J.B. Mauney

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James Burton "J.B." Mauney (pronounced "Mooh-nee"; born January 9, 1987) is an American professional bull rider on the Professional Bull Riders (PBR)'s Built Ford Tough Series tour. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and is a left-handed rider. Mauney was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is of French descent on his father's side. He began bull riding at the early age of 3. He purchased his first bucking bull at the age of 15. The Mauney family helps J.B. run Just Bad Bucking Bulls. The business is registered in the ABBI. (American Bucking Bulls Industry) The business is located in Mooresville, North Carolina. His first PBR Built Ford Tough Series season began in 2006, and he finished 25th in the world standings along with winning the Daisy Rookie of the Year award. Mauney also competed in the Championship Bull Riding (CBR) tour and qualified for the CBR finals in 2005 and 2006. He joined the PBR full-time in 2007 and finished in 3rd place behind Justin McBride and Guilherme Marchi that year. In 2008 he finished 2nd behind Marchi. In 2009 he finished 2nd again, this time behind Kody Lostroh. However, he achieved history at the 2009 PBR World Finals when he won the event by becoming the only man in PBR history to ride 8 bulls at the Finals. The bulls he rode were Chester, Troubadour (the 2007 PBR World Finals top bull of the event), Crosswired (who fell down; Mauney did his re-ride on Black Smoke), Ricky Bobby, Beer Goggles, Live Wire, Smack Down and Black Pearl. Mauney rode Black pearl for the highest score at the finals. He briefly competed in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) circuit from 2009-11. He is one of many bull riders who grew up riding bulls while wearing a helmet, however, starting in 2013, he switched to riding in the traditional cowboy hat (with a bull rider crease). He is one of the only bull riders to have ever ridden Voodoo Child, the 2007-08 PRCA bull of the year. He is also well known for being the only rider to ride both Bones, the 2008 and 2010 PBR bull of the year, and Code Blue, the 2009 PBR bull of the year. He is especially well known for being the only rider to ride both Asteroid, the 2012 PBR bull of the year. and Bushwacker, the 2011 and 2013 PBR bull of the year. Mauney also won the Lane Frost/Brent Thurman Award in 2007, 2008, and 2009. He currently lives in Mooresville, North Carolina, and frequently travels with his good friends and fellow PBR BFTS bull riders, Brian Canter, L. J. Jenkins, and Shane Proctor (his brother-in-law). They are known as the epic 4. He has qualified for the PBR World Finals from 2006-13. In 2013, after a historic second-half surge, Mauney covered 6 out of 6 bulls to win the 2013 finals event and finished 1st, as the 2013 World Champion.

Mauney is currently sponsored by Wrangler Jeans and Shirts, Kawasaki, Monster Energy Drinks and Tyson Foods.