SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. – In front of a raucous crowd at the Michiana Event Center in Shipshewana, Indiana, Jake Lockwood (Volborg, Montana) dominated Round 1 of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Bull Bash at the MEC, surging to the event lead following the opening day of competition at the Touring Pro Division Major.
Lockwood brought the electric Hoosier State crowd to its feet when he made the 8 aboard Gator (Generations Pro Rodeo, Inc.) for a season-high 88 points.
After earning a re-ride in the championship round, initially drawing Puddle Dock Road (Cornwell Bucking Bulls/Bierema Rodeo Inc.), Lockwood’s hopes of a flawless Friday evening were dashed by Sugar Boom Boom (Cornwell Bucking Bulls/Circle G).
The Ohio-based bovine athlete brought the Montana rider down in a heart-breaking 7.44 seconds.
Venn Johns (Bixby, Oklahoma) is second, a mere 0.5 points behind Lockwood in the event aggregate.
Delivering the second-best score of Round 1, Johns covered War Face (Cornwell Bucking Bulls) for 87.5 points.
Johns, however, proved no match for his second animal athlete opponent, bucked off in a swift 1.82 seconds by The Undertaker (Cornwell Bucking Bulls/Riley Bucking Bulls) in the final round.
Three-time INFR (Indian National Finals Rodeo) Champion Dakota Louis (Browning, Montana) is third on the event leaderboard following the opening night of competition.
Louis parlayed an 86.5-point score aboard Lucky Strike (Cornwell Bucking Bulls) into the bronze finish.
Fourth is Canadian sensation Logan Biever (Claresholm, Alberta).
As the lone Canuck competing at the Indiana event, Biever was catapulted into the Top 5 of the event standings after riding Jason’s Pride (Lucas Cattle Co.) for 85.5 points.
Biever’s hopes of his first victory of 2021 ended abruptly when he was bucked off by Ponotoc (Hart Cattle Co./Eldred) in a quick 3.13 seconds in the final round.
Rounding out the Top 5 following the initial day of action was six-time PBR World Finals qualifier Rubens Barbosa (Iaciara, Brazil).
The 37-year-old veteran’s evening was highlighted by an 85-point ride on Pretty Hooky (Generations Pro Rodeo, Inc.).
The PBR Bull Bash at the MEC from Shipshewana, Indiana and Michiana Event Centre will conclude Saturday, July 10. Action gets underway at 7:00 p.m. EDT.
PBR Touring Pro Division – PBR Bull Bash at the MEC
Shipshewana, Indiana – Michiana Event Center
Event Results (Round 1- Round 2 -Aggr. Score- World Points-Payout)
1. Jake Lockwood , 0-0-88-0-88.00
2. Venn Johns , 0-0-87.5-0-87.50
3. Dakota Louis , 0-0-86.5-0-86.50
4. Logan Biever , 0-0-85.5-0-85.50
5. Rubens Barbosa , 0-0-85-0-85.00
6. Allen Burkholder , 0-0-84.5-0-84.50
7. Keyshawn Whitehorse , 0-0-84-0-84.00
8. Seth White , 0-0-83.5-0-83.50
9. Eli Byler , 0-0-0-80.5-80.50
Eli Vastbinder , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Andrew Alvidrez , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Michael Lane , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Conner Halverson , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Kyle Jones , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Marcus Mast , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Matt Triplett , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Lucas Fideles Souza , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Joe Hostetler , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Hunter Kelly , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Rubens Barbosa , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Bob Mitchell , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Grayson Cole , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Adriano Salgado , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Casey Coulter , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Carlos Garcia , 0-0-0-0-0.00
D.J. Parker , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Keith Hall , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Dylan Smith , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Gage Gay , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Devon Weaver , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Alex Jenks , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Brady Sims , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Tyler Brinkley , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Matt Oliver , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Perry Schrock , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Brandon Ballard , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Bryce Hoekwater , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Ervin Yoder , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Levi Hershberger , 0-0-0-0-0.00
Article Courtesy of the PBR
Photo By Andy Watson/Bull Stock Media