Corey Bailey Strikes First to Win Night One of the Red Wilk Construction CBR Bull Bash

Huron, South Dakota – August 25, 2014 – Men who risk their lives took the center stage tonight at the 11th Annual CBR Red Wilk Construction Bull Bash. As the lead grandstand event of the 2014 South Dakota State Fair, the CBR Boys of summer wowed the near capacity crowd with eleven spectacular bull rides, but it was the four veterans who were honored at intermission that stole the show. 

Time and time again, in the wake of tragedy, there are countless stories of selfless people who risk their lives to save others.  Four World War II veterans were honored for their service and each received a United States flag that had been flown over the Capitol in Washington from an Honor Guard. 

Night one of the action packed performance featured 40 riders including a twenty-three year old rider from Tennessee who posted the highest score of the night earning 90 points on Hurst and Baker’s 211 Iron Horse. Bailey, who had never seen the bull before, admitted he got some advice from fellow bull riders. “They told me he could have two different trips and be prepared, he’d either be big and showy with lots of up and down, or spin hard and fast,” said Bailey just moments after winning the first performance and confirming the bull had a big and showy trip.

Earning the highest score of the night Bailey received the opportunity to attempt a second bull and if successful earn a bonus of $10,000.00.  The bull, Beaver Creek Beau, a son of the legendary Bodacious and out of a Little Yellow Jackson cow, lived up to his pedigree and Bailey came down early. “Beau” is owned by Chad Berger of Dakota Rodeo Company of Mandan, North Dakota.

“This bull is the best of the bred to buck program, said Berger. He is strong like Bodacious and quick like Little Yellow Jacket.  Bailey was unsuccessful against the 2,000 beast. “He came out so quick for a big bull and he just beat me out of the gate,” said a winded Bailey.

The youthful cowboy from Paris, Tennessee started out his competitive career in mutton busting competitions, then moved up to the Tennessee Junior Rodeo Association continued to ride during high school, claiming the state championship in bull riding three times from the Tennessee High School Rodeo Association. Bailey, a rookie who just completed his first year with CBR, declared he was happy with his decision to make the 14 hour trip solo to South Dakota to launch his quest for the CBR World title.

Fresh off a win last week in Dickinson, reigning CBR World Champion Sage Kimzey tied with Jake Bode at 88.5 points. Rounding out the top six were three 88 point scores posted by Cody Wood, Taryl Smith and Tate Smith. 

The other side of the ride, the CBR Bull Team Challenge, was in full swing with the team from Wisconsin, Clark View Farms, winning for the second consecutive year in Huron. The Bull team competition allows stock contractors from around the country to enter bulls in teams of three. With a total purse nearly $25,000, Clark View took home $9,750.00 their first place finish.

Don’t miss tomorrow’s action when the CBR returns to its tournament style format at 8 pm and kicks of the Road to Cheyenne Tour officially from the grandstands of the South Dakota State Fair. Tickets are still available.

TICKETS: SD State Fair WizTix Boxoffice or call 866.605.FAIR

Huron Horizon Series Results

1, Corey Bailey, 90 points on Iron Horse  $3312.00. 2, Sage Kimzey, 88.5 points on Stick, $2392.00. 3, Jake Bode, 88 points on Twitter This, $5 1472.00. 4, Cody Wood 88 points on Prince Albert. 5, Tate Smith, 88 points on Full Throttle, $644.00.

Huron Open Bull Team Results

1. Clark View Farms – 282.50

2. Rawson Bucking Bulls – 280.74

3. JQH Bucking Bulls – 280.55

4. Chad Berger – 279.55 

For more information contact Leigh Ann Schroeder – 940.902.1112 or for complete results by round.