For bull riding fans it won’t get any better than the CBR’s annual trip to Dickinson and this year organizers of the Dielco Crane Double Down are stepping things up a notch.
Fans will have the opportunity to see the riders compete as each man will ride one bull and the top scoring ride will have the opportunity to attempt to make the 8 second whistle on Continental Rock, the $5,000 bounty bull presented by Continental Resources and Rockpile Energy.
Sage Kimzey rode the locally owned bucking bull, Ragin JT, to win $107,000 on July 22 in Cheyenne, Wyoming at the CBR World Finals. The August 23rd Dickinson event will be the kickoff of new CBR season and will bring two hours of heart stopping bull riding action from some of the nation’s top cowboys as they take on the 2,000 pound foes, each hoping to win his share of the $10,000 total purse and add to their valuable points toward qualification for the national televised “Road to Cheyenne” tour.
Fans will get a rare opportunity to see locally owned “JT” up close. This big hearted red bull has made a lot of cowboys a lot of money. The Bucking Bull of the Year finalist will be featured at the bull riding, but in a rare appearance outside the competitive arena, “JT” will also be available to sign autographs take pictures with fans on Friday, August 22nd at 3 pm at Runnings Farm and Fleet in Dickinson. In the CBR JT has bucked his way to the statistic of the most 90 point plus rides on the 2013-14 Road to Cheyenne Tour. JT won the high marked ride of the Los Fresno, Texas CBR in September and the high marked (rank) bull of the George Paul Memorial in April.
Ragin JT, owned by Zach Craig of Dickinson, ND is one of the most well-known and productive bucking bulls on the professional circuits. The six year old bull dominated the American Bucking Bull Incorporated (ABBI) 2010 competitive season with earnings in excess of winning a $100,000. His total earnings as a bucking bull exceed $300,000.
Entertainment gets started with the gates opening at 6:30 p.m. The bull riding action will get underway at 8:00 p.m. This year immediately following the bull riding action will be a party at Liquid Assets.
Friday, August 22
3:00 to 5:00 pm - Sage Kimzey with CBR Bull of Year Finalist Ragin JT
Runnings Farm and Fleet, 2003 3rd Ave W, Dickinson, ND 58601
Saturday August 23 – Tuff Hedeman
Boot Barn, 1681 3rd Ave W #9, Dickinson, ND 58601
10:00 - 12:00 pm Boot Barn
Tickets will be for sale beginning July 19th at Frankie’s West Side, Boot Barn and www.dirtroadtickets.com.
For more information contact Zach Craig at 580-254-1410
About Championship Bull Riding –
Located in the historic Stockyards of Fort Worth, 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).
Leigh Ann Schroeder
Leigh Ann Schroeder