SILVANO ALVES OF BRAZIL WINS 2013 PBR LAST COWBOY STANDING AT MANDALAY BAY
LAS VEGAS (May 13, 2013) — A few hours before the final day of the Last Cowboy Standing, nine-time world champion Ty Murray asked Silvano Alves if he was going to win the top $100,000 event. Alves smiled and shook his head yes.
He did more than win the Last Cowboy Standing on Saturday night at Mandalay Bay Events Center. In the minds of many, he solidified himself as the odds-on favorite to win an unprecedented third consecutive world title when the season concludes back in Las Vegas in October.
One would be hard-pressed to convince Murray otherwise, and, the next morning, fellow PBR co-founder Cody Lambert said the 25-year-old Brazilian is the best professional bull rider in the world.
Two former world champions — Michael Gaffney and Justin McBride — agreed.
“He was the best bull rider again tonight,” said McBride. “And that ride on Smackdown, that was a really good ride. For a right-handed guy, that bull is no day off.” Gaffney added, “That’s the first time a right-handed guy has ridden that bull.” Read Full Article