TULSA, Okla. — Jess Lockwood is No. 1 once again.
The Volborg native jumped from No. 3 to No. 1 in the Professional Bull Riders world standings on Sunday thanks to a victory at the Express Ranches Classic. Lockwood was previously No. 1 for the first nine weeks of this season.
Lockwood, 21, began Sunday's second round with an 88-point ride on Stunt Man Ray. He selected Biker Bob with the first pick in the championship round draft and rode him to a 90-point performance, which sealed his third Unleash The Beast event win of the season. It was Lockwood's fifth 90-point ride of the season, good for third most in the league.
On Friday, Lockwood finished second in the first round with an 88.5-point ride. Lockwood tied Daylon Swearingen for first place in Saturday's 15/15 Bucking Battle with a score of 92.
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Lockwood earned $38,050 and 560 world points, and he leads previous No. 1 Chase Outlaw by 20 points.
Lockwood also won this event in 2017, joining J.B. Mauney (2013 and 2015) and Kody Lostroh (2009 and 2012) as the only riders to be victorious in Tulsa multiple times. Lockwood also won the 2017 World Championship. Six of the last 10 Tulsa champions have won the world title.
Wins in the first two events of the season gave Lockwood the No. 1 ranking, but he missed three months after breaking his collarbone in February.