Funny thing about rodeo. Just when you are sure the big names of a particular event are going to sweep under the competition a relative unknown or two will rise above the rest. Many of the top bull riders in the PRCA’s world standings – Kimzey, Teel, Breding and Bownds to pick a few – were there to compete at the Elizabeth Stampede’s Xtreme Bulls event southeast of Denver Friday night. It was won by a young man known by few of his contemporaries and another one just out of college and currently 48th in the standings riding a bull that has yet to be given a nickname. Pro Bull Stats gives Bryce Barrios, a resident of Texas, a ranking of 996th among his peers. He was #1 in Elizabeth along with Ty Wallace from Collburn, Colorado and a recent grad of the college rodeo program at Odessa. Barrios made a quick exit following his Friday night ride but Wallace stuck around to visit with us. Each man won more than $3,800 for their 88-point scrambles. We begin with Barrios on Honeycutt Rodeo Company’s Red Sky.