State Sen. Julie Rosen, a potential governor candidate, had something other than politics on her mind this weekend.
A bull the Fairmont Republican co-owns was one of the biggest stars at the Professional Bull Riders championship in Las Vegas.
Smackdown has been one of the PBR’s top bulls for a couple of years, and he showed why Thursday night, the second day of the championships.
The tan bull with horns curling toward his eyes spun and whipped in circles trying to get J.B. Mauney off his back. Mauney stayed on, earning 93.75 points, an impressive bull riding score (a combination of scores given to the rider and the bull).
“Big win for bull n rider,” Rosen tweeted, with a photo of the ride.
Rosen owns the bull with two others, including Chad Berger, who pastures the bull on his Mandan, N.D., ranch.
Among the senator’s bulls other bulls is one named Filibuster.