The PBR lost a good one the other day after getting sick. I wrote the other day about Bushwacker and his dominant career in the PBR, but arguably just as dominant as him was a bull named Asteroid. What Asteroid lacked in weight and size, made up with speed, leaping ability and uncanny “meanness”
However, Asteroid had a soft side outside the rodeo that helped grow the fame amongst the fans. Berger, owner of the bucking bull ranch in North Dakota had this to say about his former championship bull;
“There’s no bull that got petted by more people than Asteroid,” Berger said. “He was so easy. He wanted to get petted, so everybody that came here to visit, they all got to pet Asteroid. I took hundreds of pictures of people petting Asteroid. I’d say, ‘Hey, give me your camera, give me your phone.’
“There’s no other bull on the planet… He had such a cool personality, such a kind eye. It’s something you’ve just got to love in a bucking bull.”
These PBR legends had this to say about Asteroid’s career and their experience riding one of the most dangerous bulls…
Asteroid retired with an astounding 67-4 record, an average bull score of 45.16 points and five trips to the PBR World Finals and that World Championship.
Rest easy big fella, you changed the PBR forever and your name will be passed down for generations as one of the best to ever do it. Asteroid was a bully in the best way possible. He will be deeply missed.