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How much money can you make in a day?

On Saturday, Cody Whitney collected $24,449 by winning the Seminole Hard Rock Xtreme Bulls Tour stop in San Antonio. He won the first round, the championship round and, of course, the aggregate title.

Cody Whitney
Cody Whitney

That’s what they call 40 percenting an event, meaning Whitney, of Asher, Okla., earned 40 percent of the prize purse available. It’s a pretty nice feeling when it happens.

“I don’t think you could ask for much more,” Whitney told ProRodeo Sports News’ Marvin Olberding.

Whitney who rode Andrews Rodeo’s Outlaw for 91.5 points to win the opening round and $7,191 and D&H Cattle Co.’s Slim Chance for 92.5 points to win the second and $5,273.

“I was pretty confident getting on that last bull,” he said in a story posted on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s website, ProRodeo.com. “I rode him here at the Xtreme Bulls last year in the long round, and I went 92 on him. I knew I had enough bull to get enough points to win, so it was up to me to stay on him.”

So let’s break this down:

– Whitney earned $12,225 for each ride.

– He had two qualified rides, staying on his bulls for 16 seconds. That equals $1,528 per second of work.

Most people would take that kind of wage. Of course, most people wouldn’t tie their hand to a bucking beast or pay a fee to do so.

So maybe Whitney earned his San Antonio salary.


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