PBR World Finals Unexpected Success Story: Wingson Henrique da Silva

Going into the 2023 Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World Finals outside the top 10 in the world standings, Wingson Henrique da Silva had some ground to make up at the final event of the Unleash the Beast series in order to have a shot at taking home a world title. However, Silva’s four qualified rides (86 on Bison, 89.5 on Flyin Wired, 88 on Tijuana Two-Step and 88.25 on Ivy League) sent him to the Championship Round, where the event win would come down to the final two rides.

Leaderboard: Dean Thompson Dominating Rookie Season

Taking full advantage of every opportunity his rookie season has presented, 21-year-old Dean Thompson from Altamont, UT has planned on doing everything possible to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in 2023; and as number 11 in the world standings in bareback riding, he’s already racked up earnings of more than $40,000 so far this year.

Leaderboard: Team Roping’s 2022 World Champions, 2023 American Champions

One of the most consistent teams in the sport, Kaleb Driggers and Junior Nogueira, brought some of the best roping to Globe Life Field at The American Rodeo after an exceptional 2022 season and great success so far in the 2023 season!

American Rodeo Win

Driggers and Nogueira are no strangers to winning big, and it doesn’t look like that will change. To advance to the final round at the American, the 2022 world champions made a businessman’s 5.45-second run before dominating in the short round with a 3.61-second run to earn Driggers his fourth American title and Nogueira his second.

“This guy is for sure the best in the world, and I’m fortunate to go behind him,” Nogueira said about his partner in their post-American interview. “Even when we don’t do great, we just keep trusting each other.”