By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to a Facebook post, Sweetpro’s Bruiser has passed away. The bull was 11.
No official cause of death has been announced for the bucking bull.
“It is with extremely heavy hearts that we share the passing of Bruiser,” D&H Cattle Co. said in the post. “Sweetpro’s Bruiser had a champion’s heart to the very last minute in his earthly body. He was born in a bottom along the Washita River and that’s where he will be laid to rest, but his life took him to places not many have the opportunity to see. It can be argued that no other bull in history has as many outs as Bruiser in as many different places and surely none have accomplished what he did. He captured the hearts of many, but none more than his family, especially HD. The bond they shared was something remarkable. That bull gave 1,000% for HD from the time he bucked him with a dummy the first trip to his very last trip.
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“We could list his accolades, they are many and impressive, but what those of us at the Rocking P will remember is his Beller and talks, the intelligence you could see in his eyes when he looked at you, and his huge personality. Bruiser leaves a huge empty space in our hearts, but we are thankful for his time with us. It has been an honor to be his people, and we will miss him.”
Sweetpro’s Bruiser was a Professional Bull Riders World Champion Bull from 2015 through 2018. Bruiser and Bodacious are the only two Bulls to win three straight champions in three straight years.
The bull was active from 2014 through 2020.
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“Today we lost one of the greatest bulls of our generation,” Sage Kimzey said in a Facebook post. “I had the honor to ride Bruiser in the 2019 finals and it was a moment I had dreamed about for years. I manifested this ride from one of the first times I watched him buck. Before I nodded, I scratched his back out of respect and almost to say “Give me all you’ve got, champ.” I knew that moment was one I would never forget in my career. We talk a lot about the athletes that make stellar rides but often the livestock is overlooked, it was truly a gift to watch this athlete work.
“My thoughts are with HD and Mesa, he was the greatest I’ve had the opportunity to ride.”
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