JB Mauney, born James Burton Mauney in Charlotte, North Carolina in January 1987, is an American professional rodeo cowboy. He started riding bulls as young as 3, and joined the Professional Bull Riders in 2005 and later the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in 2009. JB Mauney specializes in bull riding, and when given the choice, he is known for selecting the rankest bull in the pen. He first rose to prominence after riding Buckwasher – which is often referred to as the Mike Tyson of bulls.
Whilst his career has been plagued by injuries, including some significant ones, JB Mauney has achieved legendary status with many fans, achieving many top feats in bull riding, and is often considered to be one of the best bull riders of his generation. He won the Professional Bull Riders World Championship twice, once in 2013 and again in 2015, and has successfully qualified for the Professional Bull Riders World Finals a staggering and record equalling 15 times across his career. In addition to this, he also won the 2009 and 2013, Professional Bull Riders World Finals Event Champion. He is perhaps best remembered for riding Bushwaker to 95.25 points in Tulsa, Oklahoma in August 2013. JB Mauney even became the first bull rider in history to make more than $7 million in their careers, in 2016. JB Mauney featured in the 2010 Sports Documentary titled ‘The Ride’, which details the lives of professional cowboys.
What is JB Mauney’s net worth?
JB Mauney is known to be the richest bull rider, having won more in his career than any other rider, with over $7.5 million in earnings over his career. As of March 2022, JB Mauney is estimated to have a net worth of around $6 million, which he has accumulated from his bull riding career, through competition earnings and sponsorship deals.
Who is JB Mauney’s wife?
In 2016, JB Mauney married Samantha Lyne. Samantha is a talented cowgirl in her own right, and is the daughter of Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Champion Phil Lyne. Samantha Lyne paused a career in interior design after graduating from Texan Christian University to focus on her barrel racing. She competed in the 2014 National Finals Rodeo (NFR) qualifiers. The couple welcomed the birth of their first child together, a son, in January 2019. According to their social media accounts the couple are happily in love, with JB Mauney often declaring his love for his wife on his twitter and instagram accounts.
JB Mauney also has a daughter, born in 2011, from his previous marriage to Lexie Wiggly. JB Mauney was married to Lexie Wiggly between 2012 and 2015, and Lexie accompanied JB to most of the bull riding events. The reason for the divorce between JB Mauney and Lexie Wiggly are not known.
JB Mauney National Finals Rodeo (NFR) 2021?
JB Mauney’s long anticipated participation at the NFR started successfully after he split first place on his debut Thursday night. He spoke at length about the thrill he experienced in achieving this feat. However his NFR in 2021, did not end successfully, as on the second session on the Friday at NFR 2021, he needed to be helped from the arena after his bull, Johnny Thunder bucked him off. JB Mauney lay motionless in the dirt at the centre of the arena, frightening most of the capacity crowd into stunned silence. Shortly afterwards, JB Mauney was helped to his feet, where blood could be seen on his face, coming from a facial cut, which later required stitches. Reports also circulated that JB Mauney was briefly knocked unconscious in the incident. He was treated by the Justin Sportsmedicine team onsite at the NFR and successfully passed concussion protocols in the following days.
What happened to JB Mauney in 2021?
In the early part of 2021, JB Mauney struggled to find success which matched his success in earlier years. As a result, he decided to move away from the Professional Bull Riders and focus his attentions fully on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, where he had competed occasionally since 2009. JB Mauney set out his intentions to qualify for his first ever National Finals Rodeo In December 2021, JB Mauney qualified for his first-ever National Finals Rodeo (NFR).