Bull Riding

Bull riders who might not weight more than 150 pounds, place a flat braided rope around a bull that weighs almost 2,000 pounds. The bull rope is placed around the animal just behind its shoulders. It is then looped and threaded through itself and the cowboy wraps it around his riding hand with only his grip holding him in place. The rider relies on balance and leg strength to make the eight-second buzzer. Look for bull riders to sit up close to their bull ropes and to turn their toes out because riders are judged on the riding style of the competitor and the bucking ability of the bull.

2016 World Champion: Sage Kimzey, Strong City, OK

2016 DRR Champion: Brennon Eldred, 89 points on D&H Cattle’s No. 81a

DRR Arena Record: (tie) Cody Hancock, 95 points on Sammy Andrews Rodeo’s Rompus, 2004; Steve Woolsey, 95 points on Sammy Andrews Rodeo’s Cat Daddy, 2005

This year’s Bull Riding is sponsored by: