After the birth of his son, defending PBR World Champion Vitor Leme said he has more to compete for this season than in 2020 when he captured his first gold buckle and the $1 million bonus that comes with it.
“Now it’s very different for me because with my baby all my life changes now,” said Leme, in an interview with CBS Sports Network. “So, I’m very happy, very confident here because I have another reason to do my job.
“I hope to continue my work and do my job well and bring something happy for him.”
A couple of weeks prior to his son’s birth, Leme broke his right ankle just two seconds into his first attempt of the 2021 season back in January. He missed six weeks, but the injury gave him time to spend with family.
Though it was unplanned, it was a welcomed opportunity to spend time with his wife and newborn and, yes, his son proved to be quite the motivation.