Joao Ricardo Vieira reclaims No. 1 ranking with 90-point ride at PBR World Finals

FORT WORTH, Texas — Joao Ricardo Vieira reclaimed the world No. 1 ranking Thursday following a 90.25-point ride during the first round of the Professional Bull Riders World Finals at Dickies Arena

The performance earned Vieira a second-place finish in the opening round. He is tied with 2019 PBR rookie of the year Dalton Kasel and Mason Taylor in the No. 2 position entering Saturday’s second round.

Vieira now leads world No. 2 Daylon Swearingen in the standings by 36.01 points.

Brady Oleson delivered the top performance of his career to win Round 1 with a 91.25-point ride.