by Johna Cravens
for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
FORT WORTH, Texas (Jan. 21, 2015) The bulls dominated the cowboys at the first performance of Bulls’ Night Out at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Only nine of 40 cowboys in the first round were able to stay on their bulls for the mandatory eight seconds to receive a score.
Those nine, plus one lucky cowboy who had bucked off his first round bull and was randomly selected to complete the top ten for the second, short round, faced a second bull. But none of the 10 managed to stay aboard their bucking, twisting bovines and record a score.
Forty more cowboys will compete in Wednesday’s opening round with the 10 highest scores moving on to the progressive, second round. Scores from both nights are tallied to determine the winners. The event is part of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Xtreme Bulls Tour.
Texans dominated Tuesday’s opening round. The top three leaders in the first round, and six of the nine who made qualified rides, call the Lone Star State home.
Ricky Aguiar of Stephenville, the last rider to compete in an opening section that included four qualified rides, scored 87.5 points on Iron Horse of Hurst Pro Rodeo, a former National Finals Rodeo bull. Reid Barker off Comfort, earned 86.5 points on Smith, Harper & Morgan Rodeo’s High Ball in the final section and the closest any second section rider could get to the lead was 86 points by Nile Lebaron of Weatherford, Texas, on Hurst Pro Rodeo’s Showtime.
Former world champion Shane Proctor of Grand Coulee, Washington, scored the highest of anyone from a state other than Texas. He sits fourth with a score of 85.5.
The final Bulls’ Night Out performance at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 21.
Thursday night at 7:30 p.m., the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo hosts the second annual Fort Worth Super Shootout®, presented by Cinch Jeans & Shirts. Limited tickets remain for this unique tournament-style rodeo that features winners from eight of North America’s biggest rodeos competing in five events for bragging rights and $10,000 to each event winner.
The World’s Original Indoor Rodeo takes the arena at Will Rogers Coliseum beginning Friday, January 23, and continues for 29 performances over 16 days.
The following are results from Tuesday night’s performance of Bulls’ Night Out at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, January 21, 2015.
First Performance: (nine rides)1, Ricky Aguiar, Stephenville, Texas, 87.5 points on Hurst Pro Rodeo’s #211 Iron Horse. 2, Reid Barker, Comfort, Texas, 86. 5, 3, Nile Lebaron, Weatherford, Texas, 86. 4, Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash., 85.5. 5, Denton Fugate, Dixon, Mo., and Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas, 84.5. 7, Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas, 84. 8, John Mincey, West Plains, Mo., 78.5. 9, Cody Rostockyj, Hillsboro, Texas, 74.
Short Round: (no qualified rides)
Average: 1, Aguiar, 87.5 (on one) 2, Barker, 86. 5 (on one), 3, Lebaron, 86 (on one), 4, Proctor, 85.5 (on one). 5, Fugate and Teel, 84.5 (on one).