Port Orchard athlete will test his skills against BFO’s best


KENT, WA. – Ever since bursting onto the freestyle bullfighting this summer, Anthony Morse has been a force to be reckoned with. 


Now, he’s earned the opportunity to try and match talents against the world’s best at the accesso ShoWare Center during the BFO Kent Cup, set for this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (Oct. 26) 


“From the time I started bullfighting, I’ve seen the BFO and looked up to it,” said Morse, 20, of nearby Port Orchard, Washington. “It is the biggest freestyle bullfighting there is. It’s the whole magnitude of it. It means a lot.” 


It should. He has been a dominating events on the United States Bullfighting tour, a BFO affiliate created to support the sport’s growth at a grassroots level. Now, he will face the top contestants in the BFO, freestyle bullfighting’s premier organization.    FULL STORY...


America's most dangerous sport lands in Kent on Oct. 26


KENT, Wash. – The most extreme spectacle on dirt returns to Washington for the Bullfighters Only Kent Cup, set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the accesso ShoWare Center. 


This isn’t traditional bullfighting, and no, the bulls are not harmed. The American version of bullfighting was developed as a competition between rodeo clowns in the late 1970s. In 2019, the sport has evolved into a full fledged action sport with over 70 BFO tour stops this season alone.  


The BFO Kent Cup will feature the top ranked athletes in the sport. With points counting towards the Pendleton Whisky World Standings, the event can provide a major springboard to athletes as they head into the year-end Championship – December 4-15 at Tropicana Las Vegas. 


“With all the money on the line in Kent, everyone will bring their A-game,” claims the sport’s #1 ranked athlete, Aaron Mercer. “The world title is what matters, and winning the Kent Cup would be a big step towards that. I’m not taking my foot off the throttle.”


Scoring is based on a 100-point scale. Athletes can earn up to 50 points for how well they control the bull while maneuvering around, and often over-top of the charging animal. They can gain extra credit from the judges for adding unique style and degree of difficulty with tricks like frontflips and backflips. The fighting bull also contributes up to 50 points, gaining merit for his quickness, aggression and willingness to stay engaged with the bullfighter.   FULL STORY...