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03.08.2014
Laughlin Event Center is Coup for Davis

For Immediate Release
Contact: Susan Kanode
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susan@cowgirlimaging.com

Laughlin Event Center Win is Coup for Davis

 LAUGHLIN, Nev., – March 8, 2014 – Cooper Davis nearly had to fly coast to coast to get to the inaugural Colorado River Chute Out presented by Laughlin Tourism and after plane delays and frayed nerves, the Jasper, Texas, resident got it together and won the Laughlin, Nev., Championship Bull Riding (CBR) event.

This was the tenth of 14 events on CBR’s Road to Cheyenne Tour before the World Finals next July in Wyoming. Last year, Davis finished as the reserve world champion. With this win, he is definitely a contender for the 2014 title.

Davis competed at a rodeo in Arcadia, Fla., last night. His original plane was delayed and overbooked, which put a little extra pressure on him before he even got to Laughlin.

“I was wondering if I was even going to get here,” Davis said. “That stayed in the back of my head. Bull riding is such a mental game you can’t let anything like that bother you. This time it played out in my favor.”

In the first round, Davis was one of eight riders that were successful with his 88-point effort on Silver Creek/Bar D’s Sandy Bob. He then got on CPX Cattle Company’s No Hands for 92 in the semifinals, placing him just behind his traveling partner, Trey Benton. Benton, from Rock Island, Texas, had the high marked ride of the night with 92.5 points on a crowd favorite, B&E/Knapp’s Corpus Red.

In the Shootout round, both men were again successful but this time it was Davis who finished on top with a 91 on Silvercreek Prorodeo’s American Gangster. Benton rode another bull from Silvercreek, Party All the Time, for 88. Davis was the big money winner at $12,300. Benton finished the night with $8,950.

The competition was so close between the two that when their scores are all added together, Davis will add 271 points to his world standings and Benton will add 270.5 points.

“I was really happy to stay on here. This is a real confidence builder,” Davis added. “Anytime you come to a CBR, you expect to get on the best bulls and you expect to win. If I don’t win, it’s because I’m not doing my job.”

Winner of the $25,000 check in the CBR Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge was CPX Cattle Company with a total score of 287.94 points. The high-marked bull of the night was a tie between B&E/Knapp’s Corpus Red and Guns N Roses Bucking Bulls’ Tyree’s Pretty Boy, each receiving 91.5-point scores.

The Colorado River Chute Out presented by Laughlin Tourism was the first event held in the all-new Laughlin Event Center. A near-capacity crowd enthusiastically cheered on all of the bull riders.

“We weren’t sure what to expect with this being a new event,” Davis said. “The fans here were great. It definitely was worth the trip from Florida.”

Action on the CBR’s Road to Cheyenne Tour continues March 29, in Bossier City, La., with the Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport Tuff Hedeman Louisiana Shootout presented by Lander’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM.

LAUGHLIN, Nev. – March 8, 2014 – The following are results from Championship Bull Riding’s Colorado River Chute Out presented by Laughlin Tourism:

                                             

First Round: 1, Tate Harris, Palestine, Texas, 90.5 points on Rockin R Bucking Bulls’ Big Sexy. 2, Neil Holmes, Houston, Texas, 90. 3, Josh Barentine, Johnson Bayou, La., 89. 4, (tie) Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas, and Trey Benton, Rock Island, Texas, 89. 

Semifinals: 1, Trey Benton, Rock Island, Texas, 92.5 points on B&E/Knapp Bucking Bulls’ Corpus Red. 2, Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas, 92. 3, (tie) Taylor Toves, Stephenville, Texas, and Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas, 90.5

Shoot Out: 1, Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas, 91 on Silvercreek Prorodeo’s American Gangster. 2, Trey Benton, Rock Island, Texas, 89. 

About Championship Bull Riding

Located in the historic Stockyards of Fort Worth, Texas, Championship Bull Riding (CBR) is an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the very best elements of the sport. Under the direction of bull riding icon Tuff Hedeman, CBR has grown into an organization that works to put the best riders on the best bulls, delivering world-class qualified rides. Bull riders start in the Horizon Series earning points to move onto the elite Road to Cheyenne Tour.  The Road to Cheyenne Tour culminates in July in Wyoming at the legendary Cheyenne Frontier Days where the world champion earns a $100,000 bonus. The CBR Bull Team Challenge is also part of the tour events where stock contractors bring their best bulls and compete for annual cash prizes that total over $1 million. Providing opportunities for contestants, stock contractors, fans and sponsors is why CBR is the REAL COWBOY SPORTtm. CBR is featured at over 70 venues across the United States with national television programming on the Fox Sports Networks for 26 consecutive weeks in prime time. For more information visit www.cbrbull.com or call 817-626-BULL (2855).

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