Chris Shivers

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Chris Shivers (born December 30, 1978 in Natchez, Mississippi) is an American former bull rider on the Professional Bull Riders' Built Ford Tough Series. Shivers turned pro in 1997, and earned the title of PBR World Champion Bull Rider in 2000 and 2003.

Shivers has twenty-two career BFTS wins. He has recorded the following history-making firsts: the first PBR bull rider to win more than $300,000 in prize money in one year (1998); the first PBR bull rider to reach the $1 million mark (2001), the $2 million mark (2003) and the $3 million mark (2006); the first PBR bull rider to register 13 90-point rides in one season (1998); the highest marked ride in PBR history (96.5 points - twice); and the first bull rider to win three consecutive Bud Light Cup events (2000). He is the second man to win multiple PBR world titles, after Adriano Moraes (1994, 2001).

Shivers announced that the 2012 PBR season would be his last.[1] He retired after the Finals that year. His final earnings during his 16-year PBR career total to $3,989,209.33. [2] He was inducted into the PBR's Ring of Honor in 2013.

Shivers resides with his wife, Kylie, and their two sons in Jonesville in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.

Shivers is of Irish descent on his father's side.

Career highlights[edit]

  • First PBR bull rider to register 13 90-point rides in one season (1998)
  • First PBR bull rider to earn $1 million (2001), $2 million (2003) & $3 million (2006)
  • First PBR bull rider to earn $1 million World Champion bonus (2003)
  • 93 career 90-point bull rides (most of any rider in PBR history)
  • 2-time PBR World Champion Bull Rider (2000, 2003)
  • PBR 90-Point Club Champion (2000)
  • U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. Touring Pro Division Series Champion (2000)
  • Tied PBR Record High-Mark Ride (96.5 points) (Scored this mark twice in career)
  • 15-time Qualifier to the PBR Finals (1997–2003, 2005–2012)
  • 22 career Bud Light Cup/Built Ford Tough Series wins
  • 4-time PBR Touring Pro Division Finals Qualifier (1999–2001, 2004)
  • PBR Touring Pro Year-End Champion (1998)
  • Copenhagen Master Pro Series Year-End Champion (1998)
  • First Bull Rider in PBR History to Win more than $300,000 in a Single Season (1998)
  • National High School Rodeo Finals Qualifier (1996)
  • Louisiana State High School Bull Riding Champion (1996)
  • 2001 Lane Frost/Brent Thurman Award (96.5 on Dillinger)
  • 2000 USSTC Challenger Tour Champion ($48,617)
  • 1999 Lane Frost/Brent Thurman Award (96 on Trick or Treat)
  • 1997 USSTC Challenger Tour Champion ($67,090)

2012

2011

2009

  • PBR U.S. Army Invitational (Worcester, MA) Champion

2008

2007

  • PBR Myron Duarte Maui (HI) Invitational Bull Riding Champion

2006

2005

  • PBR Grand Rapids (MI) Invitational Bull Riding Champion
  • PBR Jerome Davis Challenge (Greensboro, NC) Bull Riding Champion
  • PBR Southern Ford Dealers Invitational (Tampa, FL) Bull Riding Champion
  • PBR Denver (CO) Chute Out Bull Riding Champion

2004

2003

  • PBR Tampa (FL) Open Bull Riding Champion
  • PBR Jerome Davis Challenge (Greensboro, NC) Bull Riding Champion
  • PBR Mohegan Sun Invitational (Uncasville, CT) Bull Riding Champion

2002

2001

  • Jackson, Mississippi PBR Touring Pro Champion
  • PBR NILE Invitational (Billings, MT) Bull Riding Champion
  • PBR St. Louis (MO) Open Bull Riding Champion
  • U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. Master Pro Bull Riding Finals Champion

2000

1999

  • San Antonio, Texas PBR Touring Pro Bull Riding Champion
  • Marshall, Texas PBR Touring Pro Bull Riding Champion

1998

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