Despite this bizarre, topsy-turvy, COVID-19 ProRodeo regular season, an Xtreme Bulls Tour champion will be crowned Sept. 19.
Top bull riders are competing in the Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale at 9 p.m. (ET) in Nephi, Utah.
Rodeo fans can watch or stream the action live from Nephi on The Cowboy Channel and the Cowboy Channel Plus App.
“I want to go there and get on bulls and stay on,” Boudreaux Campbell said. “I want to keep things simple. I really enjoy the X Bulls events. I always seem to do well at them, and it fires me up being around all the other bull riders. I think the X Bulls events and the tour are great for us. I would love to win the Xtreme Bulls title.”
As of Sept. 15, Campbell was leading the Xtreme Bulls Tour standings with $44,286. His biggest Xtreme Bulls win came Feb. 22 at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Xtreme Bulls.
Campbell earned $20,333 – $17,833 for his 89-point ride on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo’s Ferdinand in the finals.
In Nephi, 40 riders will compete in the long round, and that will be trimmed to the top 12 cowboys for the second round.
Hamilton, who is a native of Mackay, Queensland, Australia, is second in the Xtreme Bulls standings with $28,415.
“I didn’t even know where I was in the standings,” said Hamilton, 20. “I just plan on going there and staying on everything I get on. Get the first one out of the way and then worry about the second one. This has been a crazy year. I had a good start to the year, and I really enjoyed that. I had a bit of time off, and then the summer run I had some success at the big ones, which helped me a lot.
“All in all, I was disappointed in how my summer went because there were a lot of opportunities I let slide. If it wasn’t for that, I could have been leading (the standings) by a lot more. What’s done is done now, and the last few weeks have been good. We have some big-money ones to finish off the regular season like the Xtreme Bulls Finale, and I’m looking forward to it and ready to capitalize.”
The money won at the Xtreme Bulls Finale counts in the world standings. Hamilton leads six-time reigning world champion Sage Kimzey by a mere $558 in the world standings and third-place Campbell is only $866 behind.
Kimzey is the reigning three-time defending Xtreme Bulls Tour champion. Kimzey will try to keep his streak broken as he enters Nephi 17th in the Xtreme Bulls standings with $12,280.
Courtesy of PRCA