Renato came into the 2015 Finals ranked 19th in the World but has been unable to ride any bulls so far. Â Not sure if it had any impact on the timing of his announcement, but in the last three rounds, we have seen several riders needing to be carried out on a backboard. Â Reminding us the dangers of the sport. Â Maybe its best to go out while you are on top and can leave on your own terms.
The crowd was on its feet and gave him a loud and thunderous send off as he tipped his hat to the audience and walked back behind the chutes. Â This is one of those moments where we thank him for his love of the sport and the memories he gave us in the 9 times he made it to the world finals. Â At the same time, he gave the fans thanks for their support and helping him make his dreams reality by becoming a PBR World Champion.
As the gentleman he has always shown to be and with the help of other Brazilian champions like Adriano Marias, Nunes will be a great International ambassador for the sport of professional bull riding and help to usher in a new generation of fans as well as riders. Â We look forward to seeing him at future PBR events and seeing what new opportunities his future holds.
We wish him the best!