Bull Riding Champs Gearing up for Scottsdale Showdown

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Kanode


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Ė Oct. 11, 2013 Ė It may be a new event on Championship Bull Ridingís (CBR) Road to Cheyenne Tour, but the excitement and level of competition are sure to make it one of the best.

The Scottsdale Showdown presented by the Ak-Chin Indian Community will be held at WestWorld of Scottsdale on Oct. 19. It promises to be a great Western lifestyle celebration with country music from Montgomery Gentry, Jerrod Niemann and Maggie Rose. But for bull riding fans it wonít get any better than CBR Chevy Silverado Chute Out featuring 24 of the toughest bull riders on the planet.

Entertainment gets started with the Chevy Silverado Tailgate Party at 4 p.m. The bull riding will get underway at 6 p.m. with the Bud Light Bullpen Concert after the competition. The Scottsdale Showdown is a fundraising project for the Scottsdale Charros. The Charros have been one of the most philanthropic organizations in the area since they were founded in 1961.

Among the bull riders entered will be the 2011 and 2013 CBR World Champions along with the reigning Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) world champion. Clayton Foltyn from El Campo, Texas earned the CBR title in 2011. The 2013 race came down to the wire at the 117th Annual Cheyenne Frontier Days. When it was all said and done, Cole Echols from Elm Grove, La., beat his traveling partner Cooper Davis from Jasper, Texas for the championship and $100,000 bonus that goes with it. Cody Teel from Kountze, Texas won the PRCA title in Las Vegas last December and is gunning for a CBR title as well.

The Chevy Silverado Chute Out is the third stop on the 2014 Road to Cheyenne Tour. With just two stops in the books, Corey Maier has taken command of the world standings. Maier will be in Scottsdale trying to increase his lead. His older brother Ardie is also expected to compete. The Maiers are from Timber Lake, S.D., part of the ranching area that was devastated by winter storm Atlas on Oct. 4.

Super-star animal athletes will also be competing for points in the Palace Station Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge in Scottsdale. Bull riding scores are based on the animalís bucking ability and the contestantís riding ability. As part of the Bull Team Challenge, stock contractors provide three bulls whose scores are added together to determine who has the best team of bulls. That will be worth a check for $25,000 for the owners of the bulls.

The bull riding will follow the CBRís very popular tournament-style competition. All 24 riders will compete in the first round of competition with half of those advancing to the semi-finals. The Shoot-Out round will feature four riders who have qualified through the first two rounds. The championship along with a big check will be awarded to the rider who has the highest total score on three bulls.  Prize money of $30,000 will be paid to the riders with the lionís share of that going to the Showdown champion.

The bull riding will be telecast on Fox Sports bringing national recognition to the event and the hard work of the Scottsdale Charros.  Visit for tickets and more information.