XTREME BULLS IN­VI­TA­TIONAL A HIT

The Southwest Booster - - FRONT PAGE - STEVEN MAH SOUTH­WEST BOOSTER

Edgar Du­razo cov­ered both bulls he drew to win the Cody Sny­der Xtreme Bulls In­vi­ta­tional on Satur­day.

Mex­ico’s Edgar Du­razo rode both of his bulls to win the Cody Sny­der Xtreme Bulls In­vi­ta­tional in Swift Cur­rent on Satur­day.

Du­razo, 27, had one of nine qual­i­fied rides in the Long-go when he to­taled 83 points on Mr. Le­git.

Du­razo was one of only two eight-sec­ond rides in the Cham­pi­onship Round when he scored to 88.5 points, to fin­ish ahead of Ty El­lis, who earned 86.5 points.

“I feel very blessed to be here. It was def­i­nitely a bless­ing to win. I drew two pretty good bulls and did my job, that’s all I can do is keep rid­ing them. It’s awe­some. A nice lit­tle town, lots of sup­port here,” said the na­tive of Moctezuma, Mex­ico.

Du­razo said he didn’t know much about the Vold Rodeo bull Strong Arm, who he drew in the cham­pi­onship round, but he did get an in­side tip from the stock con­trac­tor.

“He told me that bull he go down on the front ev­ery time, so do your best to take him out be­cause he won’t get up. I pulled my rope and as soon as I pulled it he go down and never stand up. So I just take my wrap and get him out that was the best that I could do be­cause he’s so good. It felt good rid­ing him.”

Du­razo took home $5,136 for his cham­pi­onship per­for­mance in Swift Cur­rent.

Du­razo had com­peted in a Cody Sny­der event in Swift Cur­rent four years ago and fin­ished in the top five. He said his sea­son is off to a good start in 2019.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to this year to have the best year.”

STEVEN MAH/SOUTH­WEST BOOSTER

Mex­ico’s Edgar Du­razo rode Mr. Le­git in the Long-go on his way to a cham­pi­onship at the Cody Sny­der Ex­treme Bulls In­vi­ta­tional.

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