By Rhonda Stewart
Phoenix Rodeo Columnist
As previously promised, here’s a little information about a prominent bull which will be here late this month, one you won’t want to miss.
Four-year-old bull Ain’t Scared has had about 25 outs and has only been ridden twice in those outs. He was ridden last summer at T-Bones in Tahlequah for 92 points. The only other time he was ridden was in Fort Worth at the Cowtown Colisieum on Dec. 30, 2012 by one of the Brazilians for a score of 85. He has competed in the United Bucking Bull Incorporated (UBBI) events in Wills Point, Texas, where he placed ninth out 50 bulls. He also competed with the same group in Tunica, Miss., and placed fourth out of 44 bulls.
Larry Miller of Coweta raised him from a baby and did all of his training, hauling him to competitions and practices. Ain’t Scared is very well taken care of. He is on a special diet. He is very mild tempered until you make him mad, can be very aggressive if he is cornered and stands well in the chute. He will be competing in a lot of the UBBI events this year. He is a grandson to the bull White Out from Rafter D Ranch, Bobby and Debbie Stallings and a grandson of M 33 Dog from the McCoy ranch, Denny and Cord McCoy.
Ain’t Scared will be competing in the Bull Riders, Inc., 2012 Finals to be held here at the Muskogee Civic Center on Jan. 25-26. There will be 30 of the BRI top bull riders entered with contestants coming from seven states. The bull riders will be at the Creek Nation Casino at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, for a meet-and-greet and back at the casino for an after party following each performance of the finals.
Sponsors of the finals will be Muskogee Civic Center, Muskogee Chamber of Commerce, and Muscogee Creek Nation Casino. We always need to thank our sponsors for making the events bigger and better.
Advance tickets are available at the Civic Center box office. Admission at the door will be $12 for adults, kids $6, and five and under free.
A photo of Ain’t Scared is on the online version of this column.
Tonight Rangeline Arena will have team roping practice from 6-7:30 p.m. for $20 per horse, followed by a #12 slide jackpot, pick one draw two at $50 a roper.
Saturday night at Rangeline, team roping practice is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at $20 per horse/rider, followed by a #10 with an #8 Incentive, pick one draw one $40 a roper enter up to five times, capped at #6. For more information on the Rangeline roping call Rick Hubler (918) 557-9951.
Barton Arena Productions would like to say congratulations to the big winners last Saturday night at Double D Arena in Poteau. Tanner Ward and Fred Jones split the cash pot and won the average. Steve Black and Nick Harper were the Incentive winners. Behind Ward and Jones was Larry James and Perry Smith in second, Dustin Hamlin and Kent White in third, Black and Harper fourth, and fifth to Logan Byrd and Clint Crane.
This Sunday the Professional Bull Riders will be at the Winston-Salem Invitational at Winston-Salem, N.C. The 15/15 Bucking Battle will air at 1 p.m. on CBS. The invitational airs at 7 p.m. on the CBS Sports Network
Reach Rhonda Stewart with rodeo news or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org or (918) 869-1498.