J.B. Mauney stands backstage in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. The soon-to-be 32-year-old has a beer in one hand as he answers questions from a journalist. He’d probably have a cigarette in the other if they were outside—Mauney likes smoking Marlboros. Continue reading “J.B. Mauney Is Money When It Comes To Bull Riding”
Luis Blanco grew up on a ranch in Iacanga, São Paulo, Brazil. Each morning his cousin would come over for coffee with Blanco’s father before he set off for work. The cousin would tell his uncle stories about riding horses and the rodeo.
Blanco was hooked. Continue reading “Brazil’s Impact & Dominance in Professional Bull Riding”
One … Two … Three … Four … Five … Six … Seven … Eight seconds. The buzzer sounds. The crowd roars. You jump off a bucking one-ton bull and rush to safety.
In a nutshell, that is bull riding. The name of the game is to stay on the animal — hanging on for dear life with just one hand — for eight seconds. Thousands of dollars are at stake. If you become World Champion of the Professional Bull Riders, that increases to millions.
Sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? Continue reading “Professional Bull Riding is Becoming a Global Phenomenon”