Bullfighters Only kicks off Las Vegas Championship with true excitement
LAS VEGAS –The chase is one for the $25,000 first-place prize with the Bullfighters Only Las Vegas Championship.
The Preliminary Round action continues at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Tropicana Casino and Resort, and features the very best that the BFO has to offer. From reigning world champion Weston Rutkowski and veterans like Toby Inman to newcomers like Seth Wilson, it is a true showcase of freestyle bullfighting.
The winner of each round will advance to Saturday’s championship, with those who don’t moving on to Friday’s Wild Card for one final chance to make it to the championship.
“I have a chance to make a pretty fat statement,” said Wilson, a 17-year-old phenom from Jackson, Wyo. “I came here looking for the win, and this could be what it takes.”
Wilson will among the nine bullfighters competing Thursday, and he’s in the same 3-man section with Rutkowski, the BFO’s first world champion and the season leader. Wilson advanced out of last week’s Qualifier Rounds with the highest score so far, an 87.5-point fight Sunday afternoon.
“I knew that it was possible that I could draw into this,” Wilson said of facing off against the biggest name in the sport. “I’m super excited. This is really a dream come true.”
Thursday’s bouts will feature matchups like qualifier Dustin Konig of Ault, Colo., in the same section with Kris Furr and Schell Apple, both of whom are among the top 9 men in the world. Qualifiers Conner Rowley of Westcliffe, Colo., and Ely Sharkey of Ainsworth, Neb., are matched with Inman, the No. 2 man in the standings who still has a good shot to catch Rutkowski for the world title.
With the mix of some of the greatest fighting bulls in the sport, BFO is poised for the most exciting four days of the season.