The undisputed number one bull rider in the world, three time CBR World Champion Sage Steele Kimzey, earned his fourth consecutive Professional Rodeo Cowboy Associations (PRCA) world title in Las Vegas earlier this month and today the CBR announced he is headed back to the CBR’s Road to Cheyenne tour. The first stop in 2018 is in Enid, Oklahoma where the roster includes four bull riding World Champions and eleven National Finals Rodeo (NFR) contestants.
Hedeman, who presides over the Real Cowboy Sport events, confirmed today that Kimzey, now a seven time World Champion, entered the Road to Cheyenne’s first event on January 6 in Enid, Oklahoma where the pot of gold has reached $63,750 and is the largest prize purse of this year’s tour.
The CBR’s Battle on the Great Plains at the Central National Bank Center is the fifth stop on the twelve month professional bull riding tour and with that amount of money the event is drawing the elite riders in the sport of bull riding.
“Sage broke the consecutive CBR title record this year by winning his third CBR World Championship last July during Cheyenne Frontier Days and in Vegas he recently did two things no one has done before, – he won his fourth consecutive PRCA world title in his fourth attempt, the first bull rider to ever do that,” said four time World Champion, Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer, CBR Chute Boss Tuff Hedeman.
Can you say rematch?
“If you did not go to Vegas to the NFR, you can still see six of the same bull riders from this year and right here in Enid,” said Hedeman.
Get ready to cheer these highly decorated champions including the PRCA’s number two bull rider who challenged Kimzey nightly at the super bowl of rodeo, Trey Benton III. Benton won four rounds and amassed $322,208.13 as he attempted to knock off Kimzey. CBR World number one and the PRCA’s Rookie of the year Boudreaux Campbell, Crockett, Texas, was awarded the professional rookie of the year title and picked up the NFR Round 9 win while in Vegas.
“I am looking forward to returning to CBR action in Enid, riding for that amount of money against some of the best in the business is motivating and I plan on keeping my number one ranking, but I will have to earn it – I have had a great season so far winning two CBR events and a round at the NFR, but none of that matters in Enid, you start over every time you pull your rope” said Campbell.
In addition to the rematch possibilities for Kimzey, Oklahoma bull riding fans will have several natives to cheer on including Matt Palmer of Chelsea, Wyatt Rogers, Rose, and Guthrie Murray, Miami and the Frost brothers who both attended college at Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
Second to None
Be one of the first to see Kimzey in 2018 as he continues his quest to be the best bull rider in history. Kimzey who grew up in nearby Strong City, Oklahoma enjoys a hometown welcome when introduced into the Central National Bank Center in Enid. Kimzey earned over one million dollars riding bulls since he left Enid last January with the first ever Battle on the Great Plains bull riding title, Hy O Silver buckle, Fenoglio custom boots, and the American Hat Co. cowboy hat.
Kimzey won his fourth PRCA title and declared from the podium he was halfway to tying Don Gay’s record of eight PRCA bull riding world titles, a goal he stated when he was ten years old.
Kimzey became the only bull rider in the PRCA history to break the $400,000 mark in a single season and earned $192,134 at the NFR to give him a PRCA-record for most money won in bull riding in a year at $436,479, smashing his own record that he set of $327,178 in 2015.
“I don’t see any reason not to win nine or 10 in a row,” Kimzey said. “I’ve got the talent and drive and ability, and the Lord has blessed me in ways I can’t imagine.”
Four- time World Champion Tuff Hedeman has been producing top rated events for over 30 years and ticket holders can look forward to a great night as CBR has recruited some of the industry’s leading entertainment and personnel including former NFR Barrel man J.J. Harrison who will roam the crowd giving away merchandise and providing his own style of comic relief.
The CBR event also includes three unique athletes, the Famous Energy Bullfighters, who will be signing autographs and taking selfies on the concourse before they take the dirt to risk their lives each and every time the chute gate opens. Cowboy live saving, grand pyro introductions, and great family entertainment assure bull riding fans a super-live two hour adrenaline rush show.
Meet and Greet
Don’t forget your tee shirts, hats, 8 Second DVDs, or anything else you want Tuff Hedeman and the bull riders to autograph because immediately following the event they will be on the arena floor.
The CBR Battle on the Great Plains Bull Riding is the fifth stop on the premier CBR Road to Cheyenne tour featuring a field of 29 elite bull riders in a three round tournament style event ending in a final four Shoot Out round worth at least $30,000.
Tickets Online: CNBCenter.com/CBR | Charge by Phone: 855.TIX.ENID | CNB Center Box Office
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Event Location – Central National Bank Center, 301 S. Independence, Enid, Oklahoma