The Professional Bull Riders has considered itself a global organization for a long time.
There’s good reason. Adriano Moraes, Ednei Caminhas, Guilherme Marchi and Renato Nunes are all Brazilians, and all own the title of PBR world champion. Australian Troy Dunn also carries that prestige.
This past weekend, Brazilian Valdiron de Oliveira won the Madison Square Garden Invitational in New York City, while Australian Ben Jones finished second. Another Brazilian, Paulo Lima, finished third in the five-round contest that took place over three days.
While this is nothing new in the world of stand-alone bull riding, it is fair to mention that this type of finish is just further evidence of the worldwide appeal to the sport.