World Champion Cody Teel Attempts Three-Peat at Lufkin Bull Bash

Wearing patches memorializing one of their biggest fans, Cole Howard DePriest, four-time World Champion Bull Rider and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer, Tuff Hedeman, returns to Lufkin with the top bull riders in the industry for the 27th edition of the T-Rex-S Outdoor Store Bull Bash on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 8 pm in the George Henderson Expo Center where at the end of the day over $112,500 will be awarded.

Immediately following the bull riding is a concert featuring country music artist Jason Pritchett. Pritchett is known for putting WESTERN back in country music. He's a REAL cowboy that rode bulls for several years until he found his true passion of country music. In Jason's first week on the charts, he was the highest debuting country artist with his single "Good Show" which features the bull riders and bullfighters of the CBR.

In addition, CBR offers a rare opportunity for bull riding fans to see two of the sport’s elite riders. Cody Teel, the 2015 CBR World Champion and 2015 NFR Average Champion, will be joined by the three-time World Champion Bull Rider, Sage Steele Kimzey, as they attempt to keep their top rankings in the CBR Road to Cheyenne televised bull riding tour.

Last December, Kimzey and Teel left the dirt in Las Vegas holding onto first and second place for the year-end PRCA World Standings at the 2015 National Finals Rodeo (NFR) and have continued to challenge each other throughout the 2016 CBR tour.

“Kimzey is a rare talent who rides basically flawless and Teel has the heart and determination of a champion every time he pulls his rope,” said Hedeman, the four-time World Champion Bull Rider who now produces the nationally televised Road to Cheyenne tour events.

Cody Teel is set to defend the Bull Bash title after winning here in 2014 and 2015. If successful he would be the first rider in the event’s 27 year history to win the event three times. This event is special to Teel, his hometown of Kountze, Texas is not far and he spent many weekends here in Lufkin competing in regional contests as a youth bull rider.

 “I really like this style of competition,” said two-time World Champion, Cody Teel. “Nothing is given to you in this sport and you have to take every opportunity when you get it, it can be a test getting on three bulls in one night, but being the last guy out if you are, it is all in your hands. The CBR brings great bulls and that sure helps.”

This event will not only feature the two highly decorated World Champion bull riders, each with over $1 million in earnings, but the current No. 1 ranked rider Cody Rostockyj, who will be in town defending his position after a hot streak that has lasted since August of last year when he seized the CBR World Standings.

The Lufkin Bull Bash will also give bull riding fans two opportunities to see the “other side of the ride.” CBR’s Championship Futurity Tour kicks off the bull-side of the Bash with twenty teams of two-year-old bucking bulls competing at 9 am on Saturday morning followed by the Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge being held during the bull rider portion of the Bull Bash. The bulls are competing for points based on their performance in the arena. A total of over $82,500 will be awarded to these bovine athletes and their owners while in Lufkin.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for ticket holders to enjoy the activities on the concourse including great shopping and meet and greets.


Tickets are available daily at Cavender’s Boot City and online at

Prime reserved: $40.00, Reserved: $35.00, General Admission: $25.00. Children 2 years and under are free in General Admission seating only.


Schedule and Appearances

Saturday, Feb 13th

9 am     Championship Futurity Tour Competition, George Henderson Expo Arena, 1200 Ellen Trout Dr Lufkin, TX 75901

11 am – 1 pm     T-Rex-S Outdoor Store, 4017 North St, Nacogdoches, TX 75964

                         Mahindra Young Guns, Corey Bailey and Eli Vastbinder

2 pm – 4 pm     Cavender’s Boot City, 2503 S 1st St, Lufkin, TX 75901                               

6:30 pm     Doors Open, T-Rex-S Outdoor Store CBR Bull Bash, G.H. Expo Arena

8 pm     T-Rex-S Outdoor Store CBR Bull Bash, G.H. Expo Arena, Jason Pritchett in concert following bull riding


About The CBR

Led by bull riding icon, Tuff Hedeman, Championship Bull Riding, Inc. (CBR) is a nationwide, professional bull riding organization. The CBR Tour events are professionally produced live shows designed to be an adrenaline rush the whole family will enjoy. CBR is broadcast primetime, nationwide, on FOX SPORTS NETWORK (FSN) with over 26 weeks of gripping, television seen by more than 14 million viewers annually. Combined with its subsidiary tour, the Horizon Series, CBR will visit over 70 venues throughout the United States reaching more than 250,000 fans in live attendance this year. CBR is the home of THE REAL COWBOY SPORT™ - the best bull riders and bulls in the world. We are committed to the riders, the fans, corporate sponsors, and all those involved in the professional bull riding industry. For more information on CBR, please visit or call us today at 817.626.BULL (2855).


About the Cole DePriest Scholarship Foundation

The Cole-Man Scholarship Foundation has been founded to support hard working individuals that portray selfless service, outgoing personalities just like those of Cole's and also those who have the drive and motivation to further their education in remembrance of our hero, Cole-Man. For more information and to support the foundation contact