By Susan Kanode
SAN ANTONIO – Boudreaux Campbell’s dreams came true on Saturday afternoon at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo Xtreme Bulls competition.
Campbell of Crockett, Texas, had been dreaming of winning a championship buckle with the X on it – signature for Xtreme bulls since he was a youngster. Now at 21, and after three years of trying, he finally accomplished that goal and had his dreams come true in the AT&T Center on Saturday afternoon.
He was one of eight riders to make it to the eight-second mark in the first round of competition. His 82-point ride on Andrews Rodeo’s bull named Rodeo Time got him a second-place check and put his name on the list for the Final Round next to a bull named Ferdinand owned by Four L and Diamond S Rodeo.
This was the first time that Campbell had ever attempted to ride the bull and even though Ferdinand did his best, Campbell’s effort was better. When the judges added up their scores, he had an 88 by his name with one rider left to go.
That rider was Dairy, Oregon’s Levi Gray who had won the first round. Gray, was on another bull owned by Four L and Diamond S named House of Pain. Gray did his job and got a score as well, but it was half a point behind Campbells. The other rider that got a score in the final round was Jeff Askey from Athens, Texas, who scored 87 Gray had an 87.5.
Boudreaux’s earnings topped out at $18,950. Gray collected $14,450 and Askey added $7,200 to his account.
The following are unofficial results from the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo, the 14-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year. Complete results are at www.sarodeo.com.
Wildcard, first place winner advances to Final round –
Bareback Riding: 1, Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, IA, 87 points on Pendleton Whisky’s Bar Talk BU, $5,000. 2, Winn Ratliff, Leesville, LA., 82, $4,000. 3, Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, AB, 79, $2,500. 4, Tyler Berghuis, Atwater, Minn., 78, $1,500.
Steer Wrestling: 1, Trevor Nelson, Kiowa, Okla., 3.5 seconds, $5,000. 2, Kodie Jang, Stephenville, Texas, 3.9, $4,000. 3, Rowdy Parrott, Bellville, Texas, 4.1, $2,500. 4, Jacob Talley, Keatchie, La., 4.6, $1,500.
Team Roping: 1, Blake Teixeira, Reno, Nev., and Dillon Wingereid, Stephenville, Texas, 4.1 seconds, $5,000. 2, Curry Kirchner, Ames, Okla., and Chad Mathes, Grantville, Kan., 4.4, $4,000. 3, Andrew Livingston, Llano, Texas, and Eddie Medina, Weatherford, TX, 4.5, $2,500. 4, Doyle Thomas Hoskins, San Juan Bautista, Calif., and monty Joe Petska, Turlock, Calif., 5.6, $1,500.
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo., 85.5 points on Stace Smith ProRodeo’s Buck Owens, $5,000. 2, Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D., 85, $4,000. 3, Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, 80.5, $2,500. 4, Sterling Crawley, Huntsville, Texas, 80, $1,500.
Tie-Down Roping: 1, Cody Quaney, Fort Worth, TX, 8.5 seconds, $5,000. 2, Josh Eirikson, Bandera, Texas, 9.0, $4,000. 3, Reid Zapalac, Smithville, TX, 9.6, $2,500. 4, Stetson Vest, Childress, TX, 10.7, $1,500.
Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Wenda Johnson, Columbus, Kan., 13.96, $5,000. 2, (tie) Michelle Alley, Madisonville, Texas, and Kim Schulze, Larkspur, Colo., 14.14 and $3,250 each. 4, Sarah Rau, Weatherford, Texas, 14.19, $1,500.
Bull Riding: (three rides) 1, Dallee Mason, Weiser, Idaho, 89 points on Powder River Rodeo’s XO, $5,500. 2, Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas, 82, $4,500. 3, Riker Carter, Stone, ID, 75, $3,000.