Top Bull Rider Joins CBR Line Up for Hobbs

The undisputed number one bull rider in the world, Sage Steele Kimzey, earned his third consecutive Professional Rodeo Cowboy Associations (PRCA) world title on December 10th in Las Vegas, Nevada and he is coming to Hobbs in January.  In his only expected appearance in Hobbs, be one of the first to see Kimzey continue his quest to become the best bull rider in history at the Lea County Events Center on January 21st for the Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding.

“Kimzey is fundamentally flawless, the best rider this sport has seen in 15 years,” said four time World Champion bull rider and CBR Chute Boss, Tuff Hedeman.

Kimzey, the reigning CBR World Champion Bull Rider, rode six of his ten bulls at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to finish his year $23,647.98 ahead of the 2015 CBR World Finals winner, Brennon Eldred who finished second in the Super Bowl of rodeo’s average winning a total on the season of $287,803.29.

So stuff your bull riding fans’ Christmas stockings with tickets and enter the kids in the stick bull riding and get ready to cheer these highly decorated champions including top fifteen National Finals Rodeo qualifiers including 2016 participants Cody Rostockyj, Jeff Askey, and Tim Bingham.

“If you did not go to Vegas to the NFR, you can still see see as many as five of the same bull riders right here in Hobbs,” said Hedeman. 

In addition the local fans always enjoy cheering on Chandler Bownds from nearby Lubbock and New Mexico cowboys Travis Briscoe and Joseph McConnel.  New Mexico friend and four time World Champion Tuff Hedeman has been producing top rated events for over 30 years and ticket holders can look forward to a great night as CBR has recruited some of the industry’s leading entertainment and personnel including 2012 NFR Barrel man J.J. Harrison and two Bullfighters of the Year, Matt Baldwin and Brandon Loden. 

Making his first appearance in Hobbs as part of the Get Famous Energy elite bullfighting squad will be bull fighting champion Schell Apple of Fay, Oklahoma.

Superior bull riders, rank bulls, CBR Famous Energy Bullfighters, grand pyro introductions and great family entertainment assure bull riding fans enjoy the two hour adrenaline rush show.

“It’s a combination of a great rock and roll concert and a heavy weight prize fight and refereed by Tuff Hedeman,” said CBR Chief Executive Officer Benny Cude.

The Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding is the eighth stop on the premier CBR Road to Cheyenne tour featuring a field of 24 elite bull riders in a three round tournament style event ending in a final four Shoot Out round worth $30,000.

Riders appearance schedules and autograph signing will be released at a later date.

TICKETS: or at the Lea County Center Box Office - (575) 391-2900

LOCATION: Lea County Events Center, 5101 N Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, NM 88240 - (575) 391-2900

DATE: Saturday, January 21, 2017 – 7:30 PM

Contact: Cheryl at for more information on the event.

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