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Breding Uses X Bulls D2 to Inch Closer to No. 1

by Jim Bainbridge | Jun 12, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Edgar, Mont., cowboy Parker Breding is finding the Xtreme Bulls Division 2 Tour a reliable, straight-line path back to the elite level of his event.

By winning the EOLS Ed Miller Xtreme Bulls in Union, Ore., June 11 and finishing second at the June 10 Sisters (Ore.) Xtreme Bulls, Breding collected $6,393 to move up from fifth to third in the Windham Weaponry High Performance PRCA World Standings, trailing only Sage Kimzey and Wesley Silcox.

After making the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2013, at age 21, Breding suffered a broken right arm at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo a year ago and dropped down to 27th in the 2014 world standings.

He has bounced back this season to win a Wrangler Champions Challenge event in Kissimmee, Fla., and the Northwest Florida Championships in Bonifay; he’s stayed near the top of the standings all year.

At Union, he was second to Bryce Barrios in the first round, then put a 90-point ride on Big Bend Rodeo’s Kool Money to win the second round and the average. His 175 points on two head tied Tanner Learmont (San Antonio) for the second-highest score in any Xtreme Bulls Tour event this season – Division 1 or 2 – trailing only Sage Kimzey’s 179 points at the D2 Oklahoma City event last fall.

Breding’s last previous Xtreme Bulls win was in Oklahoma City in the fall of 2013.

Luke Gee won the Sisters Xtreme Bulls event with 154 points on two head – the only rider to cover two head – and the Gladewater Xtreme Bulls Tour event on June 10 was won by Patrick Geipel with an 89-point ride on Rafter G Rodeo’s Johnny Ramome, one point better than Kimzey.

Courtesy of PRCA