Eight-second adventure

Rain makes staying on bulls tough for riders at PBR stop

Jory Markiss, a bull rider from Missoula, Mont., hangs on to Rocker for a full ride Thursday during the Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division event at Mesa County Fairgrounds. After his ride, Markiss celebrated with the crowd. Markiss, one of a handful of riders to complete two full rides, finished second by one point.



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Jory Markiss, a bull rider from Missoula, Mont., hangs on to Rocker for a full ride Thursday during the Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division event at Mesa County Fairgrounds. After his ride, Markiss celebrated with the crowd. Markiss, one of a handful of riders to complete two full rides, finished second by one point.

The only thing attaching a bull rider to an extremely angry bull is a length of rope. The rope is coated with rosin, a type of pitch that makes the rope sticky and easier to hold. On…




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