Thursday, February 23, 2006

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Classic Draw Round One

This weekend finds the cowboys of the PBR's BFTS rolling into St. Louis, Missouri for the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Classic event. For go round one, the match-up of bulls to riders is impressive. Herbert Bucking Bulls Shane will face Australian veteran Greg Potter. Potter is riding just shy of 40 percent of his bulls, while Shane has bucked off 83 percent of his riders in his career. Another interesting match up involves Ironman J.W. Hart on the bull Rotton Cotton from Curtis Mendell. Rotton Cotton is a bull who has his good days, and bad ones. His 'good' days see riders either ending up in the dirt, or making above 90 point rides. On the rare times that he doesn't show as well, his riders put up scores in the very low eighties. Depending on which side of Rotton Cotton shows up, and whether or not J.W. is feeling healthy, this match up has the potential to be the go round winner, but they will face some heavy competition. One interesting combination will be the brand new rookie Francisco Felix against Roy Carter Bucking Bulls' star Kid Rock. Ridden just six out of 44 trips, Kid Rock has an average ride score of 91.3. One veteran to the sport, Cord McCoy, will face off with Paradise Farm Rodeo Genetics bull Paleface. Paleface was last ridden by Brian Herman at the 2005 world finals for 91 points. A second old time bull from Paradise Farms, Dimaggio, will be attempted by rookie Kyle Cudmore, who has already proven he can ride the rank ones. In just one event he covered two out of three bulls he attempted, and has already put up his first 90+ point ride. Last weekend's winner Sean Willingham will face Diamond S bull Shanghai. Shanghai has been ridden two out of three trips with an average ride score of 73.6. Unless Shanghai picks up his game, and if Willingham rides him, this matchup likely won't be a winner in the go round, and could even end up resulting in a re-ride option for Willingham. This will truely be an event worth watching.

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