Rodeo bull riders competed for a portion of the $12,000 purse at the 4th of July Benz Bad Bulls competition in Tehachapi.

A sellout crowd of 4,000 watched nearly 20 bull riders try for the win.

Visiting bull rider Alex Santana took home the prize.

Bull riders must stay on for eight seconds and are judged for their form and the bucking aggressiveness of the bull. Santana collected 80 points. His ride put him in for the win, a silver belt buckle and around $5,000-$6,000 from the total purse.