J. B. Mauney

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J.B. Mauney
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Born James Burton Mauney
(1987-01-09) January 9, 1987 (age 31)
Mooresville, North Carolina, United States
Years active 2006-present
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight 140 lb (64 kg)[1]
Spouse(s) Lexie Wiggly (m. 2012-2015) Samantha Lyne (m. 2016-) [2]
Awards 2013 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 Bushwacker'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 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]

References[edit]

  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. 
  8. ^ "MAUNEY WINS ROUND 4 OF WORLD FINALS, CLOSES IN ON PACHECO". PBR.