J.B. MAUNEY, 29, is the richest western sports athlete in the world. The Moorseville, North Carolina, native has earned more than $6.7 million and claimed two world titles (2015, 2013). The reigning World Champion is one of only four riders in PBR history to have nodded his head more than 800 times at BFTS events and his riding average of 53.77 is the seconds highest behind only Monster Energy teammate Guilherme Marchi. In 2015, Mauney recorded the Top 2 scores of the season and five of the Top 7 en route to winning his second world title three years. In addition to two gold buckles, he’s won the World Finals average twice (2013, 2009) and, in 2006, he immediately rode his way to Rookie of the Year. He also won the Touring Pro Division title in 2009 and 2006, won the Lane Frost Brent Thurman Award for the highest scored ride at the World Finals in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2009, 2008, 2007 and he’s twice won the Calgary Stampede (2013, 2009). He most memorable ride came in 2013 when he rode the legendary Bushwacker for 95.25 points in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His qualified ride broke Bushwacker’s record streak of 42 consecutive buckoffs prior to Mauney’s feat.