$50,000 Prize Lures Bull Riding’s Best to Conroe Bull Mania

Tuff Hedeman Brings Five World Champions to the Lone Star Expo Center  

Conroe, Texas - September 30, 2014 – Bull riding will take center stage on Saturday night at the Lone Star Expo Arena where five World Champion bull riders, including the number one ranked bull rider in the world, Sage Steel Kimzey, will take the dirt to battle the bulls on the second stop of Championship Bull Riding’s (CBR) 2015 Road to Cheyenne tour at the Conroe CBR Bull Mania presented by Bud Light, Powered by J5 Tractors and brought to you by Team Navasota – the official truck of the CBR. 

The tour features the elite bull riders and bulls in a tournament style format that appeals to fans because riders can challenge as many as three bulls in one performance. Immediately following the bull riding action, country music recording artist Cody Bryan will take the stage in concert.  The action starts at 8:00 p.m. with 24 athletic cowboys testing their skills against some of the best bovines in the industry doing their best to hang on for eight seconds. The top 12 from round one advance to a Semi Final round where they will do their best to be among the final four riders in the Shootout where the bulk of the $50,000 in prize money is paid. The prize money is doubled at this stop because no rider made the 8 second whistle to collect the money on stop one in  Huron, South Dakota, resulting in the money being added to the pot for the Conroe event. 

In addition to the doubled prize money, bull riders accumulate points which qualify them for the World Finals, which will be in Wyoming next July as part of the historical Cheyenne Frontier Days celebration. Those points become very important as the rider who ends the world finals at the top of the standings will be crowned the CBR world champion and will receive a $100,000 bonus. 

Locally owned World Champion Bucking Bull, Penny Lover, will be featured in the final four Shoot Out round. CBR features the “other side of the ride” bucking the crème of the crop in bovine athletes as the CBR Bull Team Challenge provides the bull power for the three bull teams that are featured during the first two rounds of competition. Those bulls receive points for their performance in the arena. Additionally, the time the bull rider stays on is added to the bull’s score. At the end of the night, the owner with the three highest-scoring bulls will receive $20,000.  

Fans will have two opportunities to see the talented animal athletes of the industry as the CBR Futurity World Finals gets underway on Saturday morning at 9:00 am.  90 two-year-old bucking bulls will be featured as the future superstars of the CBR compete for a $50,000 check to be awarded to the owner of the winning 3-bull team.

CBR has become known for their action-packed performances that keep fans on the edge of their seats. That is largely due to the influence of four-time world champion bull rider Tuff Hedeman who coordinates every element and attends to the smallest details. From having great bulls matched up with super star riders, to upbeat music and enthusiastic fans, the Conroe Bull Mania will be second to none. 


LOCATION:  Lone Star Expo Center located at 9055 Airport Rd, Conroe, TX 77303

SCHEDULE:   9:00 am Saturday, October 4th – 2 Year Old Futurity is free and open to the public 

                5:30 pm Tailgate Party with Presley Lewis  - Lone Star Expo Parking Lot

                6:30 pm Doors Open to Conroe Bull Mania – Lone Star Expo Arena

                        8:00 pm Conroe Bull Mania followed by Cody Bryan Concert

TICKETS:  Start at $12 with a variety of options available.


5 WORLD CHAMPIONS COMPETING INCLUDE:  Reigning 2014 CBR World Champion Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., 2013 CBR World Champion, Cole Echols, Frierson, La., 2012 CBR World Champion Josh Barentine, Johnson’s Bayou, La., 2011 CBR World Champion Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas., and 2012 PRCA World Champion Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas. Other top cowboys include #2 ranked PRCA rider Trey Benton, Rock Island, Texas, 


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 or call 817-626-BULL (2855).