The Xtreme Bulls Tour features the best bull riders from across the country and around the world from the PRCA World Ranking, as well as riders progressing through the Xtreme Bulls qualification events.
All contestants compete in the first round, with the top scorers moving to the final round. The winner of the finals gets the title of Greeley Tourist Station. Riders can also earn points for qualifying for the Wrangler National Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas.
As in years past, Beutler and Sons Rodeo presented a lineup of bulls for this event.
In 2021, the Bulls dominated the competition as only two riders qualified in the event: Jake Gardner of Fort St. John, BC and Michelle Gavin of Nixa, Missouri. Gardner rode Curious George RM with a score of 86, while Gavin rode X64 Rock Salt BU with a score of 68.
Once again, the Bulls had an advantage over the riders as only five Cowboys pulled off a qualifying round.
Maverick Potter, 21, of Waxahachie, Texas, put the first qualifying ride on the Nature Boy with a score of 85. Audience members and judges didn’t see a second qualifying round until the second round, this time from Trey Holston on 06g. Holston hails from Fort Scott, Kansas.
While the Bulls continued to beat the riders, Bodrow Campbell, 23, of Crockett, Texas, earned a score of 89 in the Bull 964G. Campbell is a member of PRCA and Professional Bull Riders, PBR where he ranked 54th with a score of 88.50 global points.
“Taurus made me work hard for it, and I was all over the place. But at the end of the day, I got the job done and I’m happy with the result,” Campbell said. “I had a great bull, and Benny Butler puts on a good rodeo here.”
A bull named Exit Ramp was named second best PRCA rider Josh Frost, 27. Frost is the second cousin of famous bull rider Lynne Frost who was killed in a tragic accident in 1989 at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Frost tried to hold out, but Exit Ramp pushed the rider into the air as he completed a 360 before landing on the ground.
Holden Moss of Ringgold, Georgia, was disqualified when his free hand touched his bull, and Wiggins’ Elijah Mora rider took a hoof in the head. Maura walked out of the arena with the help of two doctors, but the cowboy denied receiving any further medical treatment.
The bulls kept the Cowboys Protection Team on their toes throughout the evening. Seasoned bullfighter and Cowboy Protection team member Wassey Munsell was caught under Thor early in the event. Munsell came out of the fight limping a bit but stayed on the field. Greeley’s Ryder Rich also hit a few flicks throughout the night, but the youngster didn’t suffer any serious injuries.
The second day of the PRCA Rodeo takes place at 1 p.m. on Saturday with a variety of events including horseback riding, barrel racing, tying ropes and more.
For more information, go to www.greeleystampede.org.
Results from day one of the Greeley Stampede 100th BRCA Rodeo
- Bodrow Campbell: 89
- Bryce Purnell: 86.5
- Maverick Potter: 85
- Trey Holston: 83.5
- Hayes Weight: 82.5