Owned by Mike and Kelly Sellers, Scott and Heather Burleson
Sire: Hick’s 104 Cut Above (Automatic Twist) | Dam: Little Treat
The voice of the 2017 Sellers Bucking Bull team was clearly 193 The Communicator, bred by Dennis Hickerson of Cache, Oklahoma. Bucking in four CBR events on this year’s Road to Cheyenne tour, the Communicator, named by Seller’s wife Kelly, was definitely heard. Boasting a 100 percent buck off statistic, he was attempted four times on the Road to Cheyenne and all four times the big white bull was understood.
“I bought 193 as a weanling and we competed with him on the competitive circuits as a young bull. He keeps getting stronger and likes to buck. As far as the rider goes he is the perfect bull to get on – stands perfectly still in the chutes and does his job,” added Sellers.
Winning four of his six round career outs, and two CBR Bull of the Event titles, the Communicator finished his first CBR season never being marked lower than 45 points.
193 began his professional and CBR career last August in Huron on night one of the CBR’s two night performance. He was the rankest marked bull (45) on night one bucking off Albert LeBaron in 3.18 seconds.
He would make his second appearance in January in Enid, Oklahoma where he earned the Bull of the Event buckle, the rank bull honors for CBR, while bucking off Bayle Worden in 3.23 seconds. Ironically that Enid ride time stat would hold as the longest ride time posted on 193 in CBR competition this season.
He would buck again in late February in Lufkin, Texas winning the match in 3.08 seconds against one of CBR’s hottest young riders, Cody Jesus, and picking up a second Bull of the event buckle, this time anchoring the Sellers team to its first season bull team win.
With Sellers carefully selecting his young super star’s outs he made the short trip to Salina, Kansas in March from his home in Duncan, Oklahoma, and was the anchor on Seller’s bull team. He was marked the third rankest bull (89.5) as he bucked off Juan Alonzo in 2.32 seconds and provided a solid score to assist Seller’s bull team to a fourth place finish in the Bull Team Challenge competition.
His highest mark of the season was his out in Enid where he was 46.5 points.
After anchoring Seller’s CBR team, 193 was entered in the ABBI Spring Spectacular on April 17 in Stephenville, Texas, a competition for three and four year olds, and was the rankest bull marked of 82 entries.
“He loves his job and he just keeps getting stronger,” said Sellers upon learning his bull was on Hedeman’s coveted list.
Bull of the Year will be announced on Sunday, July 23 at the CBR Gala at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Tickets available at cfdrodeo.com.
Courtesy of CBR