Moses Lake, WA 98837, USA

Burress enjoys big day at Buffalo Bill Rodeo

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — Steer wrestler Tee Burress loves to rodeo and the PRCA’s circuit system is a perfect fit for him.

The Piedmont, S.D., cowboy’s main source of income is working with his father, Marty, in the construction business at B&B Construction, something he has done for 11 years.

“It has been a real good year this year (in the construction business),” Tee said.

Yet he proved he can compete and beat some of the top cowboys in the PRCA.

Burress clocked an 8.1-second time to win the two-head average at the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (June 13-16) in North Platte, Neb.

“I drew good and my horse and I were working good,” said Burress, 33. “It was nice to have that payday.”

Burress won the first round in 3.6 seconds and then his 4.5-second run in the second round catapulted him to the average victory. He left town after earning $4,362, which is the most money he has earned in a season since he won $8,521 in 2014.

The Buffalo Bill Rodeo paid out $108,722.

“I felt like I had an idea of what I was going to do in the first round as far as the start and I blew it out of there and he was sitting there waiting for me,” said the 5-foot-10, 195-pound Burress. “The second run, I made a decent start and got the job done.”

Burress captured top honors in a field that included such Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifiers as Matt Reeves, J.D. Struxness and Kyle Irwin.

“It’s cool to know I can compete with those guys,” he said. “I just mainly compete in the Badlands Circuit and this win helps me in my circuit, which works out well for me.

Gambler, 13, provided the horsepower for Burress in North Platte.

“I have had this horse for four years, and I got him started in the bulldogging and he worked great,” he said.


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