Kimzey Wins $10,000 Faceoff with Bounty Bull

The stakes were high inside the Oman Arena for the first performance of the Bud Light Classic bull riding. Sage Steele Kimzey, who at the age of 21 has collected three gold buckles that say World Champion Bull Rider, thrilled the bull riding fans and experts riding two bulls he had never drawn to win $13,368 and launch his quest for a fourth world title.

Of the 16 qualified rides in round one, Kimzey set the pace early with 89.5 points on Championship Pro Rodeo’s Pure Pleasure, which earned him the privilege of facing 9639 Crystal City, for the additional bounty of $10,000. Eight seconds later Kimzey heard the whistle, collected the check and the one thing he said he came for to begin his winter season of bull riding.

“I like getting on new bulls, it’s a challenge and I like pushing myself. I was confident I could get the win and get the ball rolling, earning the confidence for the momentum I wanted to carry into the season,” said the Strong City, Oklahoma champ.

The bull riders were not the only ones launching their season from Jackson, the bulls were also bucking for money tonight in the CBR’s Cheyenne Challenge which served as a qualifier for the CBR World Finals at the legendary Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming in July.

Championship Pro Rodeo / Willis won the team event and pocketed $20,000 for their team’s efforts tonight.

“Sage Kimzey was probably the only guy that could ride that bull tonight. That bull was bucking, kicking and moving forward the entire 8 seconds, said Brett Barrett who was describing Kimzey’s ride on Pure Pleasure. This was the first event we brought Pure Pleasure to after purchasing him at the NFR. It was the bull’s first event with us and we were thrilled with the win and his performance,” added Barrett of Championship Pro Rodeo in Priddy, Texas.

If you missed tonight’s action, limited tickets are available for Saturday night in Jackson for the Bud Light Bull Riding Classic Presented by Alan Vines Automotive at the Oman Arena in Jackson, Tenn. Tomorrow’s event will feature three rounds of non-stop bull riding action followed by a concert featuring country music artist Jason Pritchett.

This event has not only attracted the two highly decorated World Champion Bull Riders, but Tennessee hometown favorite, Corey Bailey who finished 13th on Friday night will be taking his best shot tomorrow night at the $50,000 pot of gold sitting in the CBR bank.

Tickets are available and can be purchased on or at Rustic Soul, 126 Emporium Drive in Jackson.


Bull Riding Results

1, Sage Kimzey, 89.5 on Pure Platinum, $13,369.60. 2, Mickey Andrews, 89, $2,422.60. 3, Jacob O’Mara, 88.5, $1497.60. 4, Tanner Bothwell, 88, $1029.60. 5, Pistol Robinson, 88, $655.20.


Bull Team Results

1, Championship Pro Rodeo / Willis, 282, $20,000. 2, Loe  / Melton Bull Co, 280.83. $12,000. 3, Cunningham / Scoggins, 280.45, $8,000. 4, Clark View Farms, 275.23, $5,000.