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07.11.2014
2014 CBR Bull of the Year Finalists

 

2014 CBR Bull of the Year Finalists

The 2014 CBR World Finals at Cheyenne Frontier Days is right around the corner, and while a lot of fans' attention is centered on the exciting CBR World Title race, the riders are only half the equation in this exciting sport. The bulls are the other half of the equation, and there are plenty of great bovine athletes in Championship Bull Riding. The bull power continues to get better every season, and this year has been no different. There are a number of great contenders for CBR Bull of the Year, but the following is a list of this year's finalists.

Ragin JT

Ragin JT, a bull owned by Craig/Barrett/Keeton, really needs no introduction. He has been one of the most consistent and best for three consecutive seasons, and he had another outstanding year in 2014. He has been out 13 times at CBR televised events which is tops among the contenders, and while he has been ridden eight times, the average ride score is 89.5 points. His average bull score is 44.15 points.

The CBR's best riders achieved the high-marked ride of the event on Ragin JT in Los Fresno’s (Corey Bailey- 89.5 points) and Del Rio. Chandler Bownds was 91.5 points on him in Lufkin, and Neil Holmes was 91 points on in Del Rio at the last event before Cheyenne. Ragin JT has been one of the stars of Championship Bull Riding for three season, and it is only fitting he is a part of this list.

Raven's Mistake

Raven's Mistake is a bull owned by Rawson Bucking Bulls, and he is definitely become one of the best bulls to draw in Championship Bull Riding in 2014. He has been out seven times at CBR televised events this year, and he has been ridden six times for an average ride score of 89.1 points. In addition, his average bull score is a very respectable 44.15 points.

Cooper Davis rode Raven's Mistake for 91.5 points in Jackson to win the event, and Cody Teel won the event on him in Hobbs the following weekend. Also, 2012 CBR World Champ Josh Barentine rode him for 90.5 points in Lufkin the next month. Raven's Mistake has been one of the high-money bulls this season, and he will be one of the money draws at this year's CBR World Finals at Cheyenne Frontier Days.

All Shook Up

All Shook Up is a bull owned by Loe/Melton, and he had a very strong first season in Championship Bull Riding. He only bucked at five events, but his bull score was 44.5 points or better in all outs. He had an average bull score of 45.2 points in five outs at CBR televised events which is one of the best among finalists. He was only ridden once, but the match-up resulted in one of the highest scores of the season (92.5 points).

All Shook Up was the high-marked bull in Bossier City, and he was part of the high-marked ride in Lufkin (Simao Da Silva- 92.5 points) the only time he has been ridden in CBR competition. Simao Da Silva is the only rider who has figured this bull out so far, and this bull will be one to watch at the CBR World Finals at Cheyenne Frontier Days and for years to come.

Black Betty

Black Betty, a bull owned by Paul and Lorie Daniel, has quickly become one of the best draws in Championship Bull Riding on a weekly basis. He made his CBR debut in 2012, and he is still going strong. He has had seven outs at CBR televised events this season, and he has been ridden four times for an average ride score of 90.9 points which is near the top of the list. All four riders who have made the whistle on him this season have been 90 points or more.

Black Betty was the high-marked bull in Mulvane, and was also part of the high-marked ride at the event. In addition, this bull was also part of the high-marked ride in Jackson and Las Vegas. Cooper Davis was 91.5 points on him in Jackson, and Sage Steele Kimzey matched that score in Mulvane. Eli Vastbinder has matched up with Black Betty twice this season, and both times it resulted in a great score (90.5 points in Bossier City and 90 points in Las Vegas). This bovine athlete could be a major factor in deciding this year's CBR World Champion in Cheyenne.

Corpus Red

Corpus Red is a bull owned by Knapp Rodeo, and similar to Ragin JT, he has also been one of the best for a number of years. He made his CBR debut in late-2011 and has been extremely consistent ever since. He has been ridden three times in seven outs at CBR televised events in 2014, and the average ride score is 91.3 points. His average bull score is 45.3 points which is tops among contenders.

Corpus Red was named high-marked bull of the event in Lufkin, Laughlin, Las Vegas, and Del Rio. In addition, he was part of the high-marked ride in El Paso and Laughlin. The three riders who have covered this bull this season have all been over 90 points, and that list includes Trey Benton (92.5 points in Laughlin), Simao Da Silva (91 points in Lufkin), and Cody Teel (90.5 points on El Paso). The riders are starting to ride Corpus Red more, but he's as good as he's ever been.

Got It

Got It, a bull owned by Lyndal Hurst, is the reigning CBR Bull of the Year. He was the best in 2013, and he's right back near the top in 2014. He's been a consistent part of Championship Bull Riding for three full seasons, and he's bucked at the National Finals Rodeo as well. He's been ridden five times in nine outs at CBR televised events this season, and the average ride score is an impressive 90 points. His average bull score is 44.7 points which proves he's still bucking at a very high level.

Got It was named the high-marked bull of the event in Rio Rancho, and he was also part of the high-marked ride at the event. In addition, he was also part of the high-marked ride in Las Vegas. Michael Earl has the best score on the bull this year, and that was good for 91.5 points in Rio Rancho. Other top scores on him include Cody Teel (90 points in Hobbs) and Cody Rostockyj (90 points in Las Vegas). Got It won the top bull award last season, and he's in the mix again this year.

Half Nutz

Half Nutz, a bull owned by Herrington/King, has made a huge impact in limited action this season. He's had three outs at CBR televised events this year, and he has remained unridden to this point with an average bull score of 44.7 points. His list of buckoffs includes Craig Jackson (45.5 points) and Corey Bailey (45 points). Half Nutz may not be as well known as some of the other finalists, but he's already proven he's one of the best.

Little Moody

Little Moody is a bull owned by Rockin R Bucking Bulls #2, and he's had a really solid 2014. He made his CBR debut in Dodge City last year, and he has gotten even better since then. He's had five outs so far this year at CBR televised events, and his average bull score is an impressive 45.2 points. He's only been ridden once this season, and the ride score is tied for second-highest of 2014 (92.5 points).

Little Moody was the high-marked bull in Hobbs, and he was also part of the high-marked ride at the same event. He combined with Aaron Pass for 92.5 points in New Mexico, but he got the best of Pass in round two at El Paso a couple weeks later. Little Moody has bucked off the last four riders he's faced, and he's on a definite roll heading into the CBR World Finals.

Outside The Box

Outside The Box, a bull owned by The Jaynes Gang, made his CBR debut in 2013. That being said, he's really come into his own this season. He's been out six times at CBR televised events this year, and his average bull score is 44.5 points. He bucked off the first five riders he faced in 2014, but Trey Benton rode him for 90 points his last out en route to winning Del Rio. Outside The Box has proven to be one of the best, and if the riders are fortunate enough to make the whistle, they will likely join the 90-point club.

Penny Lover

Penny Lover is a bull owned by Cude Bucking Bulls, and he has become one of the stars of the sport this year. He's currently atop Probullstat's The Hot List (past 90 days). He's been out 12 times at CBR televised events this season, and there are zero qualified rides. He made his CBR debut last year in Cheyenne, and the riders have yet to figure him out. His average bull score is 45 points, but it's an impressive 45.8 points in his last six trips. He keeps getting better and better.

Penny Lover started the 2014 season as a bull included in the first round of events, but he has bucked his way to the top and is now a mainstay in the Shoot Out Round. In fact, he's been a part of the Shoot Out Round eight times this season (including his last six outs). He's had the top bull score in Lufkin (46.5), Bossier City (46), Fort Worth (46.5), and Las Vegas (46). Penny Lover is one of the rankest bulls in the world, and he's going to be one to watch in Cheyenne. If a rider figures him out, it's going to be huge! If not, the perfect buckoff streak continues.

 

Cheyenne Frontier Days begins July 19th through the 27th with the CBR World Finals July 21st and 22nd. For tickets and information please go to cbrbull.com and CFDRodeo.com – Ticket information - 800.227.6333. For more information on CBR see cbrbull.com or leighann@theshortround.com – 940.902.111

ABOUT CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS

Cheyenne Frontier Days is America’s largest outdoor rodeo, and related attractions and events, including premier musical entertainers. Since it was founded on September 23, 1897, CFD has energized the rodeo community, bringing major economic benefits and the nation’s leading rodeo contestants to CFD to showcase their talents. Championship Bull Riding World Finals, PRCA rodeo, concerts and the midway carnival are not the only attractions of CFD, over 100,000 people attend free pancake breakfasts, parades, the Indian village, the art show, the museum, and Thunderbirds air show. Over 500,000 people annually attend CFD’s Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) sanctioned rodeo which  involves almost 1,500 contestants vying for more than $1 million in money and prizes. Rodeos are held daily Saturday, 7/19 through Sunday, 7/27 at 12:15 p.m. Each day includes bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, rookie bronc riding, steer wrestling, steer roping, team roping, tie-down roping, barrel racing and wild horse races. Championship Bull Riding's World Finals are during Cheyenne Frontier Nights on July 21, 22, 2014 where they will award over $300,000 during the two night performances.


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