Cody Campbell, who was born in Summerville, scores a 68 during the first round of the Ed Miller Xtreme Bull Riding Event at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show Thursday evening in Union. Campbell ended up in seventh place. (CHRIS BAXTER/The Observer)
Weiser, Idaho, native only rider to make it eight seconds in the second round
Cody Campbell did not put on the show he had hoped for, but it was still a pleasant homecoming for the cowboy.
The Summerville native placed seventh in the fifth annual Ed Miller Xtreme Bull Riding Event at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show Thursday night in Union.
The event started with the initial round, where the top-10 finishers qualified for the second and final round.
Campbell was one of those riders, making it the required eight seconds on his bull in the first round. However, his bull was tamer than most, and he only scored a 68. During every ride, a rider is dependent on a bull as much as his own ride. Both the bull and rider have a possible 50 points apiece they can score.
“When your bull isn’t very good like mine wasn’t, all you can do is ride him and let the scores be what they may,” Campbell said. “I mean, I felt good about the ride. I rode him like I should have, he just wasn’t good enough.”
Campbell now resides in Eufaula, Okla., so the opportunity to perform in front of his hometown crowd was a reward in itself.
For the full story, see Friday's edition of The Observer