BFO COMING TO THE

STATE FAIR OF TEXAS!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

August 31, 2021

 

DALLAS, Texas - Bullfighters Only (BFO) has announced a ground-breaking event during the 2021 State Fair of Texas.

 

This year will not only feature Texas vs. Oklahoma on the football field, but on the arena dirt as well.

 

On October 9th, the same day as the 117th meeting of the Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners football teams, BFO will produce the “Red River Rumble” at the historic Fair Park Coliseum. This high-intensity competition pits man vs. beast and will feature 8 of the world’s most talented and courageous freestyle bullfighters.

 

The State Fair of Texas, founded in 1887, attracts more than 2M visitors per year. Fair Park Coliseum, nestled beside the famous Cotton Bowl, was home to the first National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in 1959. It has been decades since this 7,000 seat arena has been used for western events during the State Fair.

 

“We are so excited to bring rodeo events back to the State Fair of Texas” explains Daryl Real, Senior Vice President of Agriculture and Livestock. “To tie BFO in with the tradition of that building, the energy is going to be through the roof.”

 

“We can’t wait to thrill this huge audience, many who are likely seeing BFO for the first time” says Joey Austin, CEO of Bullfighters Only. “What an honor to be partnered with this iconic event.”

 

The BFO “Red River Rumble” will be held October 9th, 2021 at 6PM at the Fair Park Coliseum. General admission is included with a SFOT ticket. VIP tickets go on sale Friday, September 6th at bullfightersonly.com. Cowboy Channel will broadcast the event.

 

 

About Bullfighters Only: BFO was founded by bullfighters and is Freestyle Bullfighting's Premier Professional League. BFO features an international roster of elite athletes competing against the meanest fighting bulls for the largest purses in the history of the sport. BFO is committed to the humane treatment of our extraordinary animal athletes.

 

Ground Breaking BFO D-Camp

Beau Schueth and Weston Rutkowski are in the mecca of bullfighting. The two BFO superstars have touched ground in Aguascalientes where they will put on the first of many Bullfighters Only Development Camps south of the border. 

 

BFO has partnered with Bullfighters Mexico to bring the two worlds together. BFM’s mission is to bring American Freestyle Bullfighting to the mother land and create a league where Mexico’s citizens have some of the same opportunities that the U.S. athletes have.

 

Schueth and Rutkowski will instruct a 3-day school, teaching students all of the in’s and out’s of the game. But the fun doesn’t stop there, the two BFO superstars will also be performing on Sunday, August 22nd, in front of a packed house. 

 

Schueth Strikes Again

 

Beau Schueth stunned a record crowd in Fortuna, California on Friday, July 16th, taking home the coveted Sequoia Cup trophy. 

 

Schueth topped a talented field of 12 BFO invitees and dominated the event from start to finish. Schueth went 82 in the long round to then beat out Alex McWilliams, Weston Rutkowski, and Bryce Redo in the Championship Round. 

 

Schueths victory wasn’t the only thing to celebrate in Fortuna. The rodeo celebrated it's Centennial year with a record-attendance almost doubling its past record. 

 

The Rookies Take Over Reno Rodeo

 

In his Reno Rodeo Rookie debut, Austin Ashley bests many BFO legends to take home the Reno Rodeo title. 

Round 1 of the bullfights was survival of the fittest. Beau Schueth proved he was up to the challenge beating Ely Sharkey by one point and moving on to the Championship Round. 

Round 2 was filled with injuries and triumphs. Aaron Mercer and Alex McWilliams were both injured and ended their fights with a No Score. Austin Ashley however had an incredible 85 point fight and took home the round win!

Round 3 was “Rookie vs. BFO Legends,” where the underdog took down two Goliaths. Conner Larrivee, the BFO D-Camp recruit, put up the highest marked bullfight of the week with an 87 point fight while his opponents, Weston Rutkowski and Toby Inman, failed to rise to the occasion. 

The Short Round roster was left with two rookies and BFO sensation, Beau Schueth. Larrivee started off the Short Round with a 80.5 point fight but was injured at the very end of the fight, leaving him with a shattered knee cap. Austin Ashley followed Larrivee’s fight with a flawless 88.5 point fight. Schueth was the last guy of the night and was unable to match Ashley’s fight. Schueth scored an 86 and took home 2nd.

 

Round 1:
Dillon Idleman- 75 pts

Ely Sharkey- 80 pts

Beau Schueth- 81 pts

 

Round 2:

Austin Ashley- 85 pts

Alex McWilliams-NS

Aaron Mercer- NS

 

Round 3:

Weston Rutkowski-73pts

Conner Larrivee-87pts

Toby Inman- 72pts

 

Championship Round:

Conner Larrivee- 80.5pts

Austin Ashley-88.5pts

Beau Schueth- 86pts

BULLFIGHTERS HONOR BFO PIONEER ROSS HILL

 

You may not have recognized your favorite bullfighter at the recent BFO in Athens, TX.  Beau Schueth, Toby Inman, Ely Sharkey, Weston Rutkowski and Aaron Mercer (Pictured L-R) ditched their own trademark styles to honor a BFO Pioneer recently lost to an ATV accident, the "Alabama Slamma" Ross Hill.  For one night, these BFO stars donned white shirts and red bandanas as a tribute to one of the most captivating personalities the sport has ever known.

 

3x BFO World Champion and the rest of the rodeo world poured out their condolences and memories of Ross.  Weston lamented, "I learned what it took to be at the top of my game [from Ross].  He was an innovator of the sport, motivator to anyone and everyone that would listen, counselor to the younger generation, and role model to everyone who was afraid to be themselves.  I love you and will miss you.  You will never be forgotten."

 

As the BFO hits our next tour stop in Reno, NV June 22-25, rest assured Ross Hill's memory will continue to be a source of inspiration for these athletes.

 

Athens, TX Results:

 

Friday Night:

 

1. Aaron Mercer - 89 pts

1. Weston Rutkoswki - 89 pts

3. Beau Schueth - 84 pts

4. Ely Sharkey - 80 pts

5. Toby Inman - 73 pts

 

Saturday Night:

 

1. Aaron Mercer - 88 pts

1. Beau Schueth - 88 pts

3. Weston Rutkowski - 83 pts

4. Ely Sharkey - 82 pts

5. Toby Inman - 73 pts

 

Average Payout:

 

1. Aaron Mercer - $2,500

2/3. Weston Rutkowski - $1,375

2/3. Beau Schueth - $1,375

4. Ely Sharkey - $500

5. Toby Inman - $250

 

 

 

About Bullfighters Only: BFO was founded by bullfighters and is Freestyle Bullfighting's Premier Professional League. BFO features an international roster of elite athletes competing against the meanest fighting bulls for the largest purses in the history of the sport.

 

BFO Partners: Cavender’s, Pendleton Whisky, Hooey Brands, Flexfit, Rock and Roll Denim, W-W and Gold Buckle Beer.

 

CAVENDER'S COWTOWN SHOWDOWN AIRS FEB. 28TH

 

The Cowboy Channel will broadcast BFO's first major event of 2021 on Sunday, February 28th at 7:30PM CST.  To find the Cowboy Channel in your area, check HERE.  You can also watch all the action on the Cowboy Channel Plus app.

 

The Cowboy Channel will continue to broadcast BFO Tour events throughout 2021.  Stay tuned for our updated schedule!

 

  

About Bullfighters Only: BFO was founded by bullfighters and is Freestyle Bullfighting's Premier Professional League. BFO features an international roster of elite athletes competing against the meanest fighting bulls for the largest purses in the history of the sport.

 

BFO Partners: Cavender’s, Pendleton Whisky, Hooey Brands, Flexfit, Rock and Roll Denim, W-W and Gold Buckle Beer.

 

BFO HEADS BACK TO COWTOWN!

 

 

FORT WORTH, TX - After hosting the wildly successful BFO World Championship in December, the gladiators of BFO are set to return to the Fort Worth Stockyards for an electric night on Saturday February 20th.

 

 

Scheduled to compete: Reigning 2-time BFO World Champion Aaron Mercer, 3-time BFO World Champion Weston Rutkowski, “Silent Assassin” Beau Schueth, Toby “Demo Man’ Inman, Alex McWilliams, Dylan Idleman, Dekevis “Air” Jordan, Ely Sharkey, Austin Ashley, Seth Wilson, Ben Walton and Justin Ward.

To make the night even more special, BFO is adding music!  The incomparable Red Shahan hits the stage at approximately 9:30PM to keep the party going until 1AM.

 

Tickets start at $25.  VIP Options include pre-show tour and meet-n-greet.  Buy your tickets HERE.

 

  

About Bullfighters Only: BFO was founded by bullfighters and is Freestyle Bullfighting's Premier Professional League. BFO features an international roster of elite athletes competing against the meanest fighting bulls for the largest purses in the history of the sport.

 

BFO Partners: Cavender’s, Pendleton Whisky, Hooey Brands, Flexfit, Rock and Roll Denim, W-W and Gold Buckle Beer.