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January 2018 - The Sports Connection: The 2018 Championship Bull Riding Bucking on the Rio Grande

Presented by Navajo Nation Parks & Recreation returns to the Santa Ana Star Center on Saturday, January 27th. Tickets are on sale November 3rd at 10:00am and fans this year will be treated to another stellar field of bull riders as the reigning and four-time World Champion Sage Steele Kimzey will continue to defend his number one ranking in both the CBR and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

The four-time World Champion, and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer, Tuff Hedeman will be in town for the second time heading up the CBR’s production and handling every detail including bull selection, opening pyrotechnics, and the intermission entertainers to assure bull riding fans enjoy the two hour adrenaline rush show.

“It’s a combination of a great rock and roll concert and a heavyweight prize fight and refereed by Tuff Hedeman,” said CBR Chairman of the Board Benny Cude.

Individual tickets for the CBR’s Bucking on the Rio Grande start at just $24.75 (additional fees may apply) and provide fans with multiple ticket options for individuals and families.

The Bucking on the Rio Grande at the Santa Ana Star Center, a premier event on the CBR’s Road to Cheyenne tour, features a field of 24 elite bull riders in a three round tournament style event ending in a final four Shoot Out round worth $30,000.

Riders will again be making appearances around town signing autographs and hosting meet and

greets at local establishments.

Tickets for this year’s event, which will be held January 27 at the Santa Ana Star Center, can be purchased by calling 888.694.4849, online at, or in person at the Santa Ana Star Center Box Office presented by Don Chalmers Ford.

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