J.B. Bradshaw began rodeoing in the mid-1930s at age 14, breaking horses for the Mayan Ranch in Bandera Texas for 50 cents a head. He competed in bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, and steer wrestling at major rodeos from Madison Square Gardens to Calgary. His winnings include Cheyenne Frontier Days (1950); Fort Worth and Kansas City (1949); San Antonio; Snake River Stampede, Boston Gardens; Houston; and the State Fair of Texas (1949).
J.B. coached the University of Texas’ first rodeo team, was a member of the first Wild Bunch Reunion in Oklahoma City, and judged rodeos in Texas and nationwide.
A PRCA Gold Card Holder, J.B. was an original member of the Cowboys Turtle Association, the RCA, and the Old Timers Rodeo Association in Texas.