AMERICANA, Brazil - With an 88-point effort on Bem Bolado in Round 2 Friday at the PBR Brahma Super Bull Finals, Magno Alves closed the gap on leader Edevaldo Ferreira in the PBR Brazil season standings.
Alves now sits 2,274.00 points behind Ferreira, who
bucked off his bull in Round 2, with two days of competition
remaining. A possible 3,100 points remain on the table for
Ferreira, who split fourth and fifth with Guilherme Marchi at the Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas last month, will start the new year on the BFTS in New York in January.
The top ride of Round 2 belonged to Fábio Eleutério, who covered Blindex for 91 points. Rodrigo Alves, meanwhile, posted the second-best mark of Round 2 with 90.63 points on Mississipi. Agnaldo Cardozo, who placed 12th at the World Finals, finished third in the round with 90.13 points on Paiquerê.
Rubens Barbosa, the 2011 Built Ford Tough Series Rookie of the Year, jumped into the event lead with 88.63 points on Mala Pronta. Barbosa has tallied 180.13 points on two bulls. Marco Eguchi sits at No. 2 in the event, having posted 179.88 points on two bulls, including an 87.5-point effort on Van Gogh in Round 2.
Renato Nunes attempts Ouro Branco on Friday. Photo by Andre Silva.
Reigning World Champion Silvano Alves moved to fifth in the event average wtih 82 points on Diamante on Friday. He's totaled 168.25 points on two bulls.
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