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Two-time world champion Mauney wins incredible title at PBR Little Rock

Posted: 8:30 AM, Mar 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-03 12:55:08-05
(Photo credit to Andy Watson, Bull Stock Media)

(PBR release)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Riding with a broken leg and torn ligaments in his knee, J.B. Mauney (Mooresville, N.C.) did the impossible when he won the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Unleash The Beast Bad Boy Mowdown in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Saturday night.

The two-time PBR World Champion went an unbelievable 3-for-3 during the two-day event and rocketed from 50th to 9th in the PBR World Standings.

On Friday night Mauney picked up 88.25 points aboard Skyfall (Silver Creek/Winston/Melton Bull Co.). Then on Saturday in Round 2 he rode Stone Cold Crazy (Hodges/Shuler) for 84.5 points.

Mauney confidently chose Big Black (K-C Bucking Bulls/Joe & Nina Webb) for his championship round bull. The North Carolina cowboy knew by choosing the big black bull he had a good chance to win the round.

“The last two guys that picked that bull both went 90 points on him,” Mauney said. “I knew I just had to ride and I’d get the win. I did what I had to do, it’s that simple. Getting back up when you’re down is just about being a cowboy.”

Mauney overpowered Big Black for 90.75 points and a tie for the round win. With the win he earned 545 world points along with $37,150.

It was Mauney’s first event win since April 2017.

Finishing in second place was last year’s Little Rock winner, Luciano De Castro (Guzolandia, Brazil). De Castro rode Bulls Eye for 88.5 points in Round 1 on Friday night but bucked off Smooth Over (GT Bucking Bulls/Hart Cattle) in 7.67 seconds in Round 2.

In the championship round however, De Castro got one back when he went 8 aboard Canadian Mist (TNT Bucking Bulls/Hart Cattle Co.) for 90.75 points and the tie for the championship round win.

With the finish, De Castro earned 380 world points and $19,800. He moved up one spot from No. 4 to No. 5 in the world standings.

Eduardo Aparecido (Gouvelandia, Brazil) finished in third place, earning 242.5 world points. He rode Invizibull Fire in Round 1 but couldn’t get past Calm Intentions (Torres Brothers Bucking Bulls LLC) in Round 2. He was able to make the whistle on Milky Chance (Hart Cattle Company) in the championship round for 88.5 points.

Aparecido took home a paycheck of $10,325 and is now 28th in the world standings.

In fourth place was Tennessee cowboy Cody Nance (Paris, Tennessee). He bucked off Eat More Chicken (Ronnie Chism Farm & Ranch) in Round 2 but took Bezerk to the whistle for 87.75 points in the championship round.

Nance earned 157.5 points along with $6,125. He is now 19th in the world.

Rounding out the Top 5 was Round 1 winner Dakota Buttar (Kindersley, Saskatchewan). Buttar earned 110 world points despite bucking off both his bulls on Saturday night. He is ranked 23rd in the world standings.

The YETI “Built for the Wild” Bull of the Event was The Right Stuff (Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger/Clay Struve/Diamond Willow/Smith/Nix/Owens), who dispatched Taylor Toves (Stephenville, Texas) in 3.00 seconds in the championship round.

Saturday’s Round 2 and championship round will be viewable Sunday starting at 8 a.m. ET on RidePass.com or via the RidePass mobile app.
Next up for the Unleash The Beast series will be the U.S. Border Patrol Invitational in Duluth, Georgia, on March 9 & 10.

Unleash The Beast Event Results
Bad Boy Mowdown
Verizon Arena – Little Rock, Arkansas
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Round 4-Event Aggregate-Event Points)
1. J.B. Mauney, 88.25-84.5-90.75-263.50-545 Points.
2. Luciano De Castro, 88.5-0-90.75-179.25-380 Points.
3. Eduardo Aparecido, 87.25-0-88.5-175.75-242.5 Points.
4. Cody Nance, 87.25-0-87.75-175.00-157.5 Points.
5. Dakota Buttar, 89.75-0-0-89.75-110 Points.
6. Stetson Lawrence, 81-0-89.75-170.75-10 Points.
7. Cody Teel, 84.25-86.5-0-170.75-95 Points.
8. Cooper Davis, 0-87.5-0-87.50-87.5 Points.
(tie). Marco Antônio Eguchi, 0-87.5-0-87.50-87.5 Points.
10. Colten Jesse, 87.5-73.75-0-161.25-60 Points.
11. Cody Jesus, 0-87.25-0-87.25-55 Points.
12. Taylor Toves, 0-85.75-0-85.75-35 Points.
13. Kaique Pacheco, 86-75-0-161.00-20 Points.
14. Derek Kolbaba, 87-0-0-87.00-10 Points.
15. João Ricardo Vieira, 86.25-0-0-86.25-5 Points.
16. Alex Marcilio, 84.75-0-0-84.75
17. Alan de Souza, 83.75-0-0-83.75
Chase Outlaw, 0-0-0-0.00
Jose Vitor Leme, 0-0-0-0.00
Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0-0.00
Alisson De Souza, 0-0-0-0.00
Claudio Montanha Jr., 0-0-0-0.00
Cannon Cravens, 0-0-0-0.00
Rubens Barbosa, 0-0-0-0.00
Silvano Alves, 0-0-0-0.00
Lucas Divino, 0-0-0-0.00
Danilo Carlos Sobrinho, 0-0-0-0.00
Daniel Tinsman, 0-0-0-0.00
Brennon Eldred, 0-0-0-0.00
Junio Quaresima, 0-0-0-0.00
Mason Taylor, 0-0-0-0.00
Sean Willingham, 0-0-0-0.00
Ezekiel Mitchell, 0-0-0-0.00
Marcus Mast, 0-0-0-0.00
Ouncie Mitchell, 0-0-0-0.00
Matt Triplett, 0-0-0-0.00
Koal Livingston, 0-0-0-0.00
Keyshawn Whitehorse, 0-0-0-0.00
Ramon de Lima, 0-0-0-0.00

2019 Professional Bull Riders
Unleash The Beast World Standings
(Place, Rider, Events, Wins, Top 5’s, Points, Total Winnings)
1. Jess Lockwood, 11, 2, 6, 2,097.50, $201,564.42
2. João Ricardo Vieira, 13, 3, 3, 1,900.00, $266,918.61
3. Chase Outlaw, 14, 2, 3, 1,477.50, $103,461.48
4. Luciano De Castro, 10, 0, 4, 1,227.50, $62,136.67
5. Jose Vitor Leme, 13, 2, 7, 1,161.66, $117,767.50
6. Ryan Dirteater, 8, 1, 3, 835.00, $63,760.24
7. Cody Jesus, 11, 1, 3, 778.33, $69,500.24
8. Cooper Davis, 9, 1, 3, 702.50, $79,900.83
9. J.B. Mauney, 7, 1, 1, 623.33, $45,720.11
10. Alisson De Souza, 11, 1, 3, 577.50, $27,945.50
11. Aaron Kleier, 11, 2, 6, 575.00, $30,839.95
12. Claudio Montanha Jr., 12, 0, 2, 570.00, $71,756.94
13. Colten Jesse, 10, 0, 1, 566.66, $45,328.79
14. Cannon Cravens, 10, 0, 2, 545.00, $53,828.57
15. Rubens Barbosa, 16, 0, 5, 542.50, $40,234.14
16. Silvano Alves, 13, 0, 2, 495.00, $28,774.44
17. Lucas Divino, 15, 1, 3, 480.00, $29,355.99
18. Danilo Carlos Sobrinho, 10, 1, 3, 432.50, $27,353.35
19. Cody Nance, 13, 1, 3, 425.00, $50,769.75
20. Daniel Tinsman, 9, 2, 2, 385.00, $16,350.00
21. Brennon Eldred, 15, 0, 4, 380.00, $47,355.07
21. Junio Quaresima, 14, 1, 4, 380.00, $22,986.25
23. Dakota Buttar, 11, 0, 3, 340.00, $27,770.16
24. Taylor Toves, 12, 1, 2, 332.50, $14,230.00
25. Cody Teel, 11, 0, 2, 325.00, $44,211.00
25. Dylan Smith, 8, 1, 2, 325.00, $10,700.00
27. Cliff Richardson, 7, 1, 2, 300.00, $17,551.33
28. Eduardo Aparecido, 10, 0, 3, 297.50, $57,082.50
29. Mason Taylor, 8, 0, 3, 294.16, $14,380.00
30. Sean Willingham, 10, 0, 2, 293.33, $15,525.00
31. Ezekiel Mitchell, 13, 1, 2, 291.66, $11,340.00
32. Derek Kolbaba, 13, 1, 1, 290.00, $87,015.19
33. Marcus Mast, 8, 1, 3, 280.00, $12,022.72
34. Stormy Wing, 11, 1, 2, 275.00, $10,230.16
35. Stetson Lawrence, 12, 0, 0, 273.33, $27,928.57
36. Ruger Piva, 9, 2, 2, 257.50, $16,831.41
37. Ouncie Mitchell, 12, 0, 3, 245.00, $12,116.02
38. Alan de Souza, 9, 1, 1, 237.50, $11,125.00
39. Jason Mara, 4, 1, 2, 235.00, $16,308.33
40. Emilio Resende, 8, 0, 0, 227.50, $14,400.00
41. Matt Triplett, 7, 0, 1, 225.00, $12,900.00
42. Scottie Knapp, 10, 1, 4, 220.00, $13,627.99
43. Tanner Byrne, 8, 0, 1, 215.00, $15,245.34
44. Cody Heffernan, 8, 1, 2, 195.00, $12,925.16
45. Koal Livingston, 9, 0, 0, 193.33, $14,044.47