CBR Changes Bull Riding Event Format

Championship Bull Riding (CBR) invented the CBR Eight Seconds (:08) Format in 2012, which featured a 3 round tournament style competition for the riders in a one night performance. Twenty Four (24) riders rode in Round 1 with the Top 12 advancing to the Semi-final round. The Top 4 riders on two bulls would then advance to the Shootout Round with a potential “winner take all” scenario.

CBR has decided to return to the original rider format, which was used for the first time at the Big Tex Agriplex CBR Lufkin Bull Bash last weekend. 

A minimum of thirty bull riders will compete in a Long Round with the top 15 advancing to the Short Go in the traditional style, which has been common in the industry for years. The prize purse remains $30,000 with no entry fees as part of the Road to Cheyenne Tour.   

When riders were required to mount two bulls to make it to the Shoot Out Round in the previous  8 second format, there was no assurance of taking home a big payout without a qualified 8 second ride. With cowboys in mind, Chute Boss Mike White decided it was time to change the model.

The idea of a guaranteed payout, unlike the 8 second format, is appealing to the riders. Trey Holston of Fort Scott, KS, number 2 in the World Standings said, “The new format is more traditional and the chance for the bigger payout is better.”

CBR’s next Tour event on The Road to Cheyenne stops in Salina, Kansas March 24th. Don’t miss our dedicated athletes combat for their chance at the championship title in Cheyenne, Wyoming in late July.

About Championship Bull Riding –
Located near the cowboy capital of the world, historic Weatherford, Texas, Championship Bull Riding (CBR) is an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the very best elements of the sport. Under the new direction of CEO Wes Bruce, CBR has grown into an organization that works to put the best riders on the best bulls, delivering world-class qualified rides and entertainment to its legions of world-side fans. CBR has two tours, riders begin 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 bull rider 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 in over 70 venues across the United States with national television programming on the Fox Sports Networks for 26 consecutive weeks in prime time. Follow CBR on all major social media platforms as Championship Bull Riding and CBRbull. For more information visit or call 817-626-BULL (2855).