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One-on-One with Bull-Riding Champions of 2008 and 2014

"world champions next to trophy" by LA Studio Supreme & PBR Inc

 

The CEO (CEO Sean Gleason) mentioned that:

The TV coverage & actual attendance have grown tremendously over the years as did the financial side. Twenty years ago the PBR founders started with $1000 each; to-day it’s an international sport worth $45 Million. This years there 17 competitors from Australia, 13 from Brazil. There are American competitors of course & others from Canada & elsewhere. The Finals have been held in Las Vegas, NV for 22 consecutive years & will continue to be held in Las Vegas, NV for 3 more years. The PBR officials & the City officials are pleased to announce the extension of the agreement between them.

Interview With J.B. Mauney, 2008 PBR World Champion

1-Do you change your style or technique when riding different bulls?

— Every time I try to go the same way & hold on as long as I can.

 

2-How long have you been in this sport?

— I have been taking part in bull riding for 14 years.

 

3-When did you start training?

— at 5 years old.

 

4-Do you like your son to ride bulls in the future if he would like it?

— I would love it if a son of mine liked the sport & would encourage him.

 

5-Do you think you would like to train youngsters in the future on bull riding?

— yes, I speak about the sport to youngsters at school & might train them when I retire.

 

6-Is there a retirement age for a professional bull rider?

— A bull rider retires when his body tells him it can take no more. One knows how one’s body holds & it’s the body that decides when it’s time it’s time to retire. Bull riding is more difficult for tall men than for short men because the body needs to bend & contort less if the rider is short.

 

7-Is it different when you ride the same bull a second time?

— when you ride the same bull twice it can give you an understanding of what tricks he might do but bulls are smart animals. They too can sense the rider’s fear or hesitancy & they can become meaner. It can be dangerous.

 

8-What do you think when you are on the bull for those seconds?

— In the ride, I only think to hold on and to never let loose.

 

9-Are bulls smart?

— Bulls are smart like horses.

 

10-Would you participate in Bull Riding competitions outside the US?

— I traveled to Brazil & Canada & would not object to traveling to any country for the sport even as far as China. Where the venue is held is where bulls & riders would go. So far it had not been held in China.

 

11-How are the bulls chosen for PBR competitions?

— The bulls come from all over USA or local breeders in international events. If PBR thinks that the bull has what it takes to go for this sport, they bring it. It’s tested & if it is fit for the sport, it is on.

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Interview with Guilherme Marchi, 2014 PBR World Champion :

1-Do you change your style or technique when riding different bulls?

— Every ride is different even if it’s the same bull. No two rides are ever the same.

 

2-When did you start training?

— I started training at 16 years of age.

 

3-Do you like your son to ride bulls in the future if he would like it?

— yes, I would love it if my son loved the sport & took to it.

 

4-Do you think you would like to train youngsters in the future on bull riding?

— I would gladly train youngsters in the sport.

 

5-What do you think when you are on the bull for those seconds?

— When he’s on the bull’s back, all he’s thinking is ‘ 8 seconds, 8 seconds’

Interviews Conducted By : Tarek Kazamel exclusive for “CherryBuzz

 

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