Vieira Preps for Start of 2015 Season

Fabiano Vieira has been taking advantage of his final few days in his hometown of Perola, Brazil, where he has spent the holiday season before embarking back to the United States for the start of the 2015 Built Ford Tough Series on Jan. 2-3 in Baltimore.

He took some time to catch up with this week.

ES: Fabiano, how has your shoulder been this offseason and what have you been doing to recover?

VIEIRA: I’m better. I set up a few bulls and did physical therapy. I feel my arm is looser, I’m not as stuck as I was in the PBR Finals.

ES: This past year was the second summer you chose to stay in the United States instead of returning to Brazil to compete in more rodeos. What do you do during this time?

VIERIA: I took this opportunity to learn more about U.S. culture. I also try to improve my English. That country has a lot to teach us.

ES: In Brazil, what occupies your time?

VIEIRA: I have a farm and I have some bulls to ride. I also do business – buy and sell cattle.

ES: You live in a small town in Brazil. What do you do for fun?

VIEIRA: Here in Brazil in a small town, everyone knows everyone. I talk a lot with people and play cards in a bar in town. These are simple things, but that amuse me and make me happy. I’m still together with my family and friends – it is a lot of fun here.

ES: What can your fans expect from Fabiano Vieira in 2015?

VIEIRA: I embark from Sao Paulo on Dec. 28, and come to the U.S. on the 29. Well, I was hurt all (last) season. The novelty is that this year we’ll hurt (laughs). I’ll do my best, I will try to ride the maximum number of bulls and try to win the world title.

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