Name: Guilherme Marchi
Hometown: Leme, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Current Residence: Ferris, Texas
Birthday: July 22, 1982
Height: 5′ 9″ Weight: 180 lbs.
Family: wife, Patricia; daughter, Manuela
Turned Pro: 1999 PBR Member: 1999
Career PBR Earnings: $2,928,463.18
Special Interests: Soccer, Team Roping, Surfing
Guilherme Marchi finally captured his first PBR World Championship in 2008 after coming in second three years in a row. He has been one of the most consistent riders on the PBR tour, and certainly does his part to sell PBR tickets. Marchi is one of the many Brazilians on the PBR tour, and he has helped grow the PBR tour beyond te US borders.
In his championship 2008 season, Marchi was unstoppalble. He rode nearly 75% of his bulls, an incredibel accomplishemnt. He also won five events and earned more than $1.5 million. That amount was just about three times more than the enxt closest rider.
Marchi’s nickname is “Hollywood,” because of his movie star looks. Marchi is 5’ 9” tall and weighs 180 lb. He is from Leme, São Paulo, Brazil, however, he currently lives in Ferris, Texas with his wife, Patricia and their daughter. He is a right-handed rider. Marchi has been a PBR member since 1999.
Guilherme Marchi in action
James Burton “J.B.” Mauney (“Mooh-nee”; was born on January 9, 1987.
JB is left-handed. His first season was in 2006, that year he finished 25th in the world standings and also was awarded the Daisy Rookie of the Year award. He finished in 3rd place in the 2007 BFTS World Standings behind Justin McBride and Guilherme Marchi. Mauney received the highest score in the Championship Round of the PBR World Finals, scoring 92.75 on Copperhead Slinger. Mauney finished the 2008 season in second place behind Guilherme Marchi, riding 59% of his bulls for the season and winning nearly $500,000. Mauney is one of the many riders on the PBR who grew up riding bulls while wearing a helmet. He currently lives in Mooresville, North Carolina, and frequently travels with his good friend and fellow PBR BFTS bull rider, Brian Canter. He is sponsored by U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company.
J.B. Mauney in action
McBride is a two-time PBR World Champion (2005 and 2007), and career earnings exceed $5 million.
He joined the PBR tour in 1999. He was off to a great start, finishing fourth in his first ever Built Ford Tough Series (back then, called the Bud Light Cup) event in Bakersfield, California. He would take his first win in his next event in Odessa, Texas. Coupled with two more third-place finishes, he qualified for his first PBR World Finals and finished fourteenth in the world in his rookie year of 1999, with $89,007 in earnings. Not bad at all.
Justin mcBride wins
: 1999, Top Guns Bull Riding Champion (Odessa, Texas); 2001, Ty Murray Invitational Champion (Albuquerque, New Mexico), Colorado Open Co-Champion (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Grand Rapids Open Champion (Grand Rapids, Michigan), Justin Bull Riding Champion (Houston, Texas), Baltimore Open Champion (Baltimore, Maryland); 2002 Bullnanza Nashville Champion (Nashville, Tennessee); 2003 Anaheim Open Champion (Anaheim, California), St. Louis Open Champion (St. Louis, Missouri); 2004 Phoenix Invitational Champion (Phoenix, Arizona), Jerome Davis Challenge Co-Champion (Greensboro, North Carolina), Indianapolis Invitational Champion (Indianapolis, Indiana), Tacoma Classic Champion (Tacoma, Washington); 2005 Worcester Open Co-Champion (Worcester, Massachusetts), Jacksonville Open Co-Champion (Jacksonville, Florida), St. Louis Open Champion (St. Louis, Missouri), Heart of the West Ford Stores Invitational Champion (Reno, Nevada), Ty Murray Invitational Co-Champion (Albuquerque, New Mexico), NILE Invitational Champion (Billings, Montana); 2006 Fritos Invitational Champion (Dallas, Texas), U.S. Army Invitational Champion (Reading, Pennsylvania), Rocky Boots Invitational Champion (Columbus, Ohio); 2007 Sacramento Classic Champion (Sacramento, California), Southern Ford Dealers Invitational Champion (Tampa, Florida), New Orleans Classic Champion (New Orleans, Louisiana), Cabela’s Classic Champion (Kansas City, Missouri), Cabela’s Shootout Champion (Omaha, Nebraska), Built Ford Tough Invitational Champion (Auburn Hills, Michigan), Dickies Invitational Champion (Dallas, Texas), U.S. Army Invitational Champion (Greensboro, North Carolina); 2008 Express Classic Champion (Tulsa, Oklahoma), Jack Daniels Invitational Champion (Nashville, Tennessee).
Justin McBride in action
Born: Nov. 16, 1976 (Amarillo, Texas)
Joined PRCA: 1996
World Titles: 3 (AA: 2002-04)
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 10 (TD: 1999-2005; TR: 1998, 2003-04)
NFSR Qualifications: 9 (1997-2005)
Pace Picante Series Qualifications: 12
Pace Chute-out: 2001-03 (TD)
Pace Challenge: 2002-03, 2005 (TD & TR), 2004 (TD)
Pace Classic: 2003 (TD), 2005 (TD)
DNCFR Qualifications: 1 (2006)
Education: Vernon (Texas) Regional Junior College associates degree in arts and sciences.
2005 World Standings Place: 3rd (AA); 11th (TD); 3rd (SR); 25th (TR-header)
2005 Wrangler NFR Place: 4th(AA); 14th (TD); 7th (SR)
2005 Wrangler NFR Earnings: $30,004 (AA); $21,454 (TD); $8,550
2005 Earnings: $197,400 (AA); $113,534 (TD); $44,895 (SR); $29,801 (TR)
Career Earnings: $1,852,631
Trevor Brazile in action
Name: Luke Snyder
Nickname: Cool Hand Luke
Hometown: Raymore, Missouri
Birthday: October 6, 1982
Height: 5′ 10” Weight: 155 lbs.
PBR Member since: 2000
Career PBR Earnings: $1,004,153:00
Special Interests: Team roping, snowboarding, wakeboarding
Luke Snyder is one dedicated bull rider – setting the PBR record for most consecutive events ridden. His consistency as an athlete is undeniable, as he has qualified for the World Finals the last nine years in a row (2001 – 2009). He had a great start in the bull riding world, winning PBR Rookie of the Year in 2001. Luke Snyder continues to look strong, so keep an eye on what he can do this 2010 season!
Luke Snyder in Action
Name: Kody Lostroh
Hometown: Longmont, Colorado
Birthday: October 18, 1985
Height: 5′ 6” Weight: 155 lbs.
PBR Member since: 2004
Career Earnings: $2,735,209.21
Kody Lostroh had a great start in PBR, winning the PBR Rookie of the Year award in 2005. With a career average ride score of 86.82, a total of 32 90 point rides, and 9 event wins so far in his career, he is definitely among the superstars of the sport of Professional Bull Riding. The biggest win to his name is the title of 2009 PBR World Champion. The 2009 Championship is considered “the tightest race in PBR history”, with J.B. Mauney right on his tail. Kody Lostroh won two consecutive rounds and split one other round win out of eight total rounds and a won a total of 624 points. J.B. Mauney won two out of eight rounds and totaled 715 points. We’ll see what happens this upcoming PBR Finals in October 2010!
Kody Lostroh in Action
Other PBR Riders:
- Chris Shivers – Jonesville, Louisiana
- Guilherme Marchi
- Dustin Hall – Mt. Vernon, MO
- Cory McFadden – Crane, Texas
- Ednei Caminhas – Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Corey Navarre – Sulphur, Louisiana
- Cory Melton – Keithville, Louisiana
- Mike White – Lake Charles, Louisiana
- Helton Barbosa
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