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No bookmaker in Vegas could have predicted a rookie leaving the South Point Hotel and Casino with the Championship Bull Riding title in hand. Trey Benton from Rock Island, Texas did just that with a total score of 181 to claim his first CBR title.
This was no easy ride, the bulls brought in for the event had to be some of the toughest bulls I have seen in a long time. The third bull of the night "Hot Legs" was the first to throw a rider off and was not the last. Bull "All Jacked Up" from Hurst Rodeo Ranch was just All Jacked Up, he made sure the roper did his job for the night as he did not want to get off the arena floor. The first Bull Rider and Bull of the night was Chandler Bownds from Lubbock TX. riding Lumberjack, Chandler showed he is going to be someone to watch with a score of 88.5. The remaining 35 Bull Riders knew Chandler's score was going to be a challenge, and a challenge it was. Chandler's score remaind the top score until the 29th rider, Trey Benton riding "Warrior" scored a big 90.5 score. This was enough to place Trey in the number one slot for the championship round.
Before the championship round, local Las Vegas Marine Veteran Troy Huber was honored by Henry Rifles. Troy received a fullhouse standing ovation and plenty of handshakes and hugs as he made his way back to his seat.
A BIG THANK YOU TROY FOR WHAT YOU DO.
They saved the best bulls of the night for the championship round, and after the first two riders, the bulls were winning. That all changed when Cody Teel from Kountze,TX outlasted bull "Silent Bob" for the full 8 seconds to score 90 points. We did not see another 90 point ride until crowd favorite Craig Jackson out of Houston,TX as he scored 90.5 points on "Bugle" The next three riders had a no score and it has come to the point of only two riders left for the night. Chandler Bownds had his hands full with "IMABADCAT" and scored a a big 90 points. At this point Chandler is sitting in first place with one rider left, that rider a rookie.
All eyes were on Trey Benton to see if he could pull off the upset of the night by hanging onto "Cowtown" for the full ride. As the clock expired the crowd was silent until the score of 90.5 showed on the board and Trey won the South Point Tuff Hedeman Vegas Challenge.
Top three riders of the event:
1. Trey Benton
2. Chandler Bownds
3. Craig Jackson
Put your hats on and tighten your belts. Championship Bull Riding is coming to town.
CBR presents: Tuff Hedeman Vegas Challenge and it's coming to South Point Hotel Casino Arena & Equestrian Center.
Get ready to see some of the toughest bull riders take on some the best bucking bulls around,
and if this is anything like last year you will not want to miss it.
Date:April 14th, 2012
Doors Open: 6:30PM
Location:South Point Hotel Casino Arena & Equestrian Center
9777 Las Vegas Avenue S, Las Vegas NV
Tickets available at South Point Ticket Office, or by calling (866) 791-7626
Reserved Seating $60/$45/$25/$15
2 weeks later. The Fabulous Sin City Roller Derby is at it again. The bought will feature the best skaters of the Sin City Roller Derby vs. out of towners Pueblo Derby Devil Dollz. The Devil Dollz are making their way down to Vegas by way of Pueblo Colorado to clash with our hometime team. This should prove to be a dynamite spirited bout.
As a bonus to the evening the Hoover Damned and Tommy Gun Terrors are back in action to square off on the flat track. This will prove to be high paced and bone crushing action
Date: 2/11/12 5:30pm
Place: Riviera Hotel & Casino
Cost: $10 Advance $15 at the door
Free Admission to children under 10 and EMTS
Can't wait to see you there.
Season 7 for Fabulous Sin City RollerGirls has officially started with a super double header Saturday January 28th.
The nights battles put the Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls original home teams and biggest rivals, Tommy Gun Terrors vs. Notorious V.I.P's, The Second bout was between the reigning champions Hoover Damned and the Flying Aces, the latest addition to the league.
The night started with the Tommy Gun Terrors vs. the Notorious V.I.P's. The Terrors started the match hard and fast, and jump out to a 15 point lead midway through the first half. However the V.I.P's answered back with some good solid runs to catch Terrors and take a 18 point lead. This lead did not last long, the Terrors came back strong and regained the lead going into the half 92 - 65.
Not sure what was said on the bench for the Terrors but when the second half started they looked like a whole new team. The Terrors started putting up points on the board faster than some could count. At one point I thought they were going to let up and have an easy night, boy was I wrong. The Terrors wanted to make a statement that they want to win it all this year and no team is is going to get in their way. Final score: Terrors 198 - V.I.P's 81
The next event for Sin City Rollergirls is Feb. 11, 2012 at The Riviera Hotel and Casino. Las Vegas, NV
Doors at 5:30 pm, first bout at 6:30 pm.
Tickets are $10 advance, $15 at Door
The Fabulous Girls of Sin City Roller Derby kick off their season with a double header on the 28th of January. That's right this saturday they are putting on their roller skates and going to battle on the flat track at the Riveria. There are two very spirited bouts set to happen; the first bout pits the original home teams and biggest rivals, Tommy Gun Terrors and Notorious VIPs square off against each other, The Second bout will be between the reigning champions Hoover Damned versus the latest addition to the league the flying aces.
Vegas Sports magazine will be there to report on the action and we are looking foward to seeing you.
Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls skated their way into the Riviera Hotel & Casino Convention Center for a action packed double header. This was the last event of the preseason and it was themed with the Holidays in mind. The teams were matched by online voting through the Sin City Rollergirls Facebook page.
The first match placed Naughty vs Nice, and we all know if you're "naughty" you don't get anything for Christmas. Team Nice jumped out to a large lead and looked like there was no hope for the Naughty. However, team Naughty fought hard and pulled within striking distance with a 24 point run by Jammer 777 "Ace 'N Ya Face" it was the highest points scored in a single jam of the night. As the minutes ticked away team Nice added a few more points to finish the night with a 10 point lead over team Naughty. Final score: 128 - 118.
The second exciting match was Tacky Christmas Sweaters vs Obnoxious Holiday Socks. This matched started where the first one left off, fast and full of edge of your seat excitement. The Obnoxious Socks take an early lead, however just like real "Tacky Christmas Sweaters" team Sweaters come back for a short time to take the lead. This lead did not last long as the Socks "stuffed" them by 11 points at the half.
The second half started with the same momentum of the first as the Socks add to the lead. The Sweaters start their comeback and pull within a few points, then Sweaters jammer "Murphee Slaw" gains over 10 points to take the lead. On the next jam, skating for the Sweaters "Candy Cane Her" scores 8 points to expand the lead. As time winds down Sweater jammer "Murphee Slaw" gets a solid 5 points to seal the win. Final score: 83 - 74
I can say I was quite surprised when I took in this event, I was expecting the roller derby action like when I was a kid. You know the kind like WWE wrestling, all scripted and the outcome can be figured out just by the team match-up's. This was not the case, this is flat track roller derby at its best. These girls go through some the toughest workouts I have seen. I can truly say my skates will stay in the garage when these ladies take to the track.
The Official Season 7 opener is Saturday Jan. 28th 2012 at 6pm at the Riviera Hotel & Casino Convention Center with a Double Header featuring Notorious V.I.P. vs. Tommy Gun Terrors, and Hover Damned vs. Flying Aces. This is the first year for the Flying Aces. Tickets are $10 advance, and $15 at the door. The Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls started in 2005 and are proud members of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the national governing body of the woman's flat-track roller derby. You can check out all the rules and more information on woman's roller derby at wftda.com
The Girls of Sin City plan to get down to business on December 17th. It will Naughty meeting Nice in the fast paced roller ring. This will be the first Roller Derby event that Vegas Sports Magazine will be attending and chronocling. You will have to stay tuned for our coverage and reporting on this double header battle.
This is it, the wait is over, the last day of the PBR finals are here. Dust was flying, bulls were bucking, and cowboys holding on with all they could. The first rider and bull out of the gate showed it was going to be a fast and furious night.
First before things get started, We received good news from PBR officials that Jason O'Hearn who suffered a skull fracture on Thursday is expected a full recovery and should be released from UMC tonight or Monday morning.
The last four nights at the Thomas & Mack Center has brought out the best in every rider and no matter how they finished they are all champions.
Points leader Silvano Alves first bull of the night was "Big Iron" and scores 88.25. His final bull of the night was "Yellow Jacket Jr" and scores a big 92.25 and wins the 2011 Professional Bull Riding Championship.
Valdiron De Oliveira finished in second place behind Alves by 2,401.75 points for the season. Valdiron's last ride earned him 90.25 points, this was his 8th 90 point score of the year.
Robson Palermo pulls out the upset and claims the overall event winner. Caleb Sanderson who has held onto the lead since the start of the event was bucked off of his bull and finished the event with 440.75 points, just 5.5 points behind Robson's 446.25 points. On Palermo's last ride it appeared Palermo touched the bull with his free hand and he would not receive any points. After video review by the judges, Palermo did not touch the bull and received a score of 93.25 to claim 1st place.
2011 Championship Season top 5 riders:
1. Silvano Alves, 15,742 points
2. Valdiron de Oliveira, 13,340.25 points
3. Robson Palermo, 13,035.75 points
4. Guilherme Marchi, 9,820 points
5. Fabiano Vieira, 9,170 points
2011 World Finals Overall Event top 5 riders:
1. Robson Palermo, 446.25
2. Caleb Sanderson, 440.75
3. Silvano Alves, 434.50
4. Rubens Barbosa, 357.25
5. Valdiron Oliveira, 356.25
2011 World Champion Bull goes to Bushwacker. Bushwacker scored 96 points, just 3 points ahead of second place Asteroid's 93 points.
This has been one great season and one heck of a finals here in Las Vegas.
Thank you PBR for another great season.
PBR Presents: BUILT FORD TOUGH WORLD FINALS
Day two of the finals are in the books.
The night started out fast and the dust was flying at the Thomas & Mack Center. The top Professional Bull Riders from around the world come to Vegas for a shot to win it all. Shortly into the start, Jason O'Hearn was bucked off of his bull and got knocked unconscious. Word came over that he is awake and responding and is being taken to UMC for further evaluation.
Valdiron De Oliveira who is currently 2nd in the points had his hands full with "Speckled Ivory", as hard as Ivory could buck and twist Valdiron held on and scored 90.75 which placed him for a tie with Rubens Barbosa for the nights round leaders. Each rider taking home $21,500 for the night.
Sean Willingham hangs onto "Priceless" for a score of 89.75 earning $12,000 for the night, rounding out the top three riders.
Current event points leader Caleb Sanderson battled "Big Iron" and scores 87.50. Not enough points to earn a paycheck for the night, but he continues to add to the overall event total.
The payout for the finals is $2.2 million, $250,000 going to the event winner after six days and $1 million for the season champion.
The final round is Sunday Oct. 30th at the Thomas & Mack Center. Doors open at 10:30am and the event starts at 11:30am.