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By Alex Kuhn
Sports Editor 

Capping a career on a high note

Butterfield repeats as bull riding champ and made third consecutive trip to Nationals


July 29, 2017

COURTESY/Buck Butterfield

Buck Butterfield hangs on during a bull ride last year at the Wyoming State Rodeo.

WORLAND - After winning his second straight Wyoming State bull riding championship, Worland bull rider Buck Butterfield capped off his impressive high school rodeo career last week with his third-straight trip to the National High School Rodeo Association high school division rodeo in Gillette, on July 16-22.

Butterfield won his second bull riding championship with ease, scoring a 159.75, 31.5 points better than second-place, and punched his ticket to his third-straight trip to Nationals.

"It was pretty big. I was happy to win state last year as a junior and again this year. My dad and I w...

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