RFD-TV President and Founder Patrick Gottsch with winners of the Brazil National Rodeo Leagues rodeo in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The National Rodeo League hosted its annual rodeo in Barretos, São Paulo, Brazil, this past weekend. There were over 80,000 people in attendance, and the energy was evident. The winner of the bull riding was to be awarded the invitation to come compete at the 2018 American Semi-Finals in Fort Worth, Texas from February 21- 23.
However, RFD-TV owner, Patrick Gottsch, was so impressed by the talent and grit displayed by the top 4 bull riders at the event, he extended the invite to all of the top 4 bull riders.
Eighteen-year-old Eudimar Oliveria Moraes rode the bull Bob Marley for 88.75 points in the final round of competition to claim the 2017 National League of Rodeo Bull Riding Championship and the chance to compete at the 2018 American Semi-Finals in Fort Worth.
Danilo Carlos who finished second, Aldo Cezar Mariano de Lima who finished third, and Douglas Aparecido De Silva who finished 4th were also extended invites to compete at the 2018 American Semi-Finals in Fort Worth.