At the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Sunday, J.B. Mauney capped off a dramatic comeback to overtake two-time defending champion Silvano Alves and win his first PBR World Championship.
At one point this season, Mauney trailed Alves by nearly 3,000 points. He used a spectacular second half of the season to close the gap and entered this final event trailing by less than 550 points.
He wound up edging out Alves by 471 points. Joao Ricardo Viera finished a distant third, 3,021.77 points behind Mauney. He did win Rookie of the Year.
Check out the recap of each round of an exciting PBR World Finals in the following slides.