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The life of a bull rider

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WATERLOO (KWWL)-- Bull riders from all across the United States will gather at the National Cattle Congress Friday and Saturday night for The Coors Bull Riding Classic.

The life of a bull rider defiantly isn't easy, especially when you look at what they're up against.

"We call it the original extreme sport. You never know what is going to happen with 50 animals. They all have their own personalities. They all have their own attitudes. You never know what they are going to do so there is always that element of dangers to conquer that animal for that night and get the money," said Wally Mosbrucker, rodeo manager.

Two hours before competition a bull is drawn for each rider. They then catch up with the breeder or talk to another competitor who has rode that bull to get an official game plan.

"They all have to be sorted and brought in accordingly. Each rider gets their rope on and gets the bull frazzled up. They then get set, nod their head and see what happens for the next eight seconds,"said Mosbrucker.

That's 8 seconds to prove they are one of the best.  The competition will start with 40 riders and then dwindle down to ten.

If you want to see the professionals, they will ride at the Waterloo Cattle Congress Friday at 7 and Saturday at 7.

Online Reporter: Nikki Newbrough

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