Back To The Bulls

By William Trillo

Taking a break from the action in the squared circle I ventured out on a chilly Tuesday night in Los Angeles to take in the action on The Professional Bull Riders tour. Needless to say, it was a great nonstop thrill ride that pleased everyone in attendance.

By taking the event buckle at the one-night PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Unleash The Beast (UTB) midweek stop in Los Angeles tonight, Daylon Swearingen (Piffard, New York) has won two premier series events in the past four days, rocketing to the world No. 1 position.

And if that’s not enough of a rare distinction in America’s original extreme sport, Swearingen won these events after a bull smashed in his helmet and he was knocked out cold and backboarded from the arena in Oklahoma City on Friday, Feb. 11.

Swearingen began the rare Tuesday night PBR event as the No. 2 cowboy in the world standings and delivered a perfect 2-for-2 performance in Los Angeles, winning the PBR Pluto TV Invitational on Tuesday night and launching to the top of the PBR’s world standings.

Just one week after collecting his first event win of the 2022 UTB season in St. Louis, the 22-year-old New Yorker was still on fire as he blasted from the chutes in Round 1 aboard Lights Out (Diamond Bar Cattle/ Premier Ag) for 89.25 points.

After securing his spot in the championship round, Swearingen selected Nasty Wishes (Culp Bucking Bulls/ Diamond J) as his matchup in the final round.

As the second-to-last rider of the night, Swearingen had the crowd inside Arena at full volume as he was in complete control.

His 91.25-point score, the highest of the event, unleashed a deafening roar from fans and his fellow opponents alike as he clinched the win.

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