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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Fort St. John bull rider Jake Gardner finished tenth at the Grand Forks Chute Out in North Dakota over the weekend.

In round one, Gardner rode “Law Dog” for the full eight seconds, putting up 83.5 points. Going up against another dog in round two, this time “Snoop Dog”, Gardner was thrown off in just under 2.7 seconds. In the final round, Drifter was too much for Gardner to handle, bucking him off in 5.4 seconds.

His performance on the weekend earned him a single point in the standings. This season, Gardner has four points and has ridden his bull for the full eight seconds three out of eleven times.

Due to restrictions at the border, Gardner is staying down in the United States for the next few months. Gardner has high expectations for this season.

“Right now, I’m on a second-tier tour. There’s a tour called ‘Unleash the Beast’, they take the top 35 guys in the world, so I want to get onto that tour. Then they have the PBR World Finals in Vegas at the end of the year, so that’s kind of what I’m shooting for,” said Gardner.

The next event on the Velocity Tour is the Wichita Invitational on April 23rd and 24th in Kansas.

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