By Tracy Renck
Boudreaux Campbell is determined to reach his career goals.
One thing the Crockett, Texas, cowboy wants to check off his list is winning the Xtreme Bulls Tour.
Campbell took a step in that direction when he placed second at the Division 1 Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Xtreme Bulls, July 20.
Campbell had an 87.5-point ride on Powder River Rodeo’s Fearless to earn $9,297. Clayton Sellars won the event with a 90-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Trophy Rack.
“I would have liked to have won it, but it doesn’t happen like that all the time,” Campbell said. “I was very blessed to win more than $9,000, and I’m ready to keep the ball rolling when I go to Burwell (Neb., July 22) and Spanish Fork (Fiesta Days Rodeo, July 24).
“I had never been on that bull, but I have seen him a lot and he’s a great, outstanding bull. I knew he was going to be really good and that I had a good shot to be first or second on him.”
With his earnings in Spanish Fork, Campbell remained atop the Xtreme Bulls Tour standings with $39,521. Ky Hamilton is in second place with $27,451.
A year ago, Campbell finished a career-best second in the Xtreme Bulls standings with $55,582. Sage Kimzey won the 2019 crown with $88,351. It was Kimzey’s third Xtreme Bulls Tour title in a row and fourth in five years.
“I want to win the Xtreme Bulls title this year, and I’m going for the world title,” said Campbell, 21. “I want to win everything possible I can. I don’t want to settle for anything less. I love the Xtreme Bulls event.”
Campbell’s big payday this season in Xtreme Bulls happened Feb. 22 when he won the
Division 1 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Xtreme Bulls with an 89-point ride on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo’s Ferdinand in the finals at the AT&T Center.
Campbell earned $17,833 in the finals for a total of $20,333 at the San Antonio Xtreme Bulls, earning an additional $2,500 from placing second in the long round with his 82-point ride on Andrews Rodeo’s Rodeo Time.
Last season was Campbell’s best to date in ProRodeo, finishing second in the PRCA | RAM World Standings with $344,573. He earned $217,801 at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, second only to reigning six-time world champion Sage Kimzey’s $235,359.
Campbell is second in the July 21 world standings with $70,018, trailing only Kimzey, who has $77,521.
“What I did last season fired me up,” Campbell said. “I hate coming in second, and I don’t want to do that again. I’m glad I had the success I had last year. Now I know what it takes to be that successful, and I have to work twice as hard as I did last year so I can do even better.”
Courtesy of PRCA