Bullfighters Only regenerated the buzz about freestyle bullfighting a couple of years ago and is producing events all across the country. While much has changed in the years since he competed in the Wrangler Bullfights, Brittan sees a bright future for the sport thanks to the BFO.
The basics of freestyle bullfighting haven’t changed over the decades. The foundation is staying as close to the animal as possible while also trying to remain out of harm’s way. It’s not an easy task, especially given the bulls, which are bred to be part of the fight. The more aggressive the bull is, the better the opportunity for the bullfighter to gain points.
With scores based on a 100-point scale, men can earn up to 50 points per fight based on their ability to exhibit control and style while maneuvering around or over an animal; a bull can earn up to 50 points based on its quickness, aggression, and willingness to stay with the bullfighter.
TROY LERWILL (Wild Child) – 2017 Farm-City Pro Rodeo Entertainer
Four-time PRCA Comedy Act of the Year (Rodeo Clown) Troy Lerwill, a rodeo bullfighter and barrel man, delivers excitement and thrilling entertainment to the sport of rodeo. Audiences from around the country are left breathless with his signature act: jumping a Ram truck and trailer, spanning 60 feet long, with his dirt bike.
- Four-time PRCA Comedy Act of the Year (2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006)
- Six-time PRCA Clown of the Year
Like many others in his profession, Troy has a strong rodeo background. His father, Lynn, was a team roper, and his mother, Penny, is a former rodeo queen. Growing up in Utah, Troy received his first horse when he was just four years old. But by age 10, he had chosen another kind of mount for himself – a motorcycle. He entered his first race at 12. At age 18, he was the top man in professional motor cross in Utah. In 1992, he opened his own motor bike retail and repair shop in his hometown of Payson, UT.
Troy started his bullfighting career in 1994, then joined the PRCA in 1997 and became a barrel man too. During this time, he began working to include his cycling skills in his rodeo act. “I told myself that somehow it had to be possible to jump a Dodge pickup truck and a Bloomer trailer with my dirt bike,” he said.
His crazy act is no way mild. Look out! He’s here!
It’s Troy Lerwill, “The Wild Child!”
Every night after the final bull has bucked! Dan Burns Productions will be spining the dance tunes until midnight! Come join us in Chute Eight™ the Northwest’s Premier Rodeo Dance Club!