By Charlie Coon, Wrangler Network contributor
There aren’t many jobs you could do on this planet that are more dangerous than riding bulls and injuries are going to hamper the careers of everyone that ties a hand to the back of one of those big bucking critters. Trevor Kastner from Ardmore, Oklahoma is the hottest pro bull rider on the road right now but he too went through a year of injuries in 2014. The 28-year-old got back in the groove last year and almost made the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo for a fourth time.
This year is off to a promising start for the man who is currently #1 in the PRCA world standings. He is among the leaders at the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo, the finals of which will air live here on the WN come Feb. 6, and won the Xtreme Bulls competition staged in the Rushmore Civic Center Plaza in Rapid City, South Dakota last night. There is second stand-alone Xtreme Bulls event there tonight.
We have Trevor’s 85.5 point Rapid City effort and threw in a little extra from last Sunday’s short-go at the National Western Stock Show Rodeo in Denver where Kastner got off to a great start on ‘Cross the Wyoming Line’ – a bull that’s never been taken to the whistle at a PRCA event. Both bulls are from the pens of Wyoming and Colorado based Summit Pro Rodeo Co.