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Bull Ride thrills for 35th year

Bull riding is dangerous and painful, as this rider discovered. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)1 / 5
A rider tries to hold on for eight seconds. Many riders didn't even make two seconds, the bulls were so ornery. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)2 / 5
Bulls often charged at the riders, the clowns and the fences. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)3 / 5
Even the kids didn't fare well, getting dumped regularly by sheep. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)4 / 5
Austin Willette, 6, of Pillager, gets congratulated by his dad after riding his sheep nearly across the arena. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)5 / 5

The 35th anniversary PBR Bull Ride thrilled hundreds of spectators Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Cowboys hit the dust with regularity, and stiffly got right back on the bulls for another go.

The bulls snorted steam and were feisty and unpredictable.

It was all for eight seconds of fame.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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