AMERICAN BULL FIGHTING RESULTS
The arena filled with cowboys and cowgirls Monday, June 25 during the 97th Annual Greeley Stampede American Bull Fighting event sponsored by Colorado Chevy Dealers. The event kicked off with the entrance of the 15 competitors with a flag presentation by 2018 Miss Rodeo Colorado, Alex Hyland. Announcer Wayne Wise lead the charge for the evening events, and he worked hand-in-hand with stock contractor Kevin Rich to produce an unforgettable show. To add another dimension to the performance, American Bull Fighting also featured a special musical performance of Colorado natives, Lazer & Levi.
American Bull Fighting is truly man against beast, with modern-day gladiators risking everything in a ninety second match. The rodeo athletes are judged on how well they maneuver around a Mexican fighting bull. Death defying feats are attempted such as jumping over a bull and staying within inches of the bull’s head; a trick that was attempted by nearly every fighter.
After five rounds of competition the final placings landed as follows: Tate Rhodes in 3rd place, Conner Rowley in 2nd, and winning the 2018 American Bull Fighting at the Greeley Stampede was Jaden Olearnick.
The cowboys continue to test their skills on Tuesday, June 26th at 7:00pm at the PRCA Xtreme Bulls performance sponsored by Bank of Colorado. The PRCA Pro Rodeo series begins on Wednesday, June 27 and continues June 28, June 30, and July 1 - 2 with finals on Monday, July 3.
ABOUT THE GREELEY STAMPEDE: The Greeley Stampede, a 501(c)4 nonprofit corporation, is the Colorado’s premiere summer western celebration. This longstanding event has grown in diversity and popularity since its inception and has provided music and rodeo entertainment to hundreds of thousands of people every summer. The Stampede was inducted in the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2014 and the event was named 2015 Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) Mountain States Large Rodeo of the Year. For more information about the Greeley Stampede visit www.greeleystampede.org.