Lasting eight seconds on a bucking bull is hard work, and dozens of riders attempted just that to kick off Mandan Rodeo Days.
Koby Radley of Louisiana had a good start and was closing in on that crucial eight-second time, but he was tossed just beforehand.
Next was Tim Bingham, whose bull had a slow start out of the gate, but Bingham defied gravity on his way to clearing eight seconds.
Garrett Tribble of Oklahoma followed that up by handling spin after spin, and he ended his eight-plus second ride with a landing dismount.
Three-time world champ Sage Kimzey would impress the spectators with a dominant display, and he would end the night atop the leaderboard with 88 points.