“It was a great night.”
Devin Hutchinson was emphatic in talking about his second annual Invitational Sunflower State Chute Out bull riding competition at Burlingame.
“It took a lot to put all of this on,” admitted the event coordinator PBR Professional Bull Rider from Emporia.
“But once it all came together it was well worth it,” he declared.
“Family, friends, fellow competitors and contractors came together to have a night doing what we love,” Hutchinson verified.
“Despite the cold conditions, the crowd was hot and so were the bulls and the riders,” Hutchinson exclaimed.
Results verify just that as Justin Meade of Holcomb “took it all home,” Hutchinson acknowledged.
“Justin marked 79-points in the long go-round,” Hutchinson said. “Then his ‘huge’ 90-points on 427 Mob Life from Griffith Bucking Bulls in the short-go clinched the championship.”
Meade took home $1,251 in payback, a custom buckle from Molly’s Silversmiths and a new 10X Bailey from Hatman Jacks.
Second through sixth went to Keith Hall, Blakey, Georgia; Kyle Jones, Troy, Missouri; Jackson Ward, Wichita; Garfield Wilson, Wichita; and Cash Toews, Canton.
“Our bull contractors champion was Griffith Bucking Bulls from Cedar Vale winning by a single point,” Hutchinson said.
Dillon Romine Bucking Bulls, Pratt, and David Wesson D-W Bucking Bulls, Delaware, Oklahoma, split second in the bull contractors’ competition.
There was a three way tie with Stratford/Devlin Bucking Bulls, Pratt; Zane Cook Rocking C Bucking Bulls, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma; and Cooper Kanngiesser Bucking Bulls, Attica.
Miss Rodeo Kansas 2020 Tiffany McCaffrey, Hays, carried Old Glory in the grand entry and assisted with awards presentations.
Future champion cowboys and cowgirls competed in the mutton busting with Talon Price of Reading named the champion.