This wasn’t the way Boudreaux Campbell wanted to finish the 2020 Xtreme Bulls Tour.
Campbell didn’t earn a check at the Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale in Nephi, Utah, after being bucked off in the long round on Diamond G Rodeo’s Tawa Ii.
However, the Crockett, Texas, cowboy did enough during the season to capture his first Xtreme Bulls Tour championship.
“It feels good to be the Xtreme Bulls Tour champion,” said Campbell, 22. “I’m glad I’m able to get this off my bucket list. I just wish I could have finished a little better at the (Finale), but it was still nice to get the (year-end) title. It has been a goal of mine since I was a little kid that once I got to the ProRodeo level I wanted to win everything I could, and this was something at the ProRodeo level I needed to win. I’m glad I got it done.”
Campbell finished atop the Xtreme Bulls Tour standings with $44,286. His biggest Xtreme Bulls win came on Feb. 22 when he won the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Xtreme Bulls.
Campbell earned $20,333 in San Antonio – $17,833 for his winning, 89-point ride on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo’s Ferdinand. That was his first Division 1 Xtreme Bulls victory.
Campbell added a second-place finish at the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Xtreme Bulls, July 20 and earned $9,297.
“Winning San Antonio was a big one for me, and Spanish Fork also really gave me a boost,” Campbell said.
Josh Frost won the Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale in Nephi with 174.5 points on two head. Frost earned $13,113.
Frost clinched the victory with an 89-point ride on Diamond G Rodeo’s Three Days, which was the top ride in the 12-man short round.
Three Days had been ridden only one other time in 26 outs since 2018. That was an 83.5-point ride by Lucas Mooningham, Nov. 8, 2018, at the RAM Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo in Davie, Fla.
In Nephi, 40 riders competed in the long round. The money won at the Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale counted toward the world standings.
That bodes well for Frost, who entered Nephi 27th in the PRCA | RAM World Standings with $31,288. With his performance at the Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale, Frost should climb toward the Top 15 in the standings.
Frost set the tone for his victory with an 85.5-point ride on Flying U Rodeo’s Johnny Sack in the first round, which tied him for seventh.
Six-time reigning world champion Sage Kimzey was unable to register a score in the long round. The reigning three-time defending Xtreme Bulls Tour champion, saw his streak come to an end.
Kimzey entered Nephi 17th in the Xtreme Bulls standings with $12,280.
Campbell had a career-best season in 2019, finishing second in the world standings with $217,801.
With the PRCA regular season concluding Sept. 30, Campbell wants to finish strong. Entering the weekend he was third in the world standings.
“I need to stay on next week (at the ProRodeo Tour Finale) in Rapid (City, S.D.) and in Stephenville, Texas, so I can finish as the season leader,” Campbell said.
Courtesy of PRCA