Are you an artist looking to take your talent to the next level? Whether you play an instrument, sing, or dance, there are plenty of opportunities to showcase your skills in northern Las Vegas, NV. On Saturday, the city will host its first school mariachi competition at Craig Ranch Regional Park. Admission and parking are free, so don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!If you're looking for a more intense experience, head to the Golden Spike Arena in Ogden, Utah on Friday night. The Wasatch Mountains will be the backdrop for an action-packed BFO Utah championship.
With 12,000 points up for grabs, this event is one of the most anticipated of the year. Plus, the top four of the world ranking of Pendleton whisky will qualify for the historic Fight for Fifty at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas on August 19. At the Golden Spike Arena, three athletes had a mathematical chance of making it to the Top Four with a successful performance in Ogden. Rookie Layton Woodbury was one of them. He had to finish at least third if he wanted to displace California's Cole Bates and advance to Las Vegas.
After a tense fight that included a demonstration of skill and strength beyond his years, Woodbury won the Utah Championship - his second BFO Major victory in a month. After his victory, Woodbury said: “My main goal in coming here was to earn enough to fight for my share of those fifty thousand dollars. I knew that I was sitting in fifth place and that I had to break my butt and go after him.” Catch all the action on Facebook LIVE on August 19 at 18:00 CST. Tickets for the event are sold out. The BFO was founded by bullfighters and is the main professional Freestyle Bullfighting league. It presents an international list of elite athletes competing against the most treacherous fighting bulls for the biggest bags in the history of the sport.
BFO is committed to the humane treatment of its extraordinary animal athletes. On July 1st, Fort Worth will kick off early with an acoustic BFO Jam in the front lawn, along with games and beer stands starting at 5 p.m. Showtime for The Cavender's Cowtown Showdown is at 8 p.m. The lineup will include recently crowned BFO world champion Tyler Mansell who will return to San Antonio to avenge one of his toughest accidents of an otherwise stellar 2022 season. Weston Rutkowski, four-time world champion and undisputed legend, will seek to defend his Freestyle Fiesta title.
California boy Alex McWilliams is hoping to take a good first step towards his first world title. The legendary Díaz family will also show off their incredible equestrian skills. As BFO prepares for its World Championship scheduled for December, it will be a four-player race for the title awarded every year to the world champion of the main freestyle bullfighting league. Weston Rutkowski is currently in second place with 25,175 points. If he were to win a fifth title belt, it would tie him with Rob Smets as having the most world championships in freestyle bullfighting. The Texas team and Oklahoma team will have teams of five players and will go head-to-head in the first round at The Texas State Fair. There will be five winners from this round and four bullfighters who have obtained the highest scores will go on to compete in the championship round. The four finalists will face off against some of Penthouse Fighting Bulls' best animals to see who wins and leaves Dallas with most of the prize money and an advantage ahead of the BFO world final. On Saturday, August 20th at South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, four BFO athletes will compete for the largest single-lap bag in freestyle bullfighting history.
In association with The Run for a Million presented by Teton Ridge, BFO's Fight for Fifty will be broadcast LIVE on Cowboy Channel and broadcast around the world. Four-time world champion Weston Rutkowski is currently leading with Mansell close behind him. Alex McWilliams and Aaron Mercer are also two-time world champions who are hoping to take home their first title belt. The format helps highlight the symphony of a freestyle bullfight where men use their athletic skills and knowledge of bulls while facing agile Mexican fighting bulls bred specifically for this type of fight. Based on a 100-point scale, bulls can score up to 50 points for their aggressiveness, athleticism and ability to stay in the fight while bullfighters can score up to 50 points for their performance by staying close to animals while maneuvering around or even on them. The Red River Rumble is also an opportunity to highlight university rivalry that has lasted more than 120 years. The champion of this event will be able to carry that title and all its bragging rights on either side of Red River which divides Oklahoma and Texas. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! Catch all these incredible athletes as they compete against each other and some of Penthouse Fighting Bulls' best animals at The Run for a Million presented by Teton Ridge on August 20th at South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas.