Las Vegas / / is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Nevada and the county seat of Clark County. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city known primarily for gambling, shopping, fine dining, and nightlife and is the leading financial and cultural center for Southern Nevada. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its consolidated casino–hotels and associated entertainment. A growing retirement and family city, Las Vegas is the 31st-most populous city in the United States, with a population at the 2010 census of 583,756. The 2010 population of the Las Vegas metropolitan area was 1,951,269. The city is one of the top three leading destinations in the United States for conventions, business, and meetings. Today, Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations in the world.
Established in 1905, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, Las Vegas was the most populous American city founded in that century (a distinction held by Chicago in the 19th century). The city's tolerance for various forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and this image has made Las Vegas a popular setting for films and television programs. There are numerous outdoor lighting displays on Fremont Street, as well as elsewhere in the city.
Guilherme Marchi (born July 22, 1982) is a professional bull rider on the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series tour. He debuted late in the 2004 BFTS season, qualifying for his first-ever PBR World Finals and finishing 41st in the world. After finishing in the runner-up position for the PBR World Championship in three consecutive years, he won his first title in 2008. Statistically, Marchi is one of the most consistent riders on the tour, and he is a key member of the Brazilian PBR family of bull riders.
In 2005, Guilherme Marchi was the biggest threat to Justin McBride’s dream of being the PBR World Champion. McBride won, Marchi came in second, however, he was the PBR World Finals event winner that year. In 2006, Marchi once again failed to win when fellow Brazilian Adriano Moraes came from behind to claim the PBR World Championship, with Marchi placing second. Yet again, in 2007, Marchi finished the season in the number two position behind Justin McBride at the PBR Finals in Las Vegas.
Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) is an international professional bull riding organization based in Pueblo, Colorado, USA. In the United States, PBR events will be televised on CBS and CBS Sports Network, beginning in 2013. More than 800 cowboys from the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Australia, and Mexico hold PBR memberships.
The Western United States, commonly referred to as the American West or simply the West, traditionally refers to the region comprising the westernmost states of the United States. Because the U.S. expanded westward after its founding, the meaning of the West has evolved over time. Prior to about 1800, the crest of the Appalachian Mountains was seen as the western frontier. Since then, the frontier moved further west and the Mississippi River was referenced as the easternmost possible boundary of the West.
The West mostly comprises arid to semi-arid plateaus and plains and forested mountains.
James Burton "J.B." Mauney (pronounced "Mooh-nee"; born January 9, 1987) is a professional bull rider on the Professional Bull Riders (PBR)'s Built Ford Tough Series tour. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall. He is a left-handed rider. Mauney began bull riding at the early age of 3. He purchased his first bucking bull at the age of 15. The Mauney family helps J.B. run Just Bad Bucking Bulls. The business is registered in the ABBI. (American Bucking Bulls Industry) The business is located in Mooresville, North Carolina. His first PBR Built Ford Tough Series season began in 2006, and he finished 25th in the world standings along with winning the Daisy Rookie of the Year award. Mauney also competed in the Championship Bull Riding (CBR) tour that year and finished 9th in the world in CBR. He joined the PBR full-time in 2007 and finished in 3rd place behind Justin McBride and Guilherme Marchi that year. In 2008 he finished 2nd behind Marchi. In 2009 he finished 2nd again, this time behind Kody Lostroh. However, he achieved history at the 2009 PBR World Finals when he won the event by becoming the only man in PBR history to ride 8 bulls at the Finals. The bulls he rode were Chester, Troubadour (the 2007 PBR World Finals top bull of the event), Crosswired (who fell down; Mauney did his re-ride on Black Smoke), Ricky Bobby, Beer Goggles, Live Wire, Smack Down and Black Pearl. Mauney rode Black pearl for the highest score at the finals. Mauney is one of the many riders on the PBR who grew up riding bulls while wearing a helmet, however, starting in 2013, he switched to riding in the traditional cowboy hat. He is one of the only bull riders to have ever ridden Voodoo Child, the 2007-08 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world champion bucking bull. He is also well known for being the only rider to ride both Bones, the 2008 and 2010 PBR world champion bucking bull, and Code Blue, the 2009 PBR world champion bucking bull. He is especially well known for being the only rider to ride both Asteroid, the 2012 PBR world champion bucking bull and Bushwacker, the 2011 and 2013 PBR world champion bucking bull. Mauney also won the Lane Frost/Brent Thurman Award in 2007, 2008, and 2009. He currently lives in Mooresville, North Carolina, and frequently travels with his good friends and fellow PBR BFTS bull riders, Brian Canter, L. J. Jenkins, and Shane Proctor. They are known as the epic 4. He has qualified for the PBR World Finals from 2006-13. In 2013, after a historic second-half surge, Mauney covered 6 out of 6 bulls to win the 2013 finals event and finished 1st, as the 2013 World Champion.
Mauney is currently sponsored by Ariat, Kawasaki Heavy Industries]disambiguation needed[, and Monster Energy. He is of French descent on his father's side.
Richard Neale "Tuff" Hedeman (born March 2, 1963 in El Paso, Texas) is a retired three-time PRCA World Champion bull rider, as well as the 1995 Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World Champion, and is the ambassador of Championship Bull Riding (CBR).