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Tyler Taylor picks up biggest CBR Check of the Season

Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding presented by Landers Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

BOSSIER CITY, LA – February 4, 2017 – In his third CBR Shoot Out appearance, Tyler Taylor followed Tuff Hedeman’s advice to ride three bulls and take home the largest purse of the season as he won his first Road to Cheyenne event at the Century Link Center in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Hedeman returned to Bossier with his signature event, the Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding, with 25 elite cowboy athletes in the classic event that pits man vs beast producing the two hour bull riding that has entertained Ark-La-Tex fans for fifteen years.

“Slide up there and do my job and don’t worry about the lights or the money,” was Tuff Hedeman’s advice to the Stephenville, Texas bull rider just moments before he was presented with the $23,050 jumbo check, the Hy O Silver custom engraved buckle and the CBR prize package on the floor of the arena in front of a packed house.

Taylor rode past five World Champions and ten Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifiers to win both the second and third round on his way to earning his first Road to Cheyenne tour event. Sixteen bull riders rode one, six succeeded on two and Caleb Sanderson and Tyler Tayler were the only competitors to conquer three and split the richest event prize package of the CBR season, $48,500.  

“The Lord blessed me tonight and I knew it was my time to win, and I know I can be one of the best bull riders in the world, I just have to keep believing in myself,” said an ecstatic Tyler Taylor at the out gate.

Round One

The large pot of gold waiting for them in the winner’s circle inspired the twenty five bull riders as they brought their best game to Bossier City posting a season high sixteen qualified rides in round one to start the competition.

Eli Vastbinder, the number two rider out of the chutes and in the CBR World Standings, took the early lead posting 90 points on 169 Crimson King (Loe/Melton). Four more competitors would post scores in section one including Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier Cody Rostockyj turning in a rousing ride on 3112 Dirty Blonde, a new bull on tour this season with the Brown Ranch bull team.   

The consistency of the cowboys continued in section two with five scores including Tyler Taylor’s first ride of 88 points on 138 Cracker Jack (Hudgins).  Taylor admittedly had to hustle to get the score as 148 got him in the well a little before he adjusted to finish the 8 seconds on his first attempt of this bull.   

“I had seen him on other tours, really good had a lot of timing, right there around to the right, I kind of got into him a little, but he was smooth and I got kicked out to finish and get a score,” said Taylor.

Caleb Sanderson of Hallettsville, Texas made his first ride of three on Benny Cude’s 929 No Hands and was 87.5.

Navajo Nation champion rider Cody Jesus, riding in his first Road to Cheyenne tour event since winning the average and qualifying last week in Rio Rancho, turned in 88 points on Y9 Final Judgement (Burleson/Barnett). Section three saw five more qualified rides including World Champion Kimzey’s smooth 87.5 on Hurst’s 3713 Cheecho.


The CBR Bull Team Challenge bulls fought back in the second round with only six of the twelve semifinal contenders making the whistle.

Corey Bailey was the first to ride two as he was 87 points on Red Solo Cup (Silent 7) and a 174 on two. Kimzey would follow with 86 on Cude’s 21×1 The Duke to tie Bailey in the average. Rorey Maier kept his 77 points on Hurricane Harry (Hudgins) for 164.5 on two.

Caleb Sanderson took the lead in the semifinals with 88 points and 175.5 on two after riding Harris’s Dirty Little Secret. But Taylor was next and he knew opportunity was knocking.

“I got Flab Slab in round two and he is the old veteran bull on tour, heck he might be older than me…I was 90 points on him and he felt great, just up and down with lots of timing, I was super happy I got him,” finished Taylor.

Jesus matched Taylor with 89.5 on L33 Tomale (Ray Ludtke) and they were both 178 on two. Rostockyj would buck off followed by the first round leader Eli Vastbinder who was matched with the rankest bull of the night, 22 Cowboy Cut from Rhon Brown.

Tyler Taylor locked up the win in Bossier City with this 88.5 ride to take home the top spot in the four man Shootout Round. Todd Brewer photo.

Shoot Out Round

Taylor picked first followed by Cody Jesus, Caleb Sanderson and Sage Kimzey. Kimzey, battling the flu as well as the bulls, bucked off Big Lew in 3.47 seconds in the only rematch of the final four man round. Sanderson, having his best performance on the Road to Cheyenne, hustled for the entire eight seconds to earn the first score of the Shoot Out, 87.5 points on 79 Rojo (Melton). Riding third was Cody Jesus in his second consecutive Shoot Out round and was whipped down in 3.23 seconds from Hurst’s 343 Rojo.

With one rider left Taylor went to work.

“I was number one coming back in the four man, and I had seen Lyndal’s bull (343 Rio) a bunch, but I picked the one I didn’t really know, cause it keeps my mind fresh, keeps you from thinking about it too much..he was rough in the chute now, but they got me out,” said Taylor of his winning eight second winning ride aboard 831 Restraining Order owned by Rhon Brown, Brown Ranch.

World Standings Race

Sage Kimzey continues to dominate the CBR World Standings leaderboard where he has been parked since the fall CBR run. Eli Vastbinder added 90 points with his first round win, while third place Campbell bucked off as did fourth place Jeff Askey. While Kimzey remains at the top, Vastbinder continues his hallmark style of consistency that will keep Kimzey looking over his shoulder with six regular season events left on the schedule and five rounds of the CBR World Finals at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Tyler Taylor breaks into the top ten and eighteen year old Navajo Nation Champion Cody Jesus, who won the average in Rio Rancho, becomes a contender adding two more qualified rides in his CBR debut. Sanderson will make a move in the standings as he earned three scores in Bossier. World Standings available on the home page on CBRbull.com.  

Bull Team Challenge Competition

It was a tight race in the bull pens of Bossier with nine teams turning in two qualified rides with less than 4 points separating the top seven team three bull scores and only .08 points between first and second place. The bull team of Scott Burleson and William Barnett earned the Bossier Bull Team buckle with 280.38 points. Their winning run included two qualified rides from Y9 Final Judgement and 264Z Houdini Martini with Cody Jesus and Dustin Bouquet piloting the CBR regulars. 2079 Cowtown Cartel anchored the team’s rank bull score of 89 points with Cody Rostockyj lasting 5.88 seconds in his first match up on the CBR’s 2106 Bull of the Year.

Mike Rawson was second with 280.30 and two qualified rides from 9100 Kojack and J159 Leroy Brown. Jeff Harris and partners Rafter B and Rockin C were in third place with Hurst Pro Rodeo sliding in fourth with 278.62. Champion Bull was Loe/Melton Bull Company’s Crimson King and Jaynes Gang Flab Slab, each with 90 points rides in the semifinal match ups.

Cowboy Cut turned in the rankest score of the night as he bucked off Eli Vastbinder in the semifinal round and earned 90 points from the four bull judge system in place at the CBR.

Bossier Shoot Out Results

1, Tyler Taylor, Stephenville, Texas, 88.5 on 831 Restraining Order (Brown). $23,050.00. 2, Caleb Sanderson, 87.5 on 79 Jojo (Winston/Melton), $13,450. 3, Cody Jesus, Sawmill, AZ, 0, 343 Rio (Hurst). 4, Sage Kimzey, 0, Big Lew (Brown).

Bossier Average Results

(on 3) 1, Tyler Taylor, 266.5, $23,050.00. 2, Caleb Sanderson, 263, $13,450. 3, Cody Jesus, 178, $2,250. 4, Sage Kimzey, 174, $2,250.

Bull Team Results 1, Burleson/Barnett #1, 280.38 pts, $20,000. 2, Rawson #2, 280.30, #12,000. 3, Rafter B – Rockin C/Harris, 279.10, $8,000. 4, Hurst Pro Rodeo, 278.62., $5,000.

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Ten Year P.B.R. Vet Ford Wins Big in Reno


from Heather Croze, pbr.com

RENO, Nev. – In his 10 th year as a professional bull rider, Cody Ford (Stanfeild, Oregon) earned his first win of the 2017 Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) season, taking the event win in Reno, Nevada, at the Lawlor Events Center Saturday night.


Ford was the only rider to cover both of his bulls and won the event after scores of 82.5 and 88.5 on Locomotive Exhaust (Hollister Bucking Bulls) and Uncle Fester (Humpz & Hornz) respectively. With the victory, he earned 80 points toward the PBR world standings and $7,900.


Winners of each RVT event in 2017 will be guaranteed at least one opportunity to compete at a PBR Built Ford Tough Series regular-season event. With his victory in Reno, Ford will compete at the St. Louis Invitational in St. Louis, Missouri, Feb. 24-26.


Koal Livingston (Burleson, Texas) finished in second place after he reached 8 seconds aboard Merlot Man (Julio Moreno Bucking Bulls) for 86 points to win Round 1. He earned 50 points toward the world standings along with a paycheck of $4,700.


 Cody Teel (Kountze, Texas), last weekend’s winner in Roanoke, Virginia, finished third in Reno. Teel rode Glitter (Humpz & Hornz) for 83.5 points in Round 1. For the effort, Teel earned 30 world points and $3,000.


Sonny Schafferius (Dysart, Australia) and Claudio Montanha (Ribeirao Indios, Brazil) tied for fourth place with matching 83-point scores in Round 1. Schafferius rode Furious George (Julio Moreno Bucking Bulls) while Montanha conquered Second Hand Smoke (Scott Silveira). The pair earned 17.5 world points each, along with $1,570 paychecks.


Alex Marcilio (Macaubal, Brazil) finished in sixth. Marcilio earned 10 world points along with $560 when he rode Pinky (Circle P Bucking Bulls) for 82 points in Round 1.


Uncle Fester was the high-marked bull of the event with a score of 44.5 points when he combined with Ford for the winning ride in the championship round.
An hour-long highlight show of the RVT event in Reno will air on pbr.com Wednesday, Feb. 8.  Visit PBR LIVE to watch the action from Reno.


The Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour will next head to Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Feb. 11 at the Van Andel Arena.


The 2017 Velocity Tour will culminate with the Velocity Tour Finals at South Point Arena in Las Vegas on Oct. 28-30, leading into the PBR’s 2017 Built Ford Tough World Finals.





Reno Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour Event Results
Name, Round 1-Round 2-Aggr. Score-Total Points
1.  Cody Ford, 82.5-88.5-171.0- 

 2. Koal Livingston, 86-0-86-50

3. Cody Teel, 83.5-0-83.5-30

4. Sonny Schafferius, 83-0-83-17.5

5. Claudio Montanha, 83-0-83-17.5

6. Alex Marcilio, 82-0-82-10

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Cody Heffernan Wins Night Two in Denver and Bonus Matchup

Tuesday night the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) event at Denver’s National Western Stock Show featured an international showdown between 2008 World Champion Guilherme Marchi and 2016 PBR Australia Champion Cody Heffernan in a bonus bull match.

Heffernan came out on top after an 86-point ride on Freckled Fire. Heffernan had already won night two of the competition (86 points on Rock Bottom), but his second ride on Tuesday made him $5,000 richer.

“Yeah, that’s a great Tuesday,” Heffernan said. “That first bull faked left, went right and it did really feel good. I got that bonus bull and now I’m full of confidence.”

It was a solid night’s work for a rider who arrived on the Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) last year full of promise after achieving his goal of winning the Australian title. He struggled in 2016, going 6-for-38 on the BFTS, but competed for the Built Ford Tough World Finals as an alternate and has been working on building consistency ever since.

Heffernan rode Black Diamond for 82.5 points in Round 2 in New York last weekend, and with his two bulls Tuesday, he is now 3-for-5 at all levels of competition in the New Year.

“I won the (Australian) title last year then came back here in August and I just couldn’t ride a gate on a windy day,” Heffernan said. “I went back home after World Finals and really dedicated myself to the sport, working on things and trying to get that consistency.”

It paid off for Heffernan, who emerged on top Tuesday night.

Dener Barbosa (86 points on Diamond in the Rough),  Kurt Shephard (85.5 points on House of Pain), Alex Cardozo (84.5 points on YETI 110) and Neil Holmes (84 points on Bad Idea) rounded out the Top 5.

Qualifiers from Monday and Tuesday’s rounds will compete in Wednesday’s long round before the Top 15 advance to the championship round where the winner will be crowned.

Kaique Pacheco (87.5 points), Brennon Eldred (87 points), Jake Gowdy (86.5 points), Heffernan (86.5 points), Barbosa (86 points) andZane Lambert (86 points) are the Top 5 riders from the first two nights of competition heading into Wednesday.

Along with the world standings points, the winner will earn an exemption to the Frontier Communications Iron Cowboy in Arlington, Texas, Feb. 18 where $100,000 will be on the line.

Wednesday night will feature Heffernan, Marchi, 2015 Rookie of the Year Pacheco, 2004 World Champion Mike Lee, Holmes and Fabiano Vieira.

Heffernan, though, is keeping his focus on what’s in front of him and taking things one step at a time as he finally feels like he has adjusted to the North American game.

Tonight, I was definitely clicking,” Heffernan said. “I was watching the broadcast from New York and Ty Murray said that I was very promising, but I just needed to catch up to these bulls.

“It’s an adjustment to my riding style, very little mistake that I constantly do and I had been talking to a lot of people.”

Turns out Heffernan was placing his hand in the wrong spot in the bucking chute. He applied the change Tuesday to great success.

“On bulls that leave to the left,” Heffernan said. “I had been leaving with my free arm too far on the bucking chutes, so I was hanging on a bit too long. I’m naturally going to go forward with the bull, but because my arm is so far forward when the bull comes out it’s already on the right side of the bull and it’s already twisting my shoulders.”

It was a little change that made a big difference for Heffernan, and he hopes to carry that momentum into Wednesday night and beyond.

“I’m not getting any younger, so you got to set those goals high,” Heffernan said. “Everybody here wants to be a World Champion, it’s just how bad you want it.”

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Rising Star Jess Lockwood takes home the first PBR Major in NYC

from Heather Croze, PBR.com

Young phenom Lockwood wins first career major to open PBR 2017 season

NEW YORK – 2016 PBR Rookie of the Year Jess Lockwood (Volborg, Montana) became the toast of New York City in winning the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden, the “World’s Most Famous Arena”.

Lockwood gritted out a dramatic 82.25-point ride on Naughty List (Jenkins Cattle Co.) in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round, hanging onto the bull rope as he was thrown, beating the 8-second whistle by a fraction of a second, to cap off a 4-for-4 weekend claiming the first event title of the 2017 season. Lockwood earned 860 points toward the PBR world standings, and leaves New York the top-ranked bull rider in the world for the first time in his career.

Marco Eguchi (Poa, Brazil) finished second in New York after a 3-for-4 weekend. Eguchi won Round 3 after an 88-point ride on Machinery Auctioneer’s Little Joe (Rocking I Rodeo Co.), then rode Wicked (J.A.R.S. Bucking Bulls/Gene Owens) for 88.5-points to finish second in the championship round. Eguchi picked up 550 points toward the world standings.

2016 Built Ford Tough World Finals event champion Ryan Dirteater (Hulbert, Oklahoma) finished in third place and turned in the first 90-point ride of 2017 when he covered Handsome Jeff (K-C/Josie McElroy Bucking Bulls/Sparklin Acres) for 90.5 points to win the championship round. Dirteater, who was banged up and extremely sore after being stepped on last night, went 3-for-4 in New York and earned 378.3 points toward the world standings.

Fabiano Vieira (Perola, Brazil) claimed fourth place after his own 3-for-4 weekend. Vieira rode It’s Complicated (K-C/RD Cattle/Sparklin Acres) for 83.5 points in Round 3, but was bucked off by Air Marshall (Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls) in 2.68 seconds in the championship round. Vieira picked up 258.3 points toward the world standings for the effort.

Matt Triplett (Columbia Falls, Montana) rounded out the Top 5 after a 2-for-4 performance. Triplett rode Otis (Rocking I Rodeo Co.) for 86.75 points in Round 3 and went on to be bucked off by Who Dey (K-C/Josie McElroy Bucking Bulls/Sparklin Acres) in 3.12 seconds in the championship round. Triplett earned 175 points toward the world standings for the finish.

Hey Jack (Gene Owen/Jane Clark) was named Top Bull after earning a 45.5-point bull score for tossing J.W. Harris (May, Texas) in 2.85 seconds in the championship round.

Following its eleventh trip to Madison Square Garden, The Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) now shifts to the Windy City where the Top 35 bull riders in the world will compete at Allstate Arena for the Chicago Invitational Jan. 13-15.





Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series
Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Event Aggregate-Event Points)

1.Jess Lockwood -339.50 on four bulls

2. Marco Antonio Eguchi – 261.25 on three bulls

3. Ryan Dirteater – 260.75 on three bulls

4. Fabiano Vieira – 255.50 on three bulls

5. Matt Triplett – 173.75 on two bulls

6. Mason Lowe – 171.00 on two bulls

7. Eduardo Aparecido – 248.50 on three bulls

8. J.B. Mauney – 87.50 on one bull

9/10.Cooper Davis – 86.00 on one bull

9/10. Joao Ricardo Vieira – 86.25 on one bull

***Placings reflects the amount of World Standings points received from the entire event***


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Lane Frost Challenge – January 20-21, 2017

Last years Lane Frost Challenge paid out $10,000 to the top three spots. This year, they’ve raised the bar again, and the thee men on the podium will take home $12,000 and a laundry list of awards.


Event Information:

January 20th and 21st, 2017

Show starts at 7:00pm both nights (doors open at 5:30pm)

Tickets for sale at Boot Barn in Vernal, Tractor Supply in Ballard, or online at www.LaneFrostChallenge.com or at the gate the night of the show.


Western Park Indoor Arena

300 West 200 South

Vernal, UT 84078



Entries Open on line on December 28 at 8:00am MST  they would need to go to www.LaneFrostChallenge.com (heading called “Contestants” drop down window saying “Enter Event”

Need to pay with a credit card on line.  Fee is $217.  If they want to just call in to (435) 454-3549 the morning of December 28th they can, but it will only put them on a list and nothing more.  If they are on the list via calling on the phone, they will need to pay CASH at the event and the last minute cash price is $240. 

Mandatory riders meeting at 3:30 pm at the Western Park on January 20th


Every Rider that enters and rides will receive a Lane Frost Challenge jacket and additional sponsor items.  We will give Montana Silversmiths buckles to the top three finishers.  We will start with 50 riders on Friday night and eliminate the bottom 10 rides with the lowest scores or time if needed.  The top 40 ride a second bull on Saturday and then the top 10 riders on two head come back for the short round and rider a third bull.  We will pay 10 places so anyone that makes the short go round will receive a check.


1st place $6,000

2nd place $4,000

3rd place $2,000

4th place $1,700

5th place $1,500

6th place $1,200

7th place $1,000

8th place $850

9th place $550

10th place $350

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