Event in which you compete: PBR Bull Rider
Hometown: Poá SP Brazil
Number of years riding: 5 years professional
Career accomplishments to date: 2008 PBR Brazil Rookie of the year; ’08 PBR Brazil Finalist 15th place; ’09 PBR Brazil Finalist 4th place; ’10 PBR Brazil Finalist 6th place; ’11 PBR Brazil Finalist 4th place
How you got started in your event: I started training to ride bulls close to my hometown
Length of time you’ve been sponsored by Ariat: 5 months
Favorite Ariat products (by name): Cobalt Quantum Boots
Proudest career moment: Having qualified to ride in the PBR, among the best riders in the world.
Tell us about your first bull ride: It was in a small arena close to home
You ride because: I love to ride bulls, it is what I am most passionate about
If you weren’t a professional bull rider, you would be a: a Firefighter
Favorite mentor or idol growing up: I would say Justin McBride. I always liked to watch him ride
Favorite place to travel: I will travel anywhere, so long as it is a peaceful place, with people who I love
Name one fun fact that people don’t know about you: Many funny things happen to me because I do not know how to speak English very well. But I am learning!
Favorite way to unwind outside of bull riding: To take relaxing walks with my family
Good luck charm: I do not have a good luck charm