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Man vs. bull

November 06, 2003

'Mighty' Mike White (man)

Claim to Fame: Ranked third going into 2003 World Finals

Details: 27 years old, 5 feet,

6 inches, 145 pounds, lives in DeKalb, Texas

Bulls ridden: 1,200

Times thrown: 800

Injuries: broken neck, broken ankle, dislocated shoulder, broken kneecap

Years riding pro: Four

Years he plans to ride: "As long as my body holds out"

Career earnings: $620,643.38

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Little Yellow Jacket (bull)

Claim to Fame:

2002 Bull of the Year

Details: 7 years old, 1,700 pounds, home state North Dakota

Riders who stayed on: 8

Riders who've attempted: 57

A bull's average time on the circuit: 10 to 12 years

Owners: Joe and Nevada Berger, Tom Teague and Bernie Taupin

Average yearly costs: $3,000-$4,000

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