Championship Bull Riding Returns to Laughlin for the Colorado River Chute Out

LAUGHLIN, Nevada – May 26, 2017 – Tickets go on sale June 2 for the annual Colorado River Chute Out presented by the Laughlin Tourism Commission and Championship Bull Riding (CBR). The nationally televised bull riding will be held on September 9 at the Laughlin Events Center. The CBR event delivers family entertainment that provides an adrenaline rush atmosphere that appeals to seasoned bull riding fans as well as first timers. Come see the cowboy gladiators in the man vs beast competition on the third stop on the CBR’s Road to Cheyenne twelve month tour.  Tickets go on sale June 2 for the annual event that features great bulls matched up with super star riders, upbeat music and family friendly arena entertainment.  There is something for everyone at the CBR Colorado River Chute Out.

This year bull riding fans will have the rare opportunity to see the #1 bull rider in the world that has five World titles and is on pace to win sixth gold buckle in July.

“Sage Kimzey is the best bull rider in the world right now,” said Tuff Hedeman, the 4 time world Champion and Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee who now produces the nationally televised Road to Cheyenne Tour. “He rides fundamentally flawless and has the mind and the athletic ability to stay healthy.”

This year’s competition will feature the CBR 8 Second Format which features a three round no guarantee tournament style format; the only way for cowboys to earn a paycheck is to ride better than the rest of the 24-man field.  The field of competition which starts with 24 riders, then the top 12 scores return for the semi-final round and then four in the Shoot Out where they will battle for the lion’s share of the $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.

With 30 years of bull riding history on his resume, Hedeman has made a name for himself in the production of great bull riding events. Hedeman is scheduled to arrive in Laughlin for the fourth time with a roster that features twenty-four of the best bull riders including multiple World Champions and Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifiers.

This year’s event is the third stop on the twelve month 2017-18 CBR Road to Cheyenne Tour which pits the industry’s elite riders against the industry’s best bulls in a three round tournament style event. The doors will open at the Laughlin Events Center at 6:30 pm with the bull riding action getting underway at 8:00 p.m. Hedeman will be signing autographs with the bull riders following the event.

In addition to lucrative prize money, bull riders accumulate points which qualify them for the World Finals, part of the legendary Cheyenne Frontier Days celebration held Wyoming next July. At the end of the World Finals, the contestant who has the most points will be crowned the world champion and receive a $100,000 bonus.

The Laughlin event will also feature the “other side of the ride”, CBR’s Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge. Bull owners from all around the country will bring three bulls that are featured during the first two rounds of competition. The bulls are competing for points based on their performance in the arena. Additionally, the time the bull rider stays on is added to the bull’s score. At the end of the night, the owner with the three highest-scoring bulls will receive $20,000.  

After spending the day hiking, swimming, or golfing, you can return and treat yourself to one of Laughlin’s premier night life events. CBR has become known for their action-packed performances that keep fans on the edge of their seats and with a new show debuting in Laughlin, this year’s Colorado River Chute Out is set to impress.

Advance tickets are available at or by calling 877-344-1187. Prices start at $25 with a variety of options available.


Event Location: 500 E. Bruce Woodbury Drive, Laughlin, NV 89029

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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 or call 817-626-BULL (2855).