Cal Cam Fair Featured Freestyle Bullfighting Thursday Night
Yea, you read that right! Last night's Cal-Cam fair featured 6 guys voluntarily running towards, then away from, an angry bull. The even was the first time the Cal-Cam fair has ever had something of the sort, and with the crowd attending, it certainly won't be the last. Announcer, and Rodeo Maestro, Kenny Kyle told me,
"It's great to see this many people out here in the stands on a Thursday night to the fair, when these Cowboys get done being tossed around the dirt, they're going to leave with some money in their pocket, and the crowd will leave with smiles on their faces."
The name of the game is to get as close as you can to the bull as he chases you, without getting mauled by the "business end" of him. 2 judges watch over and score them over how close they get, how they dodge the bull, and how well the bull reacts (plus a few more things, but i stopped paying attention as one of them flew up 6 feet in the air).
The Cowboys running for their life last night were: Ethan Pitman, Hunter Allen, Glen Patrick, Blake Miller, Riley McKettrick, and Dylan Idleman. After the first round was over, the 2 top scores went on to a sudden death (no pun intended) match. McKettrick and Patrick were the top 2 cowboys set to compete, with McKettrick pulling off the victory and winning, not only the money, but the first Cal-Cam Freestyle Bullfighting competition Buckle.
If you missed it this year, don't worry, it WILL be back, Kenny Kyle assured me. Thanks to Kenny Kyle and the Cal-Cam fair for letting me tag along and enjoy a great night of rodeo things!
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