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The real main attraction of the PBR is Bushwacker. The real main attraction of the PBR is Bushwacker.
"I think a lot of people watch him pretty religiously and come to see him," said the bull's handler, Kent Cox. "I think a lot of people watch him pretty religiously and come to see him," said the bull's handler, Kent Cox.
"He's just a cow's calf. He might be number one, but in my mind, I'm number one, so I'm going at it the same way," Jory Markiss said. "He's just a cow's calf. He might be number one, but in my mind, I'm number one, so I'm going at it the same way," Jory Markiss said.
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He's the bull no man can ride, and he's bringing his winning streak to Tulsa.

Bushwacker has bucked every rider that's saddled up since 2009--that's 57 total.

If you thought the Professional Bull Riders tour was all about the cowboys, think again.

The real main attraction is Bushwacker.

"I think a lot of people watch him pretty religiously and come to see him," said the bull's handler, Kent Cox.

He's 1,700 pounds of muscle and meat, a living legend that, in the sports world, ranks among the best of the best.

"He's kind of the Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali type guy," Cox said. "Of course, in my personal opinion, he's the best of all time, you know, and a lot of people think so."

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The 7-year-old bull has a winning streak greater than any other. And his jump is unparalleled.

"Usually, his front feet get two, three foot off the ground. When he kicks his back feet, could be 10 to 12 feet off the ground, so he definitely gets the air," Cox said.

There are two riders who can say they tamed the beast once, back in 2009.

But as Bushwacker's handler, Kent Cox will tell you, it's not much to brag about, because that was back when the bull was new to the ring.

"It'd be like taking a teenage boy, a pitcher, really good pitcher in high school, but you throw him straight to the pros and it's the same kind of deal," Cox said.

But Bushwacker has grown up since then, and losing doesn't seem to be an option. He's bucked off 57 riders in the past four years, making him the bull every pro is after.

Reporter Tess Maune: "What's your goal?"
Professional bull rider Jory Markiss: "Riding Bushwacker. I want to be the man that conquers that beast."

Markiss is one of the younger riders on the tour, with only six years of experience, but he's ranked 14th in the world, and has the confidence of--well, a cowboy.

"He's just a cow's calf. He might be number one, but in my mind, I'm number one, so I'm going at it the same way," Markiss said.

So, is Bushwacker the bull no man can ride, or will he be beat, living on Tulsa time?

"There's not a cowboy that can't be throw'd or a bull that can't be rode," Cox said.

Only time will time tell.

None of the riders got a chance at Bushwacker Friday night, but Saturday night, one of the top 10 riders will give him a go.

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