Fort Worth, Texas — Championship Bull Riding brought the “Real Cowboy Sport” to Cheyenne Frontier Days™ delivering two days of drama, anticipation and spectacular bull rides that left fans knowing they just witnessed something special.
During the second night of the World Championships there were 18 qualified rides, 5 of them 90 points or better, with cowboys who toughed it out to ride four bulls over two days, which truly exemplified the spirit of a World Championship.
Fans in Cheyenne got more than they bargained for. Not only did they watch world champions, Wesley Silcox and JW Harris duke it out for the event win, they also observed Louisiana cowboy Cole Echols win his first CBR world championship. Silcox and Harris each covered four bulls over two days, and it came down to one final point in the championship round that would give Silcox the edge and, for the second year in a row, a Cheyenne event win. Silcox has won over $94,000 at CBR events this year and finishes in the top ten for the 2013 CBR “Road to Cheyenne” season.
Silcox was 87.5 points on “Lumber Jack’’ Owned by Rawson/Johnson; 87.5 points on “Whiskey Bent” owned by Team Bays/EG; 91.5 points on “Diamond Back” owned by Exclusive Genetics; and 93 points on “Ragin JT” owned by Team Bays/EG for an overall total of 359. Harris scored 87.5 points on “Lil Nickey” owned by Ferguson/Harris; 89.5 points on “Slam Bam” owned by B&M Bucking Bulls; 89 points on “Penny Lover” owned by Cude Bucking Bulls; and 92 points on “Big Sexy” owned by Rockin R Bucking Bulls - for an overall total of 358.
After eight years of professional bull riding Cole Echols finally achieved the pinnacle of a bull riders dream by earning the CBR world championship title at the prestigious Daddy of ‘Em All®. He scored 88 points on “Change Up” owned by Team Bays/EG; 85 points on “Blue Bucks” owned by Knapp/ B & E; 88 points on “Bad Apple” owned by Rhinestone Renegade for an overall total of 261. Echols had a phenomenal season in 2013 with a win in Dodge City, and was consistently in the Top Five of the CBR World Standings throughout the year. Echols takes home a $100,000 bonus from the CBR, and is currently a top contender in the PRCA rankings – where he could very well win a second World Championship title this year.
The Palace Station Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge paid out $275,000 in Cheyenne. The first place payout of $92,000 was paid to B & M Bucking Bulls. Mike White from B & M is no stranger to the CBR, he was the first CBR World Champion in 2002.
Exclusive Genetics turned out another outstanding bull, Raging JT and claimed the bull of the event honors. Ragin JT was ridden by Wesley Silcox for 93 points.
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Watch the CBR World Championships at Cheyenne Frontier Days™ on Fox Sports Network (FSN) Sunday August 11th - night one, Sunday August 18th, night two.