This year’s Bucking Bull of the Year award went to my favorite bull, and personal hero, BUSHWACKER. =].

I WAS SO EXCITED! HOLY COW.

Ok. Anyways.

The top 3 contenders for the title were Bushwacker, Asteroid and Super Duty.
Unfortunately, I’m a Gangster, who was in the 3rd position, was got hurt and did not recover before the finals.
Talk about a heart break for Jeff Robinson, even though he won the Stock Contractor of the Year title again. Not only was I’m a Gangster taken out of competition, but earlier in the year, another of Robinson’s bulls, Super Duty, was also taken out of competition due to injuries

But I’m going to go through and highlight the year for the top 10 active bulls in the PBR according to probullstats.com that made appearances at the World Finals and count backwards.

And I’m proud of myself because I crunched the numbers for the BFTS stats. =].

10. JR070 Movin’ On (Jeff Robinson)
6/25 career rides
1/7 BFTS rides
Career – 76.00% buck off
2011 BFTS – 85.71% buck off
Average BFTS score: 44.54 points
Average BFTS ride score: 85.00 points
Consistent scores around 44.25 – 44.50 points.

9. 10-5 Crosswired (D&H Cattle Co.)
12/42 Career rides (from 2008-2011)
12/30 BFTS Career rides
5/7 2011 BFTS rides
Career – 71.43% buck off
BFTS Career – 60.00% buck off
2011 BFTS – 28.57% buck off
Average Career BFTS score: 44.73 points
Average 2011 BFTS score: 44.43 points
Average Career BFTS ride score: 90.79 points
Average 2011 BFTS ride score: 90.55 points
92.25 – Paulo Lima – Oklahoma City ’11 (45.25)
91.25 – Pistol Robinson – Arlington ’11 (45.00)
91.75 – Ryan Dirteater – Wichita ’11 (44.75)

8. K55 Smackdown (Dakota Rodeo/Berger/Struve/Rosen)
7/50 Career rides (from 2009-2011)
6/36 Career BFTS rides
2/17 2011 BFTS rides
Career – 86.00% buck off
BFTS Career – 83.33% buck off
2011 BFTS  – 88.24% buck off
Average Career BFTS score: 44.73 points
Average 2011 BFTS score: 45.12 points
Average Career BFTS ride score: 90.07 points
Average 2011 BFTS ride score: 90.50 points
46.25 – J.B. Mauney – Columbus ’11 – 5.39 seconds
91.00 – Douglas Ferreira – World ’11 (45.00)
The BEST SCORE OF THE SEASON was made on him during the Bismarck ’11 Touring Pro Summer Event. Robson Palermo scored an AMAZING 94.50 POINTS! (bull score 46.50)

7. 309 Spitfire (Boyd/Floyd)
11/84 Career rides (from 2005-2011)
11/84 BFTS career rides
1/7 2011 BFTS rides
Career – 86.90% buck off (from 2005-2011)
2011 BFTS – 85.71% buck off
Average Career BFTS score: 44.82
Average 2011 BFTS score: 43.82
Average Career ride score: 88.55 points
Average 2011 BFTS ride score: 86.00 points

6. 404C RMEF Gunpowder & Lead (Jeff Robinson)
17/36 Career rides (from 2009-2011)
13/17 BFTS Career rides
11/15 2011 BFTS rides
Career – 52.78% buck off
BFTS Career – 23.53% buck off
2011 BFTS – 26.67% buck off
Average Career score: 44.93 points
Average 2011 BFTS score: 44.92 points
Average Career ride score: 90.25 points
Average 2011 BFTS ride score: 90.80 points
I’m SUCH A HUGE FAN of this bull. He’s freaking AMAZING. His timing is perfect so that even though he’s rank, the guys are able to ride him and for ASTRONOMICAL scores! You’d be hard pressed to find another more rideable and higher-score producing bull than him.
46.25 – Douglas Duncan – World ’11 – 7.13 seconds
90.25 – Austin Meier – Portland ’11 (44.25)
90.50 – Valdiron de Oliveira – Arlington ’11 (44.50)
92.00 – Renato Nunes – Fresno ’11 (45.50)
92.25 – LJ Jenkins – Albuquerque ’11 (45.25)
91.00 – Robson Palermo – Tampa ’11 (44.50)
93.25 – Robson Palermo – Pueblo ’11 (45.25)
93.50 – Robson Palermo – Milwaukee ’11 (45.50)
92.50 – Caleb Sanderson – World Finals ’11 (45.50)

5. C21 White Magic (Diamond G Rodeo)
10/122 Career rides (from 2005-2011)
6/47 Career BFTS rides
0/4 2011 BFTS rides
Career – 91.80% buck off
BFTS Career – 87.23% buck off
2011 BFTS – Unridden – 100% buck off
Average Career BFTS score: 44.96 points
Average 2011 BFTS score: 43.94 points
Average Career BFTS ride score: 88.55 points
Average 2011 BFTS ride score: Unridden

4. CC Chicken on a Chain (Jeff Robinson/Mike Tedesco/Larry The Cable Guy)
32/123 Career rides (from 2005-2011)
26/77 BFTS Career rides
4/8 2011 BFTS rides
Career – 73.98% buck off
BFTS Career – 66.23% buck off
2011 BFTS – 50.00% buck off
Average Career BFTS score: 45.04 points
Average 2011 BFTS score: 44.06 points
Average Career BFTS ride score: 89.90 points
Average 2011 BFTS score: 88.69 points
90.00 – J.B. Mauney – Arlington ’11 (44.25)

3. 404 I’m a Gangster (Jeff Robinson)
He’s being left in, even though he didn’t go to the finals, because he should have. He was injured and just didn’t recover in time, but he’s been bucking all year until he got hurt in August, just a month before the finals.
3/66 Career rides (from 2008-2011)
3/55 BFTS Career rides
0/15 2011 BFTS rides
Career – 95.45% buck off
BFTS Career – 94.55% buck off
2011 BFTS – Unridden100% buck off
Average Career BFTS score: 45.25 points
Average 2011 BFTS score: 45.57 points
Average Career BFTS ride score: 89.42 points
Average 2011 BFTS ride score: Unridden
46.75 – J.B. Mauney – NYC ’11 – 1.95 seconds
46.25 – Harve Stewart – Indianapolis ’11 – 1.98 seconds
46.00 – Colby Yates – Arlington ’11 – 2.45 seconds
46.00 – Robson Palermo – Glendale ’11 – 3.82 seconds
46.25 – J.B. Mauney – Tampa ’11 – 1.89 seconds
46.25 – Travis Briscoe – Pueblo ’11 – 3.51 seconds
46.00 – Douglas Duncan – Tulsa ’11 – 3.75 seconds

2. 781 Asteroid (Circle T Ranch & Rodeo)
Career – 89.47% buck off (2010 at the CBR)
2011 – 88.24% buck off
Average score: 45.44 points
Average ride score: 81.50 points
46.50 – Austin Meier – Tulsa ’11 – 1.90 seconds
46.50 – Josh Faircloth – San Antonio ’11 – 4.30 seconds
47.50 – Kasey Hayes – Milwaukee ’11 – 5.24 seconds
46.50 – Pistol Robinson – Springfield ’11 – 0.93 seconds
47.50
– Harve Stewart – World ’11 – 1.76 seconds
– He might have even stolen the world title from Bushwacker if it hadn’t have been that he hipped himself on his last out against Cord McCoy and received a no score.

1. 13/6 Bushwacker (Julio Moreno Bucking Bulls)
If you REALLY want to know how I feel about Bushwacker, go to my Top 10 Bulls of the PBR blog post. Haha. He’s basically my hero.
2/45 Career rides (from 2009-2011)
1/29 Career BFTS rides
0/14 2011 BFTS rides
Career – 95.56% buck off
BFTS Career – 96.55% buck off
2011 BFTS – Unridden – 100% buck off
Average Career BFTS score: 46.00 points
Average 2011 BFTS score: 46.63 points
Average Career BFTS ride score: 88.88 points
Average 2011 BFTS ride score: Unridden
47.75 – J.B. Mauney – Anaheim ’11 – 2.67 seconds
46.25 – Mike Lee – Oklahoma City ’11 – 2.49 seconds
47.25 – Austin Meier – Arlington ’11 – 2.34 seconds
46.75 – Valdiron de Oliveira – Albuquerque ’11 – 3.07 seconds
47.00 – Dustin Elliott – Pueblo ’11 – 6.57 seconds
46.25 – Douglas Duncan – Thackerville ’11 – 4.17 seconds
46.25 – Luke Snyder – San Antonio ’11 – 4.26 seconds
47.00 – Luke Snyder – Wichita ’11 – 2.90 seconds
*48.50 – Cord McCoy – World ’11 – 3.39 seconds – BEST SCORE OF ANY BULL THIS SEASON!
47.50 – J.B. Mauney – World ’11 – 3.58 seconds

There were also a lot of really awesome bulls that made their first appearances on the BFTS and made a HUGE scene when they did so.

781 Asteroid (Circle T Ranch & Rodeo)
2/19 career rides
2/19 BFTS rides
Career – 89.47% buck off
2011 BFTS – 77.78% buck off
Average BFTS score: 45.44 points
Average BFTS ride score: 81.50 points
46.50 – Austin Meier – Tulsa ’11 – 1.90 seconds
46.50 – Josh Faircloth – San Antonio ’11 – 4.30 seconds
47.50 – Kasey Hayes – Milwaukee ’11 – 5.24 seconds
46.50 – Pistol Robinson – Springfield ’11 – 0.93 seconds
47.50
– Harve Stewart – World ’11 – 1.76 seconds

JR070 Movin’ On (Jeff Robinson)
6/25 career rides
1/7 BFTS rides
Career – 76.00% buck off
2011 BFTS – 85.71% buck off
Average BFTS score: 44.54 points
Average BFTS ride score: 85.00 points
Consistent scores around 44.25 – 44.50 points.

315 Another One (Jeff Robinson)
Panhandle Slim clone
2/23 career rides
2/18 BFTS rides
Career – 91.30% buck off
2011 BFTS – 88.89% buck off
Average BFTS score: 42.93 points
Average BFTS ride score: 84.38 points
Nothing outstanding, but just a good go-to bull that the guys don’t seem to be able to ride.

T29 Josey Wales (New Frontier Rodeo)
4/14 career rides
4/12 BFTS rides
Career – 71.43% buck off
2011 BFTS – 66.67% buck off
Average BFTS score: 43.13 points
Average BFTS ride score: 86.88 points
Nothing spectacular, but a good bull whose scores have all been 85.50 – 88.00 when he’s ridden.

L37 Yo Yo (Rocking M/Rocking M Mostoller)
2/9 career rides
2/9 BFTS rides
Career – 77.78% buck off
2011 BFTS – 77.78% buck off
Average BFTS score: 43.14 points
Average BFTS ride score: 83.38 points
A consistent bull that the guys have a hard time riding.

83 T-Rex (Circle T Ranch & Rodeo)
1/6 career rides
1/4 BFTS rides
Career – 83.33% buck off
2011 BFTS – 75.00% buck off
Average score: 43.56 points
Average ride score: 87.00 points
He’s only had 4 BFTS outs, but he seems like a pretty consistent bull.

15-7 Centerfold (Flying S/Samford)
2/6 career rides
2/4 BFTS rides
Career – 66.67% buck off
2011 – 50.00% buck off
Average score: 42.94 points
Average ride score: 87.13 points
The two scores posted on this bull were a 85.75 (Jordan Hupp – Thackerville ’11) and a 88.50 (Pete Farley – World ’11). He’s maybe an up-and-coming go-to bull.

103T Shepherd Hills Sod Buster (D&H Cattle Co.)
1/23 career rides
0/7 BFTS rides
Career – 95.65% buck off
2011 BFTS – 100% buck off
Average BFTS score: 43.36 points
Average BFTS ride score: Unridden
Although his scores aren’t that high, he’s bucked off J.B., LJ and Paulo Lima. Look for him to be a star next season.

302 Sic ‘Em Sam (Oakes & Greene Bucking Bulls)
1/4 career rides
1/1 BFTS rides
Career – 75.00% buck off
2011 BFTS – 0% buck off
Average BFTS score: 42.25 points
Average BFTS ride score: 87.25 points

260 Damn Right (Cody Ohl/KBRC/Barker)
6/9 career rides
6/9 BFTS rides
Career – 33.33% buck off
2011 BFTS – 14.29% buck off
Average BFTS score: 42.96 points
Average BFTS ride score: 87.21 points
I can see this bull being the next RMEF Gunpowder & Lead – The guys cover him and they get results.

17 Bois D’Arc (401K Bucking Bulls/Rawson)
2/9 career rides
2/5 BFTS rides
Career – 77.78% buck off
2011 BFTS – 60.00% buck off
Average BFTS score: 43.15 points
Average BFTS ride score: 87.75 points
Another bull like RMEF Gunpowder & Lead.

718 Rango (Jeff Robinson/Center Point Ranch)
0/17 career rides
0/10 BFTS rides
Career – 100% buck off
2011 BFTS – 100% buck off
Average BFTS score: 43.23 points
Average BFTS ride score: Unridden
46.00 – Valdiron de Oliveira – Charlotte ’11 – 4.11 seconds
A GREAT rank bull from Jeff Robinson. He’s been to the Touring Pro Division, the PRCA, and no one has been able to ride him.

705 Back Bender (Cox Bucking Bulls/Ackerman)
First seen at the World Finals ’10
2/24 career rides
2/14 BFTS rides
Career – 91.67% buck off
2011 BFTS – 85.71% buck off
Average BFTS score: 44.27 points
Average BFTS ride score: 89.75 points
90.50 point ride against Guilherme Marchi at San Antonio ’11 (bull score of 44.00)

83 Santiago (Clymer Rodeo Livestock)
2/8 career rides
2/6 BFTS rides
Career – 75.00% buck off
2011 BFTS – 66.67% buck off
Average BFTS score: 43.51 points
Average BFTS ride score: 87.00 points

Bad Blake (Lightning C Cattle Co.)
First seen at the World Finals ’10
This bull won the ABBI Futurity with a cool $250,000 prize.
1/20 career rides
0/11 BFTS rides
Career – 95.00% buck off
2011 BFTS – Unridden
Average BFTS score: 44.33 points
Average BFTS ride score: Unridden
He was ridden for 90.50 points by Skeeter Kingsolver in the final round of the Touring Pro Division’s Decatur, TX 2011 event.
46.00 – Elton Cide – Oklahoma City ’11 – 3.92 seconds

296 Sancho (Circle T Ranch & Rodeo)
2/25 career rides
2/11 BFTS rides
Career – 92.00% buck off
2011 BFTS – 81.81% buck off
Average BFTS score: 42.78 points
Average BFTS ride score: 88.50 points
90.00 points – Guilherme Marchi – World ’11 (bull score 44.00)

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