Big week in the BFO
Rutkowski has momentum heading into Colorado Springs & Vernal
The two-time reigning Bullfighters Only world champion is a man on a mission.
Weston Rutkowski has been chasing the top two men in the Pendleton Whisky World Standings all season, and he’s making up ground on leader Toby Inman and runner-up Kris Furr. He has earned $18,500 fighting bulls, with a big push coming June 30 when he won the Wrangler Bullfight Tour stop at the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede.
“That fight started of a little different than normal because my first bull was a little weak and I was awarded a re-fight,” said Rutkowski of Haskell, Texas. “Since I was the last guy, I didn’t have much time before I got my second bull. I had just enough time to catch my breath.
“When they loaded up Chute Boss, I was pretty excited. I’d never fought him, but I’d seen him go, and I knew I had the bull I needed to win.” READ MORE...
WATCH - BFO featured on HBO's VICE News
From VICE News:
"Freestyle bullfighting is kind of like the skateboard vert ramp event at the X-games, except the ramp has two massive horns, weighs 1,500 pounds, and desperately wants to kill you."
The rules are simple - you’ve got 60 seconds to pull off as many tricks as possible. The more dangerous and stylish, the more points. You also get points for how ferocious your opponent is. Whoever gets the most points walks home with the cash.
VICE News got ringside with a young star in the bullfighting world to find out why he won’t just settle down and get a nice, safe, desk job." READ MORE...