Best Bull Riders of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Lane Frost

I think he was the best bull rider its sad that he died ): I hate the bull that killed him

Its to bad he died so young but if the Lord wanted him, then there was no keeping him.

Was the best love the movie about him is the best movie of all time.

I saw the movie 8 Seconds IT MADE ME CRY I THINK THE BEST BULL RIDER OF ALL TIME WAS LANE FROST

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2 Don Gay

PRCA was full of politics when Donnie Gay was winning. Judges always loaded his scores. I saw it many times and so did plenty others.

Yes Donnie was very good but we all knew he got treated special. That's why he had so few friends.

Yeah if you consider catching knots "winning"

Always a whiner Kenny Wilcox was the best but he didn't play politics.

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3 Chris Shivers

More 90+ Point bull rides then any other man that tells the story there. Flawless and really new how to make Bulls look good

He has more 90 point rides than anyone else

Certainly a top 10... Not sure about best of all time.

90 point rides are cheaper in the PBR than they ever were before in the PRCA. 87 points at a PRCA rodeo in the 1970s is 90 or more in today's PBR. just saying

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4 Jim Shoulders

Hard to compare eras of competitors, but shoulders was right up there with the best for more than a decade.

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5 Ty Murray

Best rough stock rider ever. Had he only ridden Bulls he could have been the best ever. Bareback horses an Broncs took a toll Ty.

Doubht the top 10 huh are u an idiot have u ever been own a bull & done it for a living he one of the top 4 just cause he done BB &SB BEFOREHE GOT OWN HIS BULL 2WORLD TITLES& P.B.R FINALS WINNER SO NOT THE TOP 10. REALLY IDIOT

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6 Mike Lee

Mike is as tuff as rawhide but still gets the money at his advanced age. If not in the top ten in talent anymore he's surely the best in the world for his age.

Mike has always been a fan favorite for what he does in and outside of rodeo. He's a great guy all around

At one time he was the best he rode better as a teenager then he does now

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7 Tuff Hedeman

In the comment below calling Tuff a puss is not fair. Bo was killing everybody off and a promise is a promise. Wise move to turn him out.

I think Tuff Hedeman was the 2nd. Best bull rider of all time

Amazing rider. 6 steel plates in face

Tuff is no puss. A promise is a promise. I believe that tuff should be shoulder to shoulder with lane in number one! By the way, you don't get nicknamed "tuff" by being a puss. All bullriders are tuff but to have that nickname, you had to be the tuffest!

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8 Jim Sharp

Simply the best you can't ride as many as he did. IN A ROW AT THE N.F.R& NOTBE THE BEST

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9 J.B. Mauney

Really in the race for number 1. He rode Bushwacker, Asteroid, Long John World Champion Bulls) etc.. 2 world titles, 2 world finals event titles, 2 touring pro division titles, Rookie of the year...

Defiantly up there with some of the best, and I personal think its inexpressive for a 5'10 29 year old man to be up there now as the top bull rider of the world. And another thing its way cool he rode Bush Wackker as the first ever

J B is the best I've ever seen in my 60 years

If not the best very close.No doubt in 2012 when he had to use his opposite hand and still came up trumps.The ability to do that he would have everyone covered,as the best bullrider ever.

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10 Terry Don West

Terry Don West spent his best years in the IPRA but he was every bit as good as Don Gay

It is absolutely incredible how much talent this man has

Seen him ride so many rank bulls so beat up so many times,

Rode with talent and ease

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The Newcomers

? Silvano Alves

Silvano Alves is the youngest bull rider to win 3 world titles and is the only bull rider to win back to back titles.

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The Contenders

11 Adriano Moraes

He was in the PRCA and never won any titles! Would have been a entry fee donater after a few years!

If there would not have been the PBR, he would have won many PRCA bull riding titles.

3 time pbr champ! and not in the top 10 something seriously wrong here

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12 Justin McBride

NO! Good but not good enough for the top ten!

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13 J.W. Harris

He is the best and great guy too! Love him

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14 George Paul

The greatest ever in my opinion, combination of the strength of a Brazilian, and the finesse of Denny Flynn, or Clint Bronger!

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15 Troy Dunn

Easily the best ever from the land down under

Best ever from the land down under

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16 Guilherme Marchi

GOOD LORD NO! Could have never made the PRCA! Or, any organization that would not let him choose his own bulls in the draw! Couldn't have stood up to the daily grind of the PRCA!

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17 Freckles Brown
18 Denny Flynn

The man, the myth, the legend! Hailing from Arkansas, he could ride anything, no what the bull threw at him. He rode a perfect score of 50 points, and the bull he was riding scored a 48, for a combined score of 98! I know that it's not a technically impossible score to beat, but good luck beating a score of 98! Hats off to you brother, one the best ever. You completely deserve the hall of fame, along with a few others as well. I will say that there are a couple that don't deserve that honor, but everyone knows who is truly great, versus who doesn't belong in the ranks of these great men.

Denny could ride the eliminators, the spinners, I didn't matter. He was a great athlete who happened to choose bull riding. Top 5 for sure.

19 Charlie Sampson

That hardly makes Charley special since nobody from his generation did. If he was competing today he would at the very least be using a vest. That's a no brainier.

Charlie was one tough cowboy he didn't wear all the safety stuff that they have nowadays

20 Brian Herman

Brian didn't get to stay around long enough to show what he really had. God rest his soul.

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