These bullfighters put themselves between the bull and the rider

Cowboys watch in an arena as a bull bucks a rider, who is seen hovering above the ground

Jackal Crenshaw (left, back turned) and Danny Newman (center) watch a bull rider during the competition Saturday, July 16, 2022, at the Baker County Fairgrounds.Clayton Franke/Baker City Herald

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Jackal Crenshaw’s job is to insert all 165 pounds of himself between one ton of energetic bull and the person who was, until recently, on its back.

In bull riding, the action begins when the chute, or pen, opens and the bull bucks into the arena.