Clearwater, Florida-Welcome to the 2022 Spring edition of American Buckle Magazine. We have another action-packed issue with lots of great stories, including interviews with some of the world’s top rodeo athletes.
In this edition, we had the pleasure of interviewing PBR veteran João Ricardo Vieira. In our feature, we discuss his outstanding 18-year career and examine why this year may be the year he finally wins the world champion title he deserves. Though he’s been a top-five bull rider for eight of the last ten seasons, he’s always fallen short of winning the gold buckle. If he claims it this year, he’ll be the oldest bull rider in PBR history to do so.
The Wrights are no strangers to gold buckles and top-level rodeo competition, and 22-year-old Stetson Wright is living up to the family name. He’s already a five-time PRCA world champion, and he’s well on his way to shattering records in all-around, bull riding, and saddle bronc. We spoke with Wright, who talked about competing in multiple events per night and the friendly competition between him and his brothers, all of whom compete in saddle bronc as well. He shares his secrets to winning, which come from hard work, family, and taking guidance from his father, two-time PRCA saddle bronc world champion Cody Wright.
This year, the PBR kicks off its exciting new Team Series competition. This 11-week tour brings rodeo to a whole new level, where athletes go from individual competition to competing as part of a team. The league has established eight teams, and a draft will take place in May with coaches already in place. The series is sure to develop camaraderie and teamwork among the PBR community.
CBD is a rapidly-growing industry, and Flora CBD’s CBDips give cowboys a new way to chew. We chat with Flora CBD CEO Bryan Ruiz, who shares the health benefits of CBDips and how this innovative new product is helping cowboys quit nicotine.
If you’re an animal lover, you’ll want to check out our feature on MagnaWave. MagnaWave specializes in animal PEMF therapy and offers treatment options for racehorses, show animals, bucking bulls and pets. Over the past two decades, the company has grown to include an expansive network of more than 4000 certified MagnaWave practitioners. PEMF, short for pulsed electromagnetic fields, involves using a device to target specific body parts with pulsing magnetic energy. These magnetic waves are pain-free and can penetrate the skin to stimulate muscles, tendons, and joints. In doing so, it makes the cellular membrane more permeable, which in turn allows cells to take in more oxygen and accelerates their release of toxins.
Finally, as always, we want to say a special thanks to all of our sponsors and staff who make this magazine a success. Keep an eye out for the Fall edition in late August!
Rodeo fans can purchase the new American Buckle Magazine Spring edition at Barnes & Nobles & Books-A-Million locations or order it online Here from Amazon.
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