Mr. Bull, Classic Whoppin' and HoHoHo put on some spectacular performances at Honda Center over the weekend. But you had to give it to Mick E Mouse, a bull who bucked his rider off in 2.6 seconds in the championship round. He had the highest bull score of the season, 47 out of 50. But those are just the bulls.
As for the riders, Matt Triplett of Montana stayed on for all four of his bulls to win his second Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series event of 2015.
"When you've ridden all four bulls, that's a win," said Triplett, who leads the Professional Bull Riders world standings by 780 points. "This time I finally got it done."
Coming in second place in Anaheim was Fabiano Vieira of Brazil; Nathan Schaper of North Dakota placed third.
The Anaheim Invitational was the sixth stop of 27 on the Ford series. The season kicked off in Baltimore in January and will travel to New York, Chicago and Dallas, among other cities, on its 19-state tour, ending with the world finals in Las Vegas in October. There's little rest for the riders; the next event starts Friday in St. Louis.
But back to Mick E Mouse. The 1,500-pound American Bucking Bull (his breed) has yet to be ridden for eight seconds in 33 career outings.