Benton hangs on for win at Bossier City

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Benton hangs on for win at Bossier City bull riding

Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport Tuff Hedeman Louisiana Shootout 

presented byLander’s Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

 BOSSIER CITY, La., March 29, 2014 – When Trey Benton is healthy, bulls look out because he is hard to get on the ground.

The Rock Island, Texas, resident was recovering from a second surgery on a broken leg earlier this year and came to Century Link Center in Bossier City, La.,  to compete at his second event on Championship Bull Riding’s (CBR) Road to Cheyenne Tour. He competed in Laughlin, Nev., two weeks ago and finished second.

He left the Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport Tuff Hedeman Louisiana Shootout presented by Lander’s Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram with the championship and $13,050. He won $9,000 in Laughlin bringing his total earnings to $22,050 in just two events. Coincidentally, most of Benton’s money was won on the same bull, Party All the Time owned by Silverado Rodeo.

Benton also is accumulating points in the CBR World Standings in an effort to qualify for the World Finals held in conjunction with the legendary Cheyenne Frontier Days in Wyoming next July. The CBR World Champion will be crowned there and will receive a $100,000 bonus.

“I knew that was a bull I wanted to get on again,” Benton said. “He had almost exactly the same trip here as he did at Laughlin. The crowd here was great and this money is going to come in really handy. I’m trying to buy a house and still in school, so it all helps.”  

Benton scored 90 points on Sellers Bucking Bulls Stick in the first round to advance to the semi-finals where he got on Warrior owned by Silver Creek Pro Rodeo and scored 91.5. The final round included Benton, Sage Kimzey from Strong City, Okla., Tanner Bothwell from Rapid City, S.D., and Eli Vastbinder from Statesville, N.C.

Both Benton and Vastbinder had 91.5-point rides, but Benton won on the tie-breaker. Vastbinder still left town with $9,450. The high marked ride of the night was Kimzey in the semi-finals round. He had 93.5-point score on Cude Bucking Bull’s No Hands.

Sellers Bucking Bulls from Duncan, Okla., won the CBR Bull Team Challenge with a total score of 290.50 on three bulls. It was good for $25,000. Finishing less than one-half point behind Sellers was Herrington/Jones and Gildon with290.14. It was especially gratifying as one of the partners, Gildon, is from Shreveport.

The next event on the CBR Road to Cheyenne Tour will be in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 12. The Tuff Hedeman Championship Challenge will be held at the Cowtown Coliseum in the historic Stockyards, also home of CBR headquarters.


BOSSIER CITY, La. March 29, 2014 The following are results from the Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport Tuff Hedeman Louisiana Shootout presented by Landers Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.


First Round: 1, (tie) Corey Bailey, Paris, Tenn., on Herrington/Jones/Gildon’s Nashville and Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., on Rawson Bucking Bulls’ Little Shyster, 90.5 points each. 3, Trey Benton, Rock Island, Texas, 90. 4, Simao de Silva, Brazil, 89.5 


Semifinals: 1, Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., 93.5. 2, Trey Benton, Rock Island, Texas, 91.5. 3, Eli Vastbinder, Statesville, N.C., 90.5. 4, Tanner Bothwell, Rapid City, S.D., 89.


Shoot Out: 1, Trey Benton, Rock Island, Texas, 91.5 on Silver Creek Pro Rodeo’s Party All the Time and Eli Vastbinder, 91.5 on Silver Creek Pro Rodeo’s Shoot out the Lights. *

*Benton won on a tie-breaker.   



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 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 or call 817-626-BULL (2855).