Jess Lockwood looks for 2nd home state win at PBR

The PBR kicks off right here in Billings Friday, April 20 at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark. 

Volborg, Montana's Jess Lockwood looks to reclaim the top spot here in Billings after winning his first official PBR back in 2016 in the Magic City. 

Lockwood is currently ranked 7th in the PBR World Standings coming into this weekend's event. 

Since 2016, Lockwood has gained countless fans, including youngsters who hope to be just like him when they're older. 

Lockwood tells us riding in front of the kids and fans in Billings is more special than anywhere else he rides. 

"This crowd here is different with the little kids, you know, you go a lot of places that do have little kids that look up to you, but you come to Montana and these are pretty much all ranch-raised farm kids, so a lot of the other kids are city kids," Lockwood said. "These kids have an idea of the sport and the lifestyle and that's just pretty cool to see." 

Lockwood said he hopes to get his shot at an 8-second ride on ViewSweet Pro's Bruiser. Bruiser has only been ridden successfully eleven times since 2014. He's the number two toughest bull on the circuit this season behind Pearl Harbor. Lockwood said he's been bucked off four times and hopes to change that this weekend. 

April 20 is KULR-8 night at the PBR. Opening ceremonies begin at 7:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The championship round is Sunday starting at 1:45 p.m.

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