NFR qualifier Trey Benton III won the rodeo in Mercedes, Texas, with a 91-point ride.
Dalton Votaw posted an 89-point ride to finish second at the Lea County (N.M.) Fair and Rodeo.
Cooper Davis was 89 points to win the Trinity Valley Exposition Fair and Rodeo.
He was ridden just one time in 2011, and that was by Danny Schlobohm for 88 points at the PRCA rodeo in Pine City, Minn.
The bull was purchased from Burger Bucking Stock of Strum, Wis. This is the bull’s first trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
“He was pretty wolfy around to the right just at the gate,” said NFR qualifier Trey Benton III, referring the energetic bull’s bucking motion. “He was really good. He just stumbled at the five-second mark, but I think he was even more after he stumbled. He got after it.
“You have to have a good bull to score 91, and I got one there.”