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Ponoka bulls lead the pen at Unleash the Beast

Bulls from Ponoka performed well at the 25th annual PBR Unleash The Beast event, held recently in Billings, Montana.

Seven Canadian bulls from Ponoka’s own Vold Rodeo competed stateside.

Swagger of Vold Rodeo and Dynamite Buckers, first bucked off Dener Barbosa in 5.43 seconds for 42.75 points in Round 1, and marked 44.5 points for his 3.31-second buckoff of Mauricio Moreira in Round 3, according to a press release from PBR.

Another bull orginally from Ponoka, Oz, who now bucks for J.W. Hart’s, posted two outs, first with a 44.25-point, 2.75-second buckoff of 2018 PBR Rookie of the Year Keyshawn Whitehorse in Round 2, and then dumping Lucas Divino in 4.43 seconds for a 43.5-point score.

Jayded from Vold Rodeo posted a 43.25-point bull score after dispatching Claudio Montanha Jr. in 4.74 seconds in Round 3.

Jayded bested Eduardo Aparecido in 2.78 seconds during Round 1 to earn a 42.5-point bull score.

Trapped, also of Vold Rodeo, posted a 43.25 score as well, with a 7.79-second trip with two-time, and reigning, PBR World Champion Jess Lockwood in Round 3.

Trapped bucked off Cody Nance in Round 1 in 4.25 seconds to earn a 42.75-point bull score.

Big City Nights (Vold Rodeo) was ridden by Andrew Alvidrez for 88.5 points in Round 1, for a 43-point bull score. Big City Nights bucked again in Round 3, besting two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney in 3.24 seconds to earn a 42.25-point bull score.

Twisted (Kruger Bucking Bulls/Vold Rodeo) bucked off world No. 2 Joao Ricardo Vieira in Round 2 to earn a 42.25-point bull score.

Ramon de Lima earned a re-ride in Round 1 after bucking off Vertigo Spy (Vold Rodeo) in 2.66 seconds. The bull was marked at 2.66 seconds.