"Bull riding is not about battling strength but is about battling weakness within self" the statement fits right for the professional bull rider Bonner Bolton. Bolton competes in Professional Bull Riders (PBR) and is the winner of 2007 Championship Bull Riding (CBR). Also, the American-born fashion model Bonner appeared in 2017 Dancing With The Stars.
Early Life And Education Of Bonner Bolton
Bonner Bolton was born on June 1, 1987, in Odessa, Texas to parents Toya Bolton and Sally Bolton. Her father is a cowboy. Bolton was raised in a ranch located between Odessa and Gardendale, Texas alongside his 2 brothers, Brody Bolton and Bridger Bolton and 2 sisters, Brylee Bolton and Bliss Bolton.
Influenced by his bull rider father Toya, Bonner trained with his father which later resulted in bull riding scholarships for his education. He, later on, studied at Odessa College and then at Texas Tech University.
Bolton is of white ethnicity and holds American citizenship.
Bonner Bolton Career
Following his first win in bull riding at the age of 20, Bonner Bolton competed in CBR (Championship Bull Riding) tour from 2005 and in 2007, he won Findlay Toyota World Championship Bull Riding. Then in 2011, Bolton won the Las Vegas championship.
Bolton in 2013, appeared in the season 4 of CBR and won Hy O Silver buckle after riding every bull he drew. In that season, with a high score of 91 points, Bonner Bolton rode in last bull and became the winner of 2013 Hobbs Championship.
Along with CBR, Bonner Bolton made his notable appearances in PBR (Professional Bull Riding), where he competed from 2007 through 2016.
On October 25, 2015, he finished fourth in the PBR World Finals at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. Though, his achievements in Bonner's 2015 season proved to be his career best as he climbed up to top 35 of the PBR World Standings while being 28th in the world.
Since 2016, Bolton has not made any professional bull riding but is seen active in his modeling career with WME/IMG signing a contract on April 15, 2015.
Also a Television personality, Bonner Bolton was announced March 1, 2017, for the 24th season of Dancing with the Stars. He was partnered with Sharna Burgess but were eliminated, coming in 5th place on May 8, 2017.
Bonner Bolton's Net Worth And Earnings
With his bull riding career and modeling career, Bonner Bolton has earned a hefty sum of money. As of November 2018, his net worth is estimated to be $500,000. The average annual salary of Bolton comes to be $100,000.
In 2007, while Bolton won Findlay Toyota World Championship Bull Riding, he reportedly earned $54,100. His career-high income was in the PBR's 2015 season as he pocked the sum of $106,371 while his other major income was $25,102.03 and $22,833.83 in the 2011 and 2012 season respectively.
Bolton's total career earning from bull riding (2007-2016) is reportedly $272,5000.
Well, the all-time money makers; bull riders like J.B. Mauney, Silvano Alves, and Guilherme Marchi made around $7 million, $5.95 million and $5.26 million respectively.
Also, Bolton's salary from his modeling contract with WME/IMG, now known as Endeavor also aids his net worth.
Having appeared in the 24th season of Dancing With The Stars (DWTS), Bolton received a $125,000 signing bonus for the show. As the DWTS contestant continue their journey, they get extra pay for each week.
Bolton and his partner Sharna Burgess placed 5th while the winners, NFL running back Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater took home $345,000.
Personal Life, Wife, And Relationship Of Bonner Bolton
Currently aged 31, Bonner Bolton is not reported to be married nor the information about his girlfriend is out yet. Also, the recent datings and relationship related topics of the bull rider c u m TV personality is not disclosed.
Regarding his past affairs, Bolton has kept his past relationship records clear and is not reported to have dated anyone till date.
But while in the 24th season of DWTS, Bonner Bolton was rumored to be dating his dancing partner Burgess, which later proved to be a hoax. Bolton's dance partner Sharna Burgess won the 27th season of DWTS with Bobby Bones.
During his PBR career, Bolton broke his neck on January 10, 2016, on the final day of the season opener, the Chicago Invitational after landing on his head following cartwheel in mid-air.
Bonner is active on Instagram and Twitter where he has over 130K followers and 18.3K followers respectively as of Feb 2019.
Body Measurement And Quick Facts Of Bonner Bolton
- Bonner Bolotn's Height- Bolton stands 5ft 9 inches tall
- Weight- Bolton weighs 79 kg
- Zodiac- Bolton's zodiac sign is Gemini who is sociable, communicative and ready for fun.
- Eye color- Dark Brown
- Hari color- Hazel Grey
- Age: June 1, 1987 (31 years)
- Bolton is also a tattoo enthusiast who has several tattoos across his chest that reads “Faithfulness”.
by chandra, 29 Nov, 2018