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El Paso, TX — Bull Riding Icon and El Paso native Tuff Hedeman will return to El Paso with Championship Bull Riding (CBR) for another heart-stopping night of bull riding Saturday, February 8th, 2014. The Casa Ford Tuff Hedeman West Texas Showdown Presented by Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, will be held at the El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets are on sale now for the 8PM show.
The biggest names in today’s sport of bull riding have all nodded their head to appear in El Paso. The list includes 6 World Champions and is topped by the only current rider to hold four World Champion buckles, JW Harris. Continuing his quest to become the best bull rider in the history of the sport, Harris is chasing his dream of topping his mentor Don Gay’s 8 world titles.
Hot young gun Cody Teel, the 2012 PRCA World Champion, nearly upset JW Harris during the 2013 NFR. Although it is early in the season, Teel has already racked up one title win on the CBR tour and continues to be one of the most exciting riders in the arena to watch.
2013 CBR World Champion Cole Echols, a veteran bull rider, continues to ride the wave of success and appears to be at the peak of his career. Racking up win after win on both the PRCA and CBR circuits in 2013, Echols made his first NFR appearance in December after just winning his CBR World Title. Interest grew for Echols when fans and industry followers heard of his agreement with his travel partner, Cooper Davis. Echols and Davis were neck in neck for the CBR title and shook hands agreeing whomever won the championship bonus would split the winnings with their partner, and so upon winning the 2013 CBR World Finals in Cheyenne, WY., Echols did. Both Echols and Davis performed well at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas and continue to rack up the points going into the 2014 season.
Other notable riders include Aaron Pass, another Texas native who in the last three weeks has earned over a quarter of a million dollars in winnings. Craig Jackson is a two time winner of the CBR event in El Paso and is not only a Houston Hip Hop Star but a crowd favorite in every arena. 5 of the 24 cowboys invited to El Paso had 2013 NFR appearances including 2012 Rookie of the Year Chandler Bownds. Expect to also see 2007 World Champion Wesley Silcox, 2010 CBR World Champion Luke Kelley, 2011 CBR World Champion Clayton Foltyn and Brazilian show stopper Robson “Spiderman” Aragao.
Tuff Hedeman and the CBR are taking the bull riding world by storm with the introduction of the new “8-Second Format”. Only the top 24 riders in the world will be INVITED to ride and compete in THREE rounds of competition. This unprecedented format combined with world class bulls and the biggest names in bull riding will ensure a must-see show!
Fans are encouraged to avoid the parking rush and arrive early! Tailgate Down Party in the Coliseum parking lot starts at 5PM with live music, food and fun family activities. Trailer Band Headlines the stage!
Tickets on sale at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. $10-$75! This is an annual SELL-OUT show, so fans are encouraged to get their tickets NOW!
More event information can be found at CBRBull.com.
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