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10/05/10 — Taking a wicked ride

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Taking a wicked ride

By Matthew Whittle
Published in News on October 5, 2010 1:46 PM

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News-Argus/MICHAEL K. DAKOTA

With the lights of the Wayne Regional Fair in the background, Wicked Bull bull rider Brandon Maready finishes his eight-second ride and tries to dismount with the help of one of the bull fighters. Maready finished with a score of 81 out of a possible 100 points. The riders scores from Monday will be added to their totals tonight, when bull riding resumes at 7 p.m. at the grandstand.

For a bull rider, sitting in the chute, strapping onto the 1,500 pounds of pure, angry muscle underneath -- that's the hard part. The staying on for eight seconds as that animal jumps and twists and turns and bucks,...

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