Wednesday, January 22, 2014

PHOTOS: Bull Riding at the Spokane Arena

Posted By on Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 3:39 PM

This past weekend, the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena hosted dozens of bull riders who competed for a chance to win a Wrangler Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division event. Saturday presented many different challenges for riders, as most were bucked off their bulls. Only six riders were able to stay on their bulls for the mandatory eight seconds to earn a score. Dakota Beck, from Moses Lake, Wash., scored 179 points on Friday to win the overall event.

click to enlarge Dakota Beck, of Moses Lake, Wash., falls off 804 Mr. Buddy during the Championship Round, on Saturday. He rode 4.39 seconds before falling off the bull. Beck won the overall event with a score of 179 from the previous night. - YOUNG KWAK
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Dakota Beck, of Moses Lake, Wash., falls off 804 Mr. Buddy during the Championship Round, on Saturday. He rode 4.39 seconds before falling off the bull. Beck won the overall event with a score of 179 from the previous night.

click to enlarge Bull riders walk into the arena before the Wrangler Professional Bull Riders Classic, presented by the General Store, on Saturday. - YOUNG KWAK
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Bull riders walk into the arena before the Wrangler Professional Bull Riders Classic, presented by the General Store, on Saturday.

click to enlarge Bryan Carter, of Pendleton, Ore., rides 905 Hell No, during Flight 4, on Saturday. He rode 3.02 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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Bryan Carter, of Pendleton, Ore., rides 905 Hell No, during Flight 4, on Saturday. He rode 3.02 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge A bull stands in a pen during the Wrangler Professional Bull Riders Classic on Saturday. - YOUNG KWAK
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A bull stands in a pen during the Wrangler Professional Bull Riders Classic on Saturday.

click to enlarge Rickey Sullivan, of Melba, Idaho, is tossed off 657 Rocky, during Flight 1, on Saturday. He rode 4.81 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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Rickey Sullivan, of Melba, Idaho, is tossed off 657 Rocky, during Flight 1, on Saturday. He rode 4.81 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge Tanner Burne, of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada, rides 919 Gotta Go, during Flight 3, on Saturday. He rode 2.34 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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Tanner Burne, of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada, rides 919 Gotta Go, during Flight 3, on Saturday. He rode 2.34 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge Cody Moore, of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, rides bull Z71, during Flight 2, on Saturday. He rode 2.95 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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Cody Moore, of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, rides bull Z71, during Flight 2, on Saturday. He rode 2.95 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge John Smith, of Malta, Mont., crashes into a fence after falling off K152 Crazy Eyes, during Flight 2, on Saturday. He rode 3.33 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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John Smith, of Malta, Mont., crashes into a fence after falling off K152 Crazy Eyes, during Flight 2, on Saturday. He rode 3.33 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge Stetson Lawrence, center, of Williston, N.D., is slow to get up after being attacked by 973 Tornado Alley, not pictured, after falling off during Flight 1. He rode 7.41 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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Stetson Lawrence, center, of Williston, N.D., is slow to get up after being attacked by 973 Tornado Alley, not pictured, after falling off during Flight 1. He rode 7.41 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge Dakota Beck, of Moses Lake, Wash., rides 45 Hell Yea during Flight 1, on Saturday. Beck scored 81 on this ride and won the overall event with a score of 179 from the previous night. - YOUNG KWAK
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Dakota Beck, of Moses Lake, Wash., rides 45 Hell Yea during Flight 1, on Saturday. Beck scored 81 on this ride and won the overall event with a score of 179 from the previous night.

click to enlarge Colby Reilly, of Ephrata, Wash., rides W1 Buckey during the Championship Round. He rode 7.79 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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Colby Reilly, of Ephrata, Wash., rides W1 Buckey during the Championship Round. He rode 7.79 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge Diego Benedetti, of Eagle, Idaho, rides W5 Buck Off, during the Championship Round on Saturday. He rode 2.32 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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Diego Benedetti, of Eagle, Idaho, rides W5 Buck Off, during the Championship Round on Saturday. He rode 2.32 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge Cody Ford, of Hermiston, Ore., rides 901 Knock Knock during the Championship Round. He rode 4.61 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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Cody Ford, of Hermiston, Ore., rides 901 Knock Knock during the Championship Round. He rode 4.61 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge Jason Malone, of San Antonio, Tex., rides Z714, during Flight 2, on Saturday. He rode 3.09 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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Jason Malone, of San Antonio, Tex., rides Z714, during Flight 2, on Saturday. He rode 3.09 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge Ezekial Mora, of Wiggins, Colo., rides bull Z710 during Flight 4 on Saturday. He rode 2.06 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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Ezekial Mora, of Wiggins, Colo., rides bull Z710 during Flight 4 on Saturday. He rode 2.06 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge Jace Catlin, of Toledo, Wash., rides 05 Jello Shots during Flight 3. He rode 2.84 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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Jace Catlin, of Toledo, Wash., rides 05 Jello Shots during Flight 3. He rode 2.84 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge A bull enters a pen during the Wrangler Professional Bull Riders Classic on Saturday. - YOUNG KWAK
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A bull enters a pen during the Wrangler Professional Bull Riders Classic on Saturday.

click to enlarge Allen Helmuth, of Redmond, Ore., falls off T71 Roosters Egg during the Championship Round. He rode 6.38 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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Allen Helmuth, of Redmond, Ore., falls off T71 Roosters Egg during the Championship Round. He rode 6.38 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge Alex Maves, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, rides 904 Juicy Fruit during Flight 1. He rode 2.23 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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Alex Maves, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, rides 904 Juicy Fruit during Flight 1. He rode 2.23 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge Bullfighter Marc Gill, left, of Laramie, Wyo., guides bull 45 Hell Yea after he knocked off rider Dakota Beck, back, of Moses Lake, Wash., during Flight 1. Beck scored 81 on this ride and won the overall event with a score of 179 from the previous night. - YOUNG KWAK
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Bullfighter Marc Gill, left, of Laramie, Wyo., guides bull 45 Hell Yea after he knocked off rider Dakota Beck, back, of Moses Lake, Wash., during Flight 1. Beck scored 81 on this ride and won the overall event with a score of 179 from the previous night.

click to enlarge Stetson Lawrence, left, of Williston, N.D., is attacked by 973 Tornado Alley after falling off during Flight 1 on Saturday. He rode 7.41 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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Stetson Lawrence, left, of Williston, N.D., is attacked by 973 Tornado Alley after falling off during Flight 1 on Saturday. He rode 7.41 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge Stetson Lawrence, left, of Williston, N.D., is attacked by 973 Tornado Alley after falling off during Flight 1 on Saturday. He rode 7.41 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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Stetson Lawrence, left, of Williston, N.D., is attacked by 973 Tornado Alley after falling off during Flight 1 on Saturday. He rode 7.41 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge 05 Jello Shots goes after a bullfighter after knocking off rider Jace Catlin, not pictured, of Toledo, Wash., during Flight 3. Catlin rode 2.84 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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05 Jello Shots goes after a bullfighter after knocking off rider Jace Catlin, not pictured, of Toledo, Wash., during Flight 3. Catlin rode 2.84 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge Bryan Carter, of Pendleton, Ore., prepares his bull 905 Hell No during Flight 4 on Saturday. He rode 3.02 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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Bryan Carter, of Pendleton, Ore., prepares his bull 905 Hell No during Flight 4 on Saturday. He rode 3.02 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge Bull W24 Devil In Disguise goes after a remote control vehicle after knocking off rider Logan Baker, not pictured, of Jamestown, Calif., during Flight 3. Baker rode 3.05 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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Bull W24 Devil In Disguise goes after a remote control vehicle after knocking off rider Logan Baker, not pictured, of Jamestown, Calif., during Flight 3. Baker rode 3.05 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge Cowboy Safety Man Jacob Stacy, of Moses Lake, Wash., directs a bull on Saturday. - YOUNG KWAK
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Cowboy Safety Man Jacob Stacy, of Moses Lake, Wash., directs a bull on Saturday.

click to enlarge Diego Benedetti, of Eagle, Idaho, tightens his rope while sitting on 14 Fudge during Flight 4 on Saturday. He rode 4.85 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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Diego Benedetti, of Eagle, Idaho, tightens his rope while sitting on 14 Fudge during Flight 4 on Saturday. He rode 4.85 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge Chon Miranda, of Ruidoso Downs, N.M., looks at his hand after riding K46 Super Fly, not pictured, during the Championship Round, on Saturday. He rode 4.87 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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Chon Miranda, of Ruidoso Downs, N.M., looks at his hand after riding K46 Super Fly, not pictured, during the Championship Round, on Saturday. He rode 4.87 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge Colby Reilly, of Ephrata, Wash., walks towards an exit chute after riding W1 Buckey, not pictured, during the Championship Round on Saturday. He rode 7.79 seconds before falling off the bull. - YOUNG KWAK
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Colby Reilly, of Ephrata, Wash., walks towards an exit chute after riding W1 Buckey, not pictured, during the Championship Round on Saturday. He rode 7.79 seconds before falling off the bull.

click to enlarge Danny Newman, of Eatonville, Wash., takes a break on Saturday. - YOUNG KWAK
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Danny Newman, of Eatonville, Wash., takes a break on Saturday.

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