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PBR legend Bushwacker has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Bushwacker, one of the greatest bucking bulls, has passed away. He was 18.

An official cause of death was not announced.

Death (Photo by Pixabay)

“Bushwacker, the bucking bull many consider the greatest of all time, calmly laid down yesterday, closed his eyes, and passed away,” PBR Commissioner Sean Gleason said in a Facebook post. 
”He was 18 years old and had been enjoying the past decade in retirement on Julio Moreno’s ranch in California. Before that, there was of course a truly legendary PBR Brand of Honor career including three world championships (2011, 2013, 2014), 64 buck-offs in 66 outs, and the infamous 42-out buckoff streak finally broken by JB Mauney.”

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He was considered the Muhammad Ali or Michael Jordan of the sport. The PBR previously wrote in August 2023 that Bushwacker was the bull in PBR history.

The Bull was active from 2009 through 2014. Bushwacker is in the Bull Riding Hall of Fame, Class of 2020.

They’re also in the PBR Brand of Honor in 2016.

Bushwacker was the PBR Bull of the World Finals in 2011 and 2013. The Bull also won the PBR World Champion Bull in 2011, 2013, and 2014.

Bushwacker (Photo by Sean Gleason/Facebook)

“He was a smart-ultracompetitive heavyweight. In fact, Julio compared him to Muhammad Ali,” Gleason added. “He knew he was the greatest, and strutted around the arena as such. Off the dirt, no bull before or since has received as much attention…or relished it as much. The proud chocolate bovine who never met a camera he didn’t like was a mainstream pop culture superstar — certainly the most popular PBR athlete during his reign.
“Newsweek likened him to Michael Jordan. ESPN the Magazine made him the first animal featured in their popular “Body” issue. He transcended our sport.”

He was a king when he competed. He was a three time PBR World Champion. The bull also held numerous records.

“In the arena, Bushwacker was king and he lived that way until the end. He will forever be a symbol of strength, power, determination, raw athleticism and greatness.  Rest in Peace, Champ.”

Bushwacker, the bucking bull many consider the greatest of all time, calmly laid down yesterday, closed his eyes and…

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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