1 of 1118-year-old Jess Lockwood took the Built Ford Tough Series world by storm when he made his debut in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
2 of 11Before Decatur, Lockwood got a taste of the top-tier bulls when he faced Jared Allen's Air Time in Round 3 of Last Cowboy Standing in Las Vegas. The World Champion Bull contender quickly reminded the rookie he still had much to learn as he bucked off Lockwood in 2.66 seconds.
3 of 11Lockwood was on a roll in Las Vegas before then. He rode Pistol Pete for 84.75 points in Round 2.
4 of 11Before arriving at Last Cowboy Standing, Lockwood was coming off an event (Des Moines, Iowa) where he did not record a qualified ride for the first time in his young career.
5 of 11Lockwood was at his best in his home state of Montana when his 90.5-point ride on Modified Clyde claimed him the title at the Stanley Performance in Action Invitational in Billings.
6 of 11His Round 3 89.5-point ride on Alligator Arms set the stage for Lockwood's eventual walk-off win.
7 of 11He started his weekend in Billings with an 86.75-point trip aboard Mi Vida Loca.
8 of 11Overall, Lockwood went 3-for-4 in Billings, his best single-event performance so far in his young career.
9 of 11Lockwood's 86-point ride on Shoot Out The Lights in Little Rock, Arkansas, started a trend for the rookie, who had won Round 3 in his Sioux Falls debut.
10 of 11It was the 88.25-point ride on Tom Horn in Sioux Falls, though, that started it all for Lockwood. His ride was not only the first of his BFTS career, but earned him the first BFTS round win of his career as well.
11 of 11Since his blistering debut, Lockwood rocketed up to the top of must-see riders. Enough so that he earned an invite to the Young Guns Challenge at the J.W. Hart PBR Challenge BlueDEF Tour event in Decatur, Texas. In the challenge, Lockwood faced SweetPro's Bruiser, who got the best of him in Texas.