J.B. Mauney is a popular American former professional rodeo cowboy who specialized in bull riding. Before becoming a professional, Mauney rode in both the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) and Championship Bull Riding (CBR) circuits. He went on to win the PBR Rookie of the Year title and the PBR World Championship in 2013 and 2015. Mauney is considered one of the greatest bull riders of his generation and is ranked No. 9 on the list of the top 30 bull riders in PBR history in 2023. In this post, we will look at J.B. Mauney’s age and other details about his career.
Mauney is finally retiring at age 36 after breaking his neck in a scary accident during a recent competition. The accident happened over the weekend at the PRCA ProRodeo event in Lewiston, Idaho … and it was bad. J.B. was tossed from a bucking bull, and he landed right on his head/neck. Four days later, Mauney announced his retirement from bull riding. “This is not the way I wanted to go, but everything happens for a reason”, he said.
J.B. Mauney Biography
Mauney was born on January 9, 1987, in Charlotte, North Carolina. He joined the PBR in 2005 and the PRCA in 2009. In August 2013, he was one of only two bull riders to stay on Bushwacker for the full eight seconds on the Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS). He is also one of only five riders to get a qualified ride on Asteroid which he accomplished on the BFTS in San Antonio, Texas.
J.B Mauney Career
At the start of his career, J.B. Mauney competed for several years of his professional career with a helmet. By 2013, he was riding with a cowboy hat. On 5 November 2016, he made PBR history by being the first bull rider to reach the $7 million mark in career earnings.
Despite making history, Mauney’s career has been plagued by a lot of injuries. In 2017, Mauney suffered a significant injury to his right arm, requiring surgery to install a screw and 13 anchors. As already revealed, Mauney joined the PBR in 2005 and won the PBR world championship title twice, in 2013 and 2015. He also won the PBR World Finals event twice, in 2009 and 2013. In his first year of competition, he won the Rookie of the Year in 2006. He qualified for the PBR World Finals 15 times in his career (2006 through 2020).
In his personal life, Mauney was married to Lexie Wiggly from 2012 to 2015. After the end of the marriage, he again married Samantha Lyne in 2016. On January 23, 2019, Mauney and his wife Samantha welcomed the birth of their first son. He also has a daughter from a previous relationship.
J.B. Mauney Age: How Old Is J.B. Mauney?
Mauney was born on January 9, 1987, in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is currently 36 years old in 2023.