1991: An overflow crowd of about 5,000 at the Horse Heaven Round-Up got a rare treat when the world's top two saddle bronc riders -- Billy Etbauer of Reed Heights, S.D., and Kent Cooper of Albion, Idaho -- went head to head in their specialty. Cooper went first aboard High Noon.
After eight seconds displaying superb balance, Cooper had a 79. On most nights, that might well have been the top score. But drawing Iron Mountain, one of the top rides on the rodeo circuit, Etbauer spurred and kicked his way to an 83. The bulls were in a particularly ornery mood, as only four of the 10 riders stayed upright a full eight seconds.