By Wrangler Network contributor, Charlie Coon
The Elizabeth Stampede in Colorado, a three-peat as ProRodeo’s “Small Outdoor Rodeo of the Year,” opened with a PRCA Division II Xtreme Bulls event and a new livestock contracting partnership that appears destined to live up to its high expectations.
Bucking bulls that have lofty kicks, horrendous hip swivels and a good dash of mean were the hallmark of Burns Rodeo Company that has now been sold to Summit Rodeo Co. partners’, Jesse Hill, Greg Talbert and J.D. Hamaker who came over from Burns.
Based in Colorado, Summit Rodeo Co.’s bulls showed rodeo fans in Elizabeth a whirling dervish of action sending riders on early departures the vast majority of the attempts at the Division II Xtreme Bulls competition. Credit must be given to Professional bull rider and Texas man, Elliot Jacoby, for topping a Summit bull called Happy Music for 90 points and the win. There were also two 87-point outings crafted by Chandler Bownds from Lubbock, Texas and South Dakota’s Rorey Maier. However, most tries fell short of the buzzer and the following one-minute highlight video is focused on those acrobatic exits:
Our thanks to Stampede President Bill Snead for allowing us complete access to the 2014 PRCA Division II Xtreme Bulls show in Elizabeth, Colo.
‘Travels with Charlie’ is a series of features by Charlie Coon produced exclusively for the Wrangler Network. Using the penname Curtis Scott, Mr. Coon has provided stories for the past 20 years to such outlets as The History Channel Magazine, American Heritage and the Denver Post. He is based in Cheyenne, Wyo., where he serves as coordinator for the state of Wyoming’s cowboy marketing program. Coon and cameraman Mike McCrimmon put together news, sports, and human interest features on a semi-regular basis for TV stations in Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota.