Cooper Davis’ win at the Tuff Hedeman Championship Challenge was bittersweet.After finishing No. 1 at the Championship Bull Riding show, Davis received a shiny Luskey/Ryon trophy saddle, which is customary for winning.But the Jasper cowboy was denied the $15,000 check because he was bucked off in the final round. The other three finalists also bit the dust when the title was at stake during the four-man finale.With all that in mind, the $15,000 will be rolled over to next week’s CBR tour stop in Las Vegas.Davis, however, earned $2,250 from his strong finishes in the preliminary rounds on Saturday night at Cowtown Coliseum. He claimed the overall title on the basis of entering the final round with the lead. After competing in the first and second rounds, Davis entered the finale with a two-ride aggregate score of 181.The second-, third- and fourth-place finishers were decided on aggregate scores from the prelims. Trey Benton finished second with a 179.5, Simao De Silva was third with a 177 and Cole Echols, who entered the Fort Worth tour stop ranked No. 1 in the CBR’s 2013 title race, wound up fourth with a 175.5.Davis got off to a fast start by turning in a score of 90 in the first round aboard a bull named Solid Gold. In the second round, he posted a 91 aboard a bovine named Little Moody.“I knew he was a good bull,” Davis said of Solid Gold. “I just had to keep up with him.”Davis said staying on the lively bull was a challenge.“Throughout the ride, I was kicking loose and trying to get around the corner,” Davis said, using a term for staying up on a fast-spinning bull.He was bucked off a bull named Little Shyster in 3.24 seconds in the finals.Even without the $15,000, Davis found something to hang his hat on.“It feels good anytime you can walk out of the arena healthy,” he said.At the 2013 Hedeman show, organizers rolled out a new format. Fans watched the top four riders compete three times during the two-hour performance. The tournament-style event featured 24 bull riders in the first round, 12 high scorers advancing to the second round, and the finals featured top four riders competing in a shootout-style match.But during the shootout, a pen of wild and reckless bulls shut out the cowboys. De Silva came the closest to staying on for the required eight seconds. He lasted 7.42 seconds atop a spinning bull named Law and Order.Benton stayed on a bovine named Snake for 3.91 seconds. And Echols lasted only 2.2 seconds aboard a foe named Magic.The 21st Hedeman show drew the top riders on the CBR pro circuit. The show began in 1993 at Cowtown Coliseum, and Cody Lambert, who was Hedeman’s traveling partner, won the first edition.The first two editions were conducted at Cowtown Coliseum, and the show was approved by the Professional Bull Riders in its beginning years. In 1995, the Hedeman event was moved to Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum and remained there until 2011. Last year, the show was moved back to the Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards.