Top freestyle bullfighters set to compete at first ever Barrett-Jackson Invitational
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Bullfighters Only is teaming up with Barrett-Jackson Auctions to produce an unprecedented freestyle bullfighting event that will take place at the famed Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 17-19.
“We are very excited to be a part of the legendary Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction,” said Aaron Ferguson, BFO’s founder. “Presenting our sport to new audiences, is what we are all about. The combination of Barrett-Jackson and BFO should prove to be the perfect fit.”
The Bullfighters Only Barrett-Jackson Invitational will feature the top athletes from BFO, showcasing their talents in the ultimate display of man-vs.-beast. The three-day showdown is a testament to each man’s hardy courage, while facing down intensely angry Spanish fighting bulls.
“Barrett-Jackson has become more than just an auction, it is a lifestyle event,” said Craig Jackson, CEO and chairman of Barrett-Jackson. “Our team strives to bring something new to the table every year and make the Barrett-Jackson experience even more incredible. We are happy to host Bullfighters Only as they compete in this truly unique and exciting western sport.”
Combatants have up to 60 seconds to gain as many points possible. With 100 points being the perfect score, bullfighters can earn up to 50 points by exhibiting style and control while maneuvering around and jumping over the fighting bull. The bull, bred for this type of fight, can also tally up to 50 points for its speed, aggressiveness and willingness to stay engaged in the bout.
The competition begins at 7:30 p.m. each day at the WestWorld Equidome in Scottsdale and will be a great fit for fans who want to get their motors running in a different capacity.
Unlike traditional Latin bullfighting, the bulls in BFO’s competition are at no disadvantage. Superstars like “Spitfire” and “Sid Vicious” weigh around 1,500 pounds and possess an aggressive and forceful nature that’s been bred into them for more than 1300 years.
Bullfighters Only is the premier freestyle bullfighting organization in the world, and having the top athletes on both sides of the equation is a key reason why. The Barrett Jackson Invitational will feature the greatest freestyle bullfighters in the game, including Weston Rutkowski, Beau Schueth, Toby Inman and Ross Hill.