Ted Nuce won the 1994 Professional Bull Riders World Championship and has made a record 14 straight world championship appearances. He qualified and competed in the finals from 1982 through 1996. The world championship is the equivalent of winning the Super Bowl in rodeo circles.
Nuce also was a four-time runner-up to the world title in the National Finals Rodeo Championship. Nuce also won the 1994 Professional Bull Riders Title.
Nuce built his reputation in the rodeo world not only on his athletic abilities but for his gentlemanly manners that are an outgrowth of his deep Christian beliefs.
The 1979 Manteca High graduate retired from riding after the 1996 season.
Nuce moved to Manteca in the early 1970s and enrolled as a fourth grader at Nile Garden School. Nuce joined the rodeo circuit as a bull rider in 1980, a year after graduating from high school.