NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nashville Stampede, Music City’s first-ever professional bull riding team set to compete in the inaugural PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series, announced today that the team has signed three-time PBR World Champion Silvano Alves (Pilar do Sul, Brazil) via free agency.
As one of the sport’s legends, Alves has his name firmly etched in the PBR record books, as the first rider to win consecutive PBR World Championships in 2011 and 2012.
Moreover, he is one of only two three-time PBR World Champions, winning a third title in 2014 to match Adriano Moraes (1994, 2001 and 2006). During that third gold buckle campaign, Alves also set the record for logging 24 consecutive rides on the elite tour.
Adding to his long list of accomplishments, Alves is also one of only two riders to be named Rookie of the Year (2010) and World Champion (2011) in consecutive years.
The affable Brazilian has also won more than $6.3 million in career earnings, ranking him second amongst all-time money-earners.
During the 2022 individual season, Alves qualified for his 13th-consecutive PBR World Finals, concluding the campaign ranked No. 39 in the world.
Since the PBR World Finals in May, Alves has been a consistent force on the Challenger Series, registering seven Top 10 finishes across 11 entered events.
Alves joins fellow PBR World Champion and first-round draft pick Kaique Pacheco, along with 12-time PBR World Finals qualifier Ryan Dirteater, who unretired to compete in PBR Teams, on the talent-packed Stampede roster, coached by two-time PBR World Champion Justin McBride.
The Nashville lineup also includes Dener Barbosa, Manoelito de Souza Junior, Joao Henrique Lucas, Dustin Ortiz, Fernando Henrique Novais, Jaxton Mortensen, Lucas Fideles Souza, Mason Moody and Thiago Salgado.
The Nashville Stampede will make their hometown debut this weekend when they host the league’s seven other teams for Stampede Days at Bridgestone Arena on Aug. 19-21.
The bull riding action for the 2022 PBR Team Series’ Stampede Days at Bridgestone Arena begins at 7:45 p.m. CDT on Friday, August 19, 6:45 p.m. CDT on Saturday, August 20, and 12:15 p.m. CDT on Sunday, August 21.
Prior to Friday’s event, fans will enjoy a concert from reigning Rocky Mountain Music Entertainer of the Year Chancey Williams starting at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for the three-day event are on-sale now, and start at $20, taxes and fees not included. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com and PBR.com, at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office, or by calling PBR customer service at 1-800-732-1727.
Three-day ticket packages will also be available, offering fans up to a 25% discount on select price levels.
The Nashville Stampede will also hold a two-day, free-to-attend fan festival prior to the bull riding on Aug. 19-20, featuring non-stop musical performances. The Stampede Days fan festival will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 20 at 11:00 a.m.
Performers for Friday, August 19 include Shelby Darrall (1:00 p.m.), Walker Montgomery (2:00 p.m.), Catie Offerman (3:00 p.m.), Noah Hicks (4:00 p.m.) and Charly Reynolds (5:00 p.m.), while the lineup for Saturday, August 20 is headlined by John Haywood (11: 00 a.m.), Carson Beyer (12:00 p.m.), Kimberly Kelly (1:00 p.m.), Will Jones (2:30 p.m.), Mae Estes (3:30 p.m.) and Chancie Neal (4:15 p.m.).
Article Courtesy of PBR
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