Over the next few days, I will be posting information about some of the greatest bucking livestock in ProRodeo, all part of Dallas-based Carr Pro Rodeo. These are great athletes, and they’re a major part of the equation when it comes to the three roughstock events, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding.
The first is a young bull, Time Out:
4 years old
SIRE: 461 Mexican Standoff
DAM: Kaangiesser cow 904
Jacob O’Mara rode Time Out for 87 points to win the quarterfinal round at the All American ProRodeo Finals.
Chandler Bownds scored 87 points to win the Lea County Fair and Rodeo, a Silver Tour event in Lovington, N.M. The victory is just on reason why the young bull rider has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo for the first time in his career.
“I bought that bull this year from bull rider Cooper Kanngiesser, and he’s been really good,” said Pete Carr, owner of Carr Pro Rodeo. “The bull riders seem to like him a lot.”
“Pete needed some good bulls at the time,” said Kanngiesser, a 2006 qualifier to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. “In years past, I haven’t kept very many bulls past 3 (years of age), so I put a package deal together.
“As far as him being selected to the NFR, I thought he deserved it. It made me feel good, because there were people who kept telling me he was just a bull, but I knew he had more to him. I had one producer who bought him twice and had me buy him back because he didn’t think that bull had anything in it. I sold him to Pete Carr, who knew what to do with him, and the bull makes the NFR in his first year. It’s bittersweet for me.”