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Bull riding: Bushwhacker bucks cowboy for 49th consecutive time

Shane Proctor drafted the bull with the third pick, but the Mooresville, N.C., resident lasted just 2.48 seconds.
by Ed Godfrey Modified: January 27, 2013 at 8:11 pm •  Published: January 27, 2013

The notorious bull, Bushwhacker, making his 2013 debut on the PBR in Oklahoma City on Sunday, bucked off a cowboy for the 49th consecutive time.

Sunday's victim was Shane Proctor of Mooresville, N.C., who lasted just 2.48 seconds aboard the bull. Proctor had the third pick in the bull draft for the championship round and selected Bushwhacker.

Proctor is now 0-for-3 against Bushwhacker, but he is only one of three bull riders to actually stay on the bull for eight seconds. In Oklahoma City three years ago, Proctor rode Bushwhacker until the eight second buzzer sounded but the ride was disqualified when judges ruled that Proctor had slapped Bushwhacker with his free hand.

Bushwhacker is now 53-2 in his bucking career.


Oklahoma bull riders Austin Meier of Kinta and Ryan Dirteater of Hulbert got dusted by bulls five of six times in the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Meier rode Under Cover Brother to a score of 84.75 on Friday night for the only successful ride among the pair.


A crowd of 19,000 attended the WinStar World Casino Invitational in Oklahoma City during the three-day event.

Oklahoma is home to more PBR Built Ford Tough Series events than any other state this season with the exception of California. The PBR makes three stops in Oklahoma and four in California.

The PBR will be in Tulsa on Aug 16-17 at the BOK Center, in Thackerville Aug. 30-31 at the WinStar World Casino for the only outdoor bull riding event on the tour.

Oklahoma City was the fourth stop of the 2013 season which has 26 events, concluding with the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 23-27.

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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