When the worlds Professional Bull Riding are spoken, pictures of bulls running riders over and tossing them around like rags usually comes to mind.
When someone says bull rider, many picture a rugged cowboy with lots of scars and a dirty cowboy hat.
To me, I think of Justin McBride.

Justin McBride is the all-time highest money winning in the history of the PBR.
Over his 10-year career riding in the PBR, he earned a total of $5,124,418.42.
The next highest-earning cowboy is Chris Shivers with $3,842,739.33.
Justin’s record has been in place since he retired 3 years ago in 2008.

He was the PBR World Champion in both 2005 and 2007.
He rode in 248 events and won 32 of those events.
He had 72 90+ point rides to his name.
He holds the record for most events won in a year with 8 wins in a single season.
He also holds the record for the most money won in a single season with $835,321 in his 2007 season.
Out of 652 outs, he covered 371 of his bulls for a total riding percentage of 56.90%.
In 2007, he covered Teague Bulls and Ron White’s Scene of the Crash (the bounty bull) to win $200,000 in one ride.
Basically, this man is a legend.

91.00 – Nitro – PBR World Finals ’99
91.00 – Hot Spot – Tampa ’01
91.00 – Moody Blues – Colorado Springs ’01
91.00 – Locomotive Breath – New Orleans ’01
91.00 – Lightning Bold – Baltimore ’01
91.00 – Slick Willy – Bossier City ’02
91.00 – Coyote Ugly – Nashville ’02
91.00 – Maximus – Atlantic City ’03
91.00 – Wild Side – Reno ’05
91.00 – Dr. Proctor – Kansas City ’07
91.25 – Panhandle Slim – Odessa ’99
91.25 – Crown of Thorns – Nashville ’07
91.25 – Walk the Line – World Finals ’07
91.50 – Playboy – Nampa ’00
91.50 – Western Wishes – PBR World Finals ’00
91.50 – Western Wishes – PBR World Finals ’01
91.50 – Mossy Oak Mudslinger – St. Louis ’03
91.50 – Mossy Oak Mudslinger – Indianapolis ’04
91.50 – Bad Action – World Finals ’07
91.75 – Crown of Thorns – Nampa ’07
91.75 – Bad Action – Columbus ’08
91.75 – Scene of the Crash – World Finals ’08
92.00 – Smokin’ Gun – Anaheim ’03
92.00 – Hammer – Oklahoma City ’03
92.00 – Mossy Oak Mudslinger – Phoenix ’04
92.00 – Crown of Thorns – Nampa ’04
92.25 – Camo – World Finals ’07 (For the World Champion Title)
92.25 – Kidd Rock – World Finals ’05
92.50 – Moody Blues – World Finals ’03
92.50 – Locomotive Breath – Colorado Springs ’01
92.50 – Bo Time – Tampa ’04
92.50 – Smokin’ Joe – Oklahoma City ’01
93.00 – Hollywood – Odessa ’99
93.00 – Billionaire – Nashville ’08
93.00 – Scene of the Crash – Columbus ’07 (for $200,000)
93.00 – Chicken on a Chain – Auburn Hills ’07
93.00 – Big Bucks – Columbus ’06
93.00 – Hot Spot – Oklahoma City ’00
93.00 – Deuces Wild – Billings ’05
93.00 – Millenium – St. Louis ’01
93.50 – Pearl Snap – World Finals ’08
93.50 – Law Dog – Houston ’01
93.50 – Millenium – Grand Rapids ’01 (47)
93.75 – Gnash – Tulsa ’08 (47.5)
94.50 – Voodoo Child – Tulsa ’08 (48.25)
95.50 – Hollywood – Albuquerque ’01 (48.5)

So where is he now?
After retiring, McBride now spends full time with his family, as well as becoming a successful Country music artist. His first album, “Don’t Let Go,” is one of my favorite CDs ever.
He sings a lot of songs about my favorite subject…BULL RIDING.
If you listen to the title track,  he says, “Las Vegas, back in ’05. A million dollars all on one ride. JW tied me in. Said you better get in right…”
It’s talking about his championship ride at the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas in 2005 where he won his first World Championship.
JW is JW Hart “the iron man,” his fellow bull rider.

I’m a HUGE Justin McBride fan. And plus, he’s just so ruggedly good looking. =].

Here’s some of his bull riding:

His $200,000 ride.


93 pt. ride on Chicken on a Chain – first time he was ridden in 2007

They just don’t ride ’em now like McBride did.

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