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Horizon Series Champion Kritter Lamb Returns Home for CBR Season Opener
Tuff Hedeman Readies for the 11th Annual Red Wilk Construction Bull Bash
The local fans will have plenty to cheer for this year as South Dakota sensation Kritter Lamb, the 2013-2014 CBR Horizon Series Champion, will join six other bull riders from South Dakota, for the two hour adrenaline packed show.
The Red Wilk Construction CBR Bull Bash presented by the South Dakota State Fair will begin on Wednesday, August 27th at 8 PM with the CBR Horizon Series event which will include a long round followed by the $5,000 bounty bull ride of the night. The high scored rider from round one will be awarded the opportunity to earn an additional $5,000 by getting on Beaver Creek from Dakota Rodeo Company. If he makes the whistle on the bounty bull he puts the $5,000 in his pocket.
Thursday night’s lineup will follow the revolutionary 8 Second Format featuring a tournament style of competition. The action gets underway at 8 p.m. with 24 bull riders doing their best to stay on for eight seconds in round one so they can advance to the semifinals. The 12 top scores get to ride in the semifinals with the best four advancing to a Shoot Out round where the bulk of $30,000 in prize money is paid.
CBR has become known for their 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. From having great bulls matched up with super star riders, to upbeat music and enthusiastic fans, the CBR Bull Bash will be second to none.
The competition is also part of the CBR Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge. Bull owners will bring three bulls that are featured during the first two rounds of competition. Those bulls receive points for 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 a $20,000 check for his bull’s performance. A total of $40,000 is awarded to the bulls.
Immediately following the bull riding, fans will get a chance to meet and get autographs from Tuff Hedeman and the champion bull riders of the CBR.
South Dakota State Fairgrounds, 890 3rd Street SW, Huron, SD 57530. Tickets start at just $12 and free admission to the fair is included if purchased before Wednesday August 27, 2014. For tickets call: 866-605-FAIR, or online.
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