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The Professional Bull Riders returned from a 41-day break Saturday night in Guthrie, Oklahoma, for an Unleash The Beast event scheduled for Las Vegas.

The competition at Lazy E Arena was closed to fans to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Taylor Toves of Stephenville, Texas, topped the 41 cowboys in the first round of the two-day event, scoring 89.5 points on Biker Bob. He joined Chandler Bownds as the only right-handed riders to reach the 8-second whistle atop Biker Bob in the bull's 45 outings.

Ezekiel Mitchell of Rockdale, Texas, was second with an 89 on Soup In a Group.

Points leader Jose VItor Leme of Brazil, also returning from broken ribs, had an 86.5-point ride.

The PBR also plans to stage two-day events at the Lazy E on May 9-10 and 16-17.