DEADWOOD — Jess Lockwood captured the Deadwood PBR championship as competition ended Saturday from the Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds in Deadwood.
Lockwood scored a total of 268.5 points on three go-rounds for top honors. The rider from Volborg, Mont., collected 91 points for the only qualified ride in the short go-round.
A total of 40 riders competed in the two-day event. Scores from Friday carried over toward Saturday, and the top 10 scores qualified for the short go-round.
Lockwood was tied for second place going into the short go-round, with 177.5 total points on two go-rounds. Mason Taylor of Maypearl, Texas, had 178 on two but turned in a no score in the short go-round to open the door for Lockwood.
“I came here a couple of times and finished second,” Lockwood said. “To win is pretty dang cool.”
Lockwood’s short go-round ride came on a bull named More Big Bucks, which he had never ridden before Saturday.
“It was really, really fast,” Lockwood said in describing that bull. “I had to play catch-up.”
Lockwood was asked how he first started in bull riding.
“It’s just what I wanted to do since I was little,” he said. “I’m not going to question my little self.”
Lockwood’s immediate future includes competing in Bismarck, N.D. He said his aims are to win the bull riding and team challenge titles.
Top-eight scores going into the short go-round follow.
1 Mason Taylor (Maypearl, Texas) 178 points on two go-rounds
2 (tie) Dalton Kasel (Muleshoe, Texas) 177.5 on two
2 (tie) Jess Lockwood (Volborg, Mont.) 177.5 on two
4 Cody Casper (Newport, Wash.) 174 on two
5 Colten Fritzlen (Rifle, Colo.) 169 on two
6 Chase Outlaw (Hamburg, Ark.) 89 on one
7 Zac Peterson (Velva, N.D.) 88.5 on one
8 Cody Nance (Paris, Tenn.) 88 on one
Top-eight scores from Friday follow.
1 Jess Lockwood (Volborg, Mont.) 89.5 points
2 (tie) Zac Peterson (Velva, N.D.) 88.5
2 (tie) Dalton Kasel (Muleshoe, Texas) 88.5
4 (tie) Cody Casper (Newport, Wash.) 88
4 (tie) Mason Taylor (Maypearl, Texas) 88
4 (tie) Cody Nance (Paris, Tenn.) 88
7 Jess Lockwood (Volborg, Mont.) 87.5
8 (tie) Colten Fritzlan (Rifle, Colo.) 87
8 (tie) Bray Oleson (Blackfoot, Idaho) 87
Top-eight scores from Saturday follow.
1 Mason Taylor (Maypearl, Texas) 90 points
2 (tie) Chase Outlaw (Hamburg, Ark.) 89
2 (tie) Dalton Kasel (Muleshoe, Texas) 89
4 Jess Lockwood (Volborg, Mont.) 88
5 Cole Skender (Hamburg, Ark.) 87.5
6 Stetson Lawrence (Williston, N.D.) 86.5
7 Cody Casper (Newport, Wash.) 86
8 Colton Fritzlan (Rifle, Colo.) 82
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