Bull rider Colten Fritzlan is making his Wrangler NFR debut in 2020.
The 20-year-old will never forget Round 3.
The Rifle, Colo., cowboy captured his first victory with an 89-point ride on Bar T Rodeo’s Angel’s Landing.
More importantly, he earned $45,058 including ground money and moved up to second in the world standings with $124,466. Ky Hamilton is first with $132,023.
Fritzlan and Ty Wallace, who had an 88.5-point ride on Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Yellowstone, were the only bull riders to make the eight-second whistle.
“I’m tickled,” Fritzlan said. “I was expecting to show up here and do my job in every given round and was blessed today to get the round win. I love this living and I wouldn’t trade the world for any of it. I’m just going to keep this winning going throughout the Finals.
“It gives you an extra boost of confidence and momentum, and it’s just the start, but I plan on doing my job every single day and letting the chips fall where they may.”
Fritzlan had never been on Yellowstone before but was thrilled with the trip.
“I knew a little bit about him, I’d seen a little bit of video and seen him once before in person, so I knew he was going to suck back around the corner and looked like he was going to ride like a Cadillac after that, and he sure did,” Fritzlan said.