The world title race came down to the final ride of the 2023 World Finals, and wow, did Rafael Jose de Brito deliver in Fort Worth. Plus, Ridin’ Solo makes some history of his own, Flint Rasmussen takes his final bow, and more. Miss a moment of the action this weekend? Here’s what happened around the PBR.
At the 2023 PBR World Finals…
Ridin’ Solo knows how to perform when the lights are the brightest! The 2022 YETI World Champion Bull took sole possession of the No. 1 spot in the standings with a massive out in Round 4.
Two-time World Champion Jose Vitor Leme finally got on the board in Round 5, changing the complexion of the world title race.
A couple of new Carolina Cowboys draftees got things started with early rides in Round 5, fueling excitement for the upcoming PBR Team Series season.
Rafael Jose de Brito took the lead in the World Finals aggregate in Round 6, watched eagerly – and nervously – by stock contractors and host family Katie Perschbacher and Laramie Wilson.
Dener Barbosa won Round 6, breaking into the Top 5 in the race for the gold buckle…
Brito was simply unstoppable in Fort Worth, as he became the first rider ever to win the World Championship, Rookie of the Year, and World Finals event title in one fell swoop.
Ridin’ Solo, meanwhile, swept the bovine honors, taking home his second consecutive gold buckle as well as the YETI “Built for the Wild” Bull of the Finals award.
Article Courtesy of PBR
Photo By: Andy Watson/ Bull Stock Media