#21 Demond Haynes
Representing Houston, Texas as the newest member of the longstanding CBR “Houston Solution”, Demond Haynes, the number 21 ranked bull rider in CBR, will make his second trip to the World Finals in Cheyenne as a contestant.
Twenty-five year old Haynes, the 2014 and 2015 National Professional Bull Riders year-end champion, did what most riders can’t, he qualified for the final four Shoot Out round in his first CBR Road to Cheyenne tour event in 2015.
Riding with his right hand, Hayne’s 2017 season’s best was a second place finish behind Kimzey in Window Rock with an average score of 179.50. He was fourth in Enid and advanced to the Semifinal round four times during the season.
Headed into Cheyenne Haynes believes Karaoke (Elite) or Painkiller (Jaynes) would be his dream draw.
“I didn’t have the season I wanted to have I was under a lot of stress but I was blessed to qualify I and I intend to make up for my season’s shortcomings in Cheyenne,” said an always optimistic Haynes.
Haynes suffered several injuries while on tour the first early in the season when he broke 8 bones in his face in Laughlin, Nevada while trying to get away from Yellow Wolf (Rawson)
“I was running late from another event and forgot my helmet, it was the only time I had ridden without it all year,” continued Haynes who added he won’t ever make that mistake again.
Haynes is busy in Houston as the owner operator of Hard to Make 8 arena where he schools youth riders of any age who have the dream of being a bull rider.
“When I leave Cheyenne I will have to drive directly to Abilene to the Youth World Finals bull riding to watch several of the kids I coach all year,” said Haynes.
Competing in all but one (Conroe) of the CBR’s Road to Cheyenne tour, Demond advanced to the final four round twice (Window Rock and Enid) and although he failed to ride his third bull on either trip, he scored a career high on the CBR tour.
Haynes rode 25T Wicked Ways in Window Rock for 90 points and accomplished one of the goals he set for himself last year.
Haynes is always eager to do anything he can to help anyone at the arena before, during and after a CBR bull riding and you will often find him hanging around the pens feeding, loading, and driving a truck load of bulls and bull riders to the events.
Frequently riding with Jaynes Gang President and trainer Dennis Davis, Demond is described as a rider who more than anyone – puts more pressure on himself to ride resulting in tense moments in the chutes.
“He needs to relax, have fun and just ride bulls; forget about where he is,” said Davis.
What does he need to do to get ready for Cheyenne?
“I believe he needs to get in the truck with a bunch of buddies and go to as many bull ridings as he can, just relax, have fun and carry that momentum all the way to the Final Four at Cheyenne.”
“There’s no doubt Deedee Bop (Nickname William Barnet gave him) has Top 5 talent. He needs to forget about the last bull of the Final Four, relax and have fun on the next bull they run under him,” continued Davis.
Most people remember World Champion Cody Teel riding ZY HEZ Twisted at the World Finals, but it was Demond that rode him first at the Exclusive Genetics Finals in December of 2014.
The son of pro bull rider John Ash, a former George Paul Memorial Bull Riding champion, riding bulls is all Haynes has ever known. He began his career at age four and by seven he was riding steers. “It’s all I ever wanted to do.”
Haynes, who recently became a father on June 6, is the owner operator at Hard to Make 8 arena in Houston, Texas.
#21 CBR Bull Team Challenge – Harris Bucking Bulls
Jeff Harris Bucking Bulls, the 2016 crowned CBR World Champion Bull Team, were the big winners on night one in Huron, South Dakota last September. Harris’s collective performance in Huron earned him a Hyo Silver trophy buckle, a $20,000 check and most importantly to Harris, the automatic entry into the CBR World Finals Bull Team Challenge.
Jeff Harris had undisputedly the best pen of buckers in Huron for the opening night of the South Dakota State Fair and the season opener of the CBR Bull Team Challenge competition.
Former futurity super star bucker 277 Dirty Little Secret was the anchor of this Harris team as he carried event winner Clayton Appelhans to the pay window with their 89 point score. 911 Bargain Bin and 911 Hy Test rounded out the Harris winning combination as they cleared the field by 8.5 points over the second place team.
Harris has qualified a record six different teams for the 2017 CBR World Finals at Cheyenne Frontier Days, winning three of the four Cheyenne Challenge competitions which earns a spot at the World Finals if won.
Harris is the owner operator of Rafter J Ranch in Palestine, Texas and an active member of the CBR Bull Team Challenge competition and organization. Harris has been competing in CBR competition for six years. His wife Susan, daughter and son in law Lacee and Corey, son Tate and his wife Nicole, will all be making the trip to Cheyenne.
Courtesy of CBR