Little Lightning strikes out another rider A.E. Araiza/Arizona Daily Star Mar 1, 2010 Buy Now Ardie Maier of South Dakota tries to stay on Little Lightning in Sunday's bull riding final. Like every other cowboy in the bull's three years of rodeos, Maier was bucked before eight seconds. Still, Maier rode him the longest time of any rider - 5.8 seconds. A.E. Araiza/Arizona Daily Star As featured on +3 Little Lightning strikes out another rider Ardie Maier entered Sunday's La Fiesta de los Vaqueros final as the nation's hottest bull rider. In 5.8 brutal and muddy seconds he was rendered a statistic.