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11.11.2015
63 Half Nutz

It is no secret that the bull labeled 63 Half Nutz is a bucker. With only one qualified ride on the stat sheet within Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association competition (three total career rides) this well pedigreed 5 year old athlete finished third in the PRCA Bull of the Year race for 2015 and loads out to Las Vegas next month for the second time in two years to perform at the PRCA’s Superbowl, the WNFR.

63 Half Nutz is a product of the continual mixology rough stock breeders pray for yearly when they blend the genes and test the pedigrees of great bucking stock.

Over the course of his PRCA career, Half Nutz has been ridden just one time, but that was one of the top-marked rides of 2015. When matched with the talented bull, Scottie Knapp was 93 points to win the West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo in late June.

Knapp had this to say about the bull, “He’s definitely a round-winner and the real deal,” Knapp said. “If I had one to pick, that’d be the one. Even after I rode him, he’s still a bucker. That’s where you find your true bucking bulls, the ones that keep bucking that well even after they’ve been rode. That’s what we’re looking for if you want to win.”

Before the first latch is cracked on his chute, it should be pointed out that his relatives have seen the dirt at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas - collectively probably more than any other bull on the WNFR Stock list, but don’t hold us to that statistic.

Sired by the great Buckeye, the 2009 PRCA Bull of the Year, who happens to be a son of the great Panhandle Slim (3 X PBR Finals bulls), and is out of a Dillinger (1999 WNFR bull) cow.

Bred and raised by Ken King of Box K Cattle Co., the strikingly handsome black white-faced bull has maintained a 90.91% buck off percentage during his career, which started as a super star futurity calf. 63 competed and found success in the competition based ABBI and UBBI circuits before finding a permanent place on the trailer for Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo.

He has made appearances at the World Finals in all three of the three major bull riding associations and when pitted against this year’s contestant list he is 1 for 5. He has bucked off Stall, Teel, Bownds, and Breding in the past.

He bucked off Joe Frost in round 7 of the 2014 NFR.  He reappeared again on Joe’s dance card at the CBR Eldorado Resort Casino Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding in Bossier City last March and Joe rode him for 91 points in the final Shoot Out round.

Will we see a rematch at the WNFR or will one of the other ten get a chance for big points on this great bucking bull?

What makes this bull so elusive? According to bull man Billy Jones, “He is hot and quick.”

 

Year       Attempts             Buckoff %            Avg Mark            

2015       14                           85.71%                  22.21    

2014       18                           94.44%                  21.49    

2013       1                                100%                  21.13    

Career    33                            90.91%                 21.782   


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