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By JP Raineri
Sports Editor 

Vieira claims Iron Cowboy victory at recent PBR event


Last updated 3/14/2019 at 12:11am

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Joao Ricardo Vieira wins the Professional Bull Riders Iron Cowboy at Staples Center Saturday, Feb. 23.

In late February, Joao Ricardo Vieira, who trains locally but hails from Itatinga, Sao Paulo, Brazil, rode his way to a record-setting third Iron Cowboy title at Professional Bull Riders' Iron Cowboy, presented by Ariat, at a sold-out Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The Brazilian was the only rider to go 3-for-3 for the weekend and the only cowboy to cover his bull in Round 3 as he brought the spirited Los Angeles crowd to its feet when he delivered a monster 90.25-point ride aboard Cochise, owned by Jane Clark and Gene Owen. Vieira entered the weekend No. 3 in the world standings and move...

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