J. B. Mauney was born in Asheville, North Carolina and won the PBR in both 2013 and 2015. He also won the Lane Frost and Brent Thurman award for three consecutive years in 2007, 2008 and 2009. He began riding at the age of three and purchased his first bucking bull at the age of 15.
Kaique Pacheco is a Brazilian rider who won the PBR Rookie of the Year award in 2015 and has 12 career wins to his name, as of 2015. Pacheco began riding bulls at the age of 12 and started riding professionally at the age of 17 in Brazil. He has known former world champion Adriano Moraes since the age of 10. Both his father and uncle were bull riders.
Joao Ricardo is another Brazilian rider who has recorded eight career wins on the PBR, as of 2015. He won the Rookie of the Year award in 2013 and has never made less than $300,000 in a season. He has competed in over 90 events with over 275 buck outs.Learn more about Athletes