By Dave Faries

2012 In Review

Nick Stull


Dave Faries

Nick Stull grimaces as his mount charges viciously during the Mitchell rodeo.

Nick Stull’s ride began in the dusty small town rings of Nebraska’s high school rodeo circuit. It ended on the national stage.

A win at Mitchell nudged the Kimball saddle bronc rider into the top four. He knew what was at stake as the final go loomed at state.

In the first round he watched as points leader Chauncy Hesseltine of Thedford held on for full time, the only cowboy to earn points. The next day Stull again hit the dirt. Meanwhile Triston Eklund topped the board--again the only competitor to complete his ride.

A trip to nationals in Rock Springs, Wyoming, was hanging on his perf...

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