INDAIATUBA, Brazil ― In the last event before the Built Ford Tough Series returns to action in Tulsa, Okla., two-time Brazil national champion and 2012 World Finals participant Edevaldo Ferreira used an 88.5-point ride to win his 18th champion belt buckle of his career in Indaiatuba, Sao Paulo.
Ferreira battled closely with Marco Eguchi, Guilherme Marchi and Kaique Pacheco, the 18-year-old who won last weekend's event.
Eguchi and Pacheco tied for the second-round win with 88.5 points. After an 89-point effort in Round 3, Eguchi was in the lead for the event while Marchi took the round victory with 89.75 points.
Ferreira entered the event on Sunday in third place, behind Pacheco, while Eguchi led the event. Marchi was close behind in fourth place. The four battled through the championship round, where it all came down to the final ride of the four-day event.
Edevaldo Ferreira attempts a bull in Indaiatuba, Brazil. Photo by Andres Silva / PBRBrazil.com.
Eguchi first made an incredible 90.5-point ride, the highest score of the event, to maintain his lead.
Marchi then scored 81 points, which put him in second position. After Marchi, Pacheco needed 88.75 points to take the lead and used a 90-point ride to take the lead from Eguchi. However, this was not enough to take the event from Ferreira, whose 88.5-point effort claimed the victory.
Ferreira earned a total of 440.25 points, while Pacheco finished in second position with 439.25 points. Eguchi finished close behind in third place with 438 points and Marchi earned 428.25.
Ferreira plans on returning to the United States to compete on the BFTS starting next week in Nashville, Tenn. He currently is 22nd in the world standings.
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