Big Hat? Big Buckle?

Join the 2016 CBR Road to Cheyenne Tour 


Each bull riding story is incomplete without the arena dirt that magically connects it to all the stories that come before and after. These eight second stories are created along the highways of Texas, they travel north and west to big building arenas then continue on to the coliseums of Kansas, Louisiana and New Mexico, eventually unloading on the Las Vegas strip before arriving each July at the Daddy of ‘em All, Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

What do all these stories have in common? The CBR Road to Cheyenne Tour.

On January 13, 2015 on the square in Weatherford, Texas, Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler, 4X World Champion Bull Rider, Tuff Hedeman, CBR Chief Executive Officer, Benny Cude, and President Carl Wilburn, cut the ribbon on the new corporate headquarters of CBR, one of the nation’s top professional sports organizations.

Housing an arsenal of World Champions, top ranked cowboys, and the CBR Bull Team Challenge stock contractors, the CBR prepares to launch the second half of the 2016 action packed schedule on January 16, 2016 in the Oman Arena located in Jackson, Tennessee. The CBR Bud Light Classic Presented by Alan Vines Automotive, is one of the oldest stand along bull ridings that still exists inside the United States and if history repeats itself, the mid-state town located an hour and a half from Memphis will serve as the launch pad for several bull riders making a run at the $100,000 bonus check waiting to be claimed in July at the CBR World Finals at Cheyenne Frontier Days. 

The 2016 CBR season is prepared to get underway with Cody Teel, the 2012 PRCA World Champion and reigning CBR World Champion and the 2014 CBR and PRCA World Champion, Sage Steele Kimzey challenging the field of top 24 bull riders. CBR will continue to feature the unique three round tournament style format that allows fans to fully enjoy and appreciate these fearless modern day gladiators who are dared to ride up to three bulls in one night.

With more total qualified rides in one performance, more 90-point rides, new venues and the most lucrative payout in the industry to bull owners, the 2016 CBR Road to Cheyenne seems to have MORE OF EVERYTHING. 

With a frenzy of cowboys standing in line to enter each event, CBR produces a solid roster of bull riders in addition to Kimzey and Teel. Former CBR World Champions Josh Barentine, Clayton Foltyn, and Cole Echols, and WNFR round winners and qualifiers Aaron Pass, Chandler Bownds, Reid Barker, Joe Frost, and Brennon Eldred will join the Mahindra Young Guns, Corey Bailey, Eli Vastbinder, and the No. 1 ranked bull rider in the CBR Standings, Cody Rostockyj.

Fans will be entertained with not only high quality athletic performances from both the riders and the industry’s best bucking bulls, but will also be treated this year to a steady rotation of industry’s top barrel men and concert lineup featuring country music artists such as Jason Pritchett who’s viral video “Good Show” features CBR athletes in competition.

Speaking of super stars, we can’t forget the “other side of the ride”, the four legged bovine athletes that are more than half of the production and who have their own fan base cheering them.

Leading the bull talent will be the 2015 Bull of the Year Co-Champions CR Corpus Red and 050 Gold Buckle who will be on the road joined by 2015 Stock Contractor of the Year and World Champion Bull Team owner, Mike Rawson of Martinsville, Texas.

The nationally televised tour, led by 4X World Champion Tuff Hedeman will move from Tennessee to New Mexico, with stops in Hobbs and Rio Rancho, then back to Texas for action packed events in El Paso, Lufkin and this year finishes the winter month in Bossier City, Louisiana at the Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding on February 20.

CBR picks back up in March with the Tuff Hedeman Vegas Shootout Presented by Boot Barn & Discount Tire at the South Point Hotel Casino Arena & Equestrian Center. A new stop on March 26 this year will be in Salina, Kansas at the Salina Bicentennial Center. The legendary Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding Challenge kicks off the month of April in the Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, followed by a Horizon Series event in Baytown.

The tour ends again this year at one of the most famous venues in bull riding, the George Paul Memorial Bull Riding in Del Rio, Texas, on April 29 and 30.

The CBR World Finals is in position to be a showcase showdown of the best bull riding talent of the season presented during the Cheyenne Frontier Days, July 25-26, 2016 in Cheyenne Wyoming.

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