Snake Eater (Slash T Rodeo)
Class of 2020
Snake Eater was born on Don Gill’s ranch in Gooding Idaho and had a notorious history of jumping fences, bending panels, and visiting a few neighbors. All of this wouldn’t have been an issue except for his not so nice disposition of getting a little “hooky”. His bucking campaign started to take off in 2002 when he was named the Idaho Cowboys Association Bucking Bull of the Finals.
He was nominated for the 2003 National Finals Rodeo and would end up being ridden by Terry Don West for 95 points in the 2nd round, earning Slash T Rodeo Company a go round buckle. This duo still holds the third highest marked score at the NFR. He would go unridden in the 10th Round of the NFR and would earn some well-deserved respect as the highest marked bull of that round.
2004, he was selected for the Dodge National Circuit Finals and ended up receiving an award for the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. from that point forward he became known as Smokeless Snake Eater.
In 2006, he was injured while bucking and was officially retired.