Courtesy of Wrangler Network contributor Charlie Coon
A pair of Wrangler pro bull riders spun ardent fans and many who had never seen a rodeo into a frenzy Sunday night at the Wrangler Champions Challenge event in Cody, Wyoming just an hour east of Yellowstone National Park.
Sage Kimzey, the reigning world champ, was last man out and while crowd noise rendered the eight-second buzzer almost imperceptible Kimzey just made it for the win and 89.5 points to earn more than $3,900. The Oklahoma man is well on his way to a third straight gold buckle.
Sage has a close relationship with Utah bull rider Joe Frost since they had simultaneous success while competing in college. Frost spent three months on injured reserve this year but is back with a vengeance. “Sage has a forty-thousand dollar lead on me. I’d drive across the country to win 200 bucks,” Frost told us.
They are 1-2 in the world standings and finished that way in Cody. Frost’s bull took him well away from the chutes and Joe pocketed more than $3,000 in the 89-point effort. He is definitely on a roll after a PRCA win in Castle Rock, CO last week aboard the previously unridden ‘Cross the Wyoming Line.’