Mike Lee rode the rankest bull, Bushwacker, for a 2.13 second ride at the 2014 BFTS World Finals. He ended the season in seventh place out of 35 bull riders who made it to finals. This ride was the last one in Bushwacker's legendary career. On an article at the official PBR website Lee said that it was an "honor" to be the last person to ride him.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Thanks to our new sponsor - Spur Saddlery, also known as Saddle Silo, in Texas. They will be working hard to re-leather one of the family saddles that has a lot of memories behind it. We will be sure to update you on the status and the story behind this particular saddle and why it is special to Mike and his family.
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Friday, October 24, 2014
As a PBR bull rider, you never know what is going to be thrown your way. While training methods will prepare a rider for what he may or may not experience, when the chute opens, there’s no guarantee of the outcome. What makes Mike Lee such an excellent rider is that he has the experience and determination to take each moment as it comes and react accordingly – no matter what happens.
For Lee, round two of the PBR world finals was a perfect example of this. Although he injured his shoulder his wife, Dana Lee, says, “Mike Lee is OK. Has a sore left shoulder, but his head is OK. Thank you God for keeping him safe!”
Moving into round three tonight, Lee has picked I’m Your Huckleberry to ride. Be sure to watch the live event on CBS sports at 9 p.m. ET or the online live streaming at www.pbr.com/live
We're about to get things started here in Round 2 at #PBRFINALS! pic.twitter.com/8t6MGS95HV
— PBR (@PBR) October 24, 2014
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This is the week that every bull rider dreams of : PBR World Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For veteran rider, Mike Lee, being in the arena with the top 35 riders in the world is a time of determination and hard work. Not your typical day in the office, Mike approaches Finals with conviction as a dedicated athlete. Round one proved to be a successful night for him as he earned 87.25 points on McIntyre Transports 029 Back Jackin putting him in fourth place for the night.
@MikeLeePBR way to get Tapped Off in Round 1 @PBRWorldFinals!!! #TO4L #tenyearslater We are so proud of you! 87.25 pts on Back Jackin'!
— TAPPED OFF (@tappedoff4life) October 23, 2014
If @MikeLeePBR takes a lap on me, @jb_bullfighter look out cause I am running him down. @PBR #PBRFINALS #thatsbulltweet #notfastenough
— MickEMouse (@MickEMousePBR) October 23, 2014
Thank you God for the ride tonight and for keeping me safe #glorytogod @PBR @WranglerWestern @tappedoff4life @babybanz @OlightWorld"This bull [Back Jackin] has given up just one qualified ride, but he hasn’t faced a rider as good as Lee in his 12 career outs. Expect Lee to get the job done here."
— Mike Lee (@MikeLeePBR) October 23, 2014
- Slade Long, Morning Line: World Finals Day 1
By Hanna Smith
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Taking the 15 best riders in the world and pitting them against the 15 best bulls in the world on October 18th in an arena set in “Surf City” Huntington Beach, California was a battle that proved to be everything it was anticipated to be.
Mike Lee came out in 3rd place that weekend with 81.25 points on Ridin’ Dirty No Restraint. This was the bull’s BFTS debut. For achieving third-place, Lee also gained an additional 160 point bonus that closed the gap for the 2014 World Finals in Las Vegas.
[photos by Dana Lee]
Gettin ready for tomorrow @PBR #bullsonthebeach!! pic.twitter.com/ZsVstzJtHR
— JimHaworth (@JimHaworth1) October 17, 2014
.@MikeLeePBR puts up 81.25 points (w/the option for a re-ride) against Ridin' Dirty No Restraint at #BullsOnTheBeach. He'll keep the score.
— PBR (@PBR) October 18, 2014