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Professional Bull Riders' Champion Bull Bushwacker Gets Bushwacked!

Bull's Historical Buckoff Streak Ended by PBR's J.B. Mauney as He Takes Down the 'Baddest Body in Sports'

TULSA, OK --(Marketwired - August 18, 2013) - The streak has ended at 42!

Bushwacker, the 1700-pound bull owned by Julio Moreno Bucking Bulls, dubbed the 'Baddest Body in Sports' by ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue and the first animal to be featured in the issue, was defeated in Tulsa, Okla. Saturday night by PBR star J.B Mauney at the Express Employment Professionals Classic presented by WinStar World Casino, part of the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series.

Mauney rode the 2011 World Champion Bull for 95.25 points to win the event and $46,605, but more notably, stopped the record-setting streak of Bushwacker, the bull some have called the best bucking bull ever.

It took nine times, but finally the 26-year-old from Mooresville, N.C., made a full 8-second ride on his nemesis whose PBR-record of 42 consecutive buckoffs at BFTS events, and 56 in his career, have established him as the greatest.

To watch the streak-ending ride, visit: http://www.pbr.com/en/media/videos/2013/8/jb-mauney-makes-history-riding-bushwacker-for-9525-points.aspx   

"It's about time," proclaimed an elated J.B. Mauney, who said he's never felt as great as he did tonight in Tulsa where he won his first Built Ford Tough Series event of 2013 with a ride that will go down as one of the most memorable in PBR history.

Kent Cox, Bushwacker's handler, and Mauney, whose skin was completely covered in goose bumps, embraced one another immediately afterward.

"If it had to be anybody it had to be J.B.," said Cox. Cox has hauled Bushwacker his entire career for owner Julio Moreno.

Mauney came into the final round Saturday night in second place. After making his second qualified ride in the event, he said he was sticking to his original game plan, which he boldly stated would be selecting Bushwacker in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round.

"Everything's going great right now. When you feel good, you ride good," he said. "I'm picking the way J.B. picks [big picks in big moments]." 

Mauney had tied for fifth in the event during the opening round Friday night and then moved into first for most of the second round after riding Razorbuck (BMC Bucking Bulls/Owen Ranch) for 89.25 points. However, Round 1 winner Brendon Clark reclaimed the lead with an 86-point ride on Home Brew (Wolf Creek Cattle & Rodeo CO LLC) in the second round.

Clark selected Showboat (Circle T Ranch & Rodeo) with the first pick in the championship round draft followed by Mauney's crowd-rousing selection of Bushwacker.

"Those first two bulls I had, I knew nothing about," said Mauney, who added that was how he had to approach his matchup with Bushwacker. "I have to just go at 'em jump for jump."

Afterward he said it was a dogfight every second of the way.

With every other rider, including Markus Mariluch, who was the last rider to make a qualified ride on Bushwacker in 2009 when the bull was only 3 years old, and every stock contractor cheering him on from the back of the bucking chutes, Mauney threw caution to the wind and disregarded every basic fundamental of bull riding.

"I was just hanging on," he admitted.

Mauney won the Express Employment Professionals Classic with a three-bull total of 268.5 points. He was followed by Clark, who finished with 174.75 points. Jory Markiss was third and Sean Willingham was fourth, while Ben Jones and L.J. Jenkins rounded out the Top 5 by splitting fifth and sixth in the average.

This win moves Mauney from 10th to sixth in the world standings in a matter of only two days.

Bushwacker, the frontrunner for this year's World Champion Bull title, was the Pabst Blue Ribbon High-marked Bull of the event with 46.75 points.

Tulsa was the 18th stop of 27 on the 2013 Built Ford Tough Series. Next week the series travels to Nashville, Tenn. for the Jack Daniel's Invitational, Aug. 24-25. The 2013 season will conclude at the World Finals in Las Vegas on Oct. 23-27, 2013 where the PBR World Champion will receive the coveted championship buckle, a new pick up from Ford and a $1 million bonus.

The Built Ford Tough Series is televised every week on CBS, CBS Sports Network and networks around the world. BFTS telecasts are produced for the PBR under a multi-year agreement with David Neal Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company led by 34-time Emmy® Award winner and Peabody Award winner David Neal, who serves as executive producer.

Professional Bull Riders
Express Employment Professionals Classic presented by WinStar World Casino 
Tulsa, Okla.
Event Leaders (Round 1-Event Points)...

1. Brendon Clark, 88.75-88.75 points.
2. Chase Outlaw, 86-86.00 points.
3. Kasey Hayes, 85.75-85.75 points.
4. Sean Willingham, 85-85.00 points.
5. J. B. Mauney, 84-84.00 points.
(tie). Jory Markiss, 84-84.00 points.
7. Ben Jones, 83.5-83.50 points.
8. Douglas Duncan, 83-83.00 points.
(tie). L.J. Jenkins, 83-83.00 points.
10. Austin Meier, 77.5-77.50 points.
Agnaldo Cardozo, 0-0.00 points.
Billy Robinson, 0-0.00 points.
Brant Atwood, 0-0.00 points.
Cody Coverchuk, 0-0.00 points.
Cody Nance, 0-0.00 points.
Eduardo Aparecido, 0-0.00 points.
Emilio Resende, 0-0.00 points.
Fabiano Vieira, 0-0.00 points.
Guilherme Marchi, 0-0.00 points.
Jared Farley, 0-0.00 points.
Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-0.00 points.
Jordan Hupp, 0-0.00 points.
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0.00 points.
Luke Snyder, 0-0.00 points.
Marco Eguchi, 0-0.00 points.
Markus Mariluch, 0-0.00 points.
Mike Lee, 0-0.00 points.
Nathan Schaper, 0-0.00 points.
Renato Nunes, 0-0.00 points.
Shane Proctor, 0-0.00 points.
Silvano Alves, 0-0.00 points.
Stetson Lawrence, 0-0.00 points.
Stormy Wing, 0-0.00 points.
Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-0.00 points.
Zac Peterson, 0-0.00 points.

Professional Bull Riders 

Express Employment Professionals Classic presented by WinStar World Casino

Tulsa, Okla.

Final Results (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Event Total Points, Money Earned) ...

1. J. B. Mauney, 84-89.25-95.25-268.50 points, $46,605.00

2. Brendon Clark, 88.75-86-0-174.75 points, $17,005.00

3. Jory Markiss, 84-87.25-0-171.25 points, $11,125.00

4. Sean Willingham, 85-85.75-0-170.75 points, $7,070.00

5/6. Ben Jones, 83.5-86-0-169.50 points, $4,375.00

5/6. L.J. Jenkins, 83-86.5-0-169.50 points, $4,660.00

7. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 0-88.75-0-88.75 points, $5,150.00

8. Stetson Lawrence, 0-86.5-0-86.50 points, $2,975.00

9. Chase Outlaw, 86-0-0-86.00 points, $4,150.00

10. Kasey Hayes, 85.75-0-0-85.75 points, $2,900.00

11. Guilherme Marchi, 0-85-0-85.00 points, $400.00

12. Silvano Alves, 0-84-0-84.00 points, $400.00

13. Douglas Duncan, 83-0-0-83.00 points, $585.00

14. Austin Meier, 77.5-0-0-77.50 points, $400.00

Agnaldo Cardozo, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

Billy Robinson, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

Brant Atwood, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

Cody Coverchuk, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

Cody Nance, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

Eduardo Aparecido, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

Emilio Resende, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

Fabiano Vieira, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

Jared Farley, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

Jordan Hupp, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

Luke Snyder, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

Marco Eguchi, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

Markus Mariluch, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

Mike Lee, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

Nathan Schaper, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

Renato Nunes, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

Shane Proctor, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

Stormy Wing, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

Zac Peterson, 0-0-0-0.00 points, $400.00

2013 Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series Season Standings

(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5's, Points, Total Winnings)

1. Silvano Alves, 18, 2, 7, 7,923.750, $319,325.80

2. Marco Eguchi, 17, 2, 6, 6,487.050, $177,128.45

3. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 13, 3, 3, 6,472.730, $232,930.11

4. Cody Nance, 18, 1, 4, 6,188.290, $160,514.18

5. Eduardo Aparecido Silva, 14, 0, 7, 5,705.150, $72,791.82

6. J. B. Mauney, 17, 1, 6, 5,597.250, $246,220.75

7. Shane Proctor, 16, 2, 5, 5,449.250, $176,171.03

8. Chase Outlaw, 18, 0, 1, 5,179.500, $115,743.79

9. Mike Lee, 18, 0, 1, 5,174.620, $126,052.49

10. Fabiano Vieira, 13, 2, 3, 4,776.510, $119,574.21

11. Guilherme Marchi, 18, 1, 2, 4,774.320, $91,287.70

12. Jory Markiss, 18, 0, 2, 4,656.250, $108,272.84

13. Aaron Roy, 17, 0, 4, 4,423.250, $86,618.34

14. Douglas Duncan, 18, 0, 2, 4,353.430, $78,924.74

15. Jordan Hupp, 17, 0, 0, 4,185.500, $73,719.61

16. L.J. Jenkins, 15, 0, 5, 3,991.540, $93,012.00

17. Kody Lostroh, 14, 0, 3, 3,904.180, $99,686.83

18. Emilio Rezende, 17, 0, 2, 3,782.390, $50,940.83

19. Luke Snyder, 18, 0, 2, 3,774.000, $82,713.82

20. Ty Pozzobon, 16, 0, 3, 3,532.500, $95,664.46

21. Brendon Clark, 17, 0, 3, 3,397.250, $57,026.32

22. Sean Willingham, 14, 1, 2, 3,353.370, $76,976.66

23. Nathan Schapper, 15, 0, 1, 3,221.660, $39,253.11

24. Edevaldo Ferreira da Silva, 10, 0, 0, 3,141.020, $546,389.28

25. Billy Robinson, 15, 1, 1, 3,078.120, $67,363.36

26. Ben Jones, 16, 0, 2, 2,826.750, $39,915.11

27. Agnaldo Cardozo, 13, 0, 1, 2,494.750, $52,667.83

28. Brant Atwood, 12, 0, 1, 2,484.450, $41,293.54

29. Stormy Wing, 11, 0, 1, 2,382.000, $46,953.64

30. Renato Nunes, 16, 0, 1, 2,314.750, $46,974.47

31. Valdiron de Oliveira, 10, 0, 2, 2,247.250, $38,027.10

32. Lachlan Richardson, 16, 0, 0, 2,044.500, $40,363.51

33. Jared Farley, 10, 0, 0, 2,038.500, $55,430.86

34. Zac Peterson, 2, 0, 0, 2,014.250, $37,898.37

35. Stetson Lawrence, 3, 0, 0, 2,002.870, $40,469.24

36. Austin Meier, 14, 1, 1, 1,992.870, $88,536.18

37. Kasey Hayes, 4, 0, 0, 1,885.700, $41,351.88

38. Cláudio Crisóstomo, 0, 0, 0, 1,870.650, $26,242.34

39. Reese Cates, 11, 0, 1, 1,863.120, $32,106.37

40. Robson Palermo, 6, 1, 1, 1,847.500, $43,835.00

41. Markus Mariluch, 5, 0, 0, 1,668.620, $31,410.50

42. Matt Triplett, 5, 0, 0, 1,652.430, $29,169.54

43. Ryan Dirteater, 11, 0, 0, 1,632.000, $22,164.40

44. Zane Lambert, 2, 0, 0, 1,582.370, $38,836.66

45. Zack Brown, 10, 0, 1, 1,541.000, $28,382.74

About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR)
The PBR is the world's premier bull riding organization. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the PBR. In just two decades, the dream of 20 bull riders has become a global sports phenomenon that reaches more than half a billion households in 50 nations and territories worldwide. Its primetime programming, produced by 34-time Emmy® Award winner and Peabody Award winner David Neal, airs domestically on CBS and CBS Sports Network. More than 2.5 million fans attend live events each year. The PBR has awarded more than $120 million in prize money and 25 riders have earned more than $1 million, including Justin McBride with $5.5 million - the most of any western-sports athlete in history. For more information on the PBR, go to PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.

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