Brazilian Cristiano Figuerdo Wins Custer County Classic XXI

The Custer County Classic Bullriding Event is in the books for another year. 34 riders took part as the crowd was once again entertained to its fullest. The night began with a skydiver bringing in our nation’s flag from above to set the tone for what would be an exciting night. Eight riders recorded qualified rides in the opening go. Custer County cowboy Brett McAbee of Ansley got the crowd on its feet as he was able to hang for the required eight seconds. However, his score of 70 was not quite good enough to place in the top 7 to make it into the short go. In the short go, 3 riders were able to put together another qualified ride. Hayden Harris of Durant, OK scored an 81 on his second bull to give him a total of 157 on his two rides. Creek Young of Rogersville, MO would soon follow and take over the lead by the narrowest of margins. Young scored an 80 on his second ride to put him in front by just a half point. However, the best ride of the night would be the last one. Cristiano Figuerdo ended the night with an 84 point ride which was the highest score of the night. When added to his opening ride score of 82, the Brazilian cowboy took the title with a combined score of 166.

The night also featured a freestyle bull fighting competition which was won by Dayton Spiel of Parade, South Dakota.