Smith bucked off in round eight of NFR

Thursday night was a tough one for bull riders at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Of the 15 cowboys, only four stayed on for the required eight seconds at the Thomas & Mack Center. Rexburg’s Garrett Smith was not one of them. The Madison County man was bucked off a bull named Heartbreak Kid, his fifth buckoff at this year’s NFR.

Smith, ranked No. 2 in the Pro Rodeo Cowboy Assocation world standings, is now seventh in the average with 252.5 points on three bulls with two rounds remaining. Sage Steele Kimzey, ranked No. 1 in the world, leads the average with 513.5 points on six bulls.