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Top 10 Bull Riders / Top 5 Bulls - PBR World Standings 1. Jose Vitor Leme 2. Kaique Pacheco 3. Cooper Davis 4. Joao Ricardo Vieira 5. Dener Barbosa
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On The Cover - It’s the end of an era as the PBR is set to host its last World Finals in the city of Las Vegas.
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Letter from the Editor
We made it! When this 2021 season started, there were still a lot of unknowns in our country. The PBR schedule, which usually includes some of the big indoor arenas, had to be set aside for outdoor venues where fans were allowed to gather and watch in person. Hats off to the PBR and their team who did such a great job and took part in leading the way back.
records for most 90 point rides in a single season, highest mark ride in PBR history with 97.75 points on Woopaa, most event wins in a single season, and most round wins in a single season.
But the rest of the field has not given up hope. Former world In spite of the uncertain beginning, this season has been one champions Kaique Pacheco and Cooper Davis are still hot for the ages when it comes to Jose Vitor Leme. His season on the heels of Jose Vitor Leme. Not to mention perennial has, somewhat, resembled a sandwich where the two pieces of contender Joao Ricardo Vieira is still in the mix, as well. bread are the injuries which have kept him out of competition for several weeks both at the beginning of the season and again This is great news for us, as fans! I believe it sets the stage for a here at the end. The first bull he rode in Florida for the 2021 great finish and potential slugfest as these heavyweights battle season stepped on and fractured his ankle so he missed the it out night after night to be named the PBR World Champion next 4-5 weeks and then a groin injury, with the subsequent for the final time in Las Vegas. abdominal injury, have caused Leme to miss all of the events since the end of September. Until next time, In the middle, however, has been an awful lot of good stuff all the way through. Leme is near, or has already broken, PBR
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Talking “Bull” with Brayden
Hi my name is Brayden Hollywood Brown and I’m a mini bull rider. Today we are going to be recapping, in my opinion, the coolest event ever in PBR history, the Air Force Reserve PBR Cowboys For A Cause. So lets get into it. The first qualified ride came from Mauricio Moreira on Leopold for 88.25 points. In my opinion this should have been 90 plus points all day long. This bull threw everything he could at Moreira from belly rolls to lots of kick. Mauricio sat in the middle and rode him perfectly. Regardless, these were crucial points for Team Bad Boy Mowers. For Team South Point, Eduardo Aparecido got the ball rolling with 89 points aboard Diamond Cutter. I have seen a lot of potential in this bull and Fast Eddy (Eduardo) showed off his skill on this rank and snorty white bull. Up next, Alex Cerqueira rode Monkey Island for 82.75. Alex locks down on bulls; he doesn’t over complicate them or dress them up but he rides his bulls. That’s why this guy reminds me so much of Kaique Pacheco which is also why next year Alex will be deadly in a world title race. Following Fast Eddy was Andrew Alvidrez on Wasted Days for 83.50 points. This bull just dinked around the pen. Andrew tracked and rode this bull perfectly for a decent score. Then Eli Vastbinder rode Panic Button for 82.50 points. This wasn’t the best bull but it was a qualified ride for Team Bad Boy Mowers and that secured them a spot in the championship round. Junior Patrik Souza rode Hard Juice for 86.25 points. Souza has gotten so much better on bulls away from his hand and it really showed here with a solid score.
have been way more points. This was an amazing job by Conner and this bull, I mean you can’t ask for any better out of either of these two. Last, but certainly not least, Jose Vitor Leme rode Steel Wishes for 90.75 points. I’ve seen this bull at a few PRCA’s but I feel like D&H cattle might have found a better home for this big stout, strong black bull. Jose made a heck of a bull ride and this easily could have been 92 if Jose controlled Steel Wishes a little better. Kicking things off in the final round, Jose Vitor Leme rode Udder Lover for 84.25 points. Udder Lover didn’t have his best day here but Jose moved team South Point to the number one spot with this ride. Eli Vastbinder brought it home for his team with his 84.75 beating Jose and team South Point by .50 of a point. How about Eli Vastbinder!? Eli has been on fire; he rode two bulls for Team Bad Boy Mowers and secured the “W”. On top of all of that the PBR raised over $250k for charity. Way to go PBR! Way to show the world how to “Be Cowboy”!
Not long after that Cody Jesus rode Harold’s Genuine Risk for 89.75 points. I haven’t seen this veteran bull have as good of a day as he had here in a while. Nonetheless, heck of a job by Jesus getting this one rode. Conner Halverson rode Tested and Bruised for 87.75 points. This is another one that I think should
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What Are You Doing? What exactly are you doing for success in your Bull Riding career?
or don’t do during the week toward your bull riding career will be exposed during competition.
How many hours of your day are dedicated to doing drills? Are you studying films of the greats in the sport? Do you have a gym membership and how often do you work out? What time do you get up in the mornings and what time do you go to bed at night? Have you written your goals out so you can keep them fresh on your mind? Are you practicing a good diet and eating habits?
This whole article has nothing to do with me but everything to do with you. It’s really none of my business how your career goes but it must be your business. Show us! Jesus Loves You Cody Custer
Who are you allowing to have influence in your mindset towards your career? How many practice bulls do you get on per week? How many of those practice bulls do you dominate and walk away from practice with greater confidence? Do you have a plan for your career or are you just treating it as a hobby? These are all questions that can only be honestly answered by you. Hopefully these questions will make you look at what you’re doing a bit differently. Your window for real success gets smaller every day. In the end no one really cares how your career goes. I hope you care and do something about how it will go. Talent is one thing and at some point that talent starts going backwards. If your work ethic doesn’t outweigh your talent don’t plan on anything great happening for your career. Talk is cheap but settling for mediocrity is very expensive. Real bull riders are making a living off of those who treat it as a hobby and settle for being mediocre. Whatever you do
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Outside the Arena with...
Ricky Bolin By Georgia Akers Visualize a cowboy. What do you see? You see someone in a cowboy hat, western belt buckle and boots. Those are the three most common items that are what everyone thinks of when you are asked to think of a cowboy. Boots have become commonplace for professionals, cowboy or not. When I was presiding in the court (for those that do not know, I was a judge) and lawyers would approach the bench, I was surprised at how many would be in their conventional lawyer suit and tie and have on boots. Some were wearing them as a fashion statement. Many had realized that a good pair of boots are really comfortable. What separates these men from a cowboy is the hat. Rarely would they come into court with a cowboy hat. I can think of only one lawyer and he deserved the hat because back in the 40’s/50’s University of Texas had a rodeo team and he went to school on a rodeo scholarship as a bull rider. He made his “ spend money” going to local rodeos around Texas.
tenth. The next year I was first. At that point I was also competing in dirt bike flat racing. My dad came to me and said I would have to choose, that he could not afford both. I started riding at the Kowbell bull riding in Mansfield. In order to pay for the equipment that I needed, my dad would pay the $3 fee but he picked the bull. If I rode him, then he would get me a piece of equipment that was needed.
The hat is as individualized as the cowboy. I had an opportunity to interview Ricky Bolin, General Manager/President of Hatco. He is the genuine article. He is a cowboy (still team ropes) and according to him has the best job in the world. It is nice to find a company that hires someone who knows about the business as a cowboy and not just a numbers guy. Hatco got it right. They got both with Ricky. Tell me about yourself. I was raised in Mesquite, Texas outside of Dallas. I have two sisters. I am married for the past 44 years to Melanie. We grew up together, went to school. We married at 18. Melanie back then showed horses. Her brother was world champion saddle bronc rider Monty Hensen. We have two daughters, Paige and Blair, and three granddaughters. No one in my family rodeoed. I lived close to the Mesquite Rodeo and when young would ride in the grand entry. Each year they would have a Junior Rodeo. I entered the steer riding and the first time came in
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brought chills to me. I have a picture of him on my desk. It makes me smile. He was a great man and got me started. I was offered the job of running the outlet stores. Then for 15 years I was in sales. From that position, I was offered National Sales Manager. Eight years ago, I was promoted to General Manager to run the company. What are the brands that Hatco produces?
Eleven years later I got my PRCA card at the age of 16 years. At that time, you needed two co-signers if you were under age. I had Jim Shoulders and Neil Gay as co-signers. I started with the PRCA in 1978 and was invited to be at many NFRs. The last year was in 1985 which was their first year in Vegas. Prior to Vegas the NFR was in Oklahoma City. I started winning as an amateur. I was fortunate to have the balance and moves required to ride bulls. It came natural to me. My plan was to retire at 30. I continued to rodeo locally. I tore a groin muscle really bad. I had a wife and two daughters. When Lane Frost got killed it put a different perspective on everything. Who were the riders you most admired growing up? Donny Gay, Pete Gay, Marvin Shoulders, Denny Flynn. I rodeoed at the same time with them. They were five years older than me. There was a whole group of men throughout my career. We respected each other and pumped up each other. Donny Gay was a mentor to me. What do you see as the biggest change in bull riding today?
Stetson, Resistol, Charlie 1 Horse which is for ladies. With Stetson, we also have different products such as: Stetson dress such as a fedora like Tom Landry wore; Stetson outdoor which is a crossover tor hunting. They have smaller brims and ear flaps and the traditional Stetson. We also make Dobbs dress hat which are in the brighter colors. We are proud that all our fur felt hats are made in the USA. Our facility in Longview, Texas makes the fur felt body and then the finishing is done in Garland, Texas. We employ 500-550 people. Have you expanded beyond hats? We have wearing apparel for men and boys with our Resistol shirts and outerwear. We have a dedicated line of Made in the USA called 1927. Tell us about the different types of hats. Stetson is the oldest name. It has been around since 1865. The typical profile of the top-of-the-line Stetson is someone who drives a King Ranch truck and has a ranch. Stetson has customers that tend to be more ranchers and cattlemen. The younger customer knows that name. Resistol is more the rodeo and rodeo cowboys who buy for fit and durability in the arena. You have different grades in hats. For Stetson, the top of the line
Money. There is no comparison to what I could make and what the riders are making today. The most I made was $70k. We did not have any sponsors. I was one of the first to get a sponsor in that the Coors Beer distributor sponsored me. I had a van with their logo and special paint job and chaps. PRCA had a problem with me wearing the chaps in the arena but it was worked out with the lawyers. I wore them for five years. How did you become General Manager/President of Hatco? I had worked in one of their outlets shaping the hats when I was injured on weekends. The owner lived in Virginia and I treated him like everyone where some employees were scared of him. He called me Cowboy and said “one of these days you will run this”. It
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How does a buyer select a hat? It is really important to have a knowledgeable salesperson. Our sales managers in their districts will conduct seminars and have videos available to train sales personnel. They need to know about hats. Color is important, then shape, crown and brim width. Brim width can be 3-5 inches but anything over 4” would not be suitable for a first-time buyer. Then you have to consider the face shape which should play into selection of a hat, brim, crown and how you shape the hat. What about straw hats? All our straw hats are hand woven. We do not make them here. It takes an average of 12 hours over three days to make one. Straw hats are incredible and most people do not realize the time it takes. We have Drilax sweatband that we invented for our straw hats. It makes it feel like a ball cap. Very soft and cushiony like a ball cap. The cowboys love it because it stays on their head better. We still have a lot of leather bands in our hats but Drilax is becoming more popular. What has been the best part of your job? is 1000x. It has a 14-carat buckle set with ¾ carat diamonds in the hat band. It comes with a hand tooled leather case and is made of beaver and chinchilla. It is a dress hat. It runs around $5,000. Then you have 100x down to 30x. The most common sold is 30x which is for everyday wear. For the first time buyer a 6x is a good hat. It is durable, will last and the cost is around $250. The Stetson El Patron is 30x. It comes in every crown and shape. It is what I wear. It lasts, durable and can wear it every day. Same with Resistol. They have 40x and 20x. George Strait wears this as many other artists do. We make 3x-1000x in both brands. 500x in Resistol. The more x’s you have, the better the quality.
All of it. Riding bulls and cowboy hats have given me a terrific life. The PRCA gave me an incredible opportunity. If you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. I pinch myself. We are the largest hat company in the world. It is an unbelievable career. It took me a long time to learn what I needed to know. I worked my way up in every position and gave it my all. I cannot imagine anything better. We are fortunate that the demand is such, that we are running two shifts in every factory. They say everyone has a little cowboy in them. I think the television show “Yellowstone” has increased interest in the cowboy way of life. Then we have the entertainers who work with us. They do not realize how much they give. Cowboy hats are cool and 75% of the sales in western stores are cowboy hats. It can be regular or crossover hats. We have several brands and everything we have is selling.
We are the only company that makes their own hat bodies here in the USA. We know what the fur mix is. Other hat companies purchase the hat bodies overseas and are not as in control of the mixture. This is what sets us apart. WE ARE USA MADE. 255 hands are involved in our product before a hat goes out to retail. Favorite color hat? Black is the most dominant color. But different color hats have become more popular. How waterproof are cowboy hats? All hats are waterproof. But if you really get it soaking wet, it can be reshaped and re-steamed. That’s what makes our hats.
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MY COWBOY HAT STILL FITS By Abe Morris
Glen McIlvain Glen McIlvain was born in August 1960 in Dallas, Texas. He was exposed and raised in a rodeo family and naturally became attracted to the sport. His father Frank McIlvain, Sr was a professional rodeo clown and bullfighter for several years. His mother’s name is Wanda. His younger brother Chris was a bullfighter who sadly passed away in 1995. Another younger brother Terry has appeared in major motion pictures such as “Platoon” and “Pure Country” with famous country and western singer George Strait. Older brother Frank McIlvain, Jr at the age of 16 was the youngest person to ever get a PRCA card to fight bulls. Frank, Jr. still works the barrel and does acts on the Senior Pro Rodeo circuit. The McIlvain family lived in Mesquite, Texas which was the home of the world renowned Mesquite Championship Rodeo that was owned by Neal Gay and Jim Shoulders. When Glen was about eight years old the family attended a rodeo performance at Mesquite and he tried on a grizzly felt cowboy hat from a traveling vendor. Larry Mahan was one of Glen’s heroes
and his family said he looked exactly like Mahan sporting that brand new hat. Not to disappoint his young son, his father Frank purchased the new hat and it became Glen’s new pride and joy. Over the years, he took very good care of that cowboy hat and literally wore it out. Glen’s first taste of success was when he won the steer riding contest in a local rodeo. After that, riding bulls in professional rodeos became a lifelong dream. The Mesquite Championship rodeo arena was practically in McIlvain’s back yard. That plus the fact that he was surrounded by world class rodeo icons and talent. Pete and Don Gay, Monty “Hawkeye” Henson and Ricky Bolin all lived and grew up in Mesquite, Texas. Glen also got to watch a few of his heroes such as Larry Mahan and Myrtis Dightman on a regular basis. It wasn’t just the rodeo cowboys that intrigued the young McIlvain. He also got to watch some really good bucking bulls such as Sandy Jo who was selected to perform at the National Finals Rodeo. Jim Shoulders had a rank little bounty bareback horse named Ho Chi Minh. When Glen was nine years old, he became the first to make a qualified ride and collect the $25.00 prize money. The rodeo crowd rewarded Glen by singing “He’s a Jolly Good Fellow.” When Glen was 15 years old he attended a five day Jim Shoulders rodeo school in Henryetta, Oklahoma. Learning from one of his childhood heroes did a lot to mold his entire future rodeo career. Rodeo stock contractor Neal Gay periodically would venture to Van Horn, Texas and haul a couple of trailer loads of green bulls to Mesquite. These bulls were real man eaters and not even chute broken. Neal Gay would reach out to “Glenny” as he was called way back in the day and tell him to call all of his buddies to come to the Mesquite rodeo arena and get on some try out bulls. Just like most of the younger kids, Glen was a little nervous about getting on these mean acting bulls, but deep down inside he was more afraid of disappointing his heroes such as Neal Gay and Jim Shoulders. No matter what the outcome, Glen would gather up his bull rope and go back to the bucking chutes for another ‘crash test dummy’ scenario. A few of the future wanna be bull riders had endured enough and headed to the bleachers to lick their wounds and call it quits for the evening. But young Glen got on bucking bull after bucking bull because he was determined to become a world class professional bull rider. At the Fort Worth PRCA rodeo in the late 70’s, Neal Gay had asked Glen to mount out a bucking bull that he’d been on a few times in the past. The bull was branded G60 and his name was Killer. The bull was so mean that even rodeo clown Frank Rhoades was a little nervous whenever the bull was in the rodeo arena. Miles Hare was the bullfighter and knew all about the bull because
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he had already gained a reputation for hooking the gate man as soon as the chute gate was opened. Miles pulled young Glen aside and convinced him to dismount after a couple of jumps. Glen followed his instructions only later to be asked by Neal Gay, “Don’t ever purposely jump off of one of my bulls again.” Glen mounted out the bull several times at Fort Worth. But he always made a legitimate buck off look a lot more convincing after Neal’s request. McIlvain also mounted out bareback and saddle broncs to make a little extra money. When he was a teenager McIlvain worked for Neal and his take home pay was only $25.00 a day. But Glen felt like he was gaining far more than that with the knowledge of just being around such an iconic and legendary rodeo legend. After getting his PRCA permit, Glen quickly found out that it was almost impossible to enter the rodeos in Texas and other nearby states. Back then there was a plethora of rodeo entries and thus the permit holders were drawn out of the better rodeos on a regular basis. McIlvain opted to enter a Bob Barnes rodeo in Blue Earth, Minnesota. Neal Gay called Bob Barnes and told him that he had a young kid headed his way and asked Bob to look out for and take good care of him. Glen packed his suitcase, caught a Greyhound bus and set out on the rodeo trail. McIlvain also entered the bareback riding a few times just trying to earn a little extra money to fill his permit. In those days a cowboy had to win $1,000 before he could apply to become a full fledged member of the PRCA. The first year on his permit Glen traveled alone, caught buses and even hitch hiked in order to get from one rodeo to the next.
McIlvain reflected back on his rodeo career and said there was absolutely no other feeling in this universe than being able to ride in the Grand Entry at the WNFR. The electricity and the positive vibes in that building were simply out of this world. Having someone pin that extra heavy weight back WNFR contestant number that kind of pulled your shirt down was truly an exhilarating experience. Glen McIlvain qualified for the National Finals Rodeo four times and even won the average in the bull riding event in 1984. Overall, winning that WNFR average was the defining moment and the highlight of his entire rodeo career. It boiled down to the 10th go round and he had drawn #105 the two time Bucking Bull of the year owned by Del Hall. Glen made a qualified ride and was scored 91 points. That sealed the deal and the average money and trophy belt buckle were his to take back home to Mesquite, Texas. Glen gets the credit for putting together one of the first music videos of some classic bull rides and wrecks. He got the idea from watching MTV and parlayed his technological ingenuity. He distributed multiple copies of the VHS tapes and later switched over to digital DVD’s. That original bull riding video still remains very popular and requested amongst the rodeo fans. During his career Glen McIlvain successfully rode some of the baddest bovines out there. That list included #105 (Del Hall), O18 Cowtown (Bennie Beutler), #124 Flying High/ Shades of Velvet (Bernis Johnson) J9 Fabian (Walt Alsbaugh) and Double Trouble (Jim Shoulders). He also was 7.9 seconds on Mr. T (Pete & Hal Burns) at a Casper, Wyoming Touring Pro rodeo before Marty Staneart successfully rode the bull in July 1989 at Cheyenne Frontier Days. His successful rodeo career allowed him to travel abroad and visit parts of the world that he had only heard about or seen in geographical books and magazines. Glen was able to participate in rodeo events in Acapulco and Guadalajara, Mexico and also Paris, France.
In the summer of 1982, Glen was putting together a very successful season and was in the top 15 bull riders with a legitimate shot to qualify for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. At the Calgary Stampede, Glen met up with the notorious 12W Bunny who was originally owned and raised by Howard Harris, III from Cowtown Rodeo in New Jersey. Bunny jerked McIlvain down twice and whacked him in the leg on the second collision. As a result of the wreck Glen sustained a hairline fracture in his leg. Like most rodeo cowboys back in that era he never had it checked out and choose to “cowboy up” and continue to compete with the pain. In March 1983 at the rodeo in Phoenix, Arizona Glen hung a spur in the flank strap and tore some ligaments in his knee. Dr. J. Pat Evans asked McIlvain about the hairline fracture in his leg. Up until that point Glen had no idea of the leg fracture, he just knew it hurt like crazy every time he competed.
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by Keno Shrum
To God Be the Glory At the church of Christ here in Coweta, we sing a song that you too are probably familiar with. The song opens with the words, “To God be the glory, great things he hath done…” Two words in that line stick out as reminders for us. I’ll start with the latter. We live in a nation that has become quite tumultuous. It’s disorderly. Everyone is living by this idea that I’m the captain of my own soul and the world should conform to my likes and dislikes. If it doesn’t, then I’m going to scream and shout and harass everyone who doesn’t agree with me. Some might say we live in a rotten country and that everything is falling apart. That we are losing are freedoms at a rapid pace. That the future is bleak and our children and grandchildren are sure to see many days of doom and gloom. I can certainly understand if this is your thought process, however, I’d like for you to consider that we still live in the greatest nation on earth. We are so richly blessed. Even the poorest among us live much better than so many other parts of the world. Look around you. Look at all the great things God has done. Look at the food in your table, the clothes in your closet, the skills that you possess that allow you to earn a living. If you don’t have these things, then I ask that you consider what Jesus said in Matthew 6:33. “Seek first the kingdom of God, then all these things shall be given to you.” God knows your needs. He is all knowing. However, He first wants you to have a scriptural relationship with him. Then He will make sure your needs are met. I’ll end with the first words of that song. To God be the Glory. The apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 10:31, “Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Be thankful to God for all that you have. Give the glory to Him. It’s not about us. It’s never been about is and will never be about us. When you give your life to God in a scriptural manner and you give God the glory for all things, the way you look at the world around you will change and you’ll truly see all the great things God has done.
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For The Memories! By Barbara Pinnella
Photos by Andy Watson / BullStock Media
It is amazing to think that it was back in 1992 when 20 bull riders got together to begin talks about branching out to form their own organization. Two years later, the first tour of the PBR took place, with Las Vegas being the home of the 1994 Finals at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In 1999 the Finals moved to the UNLV campus at the Thomas & Mack Center, and in 2016 moved again, this time to the T-Mobile Arena. While the Finals were held in Arlington, Texas last year, they have always been synonymous with Vegas. Each of the three venues gave us a lot to watch; incredible rides and outstanding bulls. But we have now reached the end of an era. 2021, the 28th PBR World Finals, will be the last year that they will be held in Las Vegas. Next spring, they make the move to Fort Worth, Texas. Sad in a way, but with growth comes change. So, let’s look back at just a few of those great Finals moments over the past 26 years in the Entertainment Capitol of the World. WORLD CHAMPIONS We were not yet aware, but that first year the Finals took place back in 1994 was a look to the future of how much influence the great Brazilian bull riders would have in the sport. Adriano Moraes walked out of the MGM Grand Garden Arena as the first PBR World Champion, and that was not to be his only time.
He proved that he did not have to be at the MGM, when he won again in 2001 at Thomas & Mack and, despite severe back spasms, one more time in 2006. Adriano was the oldest rider when he won that last title, and the first three-time World Champion. Another Brazilian was able to secure three World titles. Back-toback wins in 2011 and 2012, and then again in 2014, put Silvano Alves right there with Adriano. When he won his first title, he had only been in the States for a year-and-a-half. On his way to that 2014 victory, he went 6-6 at the Finals. Four greats were able to win two World Championships. In 2003 and 2005, the extremely popular Chris Shivers not only won two years, but also managed to be the first man to do many things in the PBR. He was the first bull rider to hit the $1 million, $2 million, and $3 million mark. He made thirteen 90-point rides in 1998, and during his reign had a then-record score of 96.5 – twice! Justin McBride was the World Champ in 2005 and 2007, and interestingly enough, his final ride in each of those was on the bull, Camo. Luckily for him, in 2005 he only needed to make the eight seconds, since the majority of his ride was spent on the side of the bull. He was much more successful the second time around, posting a score of 92.25. Justin was the first bull rider to win $5 million during his career. In August of last year, he was voted into the Bull
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Left - Adriano Moraes Below - Chris Shivers rides Chicken on a Chain at the 2012 PBR World Finals; his last trip to Vegas before retiring from the sport. GREAT RIDES The highest-scored rides at the Finals are distinguished by the person receiving the Lane Frost/Brent Thurman Award. J.B.’s six highest-scored rides at the Finals, puts him ahead of anyone else. He posted his best in 2014 at Thomas & Mack, when he rode the Jeff Robinson Bucking Bull Percolator to a 94-point score. He always shined in the Finals, also riding Copperhead Slinger, Crosswired, Black Pearl, Smackdown, and most recently the afore-mentioned ride on Bruiser in 2015. Shivers made three rides that were the highest in the Finals. They occurred in 1999, 2001, and an incredible 12 years later, in 2012. Two of his scores were particularly impressive; the one in 1999 when he paired up with Trick or Treat of Western Rodeos, Inc. for a whopping 96, and two years later, when he bested that after his ride on Dillinger, owned by Herrington Cattle Co., earned him a 96.50 – to date, the highest score to be posted at the Finals!
Riding Hall of Fame, and his many fans can still enjoy him as one of the television color commentators for the PBR.
Three-time World Champ Adriano had two Finals rides that were the best. In 1996 he covered Western Trails’ Shotgun Red to a 93.50, and struck again in 2006 after his ride on Here’s Your Sign, owned by Frontier/Teague Bucking Bulls got him a score of 93. Shivers’ 96 on Trick or Treat was matched that year, 1999, by Terry Don West. He covered Promise Land, a bull who was owned by Terry Williams Bucking Bulls.
When the first note of Bad to the Bone would hit, the crowd went wild, knowing they would get to see fan favorite J.B. Mauney. Plagued by injuries, but known for picking the baddest of the bad whenever he had the opportunity, Mauney won his two titles in 2013 (and was also event champion that year as well as in 2009), and 2015. He posted a score of 92.75, and he didn’t even need to ride to win his second World title! He had already clinched the Championship. PBR fans were missing him this year, as he made the decision to try to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo, but hopefully we see him back ‘home.’ Then of course, there is the youngest bull rider to win two World titles, Jess Lockwood. He picked up his wins in 2017 and 2019. Unfortunately, it does not look as if he will make it to the Finals this year. He has sustained many injuries this season, and has not competed since May. While all the other World Champions have certainly earned many accolades, Guilherme Marchi has to stand alone in his victory. He was second three years in a row, in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Finally, his perseverance paid off, and he won the gold buckle in 2008. More than win, he dominated the entire year.
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The latest Vegas recipient of the Lane Frost/ Brent Thurman Award is Rubens Barbosa. In 2019 he scored a big 95.75 with Chiseled, a bull owned by Flynn/D&H Cattle Co. BULL STARS Over the years there have always been great bulls. The main difference now, is that there are so many more of them. The Brand of Honor was started in 2011 to give recognition to the great bulls of the sport, and the first recipient was Little Yellow Jacket. Four times this Berger/ Teague/Taupin star helped earn his riders the Lane Frost/Brent Thurman Award. And he was the World Champion Bucking Bull three years in a row; 2002, 2003, and 2004. How is that for consistency? In 2000 and 2001 it was Dillinger who was World Champion Bucking Bull, and was also given the BoH, the same bull that Shivers paired up with for his 96.50 score in 2001. In 2013 it was another Herrington bull, Red Wolf, to be honored with this award. He carried both Troy Dunn in 1997 and Cody Custer the following year to that Lane Frost/Brent Thurman Award. In 2004 Mossy Oak Mudslinger and Mike Lee teamed up for a score of 93.75 to give Lee the Frost/Thurman Award. The other bulls to earn this recognition are the World Champion Bucking
Bull in 2008 and 2010 Bones, 2007 World Champion Bucking Bull Chicken on a Chain, Bushwacker (who was the Champion Bucking Bull in 2011, 2013, and 2014), Pearl Harbor, and Bodacious. In four trips to the PBR Finals, and 12 outs, the very tough Voodoo Child, owned by Robinson/Beutler/McNeely, went unridden. In a Finals career that went from 2000-2005, there was the little but mighty Blueberry Wine, owned by Herrington Cattle Co., who was also unridden at all of his five Finals. Often not taken seriously due to his size, Blueberry Wine proved to be just too quick for most of those who tried him. In closing, to all of the bullfighters who protect the bull riders, the medical staff who are always right there to do whatever is needed, the stock contractors who bring their great bulls, everyone involved in PR, the production staff, and all those who travel up and down the road to ensure the product that the PBR puts out there is first class, thank you!! It has been a great ride in Vegas for all these years, and we wish you the best of luck in your new venue.
Above - J.B. Mauney broke Bushwacker’s streak of 42 consecutive buckoffs with a 95.25 ride in Tulsa, OK (2013) Left - Michael Gaffney rides Little Yellow Jacket for 96.5 points in Nampa, ID (2004)
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world champion bucking bull preview By Kelly B. Robbins
Photos by Andy Watson / BullStock Media
Fall is here and will soon usher in changing colors and cooler temperatures. But fall also means it is time for the PBR World Finals! This year the Finals are back at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for a last hurrah. In 2022, the Finals moves to the Dickies Arena in historic Fort Worth and will be held in May. But it really doesn’t matter where or when the Finals are held, it is a guaranteed time of great bull riding, intense competition, and fan delight! So far, 2021 has been a year of domination in the race for both the PBR World Champion Bull Rider and the PBR World Champion Bull. Number one ranked, and current reigning PBR World Champion Jose Vitor Leme’s ride atop the
standings has been historic, and perhaps one of the greatest ever. As of this writing, Leme has seven event titles, 19 round wins, and 21-90+ point rides, far surpassing the old record of 16-90+ point rides in a single season. His 43 qualified rides, and 66.15% riding percentage lead the season as well. Woopaa, the number one ranked bull contender, has had eleven outs and has been ridden seven times in 2021, for an average ride score of 95.59! Woopaa’s bull score has been 46 or more points in ten of the 11 outs. Woopaa also is leading the contenders with seven YETI “Built for the Wild” Bull of the Event honors. And PBR history was made when Leme and Woopaa met in Tulsa at the BOK Center in July, where the two battled it out for the highest ever PBR score of 97.75 points! The 2021 YETI World Champion Bull will be the bull with the highest average score from their top eight regular-season outs, and two outs at the PBR World Finals November 3-7 in Las Vegas. 124 Woopaa is the number one ranked bull contending for the PBR Yeti World Champion Bull title, with a world average bull score of 46.94 as of this writing. Woopaa has dominated the bull standings so far this season. Woopaa is owned by Larry Barker of Barker Bulls and
Jose Vitor Leme and Woopaa (Barker Bulls / Hookin’ W Ranch) team up for 97.75 points, the highest marked ride in the history of the PBR, in the 15/15 Bucking Battle in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Laramie Wilson of Hookin’ W Ranch. There are only three events remaining until the PBR Finals, and for any bull to overtake Woopaa for the championship, it will take some really high scores for the contending bulls and some really low scores for Woopaa. This past weekend in San Antonio, at the U.S. Border Patrol Invitational presented by Ariat, Woopaa made PBR history again as he dueled with the 2019 PBR Rookie of the Year Dalton Kasel for a whopping score of 96.75 points! That is the second highest score in PBR history. Woopaa’s 47.25-point score moved him 0.56 points ahead of second place bull, Chiseled. Woopaa will carry his 46.94 average score into the PBR World Finals, because according to Laramie Wilson, who hauls and handles Woopaa, San Antonio was Woopaa’s last event until the Finals. “On paper, it looks like Woopaa is running away with it,” Laramie shared. “But I can’t rest easy because HD Page and Chiseled are right there behind us, and they just never give up. I really think it’s going to come down to who we draw at the Finals. Woopaa looks better and scores higher the longer the rider stays on board. Chiseled seems to score high when he dumps a rider off quickly. We’ll just have to see how it all comes down!”
Cattle Company/ Flinn is still in the hunt for the 2021 YETI World Championship. Chiseled was the 2019 ABBI Classic Champion, and the runner up last year to the 2020 PBR World Champion Bull Smooth Operator. This five-year-old bucker has a 73.02% buck-off percentage, and a 92.09 average ride score. “Well, it’s Woopaa’s race right now,” HD Page observed. “He’ll have to really screw up for any other bull to catch him. I think Chiseled has the best shot, but if all the bulls have outs like they normally do, Woopaa will win it. Even if he has a mediocre out, I think Woopaa is far enough ahead that he would still win it. The rest of us are just watching and waiting to see what happens. Chiseled will be off until the Finals, but he’ll be ready to go!” 524C Mezcal is sitting in third place with a world average bull score of 45.78. This six-year-old bovine athlete is owned by Jeremy Walker of the Paradigm Bull Company in Stephenville, Texas. Mezcal is a half-brother to Chiseled. Both are sons of World Champion Bull Contender Stone Sober. Mezcal improved his average bull score to 45.78 this past weekend in San Antonio, at the U.S. Border Patrol Invitational presented by Ariat. There he dumped number four PBR World Champion contender Joao Ricardo Vieira in 2.28 seconds. “At this point, it’s Woopaa’s championship to lose,” Jeremy reflected. “He’s far ahead and it seems he can do no wrong.
43C Chiseled is currently in second place, with a world average bull score of 46.38. Chiseled, owned by D&H
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He would have to run off into the woods and not show up at the finals to not win it! Whatever happens at the finals is what will happen. San Antonio was Mezcal’s last event before the finals. We’ll let him rest and do some nutrition maintenance so he can be ready for Vegas. With three bulls in the top six, we want to try to finish strong and get going again next year.” 612 Ridin Solo is in fourth place, with a world average bull score of 45.59. Ridin’ Solo has an 82.76% buck off percentage and an average ride score of 87.9. Fouryear-old Ridin Solo is owned by Cord McCoy and Steve Best and has had a strong season so far in 2021. He bested reigning PBR World Champion Bull Rider and current number one contender Jose Vitor Leme in August in Nashville, where he bucked off Leme in 6.51 seconds. He also edged out current number two bull riding champion contender Kaique Pacheco in July in 612 Ridin’ Solo Cheyenne in 7.92 seconds. Ridin Solo will be bucking in the Union Home Mortgage Invitational presented by Bass Pro Shops at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend, Saturday October down a little with Solo in the second half. We are looking forward to next season. I think Solo can take a lot of outs. They 9, and Sunday October 10. are going to cram a whole season into six months next year, “Ridin Solo is just an awesome bull,” declared Cord. “He’s had and we’ve got our sights set on the World Championship. We a really good year. He’s changed some this year and he’s done will give Solo every opportunity to be consistent and win it really good at leaving it all out on the line. He’s bucking in next year.” the 15/15 Bucking Battle in Greensboro, and we have drawn Dalton Kasel, who’s just coming off an incredible weekend in W600 Marquis Metal Works Red Clark rounds out the top San Antonio. That will be Solo’s final out until the Finals. As far five contenders with a world average bull score of 45.53. This as the World Champion Bull race goes, I think betting against four-year-old bovine athlete is known to have quite an attitude Woopaa would be like betting against Jose Vitor Leme to win and is owned by Jeremy Walker and Paradigm Bull Company the Bull Rider Championship. If either loses, it will probably be and Marquis Metal Works. Red Clark has a 94.74% buck off the biggest upset in the history of the PBR! But it’s not over yet. percentage and an average ride score of 91.25. “Red Clark Anything can happen! Even though he’s ranked fourth, Solo is had an abscess on his toe,” Jeremy revealed. “He missed some pretty much out of the race. As things developed, we slowed events. The last time he bucked was in Nashville. We took him to Oklahoma State University and got him all fixed up. He won’t buck again until the finals. Red Clark is the type of bull that gets better the more he bucks. He will be 100% for the finals, but I’m a little concerned that he may be rusty. We’ll just get him ready to go and see what happens at the Finals.” Slade Long of Probullstats.com said, “It looks like Woopaa has the advantage. He’s got a decent lead on the other bulls. It’s leaning towards one bull this year, more than any other championship race in recent years. Under the system they use now with the Finals, if all the bulls have a normal out, Woopaa is unbeatable.”
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Continued from Page 13 McIlvain made a lot of friends and accumulated quite a fan base during his rodeo career. He met Chele Mecomber who at the time was selling Chris LeDoux tapes at a rodeo booth. Her father Walt Mecomber, who lived in Aurora, Colorado would let Glen borrow vehicles and often gave McIlvain and his traveling partners rides to and from the Denver airport. During the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo he always stayed at the home of rodeo announcer T.V. Tommy Jones. Max and Janet McCombs from Othello, Washington opened up their home and were very accommodating to several traveling rodeo cowboys over the years. The cowboys stayed with the McCombs during the rodeo in Omak which was well known for the thrilling and heart stopping Suicide Race. In 2005, he successfully coordinated a big rodeo in Beijing, China. He took on a lot of responsibility in getting about 25 American rodeo cowboys plus finding livestock for the events. He was able to get some big, stout and bronc acting horses from Mongolia. The real impetus for accepting the China venue was because it was going to be a free trip to see that country. But Glen liked it so much that he has gone back and forth to China about forty times or more now. In fact that was where he met his future and current wife Yanling Qi. Glen has a step daughter named Yao who is a registered nurse. McIlvain also has a son named Boomer and a daughter named Karissa who lives in Kaufman, Texas. Boomer lives at the McIlvain home and ranch in Canton, Texas and takes care of the rodeo livestock whenever Glen is on the road for his job. Glen has raised some notable bucking bulls on his place. These included Panama, Shanghai, and Gigolo. Gigolo is the sire of Chad Berger’s Smooth Operator who was the PBR Bucking Bull of the Year. Nowadays, Glen has traded in his cowboy hat for a hard hat. He makes his living working for a company named Universal Plant Services. McIlvain says his company is one of the best oil refinery
turn around companies in the world. He is an inspector at various oil refineries all over the nation. Chaps, boots and spurs are no longer a part of his outfit anymore. Glen is outfitted with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) whenever he is on duty. The job environment is very similar to the rodeo arena. It can be a touch and go situation, so everyone has to be on their toes and must pay strict attention at all times. Glen travels the western United States and can be onsite for various jobs anywhere from three weeks to three months at a time. He has even been stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii. Just like being on the rodeo trail he sees and works with a lot of the same guys on different refinery sites. He has witnessed a lot of the same camaraderie in this current job that was very prevalent during his days on the rodeo circuit. The company has a safety meeting each morning and that always ends with a prayer. McIlvain always said a little prayer before climbing over the bucking chutes and nodding his head. In reflection, Glen said he would like to be remembered as a guy who was very approachable and someone who never backed away from a challenge. He was quick to give or even mail his fans autographed photos. One regret that Glen McIlvain has is that he wasn’t more business like minded during his time on the circuit. He was more of a “wild child” who loved to party and have a good time. For those of us who were able to witness his bull riding career, he will always be remembered as a world class bull rider. McIlvain not only dressed very flashy, but he backed it up by making some very flashy rides during his rodeo and bull riding career. Photos provided courtesy of Glen McIlvain.
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Western Wanderings LATIGO JONES I was saddling my horse one sunny morn Back a few years ago Ol’ Buck took off running before I was done With my hand stuck in the latigo
Juan reminded me that latigo leather Is tanned in a process real slow Infused with oil, tough and flexible They call it latigo
I ran alongside as fast as I could Yelling for Buck to “Whoa!” The saddle came off and I rolled with a thud Still stuck in the latigo
It is used to make whips down in Juarez And this word that we now borrow Is the same as that whip down Mexico way That name called latigo!
So that’s how I earned this ol’ handle From Texas to Mexico The fellas all laughed when they used it They all called me “Latigo!”
Because I am tough when I need to be And love ranch work and rodeo I decided to just grin and tip my hat When they called me Latigo
For a time, I felt shame when they said it But old Juan, who is my amigo Told me that I really should be proud When they called me Latigo
Now years later I rise up most mornings To saddle ol’ Buck to go As I gulp down some coffee, and walk out the door I still hear “So long, Latigo!”
By Kelly B. Robbins