Cole Fischer Looks to Make Most of Rare Opportunity as 16th NFR Bull Rider
Meet the NFR Athletes is presented by Montana Silversmiths
BY BRETT NIERENGARTEN @PRORODEOBRETT
Cole Fischer is in an unprecedented spot as a late addition to the 2022 NFR, which has 16 bull riders due to what the PRCA called “unique and unusual circumstances.”
Fischer finished No. 16 in the world with $96,330, about $1,600 behind No. 15 Reid Oftedahl. On two weeks notice, the 30-year-old will make his NFR debut on Dec. 1.
Ellensburg Rodeo Xtreme Bulls, $17,615
Fischer rode for 85 points in the Long Round and finished third in the Average because no one made the whistle in the Short Round.
HIGHEST MARKED RIDES
Wharton County Youth Fair, 91 Points
Fischer had his highest marked ride of the year in Wharton and was paid handsomely for it as he earned $5,330 for his first place ride on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Twilight Zone.
Grand Island Xtreme Bulls, 88 Points
Fischer took second at the February Xtreme Bulls. He finished one point behind Creek Young.
Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo, 88 Points
Fischer’s first win of the season came as early as possible - Oct. 3, 2021. In Rosenberg, Texas, he rode Mo Betta’s I’m Crazy to a payday of more than $2,500.
Cinch World’s Toughest St. Paul, 83 Points
Fischer won $3,388 by being one of two bull riders marked in the 80s and also rode Sankey Pro Rodeo & Phenom Genetics’ Lil Man for 89 points in a Bonus Round that did not count toward the PRCA World Standings.
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