Published On: 2/21/2024

It was not exactly been the season Boudreaux Campbell had hoped for. 

He has had just five Top 10 finishes in 12 elite, televised PBR events, but the Crockett, Texas, native and popular Monster Energy bull rider became the latest rider to surpass $1 million in career earnings. Campbell, who is currently ranked 17th in the world, still hopes to double his earnings at the World Finals by winning his first PBR world title, which pays a $1 million bonus to along with the coveted gold buckle. 

“I have to get more consistent,” said Campbell, who noted that he feels 110 percent healthy, “and stay consistent.”

Campbell added, “I’m 25 now. I’m more seasoned and feel more mature.”

In addition to Campbell, a trio of Monster Energy riders — Kaique Pacheco, 21; Daylon Swearingen, 23; and Jose Vitor Leme, 24 — are ranked inside the Top 25. 

Pacheco and Swearingen have been dealing with lingering injuries, while Leme returned to competition in Salt Lake City and then last week’s event in Los Angeles after missing the better part of 70 days with a groin injury. 

“It was a difficult period,” Leme wrote on social media. 

He admitted to challenges and uncertainties related to the recovery of the groin injury, something he dealt with last year when he learned firsthand there is no cheating the rehab process.

That said, Leme reassured PBR fans of his “commitment to always delivering my best.” 

Leme and Pacheco are listed as week to week, while Derek Kolbaba and Chase Outlaw remain out of competition. Campbell and Swearingen will be competing in Jacksonville, Florida, this coming weekend.

“Just coming to ride bulls,” Campbell said, “and not thinking about it.”

Campbell is focused on qualifying for the World Finals and positioning himself to have his best chance yet at winning the title, especially after it was announced the final weekend will take place in Arlington, Texas. 

“I sure like AT&T Stadium,” said Campbell, who won the World Finals average the last time it was held at the same stadium. “I’m here to win and there (are) 44 other riders here, who are ready to win.”