MONTE VISTA – Chance Moorman of Lytle, Texas, won the 2022 Bullfighters Only (BFO) Colorado Championship Saturday, July 9, at the Ski Hi Complex.
The event drew nine of the top bullfighters in the country. The bullfighters were divided into three three-man rounds with each being in the arena with a Mexican fighting bull for one minute.
The scores were based half on the bullfighters’ skill and quickness and the rest on the bull’s aggressiveness. Each had to run for at least 40 seconds in order to receive a score.
In the first round was Dylan Idleman of Madill, Texas, Alex McWilliams of Paso Robles, and Aaron Mercer of Calgary, Alberta.
Idleman opened the round with a 78-point score and McWilliams followed with 79 points. Mercer, a two-time BFO world champion, won the round with an 83-point effort.
The second round was comprised of Cauy Kraut of Wickenburg, Ariz., Austin Ashley of Purcell, Okla., and Moorman.
Kraut had a good score to begin the round with 85 points. Ashley had a 79-point run, and Moorman won the round with 87 points.
In the third round were Chance Orcutt of Kersey, Tyler Mansell of Caldwell, Idaho, and four-time world champion Weston Rutowski of Haskell, Texas.
Orcutt began the round with 86 ½ points. Mansell scored 83 ½, and Rutkowski scored 85.
Mercer, Moorman and Orcutt all advanced to the championship round. In this round, the bullfighters began with a zero score.
Mercer began the championship round with 86 ½ points. Moorman did one point better with 87 ½. Orcutt also had a good round but ended up with 81 points.
By winning the championship, Moorman received a $10,000 check.
The event was being billed as a precursor to the 100th anniversary of the Ski-Hi Stampede later this month, July 21-24.