The top 10 advanced to Saturday night’s late final at Weber Arena. But the tone was set during Friday night’s first-round action of the K-State Invitational Bull Bash with six riders posting scores.
In all, 30 cowboys rode both Friday and Saturday nights trying to get to the championship, or money, round. The final results were not available by press time.
But on Friday, it was Matt May, who took the top spot with an 84 riding Gator. Justin Morgan wasn’t far behind, posting an 80, after getting his eight-second ride on Purple Wave.
Austin Gross scored a 78 on Small Slice of Satan and Jordan Sammons rode to a 77 atop Nightlight. Colton McKellips was the first to post a score Friday, as he was awarded a 70-point score after riding Bobcat.
There was one scary moment early in the event Friday when David King was injured after being stepped on after he was bucked off the bull, Diggy Diggy.com. Following a 10-minute delay in the action, King was carried out on a stretcher and transported to Mercy Regional Health Center where he was reportedly treated for a broken leg.