PBR Blue Def Series rides into town

On Saturday, Nov. 21, the Professional Bull Rider brought its Blue Def series to the Rabobank Arena in downtown Bakersfield.  Many people turned out to watch roughly 40 bull...

On Saturday, Nov. 21, the Professional Bull Rider brought its Blue Def series to the Rabobank Arena in downtown Bakersfield.  Many people turned out to watch roughly 40 bull riders strap themselves on top of 1500 pound animals nod their heads and try and hold on for eight seconds.  Many riders succeeded while others did not.  None the less the crowd was able to enjoy a great show while none of the riders were injured.

Robson Palermo taps the horn of Leaping Coyote during his ride at the Bakersfield PBR event at Rabobank Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Robson Palermo taps the horn of Leaping Coyote during his ride at the Bakersfield PBR event at Rabobank Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Bullrider Nevada Newman attempts to get his hand loose from the rope tied around Calico Cat at Rabobank Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Nevada Newman attempts to get his hand loose from the rope tied around Calico Cat at Rabobank Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Jesse Aitken holds on tight as her attempts to reach the horn atop Little Demon at Rabobank Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Jesse Aitken holds on tight as he attempts to reach the horn atop Little Demon at Rabobank Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Douglas Lino de Souza tries to stay atop Choctaw during the event at Rabobank Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Douglas Lino de Souza tries to stay atop Choctaw during the event at Rabobank Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Jess Lockwood holds on tight to Holey Kat as he reaches the buzzer at Rabobank Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Jess Lockwood holds on tight to Holey Kat as he reaches the buzzer at Rabobank Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Jess Lockwood gets on top of the cage in the center arena as he attempts to escape from the bull Holey Kat.

Jess Lockwood gets on top of the cage in the center arena as he attempts to escape from the bull Holey Kat.

Eric Lee stays on top of MJ Red Zone during the even at Rabobank Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Eric Lee stays on top of MJ Red Zone during the event at Rabobank Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Venn Johns holds on tight as Deerango takes flight during the event Rabobank Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Venn Johns holds on tight as Deerango takes flight during the event Rabobank Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Derek Kolbaba holds on tight as Lightening Hopper tries to throw the rider from his back.

Derek Kolbaba holds on tight as Lightening Hopper tries to throw the rider from his back.

Scottie Knapp holds on tight as the roughly 1500 lb bull goes completely air-born in an attempt to throw the rider.

Scottie Knapp holds on tight as the roughly 1500 lb bull goes completely air-born in an attempt to throw the rider.

Simao da Silva stays atop Red Too as he throws him around trying to buck him off.

Simao da Silva stays atop Red Too as he throws him around trying to buck him off.

A bull rider at the PBR event narrowly dodges injury as one of the brave bull fighters gets in between to distract the bull and give the rider a chance to escape.

A bull rider at the PBR event narrowly dodges injury as one of the brave bull fighters gets in between to distract the bull and give the rider a chance to escape.

Tyler Harr holds on tight as T Rex looks to throw the him off during his 8 second ride.

Tyler Harr holds on tight as T Rex looks to throw the him off during his 8 second ride.

Valdiron de Oliveira holds on as Slingin It jumps and twists his body as he looks to throw the rider from his back.

Valdiron de Oliveira holds on as Slingin It jumps and twists his body as he looks to throw the rider from his back.

After getting off Slingin It Valdiron de Oliveira looks for safety as he tries to avoid the bull.

After getting off Slingin It Valdiron de Oliveira looks for safety as he tries to avoid the bull.

The entertainer for the night taunts the bull as he stands in the center cage of for safety.

Flint Friday taunts the bull as he stands on the center cage safely out of harms way.

John Smith goes flying as Dr. Lector wins the round and sends the rider to the ground.

John Smith goes flying as Dr. Lector wins the round and sends the rider to the ground.

World Champion rider Mike Lee rides the bull he drew for the final rounds which put him atop the leader board but it would not hold on as he would end the night in second place.

World Champion rider Mike Lee rides the bull he drew for the final rounds which put him atop the leader board but it would not hold on as he would end the night in second place.

Derek Kolbaba riding his 4th bull of the night after being granted rerides he managed to pull off the win for the night.

Derek Kolbaba riding his 4th bull of the night. After being granted rerides he managed to pull off the win for the night.

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