While in Brazil, the big bull rodeos only returned in November, leaving pedestrians practically all year without jobs, in the United States, the arenas boiled in the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) competitions. And with Brazilian dominance. Cowboys from Brazil also shined in the decision of the National Finals Rodeo (NFR). The highlights of the sport were also Olympic and Paralympic horse riding at the Tokyo Games, the rural origin of a Brazilian volleyball star and Formula 1 driver who decided to do a project to educate children about the importance of taking care of bees.
One of the main highlights of the sport in the year was José Vitor Leme, 25, from Ribas do Rio Pardo (MS). The pawn overcame a serious injury that left him out of eight stages, broke several records, and won the two-time consecutive world championship of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) in Las Vegas. It was Brazil’s 11th World title played since 1994. The season marked wide domination of Brazilian competitors, in a year of rodeos being held in the United States and empty arenas in Brazil.