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03.01.2016
Three Time World Champion Bull Rider, Sage Kimzey, Looks to Las Vegas for Another Win

Sage Steele Kimzey, three-time Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) World Champion, returns to Las Vegas to compete for the opportunity to win another title during the Tuff Hedeman Vegas Shootout, which is scheduled to return to South Point Hotel Arena & Equestrian Center on Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 
 
Kimzey took over the Championship Bull Riding (CBR) World Standings on Saturday, Feb. 20, with his first 2016 Road to Cheyenne Tour win in Bossier City, La. The Tuff Hedeman Vegas Shootout will feature Kimzey’s attempt to keep the top ranking against several of bull riding’s fiercest competitors. Joining Kimzey, No. 2 ranked rider Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Tex. will be fighting for to regain the No. 1 spot. Behind Rostockyj is Cody Teel, the 2012 PRCA World Champion and the reigning 2016 CBR World Champ who rode 8 of 10 bulls to try and unseat Kimzey at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR). Adding to the lineup will be No. 4 ranked Jacob O’Mara, the Cajun cowboy from Prairieville, La., who is the hottest rider on tour and winner of two televised 2016 Road to Cheyenne events. 
 
This year’s event in Las Vegas has not only attracted Kimzey and the hottest riders in the circuit, but the roster also features Brennon Eldred, the 2014 Vegas Shootout Champion, and Juan Alonzo who recently retired from a five-year career with the Army and returned to the United States to live his dream of riding bucking bulls on the professional tours. 
 
The Las Vegas round is the eleventh stop on Championship Bull Riding’s (CBR) Road to Cheyenne Tour which pits the industry’s elite riders against the best bulls in a three-round tournament style action. The field of competition starts with 24 riders, then narrows down to 12 and then down to four in the Shoot Out where they will battle for the lion’s share of $30,000 in prize money. The night’s excitement will culminate as the final four bull riders will get a third opportunity to ride in a winner take all ending. The format appeals to new spectators and established fans alike because riders can challenge as many as three bulls in one performance. 
 
In addition to lucrative prize money, bull riders accumulate points, which qualify them for the CBR World Finals, part of the legendary Cheyenne Frontier Days celebration held Wyoming in July. At the end of the CBR World Finals, the contestant who has the most points will be crowned the World Champion and receive a $100,000 bonus. 
 
Known for action-packed performances that keep fans on the edge of their seats and with a new show debuting on the Road to Cheyenne, this year’s Tuff Hedeman Vegas Shootout is set to impress. From having great bulls matched up with super star riders, to upbeat music and enthusiastic fans there is something for everyone at the Tuff Hedeman Vegas Shootout Championship Bull Riding. 
 
 
Appearance Schedule 
Friday, March 4
3:00 p.m.: Tuff Hedeman and Sage Kimzey at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89115
 
Saturday, March 5
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Tuff Hedeman at Boot Barn, 7265 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89119
 
Doors will open for the Tuff Hedeman Vegas Shootout at 6:30 p.m. for ticket holders to enjoy the activities on the concourse. Tickets are available at the South Point Arena or by calling (866) 796-7111. Guests may also purchase tickets online at www.southpointcasino.ticketforce.com
 
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About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a race and sports book area featuring separate viewing areas for both horse racing and general sporting events; 11 restaurants featuring a wide variety of dining options, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room; the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon; a fabulous 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment; Bingo room; a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex; a state-of-the-art, 64-lane bowling center for friends and family to enjoy; and a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the South Point Bowling Plaza, a multi-million dollar professional bowling tournament facility. The 90,000-square-foot professional bowling facility includes 60 lanes with two parallel rows of 30 lanes, a 360-seat viewing area and a 720-unit locker room. In addition, South Point holds one of the finest event facilities in the country with the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center and Priefert Pavilion. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events.  South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183. 
 
For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and foursquare.
 
About Championship Bull Riding
Located in Weatherford, 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 www.cbrbull.com or call 817-626-BULL (2855).

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