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Carr bulls bring top riders to Silver City

SILVER CITY, N.M. – Sage Kimzey had great success on Pete Carr bucking bulls last season in route to his first Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association bull riding world championship.

“Pete Carr’s got a great set of bucking stock,” said Kimzey, 20, of Strong City, Okla. “It’s awesome what he’s done.”

It’s what the Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo firm brings with it at the Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo, set for 8 p.m. Thursday, June 4-Saturday, June 6, at Southwest Horseman’s Park.

What Carr did in 2014 was have one of the greatest bull herds in the stock contracting business, featuring 11 that were selected to buck at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. He also had 10 bulls at the 2013 NFR.

Over the last two seasons, Carr had more bulls at the NFR than any other stock contractor in the PRCA. It’s a telling statement, but the benefit falls squarely on the shoulders of the cowboys that ride them for a living.

In fact, the bull riders selected Poker Face as one of the top three bulls of the year. The 8-year-old black-and-white animal has yet to be ridden, including two buckoffs at the NFR.

Take Kimzey. In 2014, he won a share of the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo title with a 92-point ride on Lineman, a bull that’s been selected to buck at the NFR each of the last three seasons. In December, the tandem matched up again during the third go-round in Las Vegas. The result was another winning ride.

In all, Kimzey earned more than $22,000 on Lineman, a 7-year-old black-and-white paint. Kimzey was one of numerous cowboys who cashed big paychecks on Pete Carr bulls last season. Reserve world champion Joe Frost of Randlett, Utah, was one of them.

At the NFR, Frost won the first go-round by riding the previously unridden Rattler. That $19,000 payday helped the 22-year-old cowboy kick start a solid run in the City of Lights, where he earned more than $104,000.

“That was pretty special for us to be part of the first go-round wins for both of those great young cowboys,” said Carr, whose firm was recognized as one of the top five stock contracting companies in the PRCA each of the past two seasons. “Joe and Sage are good for rodeo, and I hope we’re matched up with them often.”

The feeling is mutual. The cowboys know when they arrive at a Carr-produced rodeo, they’ll have a chance to ride something phenomenal.

“Pete Carr puts on a great rodeo,” said Kimzey, who also won the event title in Claremore, Okla., last May on another NFR bull, Hermes. “I’m thankful he loves the sport of rodeo so much and wants it to be so great.”

 For more information contact Ted Harbin (660) 254-1900 or imteditor@gmail.com.

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