COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Blue Stone, the PRCA best on the planet bull rider in 2001 and 2002, passed on Sunday in Willard, Utah. Two-time PRCA world champion Died Blue Stone On Sunday In Willard, Utah, Stone was 43.
Stone was 43. The PRCA revealed the memorial service will be on March 17 in Oakley, Utah. A reason for death wasn’t recorded in the delivery.
Bull rider Fred Boettcher, a six-time NFR qualifier including 2001 when Stone came out on top for his first championship, had high commendation for Stone.
“Blue came on the scene and brought home two big showdowns and it was like where on earth did he come from?” Boettcher said in the PRCA discharge. “He rode with a great deal of torment and was extremely capable and this hits with a crushing weight since he and I are around a similar age. A person like him shouldn’t color at this moment. He was an incredible bull rider and the coolest feline who just made an appearance and went about his business. He didn’t boast. Whenever I appeared at the NFR in 2001, I didn’t have any idea what his identity was, and he kicked every one of our butts.”
Stone contended in the National Finals Rodeo twice and the two years he brought home the big showdown. He additionally came out on top for the NFR normal championship in 2001 and 2002 to move him to the big showdown.
Entering the NFR the twice he contended at the esteemed year-end rodeo, Stone was twelfth on the planet standings in 2001 and eighth in 2002.
Stone, an Ogden, Utah, local, acquired his first world title with $174,772 to edge Cody Hancock by under $10,000 the PRCA detailed.
In 2002, Stone added up to $157,707 in rewards to destroy Myron Duarte by under $9,000 for the world title.
With his consecutive titles, Stone was the principal bull rider to come out on top for successive big showdowns since Don Gay came out on top for three straight big showdowns from 1979-81.
As indicated by the PRCA public statement, in his two NFR appearances Stone rode 14 of his bulls to procure a joined $205,851 ($112,322 in 2001 and $93,529 in 2002).
Stone caught the Utah state secondary school bull riding title in 1996. He was the sprinter up at the 1997 College National Finals Rodeo while riding for the College of Southern Idaho. The news discharge said Stone purchased his PRCA card in 1998.