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07.22.2014
Key Match-Ups For 2014 CBR World Finals Performance Night Two

 Key Match-Ups For 2014 CBR World Finals Performance Night Two

Night one of the 2014 CBR World Finals at Cheyenne Frontier Days is in the books, and we're that much closer to crowning a new World Champion. That will happen tonight, and the race remained really tight after an oustanding two rounds of bull riding last night. Of the top-five riders in the standings, Sage Steele Kimzey, Trey Benton, and Cody Teel rode both of their bulls. Aaron Pass and Eli Vastbinder, also currently in the top five, rode one of two an evening ago to stay in the hunt.

The match-ups are out for night two, and there are plenty of great ones to keep an eye on. The Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge will also wrap up tonight, so there are going to be plenty of great bulls to watch as well. Here are eight match-ups that will not only be exciting to watch, but they'll also likely have a huge effect on the World Title race.

 

 

 

J.W. Harris vs. All Shook Up 

J.W. Harris came into the World Finals in 19th place, and he went 1-for-2 last night with an 89-point ride on Bomber. The four-time PRCA World Champion Bull Rider put himself in good shape to place high in Cheyenne once again after placing second last year and third in 2012. He has drawn All Shook Up in tonight's round, and this bull is a Bull of the Year finalist. He's owned by Loe/Melton, and he's only been ridden once in five outs at CBR televised events this season. That ride was good for 92.5 points! Harris and All Shook Up will kick things off tonight, and it could very well end up winning the round.

Cooper Davis vs. Pretty Boy

Cooper Davis moved into the top 10 in the CBR World Standings last night after going 2-for-2. He's fifth in the average with 172.5 points heading into tonight's action. He has drawn Pretty Boy, a bull owned by Talbert Bucking Bulls. This bull has only been out three times at CBR televised events this season, and he has bucked off all his riders with an average bull score of 45 points. J.W. Harris rode him for 90.5 points last month at an Xtreme Bulls event, however. Davis will have to bring his best in this one, and it will be 90-plus if he makes the whistle.

Sage Steele Kimzey vs. Thunder Down Under

Sage Steele Kimzey is still the man to beat heading into night two in Cheyenne. He leads Trey Benton by 78 points in the World Standings and by one point at the CBR World Finals. He rode Crimson King for 90.5 points in round one followed by a 90-point ride on Swamp Dog later in the evening. His draw for tonight is the multi-year veteran Thunder Down Under. This bull has been out three times at CBR televised events this season, and he's unridden with an average bull score of 44.33 points. This bull has only been ridden four times in 30 outs in his CBR career, and he isn't the one to have by any means. Kimzey will have to be ready, but he's number one for a reason.

Cody Teel vs. Bargain Bin

Cody Teel started off his World Finals by going 2-for-2 and currently sits fourth at the event. He also passed Eli Vastbinder for fourth in the World Standings. He rode Razor Blade for 87 points in round one, followed by an 89-point ride aboard Boogeyman in round two. His draw tonight is Bargain Bin, a bull owned by Harris Bucking Bulls. In four CBR outs this season, he's been ridden once (Neil Holmes- 90 points). Teel still has an outside shot at winning the gold buckle, and it's never smart to bet against him. This one should be fun to watch.

Trey Benton vs. Flab Slab

Trey Benton did his part last night by going 2-for-2, but he's still behind Sage Steele Kimzey in the World Standings and event standings. He rode Ragin JT for 89.5 points and Jack Tar for 90 points. His draw for tonight's round is Flab Slab, a bull owned by The Jaynes Gang/Team Dial and Mead. In four CBR outs this season, he's been ridden twice for an average ride score of 90.25 points. Benton knows he can't afford to slip up tonight, and he's only bucked off one bull this entire season. There's a good chance he'll be 90-plus on this one.

Neil Holmes vs. Got It

Neil Holmes is currently ninth in Cheyenne after going 1-for-2 last night. He bucked off Evil Knievel but bounced back and rode Gold Buckle for 88 points. His draw for tonight's opening round is Got It, a bull owned by Lyndal Hurst. He's the reigning CBR Bull of the Year, and was a finalist again this season. He's been ridden five times in nine outs at CBR televised events this season, and the average ride score is 90 points. Holmes has one of the best bulls in the draw, and if he takes advantage and makes the whistle, he'll be a contender to win the round.

Corey Maier vs. Little Moody

Corey Maier started off the CBR World Finals with a bang, going 2-for-2 for 177.5 points. He currently sits third in the event standings and is still inside the top 10 in the World Standings. Little Moody, a bull owned by Rockin R Bucking Bulls, is his draw for tonight. This bull was a finalist for CBR Bull of the Year. He's been ridden once in five outs at CBR televised events this season, and that score was an impressive 92.5 points (Aaron Pass). Maier rode very well last night, but he'll have his hands full tonight. The odds are probably in the bull's favor on this one, but Maier is capable of making the whistle and being north of 90 points.

Corey Bailey vs. Dougie

Corey Bailey is currently eighth in Cheyenne after going 1-for-2 on the opening night. He bucked off Spotted Warfare in round one before riding White Wolf for 89 points later in the evening. He's currently sixth in the CBR World Standings after another great season. His draw for tonight's opening round is Dougie, a bull owned by Silvercreek Pro Rodeo. He's only been out twice this season at CBR televised events, but he's been ridden once. Corey Maier rode him for 90 points to win in Los Fresnos. Bailey will be looking to get into the Semi-Finals and possibly even the Final Four Shootout Round, and that will become very possible if he rides Dougie.

 

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 info@cbrbull 817.626.8255


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