Ruger Piva Talks About Winning the Round and Moving to the No. 1 Spot in Group 2 at the San Antonio Semifinals

In the first round of Group 2 Semifinals at the San Antonio Rodeo, Ruger Piva had a 90-point ride on Powder River Rodeo’s Tried & Tested. He won the round and $5,000 in prize money, and he moved to the top of the leaderboard. Immediately following, he reflects on his win and how he’s able to stay strong mentally when the stakes are high.

“My traveling partner Jordan Spears, every time I get on in moments like that, he says, ‘Breathe, just breathe. Don’t think; breathe and react.’ And it’s one of the best things that has helped me my whole life, it really has.”

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Meet the NFR Athletes is presented by Montana Silversmiths
Meet the NFR Athletes is presented by Montana Silversmiths
Meet the NFR Athletes is presented by Montana Silversmiths
Meet the NFR Athletes is presented by Montana Silversmiths