List of Professional Bull Riders Champions

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List of Professional Bull Riders Champions
Professional Bull Riders logo.jpg
SportBull Riding
Founded1992
Owner(s)Endeavor
CompetitorsOver 1,200 total, 35 in highest ranked tour
Countries United States
 Canada
 Mexico
 Brazil
 Australia
Most recent
champion(s)
United States Jess Lockwood
Official websitePBR.com

This List of Professional Bull Riders Champions provides lists of all the world champion title winners, including one livestock award which are won during the PBR World Finals event in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are the World Champion bull riders, World Champion Event winners, World Champion Bulls, and Rookie of the Year, for example. Also listed are the winners of various awards that are given out at the PBR Finals. The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) organization is an international professional bull riding organization based in Pueblo, Colorado, United States. In the United States, PBR events have been televised on CBS and CBS Sports Network since 2013.[1][2] More than 1,200 cowboys from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and other countries hold PBR memberships. This article lists all the various champions and awards that have been bestowed since the founding of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) in 1992.

Heroes and Legends Celebration[edit]

This article presents a list of major champions and honors won by Professional Bull Riders. Heroes and Legends Celebrations have their own article which lists the Ring of Honor, Ty Murray Top Hand Award, Brand of Honor, Jim Shoulders Award, and the Sharon Shoulders Award.

World Champions[edit]

Source:[3]

World Finals Event Champions[edit]

  • 2019 United States Jess Lockwood
  • 2018 Brazil Marco Eguchi
  • 2017 Brazil Jose Vitor Leme
  • 2016 United States Ryan Dirteater
  • 2015 United States Cooper Davis
  • 2014 Brazil Silvano Alves
  • 2013 United States J.B. Mauney
  • 2012 Brazil Robson Palermo
  • 2011 Brazil Robson Palermo
  • 2010 Brazil Renato Nunes
  • 2009 United States J.B. Mauney
  • 2008 Brazil Robson Palermo
  • 2007 United States Wiley Petersen
  • 2006 United States L.J. Jenkins
  • 2005 Brazil Guilherme Marchi
  • 2004 United States Mike Lee
  • 2003 United States Jody Newberry
  • 2002 United States J.W. Hart
  • 2001 United States Luke Snyder
  • 2000 United States Tater Porter
  • 1999 United States Ty Murray
  • 1998 United States Reed Corder
  • 1997 Australia Troy Dunn
  • 1996 United States Ronnie Kitchens
  • 1995 Australia Troy Dunn
  • 1994 United States Ted Nuce

Source:[3]

Rookie of the Year[edit]

  • 2019 United States Dalton Kasel
  • 2018 United States Keyshawn Whitehorse
  • 2017 Brazil Jose Vitor Leme
  • 2016 United States Jess Lockwood
  • 2015 Brazil Kaique Pacheco
  • 2014 United States J. W. Harris
  • 2013 Brazil Joao Ricardo Vieira
  • 2012 Brazil Emilio Resende
  • 2011 Brazil Rubens Barbosa
  • 2010 Brazil Silvano Alves
  • 2009 United States Cody Nance
  • 2008 United States Reese Cates
  • 2007 United States Clayton Williams
  • 2006 United States J.B. Mauney
  • 2005 United States Kody Lostroh
  • 2004 United States Zack Brown
  • 2003 United States Jody Newberry
  • 2002 United States Dan Henricks
  • 2001 United States Luke Snyder
  • 2000 United States Jason Bennett
  • 1999 United States Mike White
  • 1998 United States Pete Hessman
  • 1997 United States Keith Adams
  • 1996 United States Ronnie Kitchens
  • 1995 United States J.W. Hart

Source:[3]

World Champion Bull[edit]

Source:[3]

• Bodacious was also the 1994–1995 PRCA Bucking Bull of the Year. Now that Bruiser has won the PRCA Bucking Bull of the Year award for 2017, he and Bodacious are the only bulls to win both the PRCA and PBR titles. Each bull won their two titles in the same year. Bodacious won both of his titles in 1995, while Bruiser won both of his titles in 2017.[4]

•• There was actually a tie between Bruiser, Long John and Pearl Harbor, which was resolved by taking the sum of the bull's best eight outs for the season. That is done according to the PBR rules as the first way to resolve a tiebreaker.[5]

Touring Pro Division Champions[edit]

  • 2019 United States Jess Lockwood
  • 2018 United States Andrew Alvidrez
  • 2017 United States Ezekiel Mitchell
  • 2016 United States Cody Nance
  • 2015 Brazil Luis Blanco
  • 2014 United States Jason Malone
  • 2013 United States Chase Outlaw
  • 2012 Brazil Edevaldo Ferreira
  • 2011 United States Shane Proctor
  • 2010 United States Douglas Duncan
  • 2009 United States J.B. Mauney
  • 2008 United States Clayton Williams
  • 2007 United States Clayton Williams
  • 2006 United States J.B. Mauney
  • 2005 Brazil Edgard Oliveira
  • 2004 United States Ross Johnson
  • 2003 Brazil Adriano Moraes
  • 2002 Brazil Adriano Moraes
  • 2001 Brazil Paulo Crimber
  • 2000 United States Chris Shivers
  • 1999 United States Jason Bennett
  • 1998 United States Brian Herman
  • 1997 United States Chris Shivers
  • 1996 Australia Troy Dunn
  • 1995 United States Tuff Hedeman

Source:[6]

Velocity Tour Champions[edit]

  • 2019 Brazil Jose Vitor Leme
  • 2018 Brazil Alisson de Souza
  • 2017 Brazil Alex Marcilio
  • 2016 United States Chase Outlaw
  • 2015 United States Gage Gay
  • 2014 United States Jason Malone

Source:[7][8]

International Champions[edit]

Canada[edit]

  • 2019 - Daylon Swearingen (from the United States)
  • 2018 - Cody Coverchuk
  • 2017 - Zane Lambert
  • 2016 - Ty Pozzobon
  • 2015 - Tanner Byrne
  • 2014 - Stetson Lawrence (from the United States)
  • 2013 - Zane Lambert
  • 2012 - Aaron Roy
  • 2011 - Tyler Thomson
  • 2010 - Aaron Roy
  • 2009 - Beau Hill (from the United States)
  • 2008 - Aaron Roy
  • 2007 - Tyler Pankewicz
  • 2006 - Scott Schiffner

Mexico[edit]

  • 2019 - Francisco Garcia Torres
  • 2018 - Francisco Garcia Torres
  • 2017 - Francisco Morales
  • 2016 - Juan Carlos Contreras
  • 2015 - Alejandro Gamboa (from Costa Rica)
  • 2014 - Gustavo Pedrero
  • 2013 - Gustavo Pedrero
  • 2012 - Juan Carlos Contreras
  • 2011 - Simao da Silva (from Brazil)
  • 2010 - Adrian Ferreiro
  • 2009 - Jason O’Hearn (from Australia)
  • 2008 - No PBR Mexico events this year.
  • 2007 - Hugo Pedrero
  • 2006 - Mario Galindo

Brazil[edit]

  • 2019 - Alan de Souza
  • 2018 - Fernando Henrique Novais
  • 2017 - Jose Vitor Leme
  • 2016 - Dener Barbosa
  • 2015 - Luciano Henrique de Castro
  • 2014 - Tiago Vitor
  • 2013 - Claudio Crisostomo
  • 2012 - Edevaldo Ferreira
  • 2011 - Edevaldo Ferreira
  • 2010 - Elton Cide
  • 2009 - Thiago Paguioto
  • 2008 - Edmundo Gomes
  • 2007 - Joao Mauro Kugel
  • 2006 - Elton Jose de Souza

Australia[edit]

  • 2019 - Aaron Kleier
  • 2018 - Aaron Kleier
  • 2017 - Troy Wilkinson
  • 2016 - Cody Heffernan
  • 2015 - Fraser Babbington (from New Zealand)
  • 2014 - David Kennedy
  • 2013 - Chris Lowe
  • 2012 - David Kennedy
  • 2011 - Kevin "Jock" Connolly
  • 2010 - David Kennedy
  • 2009 - David Kennedy
  • 2008 - Pete Farley
  • 2007 - Kevin "Jock" Connolly
  • 2006 - Tim Wilson

World Cup[edit]

  • 2010 Brazil Brazil
  • 2009 United States United States
  • 2008 United States United States
  • 2007 Brazil Brazil

Global Cup[edit]

  • 2019 Brazil Team Brazil[9]
  • 2018 Brazil Team Brazil[10]
  • 2017 United States Team USA[11]

Other awards[edit]

The PBR has some secondary awards, in addition to the World Championship, given out annually, many named after bull riders fatally injured during competition.[12]

The Lane Frost/Brent Thurman Award is for the highest-scoring single ride at the World Finals. It is named for Lane Frost, fatally injured during the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo in 1989, and Brent Thurman, fatally injured during the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in 1994.

The Glen Keeley Award is for the Canadian bull rider who earns the most points throughout the entire season. It is named for Glen Keeley, a Canadian bull rider who died of injuries during the 2000 Ty Murray Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Mason Lowe Award is for the highest-scoring single ride during the regular season of the Unleash the Beast Series. Mason Lowe was an American bull rider who died of his injuries after being stepped on by a bull on January 15, 2019, during a PBR Velocity Tour event at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado.[13]

The Rookie of the Year award goes to the rookie (first full year of Unleash the Beast Series competition) bull rider who wins the most points of all first-year competitors.

The Stock Contractor of the Year award goes to the stock contractor who has supplied the best bulls to Built Ford Tough Series events. This award is given based on a vote among bull riders.[12]

The PBR also has some recognition awards Professional Bull Riders: Heroes and Legends. Some of these like the Ring of Honor and the Brand of Honor are the equivalent of a Hall of Fame recognition. There is also the Jim Shoulders Lifetime Achievement Award and the Sharon Shoulders award.[14]

Lane Frost/Brent Thurman Award recipients[edit]

  • 2019 - Rubens Barbosa
  • 2018 - Marco Eguchi
  • 2017 - Jose Vitor Leme
  • 2016 - Cooper Davis
  • 2015 - J.B. Mauney
  • 2014 - J.B. Mauney
  • 2013 - J.B. Mauney
  • 2012 - Austin Meier
  • 2012 - Chris Shivers
  • 2011 - Robson Palermo
  • 2010 - Valdiron de Oliveira
  • 2009 - J.B. Mauney
  • 2008 - J.B. Mauney
  • 2007 - J.B. Mauney
  • 2006 - Adriano Moraes
  • 2006 - Dustin Hall
  • 2005 - Cody Whitney
  • 2004 - Mike Lee
  • 2004 - Michael Gaffney
  • 2003 - Jody Newberry
  • 2002 - Cory McFadden
  • 2001 - Chris Shivers
  • 2000 - Ednei Caminhas
  • 1999 - Terry Don West
  • 1999 - Chris Shivers
  • 1998 - Cody Custer
  • 1997 - Troy Dunn
  • 1996 - Adriano Moraes

Source:[15]

Glen Keeley Award recipients[edit]

  • 2019 - Dakota Buttar
  • 2018 - Dakota Buttar
  • 2017 - Dakota Buttar
  • 2016 - Tanner Byrne
  • 2015 - Tanner Byrne
  • 2014 - Tanner Byrne
  • 2013 - Aaron Roy
  • 2012 - Chad Besplug
  • 2011 - Aaron Roy
  • 2010 - Aaron Roy
  • 2009 - Aaron Roy
  • 2008 - Aaron Roy
  • 2007 - Scott Schiffner
  • 2006 - Jesse Torkelson
  • 2005 - Matt Roy
  • 2004 - Rob Bell
  • 2003 - Rob Bell
  • 2002 - Reuben Geleynse
  • 2001 - B.J. Kramps
  • 2000 - B.J. Kramps

Source:[16]

Mason Lowe Award recipients[edit]

  • 2019 - Jess Lockwood[17]

Stock Contractor of the Year[edit]

  • 2019 - Chad Berger Bucking Bulls
  • 2018 - Chad Berger Bucking Bulls
  • 2017 - Chad Berger Bucking Bulls
  • 2016 - Chad Berger Bucking Bulls
  • 2015 - Chad Berger Bucking Bulls
  • 2104 - Chad Berger Bucking Bulls
  • 2013 - Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls
  • 2012 - Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls
  • 2011 - Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls
  • 2010 - Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls
  • 2009 - Chad Berger Bucking Bulls
  • 2008 - Chad Berger Bucking Bulls
  • 2007 - Chad Berger Bucking Bulls
  • 2006 - Page & Teague Bucking Bulls
  • 2005 - D&H Cattle Company
  • 2004 - D&H Cattle Company
  • 2003 - D&H Cattle Company
  • 2002 - D&H Cattle Company
  • 2001 - D&H Cattle Company
  • 2000 - Herrington Cattle Company
  • 1999 - Terry Williams Bucking Bulls
  • 1998 - Terry Williams Bucking Bulls
  • 1997 - Terry Williams Bucking Bulls
  • 1996 - Terry Williams Bucking Bulls
  • 1995 - Terry Williams Bucking Bulls

Source:[18]

Bull of the Finals[edit]

  • 2019 - (tie) Smooth Operator
  • 2019 - (tie) Chiseled
  • 2018 - (tie) Hocus Pocus[19]
  • 2018 - (tie) Legit[19]
  • 2017 - Sweet Pro's Bruiser
  • 2016 - No bull awarded
  • 2015 - No bull awarded
  • 2014 - No bull awarded
  • 2013 - Bushwacker
  • 2012 - Asteroid
  • 2011 - Bushwacker
  • 2010 - Bones
  • 2009 - Code Blue
  • 2008 - Bones
  • 2007 - Troubadour
  • 2006 - Lucky Strike
  • 2005 - Pandora's Box
  • 2004 - Crossfire Hurricane
  • 2003 - Neon Nights
  • 2002 - Ugly
  • 2001 - Little Yellow Jacket
  • 2000 - Cripple Creek's Promise Land
  • 1999 - Cripple Creek's Promise Land
  • 1998 - Copenhagen Cash
  • 1997 - Nitro
  • 1996 - Strawberry Wine

Source:[20][21]

High Money Bull of the Regular Season[edit]

Awarded to the bull who earned the most money for the bull riders in the regular season. Discontinued after 2013.

  • 2013 - Prince Albert
  • 2012 - Bad Moon
  • 2011 - RMEF Gunpower & Lead
  • 2010 - Segs The Juice
  • 2009 - Fully Loaded
  • 2008 - Cat Man Do
  • 2007 - Evil Forces
  • 2006 - Chief
  • 2005 - Mossy Oak Mudslinger
  • 2004 - Bo Howdy
  • 2003 - Maximus
  • 2002 - Cripple Creek's Promise Land
  • 2001 - Cripple Creek's Promise Land
  • 2000 - Moody Blues
  • 1999 - Gusto
  • 1998 - Cripple Creek's Promise Land
  • 1997 - Shotgun Red
  • 1996 - High Voltage
  • 1995 - Baby Face

Source:[22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hummer, Craig; Murray, Ty (December 12, 2012). "PBR Signs Exclusive Television Agreement with CBS Sports". PBR. Archived from the original on December 16, 2012. Retrieved December 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "PBR Signs Exclusive Television Agreement with CBS Sports". CBS Sports. December 12, 2012. Retrieved December 24, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d "PBR World Finals | Home". www.pbrfinalsweek.com. www.pbrfinalsweek.com. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  4. ^ "SweetPro's Bruiser Wins PBR and PRCA World Championships". CISION PR Web. www.prweb.com. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  5. ^ "SweetPro's Bruiser wins 2016 World Champion Bull title". Professional Bull Riders. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  6. ^ "Event Winners / Champions". Professional Bull Riders. www.pbr.com. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "2017 Velocity Tour Standings". Professional Bull Riders. www.pbr.com. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  8. ^ 2018 PBR Media GuideRecords & Statistics, p. 4.
  9. ^ Team Brazil wins 2019 PBR Global Cup USA
  10. ^ Team Brazil wins Sydney leg of PBR Global Cup
  11. ^ Team USA Wins Inaugural PBR Global Cup
  12. ^ a b "Professional Bull Riders – Dictionary". Professional Bull Riders. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  13. ^ "PBR announces Mason Lowe Memorial Scholarship and Mason Lowe Award". Professional Bull Riders. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  14. ^ "Professional Bull Riders – Heroes and Legends". Professional Bull Riders. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  15. ^ 2018 PBR Media Guide, Records & Statistics, p. 10.
  16. ^ 2018 PBR Media Guide, Records & Statistics, p. 11.
  17. ^ "Lockwood wins Round 3 of 2019 World Finals to further cut into No. 1 Leme's lead". Professional Bull Riders. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  18. ^ 2018 PBR Media Guide, Athletes – Bull Riders & Bulls, p. 98.
  19. ^ a b "Legit And Hocus Pocus Split 2018 Bull Of The Finals Title". Professional Bull Riders. www.pbr.com. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  20. ^ 2014 PBR Media Guide, Bull of the PBR World Finals, p. 176.
  21. ^ 2018 PBR Media Guide, Athletes – Bull Riders & Bulls, p. 96.
  22. ^ 2014 PBR Media Guide, High Money Bulls of the Regular Season, p. 175.

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