The undisputed number #1 bull rider in the world, Sage Steele Kimzey, is headed to the Centurylink on
Saturday night (March 14) in Bossier, Louisiana, to attempt to unseat the #1 bull rider of Championship Bull Riding (CBR), eighteen year old Wyatt Rogers.
Kimzey, the reigning CBR World Champion who won over $500,000 riding bulls in 2014, won over $14,000 last week to become the #1 bull rider in the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA), again.
Kimzey broke almost every record set in the PRCA last December at the National Finals Rodeo, and is looking to end Wyatt Roger’s streak of riding ten of the last fifteen bulls he has attempted on the Mahindra Road to Cheyenne Tour. Rogers, the rookie from Rose, Oklahoma, won $43,000 in October during his professional debut as a bull rider.
The Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding is the tenth stop of the CBR’s Mahindra Road to Cheyenne Tour. In addition to Kimzey and Rogers, twenty-four bull riders will compete in a tournament style competition with twelve advancing to a semifinal round and then a four man Shoot Out round.
Up for grabs is $30,000 in prize monies and valuable points needed to qualify for the CBR World Finals in Cheyenne, Wyoming, where one cowboy will be crowned CBR World Champion and take home the $100,000 bonus check.
With only four tour stops left, the race is on and it is a horse race. One qualified ride by any of the top five ranked cowboys and the leader board will change.
Also competing will be Cody Teel, the 2012 PRCA World Champion Bossier Champion; Juan Alonzo, Weslaco, Texas, who recently retired from the United States Army after serving his country in Afghanistan; and Louisiana’s own Jacob O’Mara from Baton Rouge.
In addition to the 24 man roster, entering for the first time on special invitation from Tuff Hedeman are Joe and Josh Frost, cousins of the late Lane Frost, the famed bull rider whose life was portrayed in the movie 8 Seconds. They are making their first appearance at a Championship Bull Riding event. Joe won rounds one and five at the National Finals Rodeo in December to finish second in the average and PRCA World Standings.
CBR has become known for its action-packed performances that keep fans on the edge of their seats. That is largely due to the influence of four-time world champion bull rider Tuff Hedeman who coordinates every element and attends to the smallest details.
Immediately following the bull riding special guest Cody Cooke and the Bayou Outlaws will play us into the night with their classic outlaw country rockin’ sound
Tickets for the event are now on sale, beginning at $25 with discounts available for children and military. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call or see ticketmaster.com or the CBRbull.com websites. Centurylink Arena, 2000 Centurylink Drive, Bossier City, LA, 71112, 318-747-2501.
About Championship Bull Riding
Located in the historic Stockyards of 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).