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Xtreme Bulls update: Cody Whitney wows crowd at San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – Cody Whitney circled San Antonio on his calendar to make his 2011 season debut, and it’s proven to be a smashing success.

Whitney swept both rounds Saturday afternoon at the AT&T Center, recording 184 points on two head to win the Seminole Hard Rock Xtreme Bulls event, presented by B&W Trailer Hitches, and a total of $24,449.

Whitney qualified for the short round after riding Andrews Rodeo’s Outlaw – a descendant of Andrews’ famous bull, Bodacious – for 91.5 points and taking the long-round lead from Clayton Foltyn, who picked up the first qualified ride of the afternoon with a 90-pointer on Burch Rodeo’s Jingle Bob.

With the final ride of the event, Whitney turned D&H Cattle’s Slim Chance into a bit of a misnomer, earning 92.5 points and taking the title from Stormy Wing, who finished with 177.5 points on two.

“I don’t think you could ask for much more,” Whitney said. “I was pretty confident getting on that last bull. I rode him here at the Xtreme Bulls last year in the long round, and I went 92 on him. I knew I had enough bull to get enough points to win, so it was up to me to stay on him.”

Whitney, who sat out the entire month of January to recover from ligament damage to his right (riding) thumb, said he came into San Antonio confident after his performance at the 2010 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, where he finished fourth in the average and won $70,048.

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“Las Vegas went very well for me,” Whitney said. “I guess it could have gone better, like it could for anybody. I had to go sit at home (with the injured thumb), but luckily, I came back and was able to ride as well as I did in Las Vegas.”

SAN ANTONIO – Cody Whitney circled San Antonio on his calendar to make his 2011 season debut, and it’s proven to be a smashing success.

Whitney swept both rounds Saturday afternoon at the AT&T Center, recording 184 points on two head to win the Seminole Hard Rock Xtreme Bulls event, presented by B&W Trailer Hitches, and a total of $24,449.

Whitney qualified for the short round after riding Andrews Rodeo’s Outlaw – a descendant of Andrews’ famous bull, Bodacious – for 91.5 points and taking the long-round lead from Clayton Foltyn, who picked up the first qualified ride of the afternoon with a 90-pointer on Burch Rodeo’s Jingle Bob.

With the final ride of the event, Whitney turned D&H Cattle’s Slim Chance into a bit of a misnomer, earning 92.5 points and taking the title from Stormy Wing, who finished with 177.5 points on two.

“I don’t think you could ask for much more,” Whitney said. “I was pretty confident getting on that last bull. I rode him here at the Xtreme Bulls last year in the long round, and I went 92 on him. I knew I had enough bull to get enough points to win, so it was up to me to stay on him.”

Whitney, who sat out the entire month of January to recover from ligament damage to his right (riding) thumb, said he came into San Antonio confident after his performance at the 2010 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, where he finished fourth in the average and won $70,048.

“Las Vegas went very well for me,” Whitney said. “I guess it could have gone better, like it could for anybody. I had to go sit at home (with the injured thumb), but luckily, I came back and was able to ride as well as I did in Las Vegas.”

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