Only 6 cowboys out of a whopping 135 put together an 8 second ride on the huge 1,800-pound Bodacious.
Bodacious learned a devastating move during his career. The bull would take a steep buck to get his rider leaning forward and then would throw back his massive head in an attempt to collide with his rider.
Champion Bull Rider Tuff Hedeman was one cowboy who rode the powerful bull for a full 8 seconds, but on his next attempt Bodacious used his wicked move and literally smashed Tuff's face.
Weeks later, cowboy Scott Breding attempted to ride Bodacious with some protective face gear. It didn't do any good, because Bodacious still crushed Scott's eye socket even with the headgear.
The next day Bodacious was retired from the rodeo arena. Bodacious was a real star of rodeo being the first bull to have his own agent and merchandise line.
Bodacious died May 16, 2000 from kidney failure. His legend will certainly never die.
Guide Note: I got a chance to see this bull in person while he was still on the circuit, and when I saw him all I could do was be thankful that I decided to go into bareback riding.