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RALEIGH, N.C. — Volborg bull rider Jess Lockwood returned to the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough series over the weekend here.

The Frontier Communications Invitational was held at PNC Arena and Lockwood competed for the first time since suffering four broken ribs, puncturing a lug and lacerating a kidney in round one of the Buck off The Island BFTS stop Sept. 23 in Uniondale, New York. 

While he did not record a score, the 20-year-old Lockwood is fifth in the PBR world standings. He has four BFTS wins, 3,610 points and has won $320,492.90. The world standings leader is Eduardo Aparecido with 3,925.83 points. 

Lockwood missed two events while out, the Rumble in the Rockies Sept. 30-Oct. 1 and the Dewalt Guaranteed Tough Invitational in Nampa, Idaho, Oct. 6-7. 

In a story by Justin Felisko on the PBR website, prior to the Frontier Communications Invitational, Lockwood said: “I don’t like sitting around watching (PBR) on TV. I have been thinking what the hell I can do to get back to trying to get back to first and where I need to be.”

Dener Barbosa of Brazil scored his first PBR BFTS event win of his career in Raleigh.

The last regular-season event of the season will take place Oct. 21-22 in San Jose, California, at the SAP Center. The Built Ford Tough World Finals are Nov. 1-5 in Las Vegas.

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