INDIANAPOLIS — Volborg's Jess Lockwood was bucked off Lil 2 Train in 4.11 seconds Saturday in the opener of the 2022 Professional Bull Riders Unleash The Beast season at the Monster Energy Invitational at Cambridge Field House.
Lockwood, 24, the two-time PBR world champion, was using one of his five exemptions in an attempt to return to the top 35 in the rankings. It's the first time in three tries aboard Lil 2 Train that he's been bucked.
Mason Taylor of Maypearl, Texas, had a 90.75-point ride on Casper to advance to the championship round in first place. He then rode Theodore for an 89.25-point score in the championship round to clinch the event win.
The next PBR event is Friday and Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York.
On the PBR Velocity Tour, Dakota Louis of Browning and Matt Triplett of Columbia Falls will compete Friday and Saturday in Reno, Nevada.
Louis finished No. 50 in the world in 2021 and Triplett was No. 69.