Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mike Lee Wins PBR BFTS Thackerville, Oklahoma!

With fans cheering Mike Lee made his famous lap around the arena, ride after ride, being the only professional bull rider at the Thackerville, Oklahoma Built Ford Tough Series event to ride 3 for 3!

Mike went into the night refreshed and ready to go. He texted a joke to his fans that said, "If you're coming to the bull riding tonight make sure you bring a tennis racket to swat them bugs!"  He was in good spirits and ready to enjoy the night that God had given him.


With his family's support, training, and determination - Mike Lee went into this weekend wanting to win and he accomplished just that.


Friday night he rode Fab Slab for 86 and ran his famous lap around the arena with fans cheering.


Saturday night he rode Red Dingo for 86 points and another lap.  That put him in the championship round where he chose Jet Airliner. He had studied the bulls earlier and hoped to get that bull in the final round and that is exactly what happened. His preparation sure paid off and he won the event on the bull he felt was the right pick for him.  Eight seconds on Jet Airliner brought him 85.25 pts and the win!


Mike Lee is currently in 4th place in the PBR Built Ford Tough Series Standings and is well within range to be in first place before finals in Vegas.


He is also in 1st place in the PBR Touring Pro Division!  He took the TPD by storm over the summer, winning numerous events across the country.

PBR BFTS Standings - 4th place

BFTS Points - 6990.56 
World Money - $165,393.75


Read these articles about him on the PBR.com website:


Lee Wins Thackerville

Behind the Chutes Thackerville Highlights and Injury Updates

Be sure to sign up for PBR Live to watch events live each weekend.  Tune into CBS Sports for great coverage of BFTS events.

Find Mike on Facebook and Twitter.






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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Through the Summer with Mike Lee and Family

Fun traveling on the road!
This summer run was a lot of fun. My family got to come with me a great deal and I got back to just me and my family and riding bulls. It seems to help me ride better when it’s nothing else other than just me and the love of bull riding. Then everything else just disappears.

I put on two bull riding schools this summer one in Lane, OK and one in Mission, SD. The one in Lane OK called the Lane Frost Memorial Bull Riding School. I have been doing it for several years now and this year was a good year. Plenty of kids and several that were really motivated to ride and learn. We all went running up and down the gravel roads in the Oklahoma hills and a few of the kids even beat me back to the arena. It was a great few days and I got to see a lot of talent in these students. I hope the school had an impact on them because I push them hard and make them think outside of the box and push them out of their comfort zones. And not just an impact in bull riding but in other parts of their lives too.

Putting up tepees with the Lakota Tribe

The school in Mission South Dakota was for the Lakota Tribe there. It was a lot of fun getting to learn about their culture and the family that put on the school. It’s really pretty country there with great people who took care of me and my family like they were their own. We got to work a lot on the horses, more than I normally do, because of their natural ability to ride a horse. And believe it or not if you can ride a horse trotting around bareback in a round pen with no hands for 8 seconds then you can probably ride a bull.









Lancaster, CA event.
Mike won it and got 2nd and 3rd place
riding all six of his bulls.
I got on a lot of bulls this summer. Decatur was good event and California was really fun. I got to get on Bushwacker and he felt really good and really fun. In the past he hadn’t felt that good because I was out of time, but it seems to be easier to believe it’s possible now. God is helping me believe that things are possible. Not because I deserve them but because I trust and have faith in his plan for me. It seems to be that sometimes you quit trying to hold onto everything, you just let it go, and trust in your instincts and live bull by bull and day by day and there seems to be more freedom in that and more fun.

Mike Lee and Brendan Clark
with their sons at the
Salinas, CA PBR event.










This summer I pushed myself to the limits by entering several times at each event. This might not be for anyone else but it really helps me. When I get exhausted and I don’t have anything else left in my tank is when I find out who I really am. Things slow down and I feel alive.







Calgary Stampede Down Time



I got to spend time with my son Peter who is 7 months old and just kind of getting to watch and be with a baby again makes you kind of slow down and think about life. Think about “what am I living for?” And if everything was taken away from me, if my money, my bull riding, my family were all taken away then what is it if you lose everything that you live for?


It comes to mind that we’re all going to lose everything. We’re all going out the way we came in, naked and with nothing, just as my son peter did. I’m kind of experiencing the world in his eyes. It just makes you slow down and think what am I riding for? What am I living for? And at the end if you have no faith and no hope to meet your maker, and to meet Jesus, it makes no sense. All this work, all this effort, good, bad, what is it for? What is it worth? Without God without our maker then it seems pointless. And when things are pointless I lose hope.

This summer I found my hope again, and my belief that things are possible. I had told my wife I was feeling anxious this summer about a particular bull, it was a really good bull and there was a lot of pressure and I was getting a little bit of anxiety about it not wanting to mess it up. My wife turned towards me and said “that’s good, enjoy that feeling, enjoy the pressure, enjoy the moment. Don’t run from it, don’t try to escape it, take it all in, feel it, let it come over you. Bask in the greatness of that moment and rejoice in the mere fact that you get to experience it! Take note of how hard you worked to get there and how blessed you are to be there. Those are the moments to live for, the moments that you will remember the most. You tried your hardest and you didn’t let the fear take away your faith in the gift that God has given you.” When my wife told me that God whispered in my ear “just let it go and trust your instincts.”


Sometimes I forget I have a Father in heaven and that he leads my paths. As long as my spirits right I can trust and have hope and belief in things that seemed impossible. Sometimes I just have to remember to try to just enjoy the moment.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Mike Lee VS Bushwacker Results

It was a long night for Mike Lee.  He rode six bulls Wednesday night, the last being Bushwacker.

The first bull of the night caused Mike to strain his groin, but he kept on going, bull after bull, riding each one with dedication and heart.  Besides God, his wife and kids, and family, there is nothing that Mike would rather be doing, than riding those bulls.  

The crowds and fans went wild as World Champion Mike Lee climbed on World Champion Bushwacker.

No one has ridden Bushwacker eight seconds since last August when JB Mauney rode him.

Even the bull's owner, Julio Morenas, said that Mike was a great match up for Bushwacker. Bushwacker could really show just how good he was with a rider of that caliber.

Mike went through his usual routine as he got his rope on the bull and slid forward.  Mike loosens up his body and then nods his head to open the gate.

The crowd in the stands went wild while the fans at home screamed and cheered, (my family being part of that online crowd).  Mike stayed on Bushwacker longer than anyone else so far this season.

5 Seconds!

Which is a victory in anyone's eyes considering the bull!

While it wasn't the eight seconds Mike wanted, he walked to the chute with a huge grin on his face and proud of the 5 he held on.





Post by PBR.



This is a video of Mike discussing his ride.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Ride Mike Lee Has Been Looking Forward to ALL Year

MIKE LEE VS BUSHWACKER

Two world champions going head to head in a match up that Mike and Bushwacker's fans have wanted to see!

Watch it tonight on pbr.com/live  to see the event we have all been waiting for!

July 16th, 2014
10pm eastern

Held in Salinas, California



Read the following on the matchup:







TX Ranch n Rodeo 2014-07-14 by DeepEllumOnAir

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Mike Lee Still On a Roll!

Summer in the PBR brings more action as Mike Lee travels the country, riding at events and teaching at bull riding schools.  

Currently, the Lee's are in Mission, South Dakota teaching bull riding to another eager bunch of cowboys.

The beginning of June you could find Mike and the entire family at the Lane Frost Memorial Christian Bull Riding and Bull Fighting School.  

Mike, Dana, Teri, and the kids had a great time working with the young people who came to learn the ins and outs of bull riding and bull fighting. They got the students on horses, steers, mini bulls, and bulls as well as learning physical training and spiritual training.

The students all had a great time riding, learning, interacting with Mike, Frank Newsom, and the Frost family.

One of the highlights of the school is when Elsey Frost comes out to share the story of her son, Lane Frost.  Many hearts were touched and changed as they heard his incredible story.  

Mike always looks forward to working with his bull riding students and even said he thinks he may see a few of these bull riders in the future!

Mike Lee is still leading in a sport where he has become a legend.  He remains in the top five bull riders in the world.  His recent wins in Decator and Asheville are not a surprise to anyone.  All his fans are thrilled to see him continue to excel in this exciting sport.

According to his wife, Dana, Mike is on a roll.  She said everything in his life is in the right place and going great.  She knows he has what it takes to take the world finals this fall and she looks forward to cheering the loudest in the stands the entire way there!

“I think he can do anything, as long as he stays healthy and believes in himself, he has the ability.”  Dana said.  She went on to share that the family is trying to help him focus on eating right, exercising, stretching his muscles daily, and remaining positive.

“He loves riding. He is getting on 6 or 7 bulls a weekend and still loves it.  He looks forward to it every week.” She continued to share.

He isn’t the only one!  With his thousands of fans, we all are right there with them, cheering him on and looking forward to every event.

For current stats go to PBR
For photos of the Lane Frost School go to the facebook page.