Nevada Newman wins Xtreme bulls title
June 8, 2012
Nevada Newman is studying aviation at Casper, WY, College and if his rookie season as a PRCA bull rider is any indication, it won’t be long before he can start pricing his own Cessna, Piper or Beech.
The 19-year-old from Melstone, MT, broke through on June 1 to secure his first Xtreme Bulls Tour title with 167-points on two head at Casey Jones Park. Newman finished fifth in the first round and won the final of the Division 2 event with an 85-point ride on Burns Rodeo’s Sex Appeal.
It added up to a $3,565 night and moved Newman from 40th to 31st in the world standings. He is second to Trey Benton III in the rookie standings.
“I really wanted to win Rookie of the Year this year,” Newman said, “but there are some really good bull riders in front of me. I’m going to hit the road hard this summer, and I still hope to make it to my first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.”
Newman, who this time last year was gearing up for the National High School Finals Rodeo, has already had three major wins in PRCA competition – the San Angelo, TX, Rodeo, the NILE Rodeo in Billings, MT, and now his first Xtreme Bulls title.
“I don’t really feel any pressure because I’m the youngest guy at a rodeo,” Newman said. “I’ve been learning a lot and I still get called ‘Rookie’ and that stuff and they give me a hard time, but it’s fun.”
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