In a season that had been wildly marked with uncertainties, the one constant PBR fans have been able to rely on has been the excitement of watching Jose Vitor Leme compete from one week to the next.
And this past weekend, at the World Finals, in Arlington, Texas, Leme claimed his first PBR world title and the $1 million bonus that comes with winning the gold buckle of a champion.
Needing 91.25 points to clinch, Leme was matched up with Woopa when the two combined for a remarkable 95.75 points 8-seconds later.
“It’s hard for me to explain this moment. It’s the best moment of my career — so far,” Leme said, “so I just thank God for all this in my life.”
The 24-year-old thanked his family, friends and fans for supporting his journey to winning the gold buckle.
“I work hard for this, and today I (came) to show everybody I deserve it. I am so blessed to enjoy this.”
He damn-well deserved the title all right.
Leme capped the season with a ride for the ages.