Mauney ends Bushwacker's buckoff streak at 42

CREATED Aug 19, 2013

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) It took nine tries but J.B. Mauney finally made a full 8-second ride of Bushwacker, the record-setting bull that had 42 consecutive buckoffs at Professional Bull Riders events.

Mauney rode the 1,700-pound bull for 95.25 points Saturday night to win the Express Employment Professionals Classic presented by WinStar World Casino to earn $46,605 for the victory and stop the streak that began in 2009 when Bushwacker was 3 years old.

The 26-year-old cowboy from Mooresville, North Carolina came into the final round Saturday night in second place and made the crowd-pleasing decision to ride Bushwacker in the championship round.

Bushwacker was the 2011 world champion bull and is the front-runner for this year's title. He was the high-marked Bull of the event with 46.75 points.