For the past two decades, the Professional Bull Riders’ top tier tour has taken a big summer break.That’s because its founding fathers — Ty Murray, Cody Lambert and Tuff Hedeman — were avidly competing on both the PBR and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuits in the mid-1990s when they launched the PBR.Aware that larger rodeos were campaigning in June and July in cities such as Calgary, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Reno, Nev., the PBR organizers gave their PBR tour a rest so they would have clearance to work the big summer rodeos.In its 20th season, the PBR takes a summer break and it’s top athletes work the lucrative summer rodeos.One cowboy who has followed that game plan well this season is former PBR World Finals average winner J.B. Mauney.In mid-July, Mauney, a North Carolina cowboy, earned more than $100,000 for winning the Calgary Stampede bull-riding title.And during the past weekend, he pocketed $46,605 after winning a PBR Built Ford Tough Series tour stop in Tulsa.The Tulsa-based Express Employment Professionals Classic show was the first BFTS tour stop after a three-month hiatus.It was the first of nine remaining tour stops scheduled for the regular season before the 20th PBR World Finals on Oct. 23-27 in Las Vegas, and it was the first of two stops in Oklahoma this month.The Ford Series tour’s other stop in Oklahoma will be on Aug. 30-31 in Thackerville (Winstar Casino World Invitational).At the Tulsa show, Mauney clinched the title in dramatic fashion after turning in final-round score of 95.25 aboard Bushwacker, the 2011 PBR World Champion Bull who is owned by Julio Moreno and managed by Kent Cox of Dublin.Mauney snapped Bushwacker’s streak of 42 consecutive buckoffs. It was Mauney’s ninth time to take on Bushwacker. He had failed to stay on the bull in his first eight attempts.Mauney clinched the Tulsa title on Saturday after finishing as the only cowboy who stayed on all three bulls at the two-day show.He is ranked 10th in the Ford Series world title race with 5,597.25 points.Silvano Alves, a Brazilian who lives in Decatur, is ranked No. 1 in the world race with 7,923.75 points after finishing 12th at the Tulsa show. No. 2-ranked Marco Eguchi, a Brazilian, is at 6,487.05.Lots of rodeoThis week’s North Texas State Fair in Denton has some type of rodeo every night.The PRCA Rodeo was Friday through Sunday and the Invitational Rodeo was Monday.The 21-and-under Rodeo is tonight and Wednesday night. The Bull Blowout (bull riding) is Thursday through Saturday. Each performance begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit ntfair.com.High school updateThe North Texas High School Rodeo Association begins its 2013-2104 season with the “Kick-off Rodeo” on Aug. 23-24 at the NTHSRA’s arena in north Fort Worth.For more information, call 817-232-2855 or visit nthsra.org.