The best bull riders of all-time have all put their lives on the line by hopping on the bull in the first place. Some of them have paid dearly, like legendary champion Lane Frost, who famously died in the arena when struck from behind.
The rodeo is a tough and unforgiving sport, and the top bull riders in history have proven they have what it takes to make it day in and day out. Legends like Warren Brown and Jim Shoulders made their names with brilliant performances in the arena and lasting legacies in the sport. Meanwhile, younger bull riders like J.B. Mauney have carried that torch and put their own mark on the sport in recent years.
So who is the best bull rider ever? Which performer in the rodeo world has done the most in the arena? Vote below for the top bull rider of all time.
Inducted into Bull Riding Hall of Fame: 2017
Age: Dec. at 26 (1963-1989)
Inducted into Bull Riding Hall of Fame: 2016