Jan 23, 2014 9:34 PM by MTN News
OKLAHOMA CITY - One of the baddest bulls in Professional Bull Riding history will call it quits. Bushwacker, the athlete ESPN named its "baddest body in sports" in their 2013 Body Issue, will retire after the 2014 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in October. The event is held in Las Vegas.
"Every athlete deserves to go out on top," said Julio Moreno of Julio Moreno Bucking Bulls and owner of Bushwacker. "Bushwacker has nothing more to prove to me. His has earned the honor of having his name forever engraved in the history books."
Bushwacker holds the PBR record for consecutive buckoffs, after sending 42 straight cowboys to the dirt before the eight second horn. That streak lasted for nearly five years before J.B. Mauney snapped it with a 95.25 ride in August. Bushwacker has bucked Mauney off twice since that date. His current record is 67-3, 67 buckoffs compared to just three successful cowboy rides.
Bushwacker's farewell tour consists of 11 regular season events, including a stop in Billings, MT and the World Finals in Las Vegas:
Jan. 24-26: Oklahoma City
Feb. 7-9: Anaheim, Calif.
March 1: Arlington, Texas - PBR Iron Cowboy V
March 21-23: Albuquerque, N.M
March 28-29: Fresno, Calif.
April 4-5: Nampa, Idaho
April 11-13: Billings, Mont.
May 9-10: Las Vegas - Last Cowboy Standing
Aug. 15-16: Tulsa, Okla.
Sept. 5-6: Nashville, Tenn.*
Oct. 3-4: Biloxi, Miss.*
Oct. 22-26: Las Vegas - PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals
* Subject to change based on 2014-15 NFL Schedule