Mauney Conquers World Champion Bull in Oklahoma City

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Oklahoma City’s Ford Center was treated to a ride for the record books as the No. 1 bull rider in the world J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.) conquered the 2008 World Champion bull, Bones, owned by Teague Bucking Bulls, LLC.  Mauney scored 93.5 points and collected a check for $20,000, courtesy of Tom Teague, the bull’s owner.  Before Mauney made the 8-second whistle on him, Bones had been ridden 0 out of 13 times on the PBR’s elite Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS).

“This weekend has been hyped up and I’ve been honest with everyone from the beginning.  I treated this bull like every other bull and I expected to ride him,” Mauney stated.  “I just kept my hand shut and held on.  He went to the right and I thought he’d switch it up, but he didn’t and just kept on coming.  It all worked out, and now I’m $20,000 richer.”

When asked about Bones, the PBR superstar said, “Bones is a strong bull, but it all worked out in my favor.  It’s hard to describe exactly how it feels to ride him---he’s fast going up and slow going down.”

Tom Teague, the owner of Bones, said, “I’m really happy to see J.B. ride him--he just proved why he is the No. 1 bull rider in the world.”

As the 2009 season continues, Mauney’s impressive resume continues to grow.  He surpassed the $1 million mark in career earnings at the end of the 2008 season, becoming the youngest millionaire in PBR history.  The 22-year-old has won seven Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) event titles including two in 2009, and has recorded nineteen 90-point rides and has maintained a 59 percent riding percentage over his four-year career. 

For more information on the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. or J.B. Mauney’s historic ride on Bones, please visit www.pbrnow.com or contact Katharine Sherrer at 719.242.2800 ext. 3372.

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