Championship Bull Riding, Inc. (CBR) was a professional bull riding organization that was based in Weatherford, Texas, United States.[1]

Championship Bull Riding
Championship Bull Riding logo.png
SportBull riding
Founded2002
Country United States
Most recent
champion(s)
United States Cody Jesus
Official websiteCBRbull.com

HistoryEdit

Stock contractor Terry Williams and Texas businessman Joel Logan founded Championship Bull Riding (CBR) in 2002. ProRodeo Hall of Fame cowboy[2] and 4-time world champion bull rider Tuff Hedeman was an integral part of the live event production and an ambassador for the organization from 2011 to 2018 after serving as president from 2005 to 2011. In early 2018, Hedeman left CBR to start his own organization: the Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour.[3]

For its 2016-17 season, CBR’s televised Road to Cheyenne Tour and its subsidiary Horizon Series visited over 70 venues across the United States.[4]

From 2002 to 2007, CBR was broadcast on the Outdoor Channel, in 2008 on RFD-TV, from 2009 to 2011 on Great American Country and from 2012 to 2017 was broadcast on Fox Sports Networks.

The CBR finals event has been held in different locations of the United States throughout the years. From 2002 to 2005, the CBR finals were held in Jackson, Mississippi, from 2006 to 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada, from 2009 to 2010 in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2011 in Loveland, Colorado and from 2012 to 2018 in Cheyenne, Wyoming at Cheyenne Frontier Days, held in conjunction with the annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeo there.

From 2012 to 2018, CBR's televised Road to Cheyenne Tour was conducted in the proprietary "8 Second Challenge" format. 24 riders would compete in the first round, and those who made a successful 8 second ride got paid $500. The top 12 riders based on scores returned to the second round, and those who made a successful 8 second ride got paid $750. The top 4 riders in the second round would move on to the third and final round and each rider, regardless if they made a successful 8 second ride or not, got paid $1,000. If the event leader rode his bull in the championship round and ended up scoring the most points, he received up to a $20,000 bonus. However, in the middle of the 2018 season, due to many requests from contestants, CBR's Road to Cheyenne Tour returned to a previous competition format where 35 riders would compete in a regular season event for a purse of $30,000. All 35 riders would compete in the long round and the top 15 based on scores would compete in the championship round. The winner of the event would get paid a minimum of $10,000. When the regular season ended, the top 35 riders in the world standings (combining Road to Cheyenne Tour and Horizon Series points) would qualify for the CBR world finals event. The rider who won the most points throughout the whole season was crowned the CBR World Champion.

From 2010 to 2018, CBR awarded its annual world champion a $100,000 bonus, and from 2013 to 2017, the winning rider of the world finals event average was awarded $50,000.

CBR went out of business after its 2018 world finals event.

CBR World ChampionsEdit

  • 2018   Cody Jesus
  • 2017   Sage Kimzey
  • 2016   Sage Kimzey
  • 2015   Cody Teel
  • 2014   Sage Kimzey
  • 2013   Cole Echols
  • 2012   Josh Barentine
  • 2011   Clayton Foltyn
  • 2010   Luke Kelley
  • 2009   Hugo Pedrero
  • 2008   Clayton Baethge
  • 2007   Bonner Bolton
  • 2006   Matt Austin
  • 2005   Matt Austin
  • 2004   Austin Meier
  • 2003   Ross Johnson
  • 2002   Mike White

Horizon Series ChampionsEdit

  • 2018   Braden Richardson
  • 2017   John Pitts
  • 2016   Koby Radley
  • 2015   Cody Rostockyj
  • 2014   Kritter Lamb
  • 2013   Tyler Adrian
  • 2012   Josh Barentine
  • 2011   Cody White
  • 2010   Luke Kelley

Bull of the YearEdit

  • 2018 - Dirty Little Secret
  • 2017 - Hy Test
  • 2016 - Cowtown Cartel
  • 2015 - Corpus Red and Gold Buckle (Tie)
  • 2014 - Penny Lover
  • 2013 - Got It
  • 2012 - Bugle
  • 2011 - Double Scoop
  • 2010 - Double Scoop
  • 2009 - Texas Cocktail
  • 2008 - Cochise
  • 2007 - Zorro
  • 2006 - Biloxi Blues

Bull Team Challenge ChampionsEdit

Year Rank/Team Total Season Score Events Attended
2018 Jerilyn Harmon's Elite Bulls #3[5] 34.00 3
2017 Burleson / Barnett #1[6] 34.00 3
2016 Elite Buckin Bulls #3[7] 34.00 3
2015 Rawson Bucking Bulls #1[8] 35.00 3
2014 Harris Bucking Bulls[9] 31.00 3

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Championship Bull Riding Contact Information". www.cbrbull.com. Retrieved 3 2014 January
  2. ^ "Richard "Tuff" Hedeman - Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame". Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  3. ^ Tour, Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding. "Bull Riding Icon Launches Tour and Website". PRLog. www.prlog.org. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  4. ^ "Championship Bull Riding :: What Is The CBR | Championship Bull Riding". www.cbrbull.com. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Championship Bull Riding :: Bull Teams". www.cbrbull.com. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "Championship Bull Teams 2017". Championship Bull Riding. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  7. ^ "Championship Bull Teams 2016". Championship Bull Riding. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "Championship: Bull Teams 2015". Championship Bull Riding. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  9. ^ "Championship Bull Teams 2014". Championship Bull Riding. Retrieved June 8, 2018.

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