POCATELLO, Idaho - Former Grant County Rodeo Club bull rider Dustin Elliott brought a packed Holt Arena crowd to its feet with a 94-point ride at the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo Saturday night, March 20.
Riding a bull named Broken Bones, the former Grant County resident proved to be master over his rank mount which had the reputation of not being ridden too often.
The victory earned Elliott the gold championship belt buckle and a very healthy pay check for the evening's work.
"The quality of the bulls at this event was outstanding," Elliott commented.
Shortly after the Pocatello event, Elliott was off to Houston, Texas, where he placed third in the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association Houston Extreme Bulls event on Sunday.
Elliott is currently in second place in the Jack Daniels world standings.
Earlier in the season, Elliott won first place prize money at the Extreme Bulls Challenge in Austin, Texas, and pocketed $14,000 for a second-place finish in the Extreme Bulls Tour event in San Antonio, Texas.
He also won the bull riding at Belton, Texas, with a 90-point ride and then won an additional $5,000 aboard the bounty bull.
At another San Antonio PRCA event, he finished second overall.
Grant County's Trevor Knowles also had a big pay day San Antonio, winning over $13,000 for a 3.9 second run which was good enough to win the steer wrestling event.
"This is my biggest win," Knowles said, "and I'm not sure that it has totally sunk in yet."
Highlights of Elliott's ride in the Pocatello Rodeo will be broadcast on the Outdoor Life channel on Sunday, April 11.