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01.26.2014
Teel Got It in Hobbs

HOBBS, N.M. – Jan. 25, 2014 – In their second straight week of competition on the Road to Cheyenne Tour during the Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding (CBR) in Hobbs, N.M., Cody Teel proved once again he could stand up to the ultimate man-against-beast challenge.  Returning to where his CBR journey began in 2012, Cody Teel claimed his second Hobbs, New Mexico event title. (Photo of Teel on Lyndal Hurst's Got It by Todd Brewer.)   


Teel rode 4C’s and McVak Nitro’s Crimson King for 89.5 in round one joining 12 other riders who made the 8 second whistle. But round two Teel went head to head with another world champion, Got It, Lyndal Hurst’s prized bucker who is the current CBR World Champion bucking bull.  


Tonight when Cody Teel drew Raven’s Mistake (Rawson) in round three, there was no doubt he would know what to expect. His 2014 traveling partner, Cooper Davis, rode the same bull last week all the way to the pay window at the Jackson, Tenn., CBR. But when it was his turn to nod his head, the ride did not go exactly as planned.


Last week this same bull had a very different trip for Cooper Davis, according to Teel. “Tonight he switched it up and threw a roll at the end and had me moved over on his back, then he hesitated and unexpectedly went to the left.. Just goes to show you if you try and set a trap they will make you look stupid.”


In the first round, 13 out of 25 riders were successful with less than seven points separating the riders. A 90.5-point effort took the top spot, and it was a tie between world standings leader Aaron Pass from Kaufman, Texas and last week’s winner in Jackson, Tenn., Cooper Davis from Jasper, Texas.


Pass rode Hurst Bucking Bulls’ Palace Station John Doe. JQH Bucking Bulls’ Evil Knievel took Davis to the pay window. They were among the 12 riders that advanced to the semi-finals where Pass continued his success. But 8043 Penny Lover owned by Cude Bucking Bulls was the real story of round one in Hobbs.  Continuing to dominate over World Champion bull riders, Penny Lover brought down reining CBR World Champion Cole Echols tonight after bucking off Cody Teel last week and J.W. Harris previously.  


There were three rides over 90-points in the semi final round and again Pass was at the top of the leader board. Pass who admits he has stepped up his game this year by working out more, took on Rockin R Bucking Bulls Little Moody for 92.5 points. 


Reigning Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) world champion J.W. Harris, from Mullin, Texas, was 90.5 points on Rawson’s Bandito’s Gold.  Cody Teel, who lives in Kountze, Texas, and is the 2012 PRCA champ, followed that up with a 90-point effort on the CBR World Champion Bucking Bull, Got It, owned by Lyndal Hurst. The final rider to advance to the Shoot Out Round was Tyler Adrian from Osceola, Mo., with an 88-point ride on Exclusive Genetics’ Diamond Back. 


Current CBR Horizon Series Champion Tyler Adrian began the Shoot Out round bucking off Backdraft at 3.07 seconds. Round three saw Pass successful, but he was edged out of the championship by Teel. Pass was 88 points on Iron Horse, another great bull owned by Lyndal Hurst and JW Harris came down early at 6.8 when Outside the Box went unexpectedly to the left.  


The Million Dollar Bucking Bull Team competition continued in Hobbs with Chad Ramer’s Rockin R winning all three bull team awards for the Hobbs event. For the second time in his career Chandler Bownds rode 903 Big and Sexy for 89.5, but it was Aaron Pass’s 92.5 score on Little Moody in the semi-final round that boosted Rocking R for the win and the awards of High Marked Bull and High Marked Ride buckles. 


The Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding here was the fifth stop on the Road to Cheyenne tour. Riders are accumulating points to qualify for the World Finals which will be held in conjunction with the legendary Cheyenne Frontier Days celebration in Wyoming next July. Pass remains in the lead of the world standings. Teel entered the competition in tenth place but will move up significantly with the points he earned in Hobbs. 


Top Four Results: 1, Cody Teel, Kountze, TX, 88.5 points on Raven’s Mistake (Rawson), $11,700, 2, Aaron Pass, Kaufman, TX, 88 points on Iron Horse (Hurst), $8550, 3, JW Harris, Mullin, TX, 0 points on Outside the Box (Exclusive Genetics), $2250. 4, Tyler Adrian, Osceola, MO, 0 points on Backdraft (Rawson), $2250. Complete scoring by round available at http://www.cbrbull.com/events.html

Contact: Leigh Ann Schroeder

leighann@theshortround.com

(940) 902-1112


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