Owners Joe Berger, Tom Teague and Bernie Taupin announced the death of one of the legendary bulls of the PBR – 61 Little Yellow Jacket – on Monday, Sept. 19th.

Little Yellow Jacket is the only bull in PBR history to win the coveted title of Bull of the Year not just three times, but three times in a row in 2002, 2003 and 2004. He is also scheduled to be the first bull to receive the Brand of Honor award, which will be awarded to bulls for extraordinary performance.

He competed in the PBR from 1999-2005, and was in the World Finals from 2001-2005.

Here are his stats:
14/85 rides completed on him.
83.53% buck off rate.
Average score of 93.11 points.

91.00 – Jason Bennett – St. Louis ’00
91.00 – Brendon Clark – St. Louis ’05
92.00 – Jesse Schellhamer – Fort Worth ’01
92.00 – Helton Barbosa – Bismarck ’05
92.00 – Travis Briscoe – Columbus ’05
93.75 – Michael Gaffney – World ’04
94.00 – Wiley Peterson – Billings ’03
94.50 – Jim Sharp – Portland ’01
94.50 – Jody Newberry – World ’03
94.75 – Cody Whitney – World ’05
95.00 – Cory McFadden – World ’02
95.50 – Cory McFadden – Billings ’02
96.50 – Michael Gaffney – Nampa ’04 – This score is tied for the top score in PBR history.

48.00 Cory Turnbow – Celveland ’01
47.00 – Judd Mortensen – Colorado Springs ’01
47.00 – Jim Sharp – Nampa ’01
47.00 – Gary Richard – Grand Rapids ’01
47.00 – Wiley Peterson – Grand Rapids ’01
47.00 – Jim Sharp – Columbus ’01
48.50 – Gary Richard – World ’01
47.00 – Cory McFadden – Anaheim ’02
47.00 – Tony Mendes – Fort Worth ’02
47.00 – Mike Less – Forth Worth ’02
47.00 – Cory McFadden – Billings ’02 – 95.50
47.75 – Dan Henricks – Worcester ’03
47.50 – Cory Rasch – Greensboro ’03
47.25 – Dan Henricks – Nampa ’03
47.00 – Jody Newberry – World ’03 – 94.50
47.00 – Craig Sasse – Greensboro ’04
47.00 – Reuben Geleynse – Billings ’04
47.00 – Michael Gaffney – Colorado Springs ’04
47.00 – Michael Gaffney – Nampa ’04 – 96.50
48.00 – Troy Dunn – Columbus ’04
47.00 – Brendon Clark – Columbus ’04
47.00 – Rob Bell – World Finals ’04
47.00 – Wiley Petersen – Tampa ’05
47.50 – Cory McFadden – Atlanta ’05 – 1.40
47.00 – Johnny Chavez – Fort Worth ’05 (CBR) – 1.09

While none of his offspring are in the PBR yet, I, for one, look forward to seeing what his genetics will bring.

Rest in peace, big guy. You won’t be forgotten.


And here is a link to a story that the PBR did on him.

And some videos for you to enjoy:

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