RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN, presented by Polaris RANGER® Semi-Finals Athlete Event: Bull Riding
Joao Ricardo Viera is ranked as the third best bull rider in the world. He earned half a million dollars this season for his success. He is also ranked second in the Built Ford Tough Series and is a 3X RFD-TV’s The American, presented by Polaris RANGER competitor.
The 29-year-old rookie was born on a farm just outside Itatinga, Sao Paulo. He speaks Portuguese, but the language barrier does not stop him from competing. He had always dreamed of coming to the United States for bull riding, and now he is making that dream a reality.