Howdy Cloud clinches win on opening night of Rapid City Xtreme Bulls
Howdy Cloud of Kountze, TX, claims a second victory in Rapid City during the first performance of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Xtreme Bulls tour held during the Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo®. He turned in a total score of 168 on two bulls edging out Dalton Votaw of Liberty, TX, who finished second with a total score of 161 on two bulls. Cloud claimed his first Rapid City Xtreme Bulls victory back in 2011.
Timber Lake, SD, native, Ardie Maier, finished third with a total score of 155 on two bulls. Cloud, Votaw, and Maier were the only three to make two qualified rides in the Wrangler Championship Round.
Cloud secured his place in the top ten for the Wrangler Championship Round by riding Red Eye from stock contractors Southwicks Rocky Mt. Rodeo for 84 points. But, Clint Craig of Milsap, TX, and Taylor Toves of Stephenville, TX, took the lead in the long go-round with a score of 88. Both cowboys had a no score in the final round.
Complete results from the Wrangler Championship Round are:
• Ty Clearwater – LaCygne, KS: No Score
• Dalton Votaw – Liberty, TX: 80
• Shawn Coleman – Springfield, SD: No Score
• Ardie Maier – Timber Lake, SD: 74
• Scottie Knapp – Albuquerque, NM: No Score
• Clayton Savage – Casper, WY: No Score
• Howdy Cloud – Kountze, TX: 84
• Cody Teel – Kountze, TX: No Score
• Clint Craig – Milsap, TX: No Score
• Taylor Toves – Stephenville, TX: No Score
The Xtreme Bulls Tour format features 35 cowboys participating in a long-go each night with the top 10 riders brought back for a short round. The Rapid City champion will be crowned based on the highest total score from both nights of competition. Monies won at PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour stops count towards the 2013 PRCA World Standings, which determine qualifiers for the Wrangler NFR in Las Vegas. Seventy of the world’s top bull riders will converge on the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center to compete for $52,000. F