CNFR - Friday

Oklahoma Panhandle bull rider Josh Frost covers his bull to advance to the short go of the College National Finals Rodeo on June 16, 2017 at the Casper Events Center.

Professional bull riders will take over the Casper Events Center on Saturday when the venue hosts the Casper Classic, one of the PBR's stops on its Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour. The event begins at 7 p.m.

Bull riders from across the United States, as well as from Brazil, Canada and Mexico are expected to compete. The entry list contains a number of bull riders just outside the Top 50 in the PBR standings.

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Leading the way is Brazil's Lindomar Lino, who is No. 51 in the standings. Other competitors in the Top 60 include Brazil's Alex Marcillo (No. 52), Texas' Bryan Titman (No. 54), Brazil's Paulo Ferreira Lima (No. 55), Brazil's Lucas Fideles Souza (No. 56) and Mexico's Juan Carlos Contreras and Montana's Jake Lockwood (tied at No. 57).

Randlett, Utah, cowboy Josh Frost, who is currently No. 14 in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world standings, is also expected to compete.

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Jack Nowlin returned to the Star-Tribune in 2007 after eight years covering Michigan State University athletics. A Wyoming native, and a graduate of Jeffrey City High School and the University of Wyoming, Jack serves as the Star-Tribune’s sports editor.

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