Championship Bull Riding, Inc. (CBR) is hosting the 2007 Findlay Toyota CBR World Championship Bull Riding presented by B&W Trailer Hitches on Jan. 25 and 26, 2008, at the South Point Hotel and Casino Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This exciting, world-class event concludes a competitive season of twelve professional bull riding events, which were held across the United States.
The top 45 point earning riders in 2007, who represent 19 states and Canada, will compete for the World Champion CBR title and a purse of $200,000.
“We are excited about another successful year in 2007 and have enjoyed continued growth in the CBR. We are looking forward to another fantastic world championship event in Vegas,” Tuff Hedeman said, CBR President, and 4 -time world champion bull rider. “This is one of the finest indoor arenas in the country. When you combine the best bull riders in the country with the best bucking stock, you can bet you can look forward to some great competition.”
The CBR was established in 2002 with the goal of providing additional opportunities for bull riders to earn a living. With industry icons such as Hedeman and 6-time Stock Contractor of the Year Terry Williams at the helm, the organization has flourished. Recently, the corporate head quarters opened in Waxahachie, Texas, with additional staff.
The CBR and South Point Hotel and Casino are also hosting a kick-off party on Thursday Jan. 24 in the showroom and the Findlay Toyota CBR World Championship Bull Riding Championship Awards Banquet on Sunday, January 27.
Additional autograph sessions and “meet and greet” opportunities with CBR riders will be offered throughout the weekend. Refer to the finals website at www.cbrwc.com for a complete list of times and events.
The top ten riders in the CBR World Standings prior to the World Championships are:
1. Pistol Robinson of Burleson, Texas with 4577.1 points, 2. B.J. Schumacher of Hillsboro, Wis, with 2264 points, 3. Cole Echols of Frierson, La. with 2256.7 points, 4. Zack Brown of Santa Fe, Texas, with 2216.4 points, 5. Jarrod Craig of Hillsboro, Texas with 2216.1 points, 6. Clayton Williams of Carthage, Texas with 1951.1 points, 7. Bonner Bolton of Gardendale, Texas, with 1687.4 points, 8) Chad Castsillo of Lipan, Texas with 1622 points, 9) Corey Davis of New Bloomfield, Mo. with 1573.2 points and 10) Dave Samsel of Dublin, Texas with 1560 points.
Tickets are on sale now at the South Point Hotel and Casino box office. To order tickets by phone please call 1-866-796-7111, ask for the box office and use the program code CBRWCPK. To order tickets online, log on to www.cbrwc.com. Tickets prices are $25, $35, $50, and $75. A $5 discount is available for senior citizens and military on tickets ordered by phone or in person only.