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Kody Lostroh wins National Western Stock Show PBR

Staff reports

DENVER – It couldn’t be much better even if it was a Hollywood movie.

Kody Lostroh of La Salle, the reining Professional Bull Riders champion, held off competition from eight other riders at the National Western Stock Show’s Denver Chute-Out to notch another championship and put about $17,000 in his bank account.

Fans were treated to quite a show Monday and Tuesday night before Lostroh scored 88 points on Relentless Warrior, then scored 81 on Black Magic to move into the finals.

For Lostroh to win the title, things had to go right on his end and wrong for the eight men ahead of him.

And that’s exactly what happened.

All he did is run up 91 points on Tower 59, to give him a total of 260 on three bulls. Seven of the eight finalists got bucked off on their final rides, and the eighth didn’t total enough points to overtake Lostroh, who won $16,924.

“This is outstanding,” he said of the win in a press release. “The National Western is historic and it really means a lot to win here. I’ve come close before and it just feels great to be here in front of these fans.”

The bull he won on, Tower 59, is also a native of Colorado and makes his home in Larkspur. The bulls are responsible for one-half of the total score so getting on Tower 59 was a great opportunity for Lostroh.

“I’d never been on him before. I got on three good bulls here, but Tower 59 was definitely the best. Anytime you can get on a bull like that in front of fans like these it’s going to be fun,” Lostroh said.

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association returns to the National Western and the Denver Coliseum at 7 p.m., Thursday.


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