24 October 2015
By Ted Stovin
LAS VEGAS — J. B. Mauney is officially the 2015 PBR World Champion.
Mauney sealed the deal with a bull ride worth 92.75 points on World Champion bull contender Bruiser to win the round.
This million dollar bonus pushes the North Carolina man past the $6,500,000 in career earnings making him the richest man ever in the history of the PBR.
Both Tanner Byrne and Aaron Roy bucked off their bulls in round four. Roy rode his right to the whistle and Byrne likely wants his back after getting stuck in the well.
Moto Moto from Girletz Rodeo Stock put up a bull score of 43 points in his performance getting Rubens Barbosa on the ground.
Five Canadian bulls are in the draw in round five and six with three in the Championship Round alone. Minion Stuart and Moto Moto are in round six facing Ryan Dirteater and Cooper Davis. Kill the Lights, Sheep Creek and Seven Dust, now all owned by Gene Owen and J.A.R.S. Bucking Bulls, take their spots as part of the top 15 bulls in the world, in the Championship Round.
This is the most Canadian bulls to be in the Championship Round of the PBR’s World Finals since 1997. Thanks to Derek Adams for the research on ProBullStats.com he found Northcott’s Raisin’ Kane and Short Fuse, Big Stone Rodeo’s Jiminy Cricket and Walk On from the Girletz’s.
Aaron Roy has drawn Margy Time in round five. This is a rematch for the two that was won by the bull last time. Margy Time has an impressive buck off rate but if Aaron wants to make the championship round again he’s going to have to stay on.
Tanner Byrne is up against Compact, a bull that’s been ridden 11 times in 39 recorded outs. Cooper Davis rode this bull for an 87.5 in round three of this world finals and Byrne would set himself up for a huge check this afternoon when he stays on. This is a pretty cool matchup as the two have met before and it was at the event Tanner broke out at, finished second and solidified his spot on tour.
Today, the two could make another big splash and thrust Tanner Byrne to a top position in the final round.
It’s going to be yet another exciting day of competition here in Vegas Sunday. The $250,000 World Finals event title has yet to be decided.
Will it be J.B. adding to his title or young guns Cooper Davis and Bonner Bolton?
Find out this afternoon starting at 1:00pm Pacific as it all unfolds.