ALVES SAYS MENTAL TOUGHNESS IS KEY TO SUCCESS IN VEGAS
PUEBLO, Colo. – Three-time World Champion Silvano Alves doesn’t know exactly what advice he would give the 50 riders preparing to compete at Last Cowboy Standing, the featured event of Cowboy Spring Break, this weekend, but he does believe that it takes a certain level of mental toughness to succeed in Las Vegas.
Alves has had unprecedented success in Las Vegas during his six-year BFTS career. Alves has gone 25-for-30 (83.33 percent) at the World Finals, won three gold buckles, two Last Cowboy Standing titles and one World Finals event average.
Therefore, if there is anyone that knows what it takes to prepare for this coming weekend’s PBR Major, it is Alves.
“Technically, you need to mentally relax,” Alves, who has gone 4-for-6 at Last Cowboy Standing in Las Vegas, said with the help of Miriaham Contreras translating, “but you do have to prepare physically to be able to ride those caliber of bulls there. You need to let the mental (stress) go.” Read Full Article