Sedro-Woolley Riding and Racing Club
Home of the
3rd and 4th of July Rodeo
Home of the annual July 3rd and 4th Rodeo
Sedro-Woolley Riding Club
|2018||Caleb McMillan||Soap Lake||Uptown||78|
|2016||Wyatt Covington||Omak||Tobasco Fiasco||79|
|2015||Caleb McMillan||Soap Lake||91 Tornado Alley||71|
Unlike the other roughstock contestants, bull riders are not required to spur. No wonder. It's usually impressive enough just to remain seated for eight seconds on an animal that may weigh more than a ton and is as quick as he is big. Upper body control and strong legs are essential to riding bulls. The rider tries to remain forward, or "over his head," at all times. Leaning back could cause him to be whipped forward when the bull bucks. Judges watch for good body position and other factors, including: use of the free arm and spurring action.
Although not required, spurring will add points to the rider's score. As in all the riding events, half of the score is bull riding is determined by the contestant's performance and the other half is based on the animal's efforts. A bull rider will be disqualified for touching the animal, himself or his equipment with his free hand or bucking off.