middle with traveling partner Cooper Davis. Echols and Davis were ranked first and second in the world standings coming into the World Championships event and agreed to split the $100,000 bonus if one of them took home the world title.
 
The Palace Station Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge paid out $275,000 in Cheyenne. The first place payout of $92,000 was paid to B & M Bucking Bulls. Mike White from B & M is no stranger to CBR, winning its first world title in 2002.
 

Exclusive Genetics turned out another outstanding bull, Raging JT, and claimed the bull of the event honors. Ragin JT was ridden by Wesley Silcox for 93 points.

 
More results and news can be found on CBRBull.com event page as well as Facebook and Twitter.
 
Watch the CBR World Championships at Cheyenne Frontier Days™ on Fox Sports Network (FSN) Sunday August 11th - night one,  Sunday August 18th, night two. Check local listing for times.
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