J. B. Mauney

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J.B. Mauney
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James Burton Mauney

(1987-01-09) January 9, 1987 (age 32)
Years active2006-present
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight140 lb (64 kg)[1]
Spouse(s)Lexie Wiggly (m. 2012-2015) Samantha Lyne (m. 2016-) [2]
Awards2013 PBR World Champion
2015 PBR World Champion
2009 PBR World Finals Champion

James Burton "J.B." Mauney (pronounced "Mooh-nee"; born January 9, 1987) is an American professional bull rider on the Professional Bull Riders tour. He won the World Championship in 2013 and 2015.[3]

Mauney is one of only two bull riders to stay on Bushwacker for the full 8 seconds on the Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS), the elite series of Professional Bull Riders competitions, and one of three bull riders to stay on Bushwacker for the full 8 seconds during the bull's career.[4][5][6] He is also one of only five riders to get a qualified ride on Asteroid which he accomplished on the BFTS in San Antonio, Texas, in August 2012, for a score of 93.50 points.[7] Asteroid, the 2012 World Champion bull, earned a high score of 46.25 points.[7]

On November 5, 2016 Mauney made PBR history by being the first bull rider to reach the $7 million mark in career earnings.[8]

On January 23, 2019, Mauney and his wife Samantha welcomed the birth of their first son.[9] Mauney also has a daughter (born 2011), from his first marriage.[10]


  1. ^ a b "J.B. Mauney". pbr.com. Professional Bull Riders. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  2. ^ Keith Ryan Cartwright (18 May 2012). "Pueblo notebook". pbr.com. Professional Bull Riders. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  3. ^ Swearingen, Jake (September 11, 2014). "A Q&A With World Champion Bullrider J.B. Mauney". Modern Farmer. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Out List for 13/6 Bushwacker (17903)". probullstats.com. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  5. ^ Walters, John (October 11, 2014). "Bushwacker Is the Michael Jordan of Bulls". Newsweek. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Professional Bull Riders - Bushwacker keeps the legacy going". Professional Bull Riders. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Out List for 781 Asteroid". probullstats.com. ProBullStats. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  9. ^ Mauney family welcomes birth of Jagger Briggs
  10. ^ Rodeo: J.B. Mauney is at the top of his game, and he's a smoker