TULSA, Okla. (AP) — It took nine tries but J.B. Mauney finally made a full 8-second ride of Bushwacker, the record-setting bull that had 42 consecutive buckoffs at Professional Bull Riders events.
Mauney rode the 1,700-pound bull for 95.25 points Saturday night to win the Express Employment Professionals Classic presented by WinStar World Casino to earn $46,605 for the victory and stop the streak that began in 2009 when Bushwacker was 3 years old.
The 26-year-old cowboy from Mooresville, N.C., came into the final round Saturday night in second place and made the crowd-pleasing decision to ride Bushwacker in the championship round.
Bushwacker was the 2011 world champion bull and is the front-runner for this year's title. He was the high-marked Bull of the event with 46.75 points.