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Daredevil cowboys tame the bulls at the Championship Bull Riding shootout

Daredevil cowboys tame the bulls at the Championship Bull Riding shootout
Championship Bull Riding returns to South Point with 24 riders vying for a chance at the championship in Cheyenne, Wyo. (Steve Spatafore)

The most dangerous eight seconds in sports comes to Las Vegas next month with the Championship Bull Riding Tuff Hedeman Vegas Shootout at the South Point.

Riders strap on to a bull holding only a rope and try to stay atop the bucking beast for eight seconds to qualify for the World Finals in Cheyenne, Wyo., in July.

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Twenty-four of the top daredevils converge on the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center on Saturday, Mar. 7, at 8 p.m.

Tuff Hedeman, a four-time world champion bull rider, hosts the top 24 riders in the world during three rounds of competition. These riders battle it out in the arena for cash prizes and the opportunity to participate in The Road to Cheyenne CBR Tour Finale.

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Competitors include 20-year-old 2014 CBR and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) World Champion Sage Kimzey and 24-year-old Mexico native Juan Alonzo, who has ridden more than 50 percent of his bulls on tour this year. Other riders include 2012 PRCA World Champion Cody Teel from Kounzte, Texas; Championship Bull Riding 2012 World Champion Josh Barentine from Johnson's Bayou, La.; Championship Bull Riding World Champ Cole Echols from Frierson, La.; and two-time 2014 National Finals Rodeo round winner from Dallas Aaron Pass.

Tickets start at $20.

Tickets: South Point, (702) 797-8055

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