J.B. Mauney has broken damn-near every bone in his body. He’s torn, pulled and stretched just about every ligament, lacerated multiple vital organs and collapsed his lungs.
And, at 32, he’s still a professional bull rider.
“It’s part of being a cowboy,” he said. “When you crawl into the bucking chute nothing else matters. You tie your hand in and you don’t quit until your head hits the ground.”
After missing back-to-back events because of his latest injuries, he went 3-for-3 and won a record-tying 32 career PBR event at the elite televised level of competition.
It had been two years since his last win in 2017 and 12 years since his first in 2007.
And it could not have come at a better time.