PUEBLO, Colo. ― ESPN's award-winning newsmagazine program "E:60" airs its 100th episode Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN with a feature on the Professional Bull Riders No. 1 ranked bull, Bushwacker.
The 2011 PBR World Champion Bull has amassed stats and set records in 2013 which would seem impossible for any athlete returning from surgery, but after having bone fragments removed from the fetlock joint of both his back right and left legs in 2012 he's never stopped.
Bushwacker's been called the Muhammad Ali of bucking bulls and is perhaps the most dominant athlete in his respective sport today. He's had 11 outs in 2013, been the high-marked bull of the event 10 of those 11 times; has the Top 6 bull scores of 2013 and 10 of the top 20, including a 48.25 points out of 50 against Ben Jones at the PBR event in Louisville this season. He broke the record of 35 consecutive buckoffs held by D&H Cattle Company's Silver Wing and then set a new record of 42 consecutive bull riders tossed to the dirt ― a record as revered as Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak.
He is an ill-tempered 7-year-old whose typical performance takes less than five seconds to complete and his dominance in the sport is legendary. At 1,700 pounds he weighs more than an entire NFL offensive line, yet still maintains the vertical jump of an NBA star, along with the grace and agility of an Olympic gymnast. Wright Thompson who profiled Bushwacker in ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue, profiles Bushwacker again for "E:60" this Tuesday.
Click HERE to view a preview clip of the Bushwacker feature.
Bushwacker will compete for the 2013 PBR World Champion Bull title during the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals Oct. 23-27 in Las Vegas. It's the 20th anniversary of the sport's richest event which awards a total purse of $2.2 million dollars, including a $1 million bonus to the 2013 PBR World Champion.
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