Nearly a year of rodeoing is in the books and it’s time to name the PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour champion presented by Pendleton Whisky.
The top 24 bull riders in the world will battle it out in Pendleton, Ore., Sept. 13-14, for a big payday and the coveted Xtreme Bulls Tour title.
Six-time PRCA World Champion Sage Kimzey and PRCA | RAM World Standings leaders powers the charge into Pendleton. He also sits atop the Xtreme Bulls Tour standings, with $95,291. He’s excited for the opportunity that the Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale provides in the final month of the season.
“It’s an event that a guy wants to win every year, I mean the world standings directly coincide with Xtreme Bulls standings for the most part,” said Kimzey, 27. “So, it’s something that I’ve always really focused on in my career. I’ve been pretty fortunate over the years in this (Xtreme Bulls), so a Tour title would mean a lot for sure.”
Kimzey, who has won the Xtreme Bulls Tour title a record four times in 2015, 2017, 2018-2019, won’t be the only cowboy vying for acclaim at the two-day event. Last year’s PRCA Xtreme Bulls champion Josh Frost is back in the field. A change in the finale’s competition format has Frost more than up for the challenge.
“In past years it’s always just been one long round and a short round, this year they’ve made it a four header,” said Frost, 26. “So, it’s going to be crucial to take it one bull at a time and I’m willing to bet the guy who gets four bulls rode is going to come out on top.
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“The money available at the finale is unreal and it’s a great opportunity. No matter what position you’re sitting in it’s going to have a big impact on the world standings by the end of the week.”
The Tour Finale begins at 11 p.m. (EDT) Monday night on The Cowboy Channel and PRCA on Channel Plus App with two rounds. On Sept. 14 , there will be a third long-go and a progressive round.
“Pendleton is a place that’s just seeping in tradition, and you know coming over for the Xtreme Bulls finals it’s going to be a dang good event,” Kimzey said. “I’m pumped for sure; I mean this is what we all look forward to all year, and that’s a shot at the finale.”
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