Truly, a living legend Trevor Brazile continues to portray undeniable professionalism every single time, he competes offering a thrilling feeling to his fans and spectators, and Saturday night was no different when in a spectacular fashion he became an 8th-time steeler roping world champion.
The $7 million legendary cowboys clocked a 12.4 sec time in Round 10 as he needed to rope a steer and it was enough for him to clinch the world title, making it his 26th career gold buckle.
The 2020 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping which was held at the Kansas Star Arena ended well for Brazile as he earned $69,072 enabling him to finish with $117,459 in the PRCA | RAM World Standings edging runner-up Scott Snedecor’s $110,779.
At the moment, Brazile steers roping gold buckle winnings tally at 8 titles from 2006-07, 2011, 2013-15, 2019 and now 2020. He is second on the all-time list behind ProRodeo Hall of Famer Guy Allen who has 18 steer roping gold buckles.
The Decatur, Texas, cowboy expressed gratitude for his winnings by thanking the Lord for the blessings. However, he stated that one must be willing to do the work in capitalizing on the opportunities offered to them or somebody else becomes the world champion.
The race for the title was slim for Brazile going into round 10 as he was sitting 2nd in the average, 1.2 sec behind Snedecor though Brazile lead in the world standings over him with $1965.
It seemed the title was heading towards Scott Snedecor, a 4-time world champion (2005,2008 and 2017-18). Still, after falling to register any time in the final round, Brazile chances widen up, and he utilizes it perfectly.
Steer Roper John Bland, a 5-time NFSR winner (2012, 2014-15, 2019-20) loaned Brazile his horse Salty, 19 and together they brought magic at the 2020 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping at the Kansas Star Arena.
In the Round 10, Brazile recorded a 12.4 second time which enabled him to emerge victories ahead of Snedecor by gaining the average win as he was the only one to tie down 10.
Surely, 2020 has been tremendously hard for many Rodeos due to the COVID-19 pandemic causing many events to be canceled in response to mitigate the spread of the virus, which many people have succumbed to with the infections rate sky rocking.
AL Girard, 50-year-old, has received name recognition as the John Justin Committeeman of the year. He works at the San Bernardino County as the executive director of rodeo operations and the cowboy liaison.
He was so much delighted for this honor. He went on to say that the title means the world to him and a tremendous honor for his rodeo commutes and the entire Southern California fraternity. He talked of how hard they work together with all the different rodeo committees in California, and this acknowledgment was very much appreciated.
“It’s extremely humbling,” said AL Girard, It’s a tremendous honor to me and not just for me but for my rodeo committee and for the rodeo committees in Southern California. I have so many friends at all the different rodeo committees in California, and we all work so hard. So, just to get any kind of acknowledgement is always appreciated.”
Girard is a lieutenant in San Bernardino County with the Sheriff’s department. He is in charge of administration with the executive board. He has another role as the committee representative for the California Circuit, where he handles the insurance, the equipment, and the grandstands.
In 2005, he started working in the Sheriff’s PRCA Pro Rodeo Committee, and he would later get voted in the rodeo committee’s executive board five years later in 2010.
Girard expressed how he has been a rodeo fan and attended every NFR event since 1994. So, when he learned of a chance to join the Sheriff’s PRCA Pro Rodeo for San Bernardino County, he jumped straight in, and now he is on the executive board.
He talks of how rodeo is in his heart, next to his family, which is not changing anytime soon. His family comprises his wife, Brenna, and 15-year-old daughter, Katelyn.
Note that John Justin honor was created by Justin Boots to recognize the hours of work done by volunteer rodeo committee members. Justin Boots selects 125 outstanding volunteers all over the country, and the PRCA rodeos vote for the individual who will receive the John Justin recognition. AL Girard received many votes to become the John Justin Committeeman of the Year.
The PRCA has officially and formally announce the 2020 Remuda Winners. The 2020 Polaris Ranger Remuda Award went to Summit Pro Rodeo, who won the stock contractor while Ute Stampede in Nephi, Utah, took the winning rodeo committee.
The stock contracting firm and rodeo committee awards go to entities that provide the best, most consistent pen of bucking horses and have, in extension, created the best opportunities that enable the contestants to be in their best form while participating in the competitions. J.D. Hamaker, the managing partner and controlling owner of Summit Pro Rodeo, received the award with a lot of pride while commenting on how shocking receiving the honor was to him and his whole team. While Summit Pro Rodeo has been in the business for quite a while and has previously received props from fans and other competitions, this is their first award by PRCA. Hamaker also promised to prepare the best set of horses for the Texas event, and though he says the award came quicker than he thought, he assured fans to brace themselves for quite the show come December.
Summit Pro Rodeo is based in Centennial, Wyoming, 25 miles west of Laramie and is run by Hamaker and his sons Ty, Blaze, and Colt.
Describing their journey to the top, J.D. said they straight up came from “the ground up,” and they started with high school rodeos, progressed to amateur rodeos and with the success and profits, bought out Hal Burns’ Pro Rodeo, which gave them a wider berth to expand from thereon. They bought out Burns in 2011, and this marked the birth of Summit.
Summit is a partnership that consists of the Juma family, led by Byron Juma (of Torrington, Wyoming), who bought the bull half of what Hamaker had left off the Burns business, and Daniel Beard – a minority partner at Summit – has a few horses and some bulls.
The Summit team welcomed the award and regarded it as a “pat in the back” and some recognition for what work they have been doing for a short while.
Summit primarily provides stock for rodeos in Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Idaho, and Washington.
Ute Stampede are also first time recipients of the award and celebrated it alongside their 86th anniversary on July 16-18 in Nephi, which is about 80 miles south of Salt Lake City.
While talking about the award, Chris Memmott, the president and chairman of the Ute Stampede, praised the honor while highlighting how much of a tough year this has been with the COVID pandemic. However, they have assured fans that this is not to mean they will underrepresent the Wrangler NFR. If anything, they have brought in two extra contractors to improve their service delivery. To their credit, they have kept their heads above water despite the cancellation of a majority of their rodeo events this year. Chris Memmott also promised fans the event of their lifetime, especially since the PRCA has officially recognized them for their good work in the world of rodeo.
Rodder Rodeo is the stock contractor for Ute Stampede (2020 edition), while Bar T Rodeo, Diamond G Rodeo, and Flying U Rodeo are their sub-contractors. The Remuda winners will be honored at the PRCA Awards Banquet at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, the evening of DEC. 2nd at the Wrangler NFR opening night at Globe Life Field in Arlington and will start at 6 pm.
The Wrangler National Final Rodeo back numbers have finally been disclosed for the athletes who qualified for the NFR. The athletes are assigned a back number based on the total amount of money they earned throughout the season.
The annual audit has also been completed, which meant the release of not only the Wrangler back numbers but the 2020 PRCA | RA, world standings.
Each event top 15 performers will fill the back numbers to their shirts or vests and brace for a huge competition season at the Wrangler NFR going down at the Globe Life Arena in Arlington, Texas starting 3rd Dec through to 12th.
The no. 1 jersey will be worn by Cole Patterson, who is this regular season’s leader in the world standings. The NFSR will run between Nov. 6 & 7 in Mulvane, Kan.
Cole joins his, four-time world champion, father, Rocky. He holds the no/ 14 spot in the world standings.
While commenting on his top standing at the table, Cole said, “It’s every kid’s dream growing up to put on that gold buckle. There’s really no other reason why we do it.”
The NFSR will start at 7:30pm (CT) each night at the Kansas Star Arena and contesters will be seeking to dethrone Trevor Brazil, who is the reigning champion. Tickets go for $28 and are available here.
The 15 will be fighting for the world championship title and a piece of the $425,000 purse.
Each round has six paid places, first ($9,155); 2nd ($7,577: 3rd ($5,998); 4th ($4,420); 5th ($$2,841) and 6th ($1,579).
The average also pays six places, with the 1st getting $27,347), 2nd ($22,632) and the preceding ones getting, $17,917, $13,202, $8,487 and $4,715 respectively.
The Texans NFR is scheduled for 3-12 December 2020 at Globe Life Field, Arlington.
The back numbers for the top 15 are as below:
Vin Fisher Jr.
J. Tom Fisher
As we await the NFSR to begin, we wish all the contestants the best of luck. Happy roping!
Anyone who has ever taken part in the Wranglers National Finals Rodeo won’t want to miss this year’s edition. Although the organizers are facing the challenges of COVID-19, the event is still available to fans.
To ensure that fans can come to cheer their favorite event, the 2020 Wrangler NFR was relocated from Las Vegas to Arlington this coming December. This is the first non-baseball event to be held on the field since it opened.
As has been the tradition for the past few years, the National Finals Rodeo was held in Las Vegas. But fearing the current pandemic, it was relocated to Arlington, Texas.
Moving the final to Texas will mean millions for the local population and the economy in general. Although Major League Baseball’s curtailed schedule was on the field, there was little economic impact as the league itself had fewer fans.
The decision to postpone the event game following an agreement between Arlington, Fort Worth, and the governor’s office.
Jeff Williams, the Mayor of Arlington, said the pandemic had been a challenge for Arlington and a challenge for the tourism sector, its main revenue. He added that relocating the NFR to the city means a big boost for the business not just in Arlington, but for the entire Metroplex and the state.
Fort Worth will play the role of the rodeo fanatic. The fans coming to town for the finals will also appreciate the Stockyards, which have been a major tourist attraction in the area.
The 2020 Texas NFR isn’t the only event in the state. There was a large calendar of events that included PGA’s return to the Colonial and NASCAR O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 races last July, held at Texas Speedway.
Betsy Price, the mayor of Fort Worth, said that if they managed to host much larger events like the PGA, it would be possible to host the National Finals Rodeo, and the PGA showed how they made the finals safe and sound Way can align.
Neil Leibman, Chief Operating Officer of Texas Rangers, said it was an honor that PRCA planned to host the 2020 National Finals Rodeo on the Globe Life Field and is excited to bring this premier and fun event to Texas back.
Ticketing plans are already in the kitchen and it has been suggested to sell seats in groups of four and separate after each group. These are some of the security protocols to ensure the contagious COVID-19 does not spread.
Besides, tickets are only allowed to be sold on cell phones and fans are required to wear the mask and not carry a bag in the field.
In addition, handwashing stations as well as sanitizing booths have been positioned throughout the building.
When Fort Worth Mayor, Jeff Williams, and Betsy Price the Mayor of Arlington announced this Wednesday, he was joined by the rodeo executive who is the CEO of Texas Rangers.
As many complain about the new norm following the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, which caused havoc in the world of professional sport, including the suspension of the PRCA competition. For some, like Cort Scheer, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise because it gave him time to recuperate.
After he got injured in his left knee while competing at the Powder River Rodeo and being diagnosed with a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The veteran opted to relax his knee while exercising a little after much consultations from his doctor, who saw no need for surgery.
He went ahead to wear a knee brace for the following three months, and in the fourth month he began therapy getting laid-off the brace before he knew it, he was riding again. Therapy and horse riding turned out to be very helpful for his body in his recovery.
Scheer was quick to remember the ordeal he went through that fateful day by saying, “The horse kind of reared around the post there and kind of rubbed me off on the post, and I tore my knee up a little bit, and that injury was just a fluke deal. That’s an awesome horse who has been to the NFR a bunch of times. I dang sure would be excited to draw her again,”.
But he was grateful to put all that behind him when he went to compete at the Woodward (Okla.) on June 10 coming from injury and gained a 77-point ride. You could tell of the joy written all over his face for being back doing what he loves the most and passionate about by looking at him.
Evidently, “I feel great,” Scheer said. “I have been running around and I have been chomping at the bit the last month wanting to roll. I was skeptical to see how I would do, but it took me longer to wipe the mold off my chaps than it did to feel good about riding broncs again, so I was happy.”
Last year, in the PRCA | RAM World Standings, Scheer stood at number 19 with $72813. But after having more time in his hands, it got him re-thinking and strategizing, and we can’t wait to see how this year ends for Scheer. After promising to give his best in the NFR.
Following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, which had the PRCA competition suspended to curb the spread in March and resumed again in Mid-May with measurements laid down by the government to be followed in response to control the spread of coronavirus by staying at home, sanitize and keep the distance. Now all the ProRodeo athletes are gunning up to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo in December.
Cowboys and Cowgirls have a chance to improve themselves while competing for big money at the Cowboy Christmas. This week follows rodeos scheduled (June 29-July five at the World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott, Arizona, and July 1-4 at the Cody Stampede) by the PRCA to take place across the United States. And have themselves move up in the PRCA World Standings.
Last year and in 2017, saddle bronc rider Brody Cress from Hilldale won the NFR average title, at the moment he is second with almost $56000 in the World Standings. Behind the leading Cowboy of Pampa, Texas, Wyatt Casper with more than $124000.
At 16th place in the World Standings is Kaycee rider Cole Reiner with nearly $21000 despite rodeoing at Sheridan College and Caper College and trailing behind Paden Hurst of Huntsville, Texas who is at 15th place by less than $400.
In Las Vegas, 15 Cowboys and Cowgirls will qualify in Barrel racing for the NFR season-ending.
At the moment, the leaders in the World Standings are as follows:
Bull rider Sage Kimzey
Bareback bronc rider Tim O’Connell
Steer wrestler Matt Reeves
Tie-down roper Shad Mayfield
Team ropers Luke Brown and Joseph Harrison
Barrel racer Brittany Pozzi-Tonozzi.
Be sure not to miss on the action as we continue comprehending what seems to be the new norm by staying home, sanitizing, and keeping a distance.
Despite the earlier cancelation of the Rodeos in mid-march due to the COVID-19 pandemic and gladly resuming in May’s third week. The 27th Annual Southeastern Pro Rodeo is here to thrill the fans once again as the Pro riders give their all in the field to prove who is the best.
Surely, don’t miss out on the action which will go on for a two-day streak of electrifying performance on July 24 and 25. A Pro-circuit competition, this Rodeo is a showcase of the saddle and bareback bronc riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping, and bull riding.
The 27th Annual Southeastern Pro Rodeo will be held on July 24-25 in Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, Ocala, Florida. Mark your calendar
Ensure that you spare yourself time to watch all the performance without missing out by turning on The Cowboy Channel for the action will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET
Where will be held
If you wonder where the event will be taking place, and you will love to attend the Rodeo. Then take note because the 27th Annual Southeastern Pro Rodeo will be held at Ocala Florida.
How to Watch Southeastern Pro Rodeo Live Stream 2020
It is a better way to enjoy the Rodeo at your home’s comfort amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Cowboy Lifestyle Network will make it happen by airing all the Southeastern Pro Rodeo 2020 live on the below channels;
The Cowboy Channel
There is no reason to miss out on the thrilling action, for it will be broadcasted on July 24-25 live in the television network. The Cowboy Channel will provide you with the action as it happens in the arena. And it is available on Cox-206, Dish Network-232, Direct TV-603. Check cowboychannelplus.com for details
The Cowboy Channel Plus App
For those with smartphones, and might not be at home, don’t worry because you will stream The Cowboy Channel programming live. It is available for only $9.99 a month and $89.99 a year, saving you 25%.
Watch Southeastern Pro Rodeo Online
With the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic, which has created a new norm across the world by working from home and keeping distance not to succumb to the virus. This year being different from the previous ones, you can still enjoy the Southeastern Pro Rodeo online at your comfort without missing out on the action. And record it thanks to the following live TVs namely;
It‘s now commonly referred to as AT&T NOW, and with about $35 per month, you can access 65 channels. And you can watch on previous rodeos while you wait for the 27th Southeastern Pro Rodeo. You will get the chance to watch live TV channels, including The Cowboy Channel.
For only $25 per month, you can select the TV channels to watch that will include the Southeastern Pro Rodeo’s live coverage, including The Cowboy Channel. Feel free to cancel the subscription soon after the Rodeo.
YouTube Tv spans over 50 channels and comes with recording, and you can watch the Southeastern Pro Rodeo and re-watch it later to analyze everything as it occurred. It’s available for about $50 per month.
VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a useful tool for people living outside the US who want to watch the Rodeo. It allows you to bypass any geo-restrictions on streaming sites and channels, making it possible to catch all the events of the Southeastern Pro Rodeo.
Here, we will look at the three best VPN options that are readily available to almost everybody globally.
Nord VPN– You can use one IP address to access about six devices simultaneously. It comes with a 30-days money-back guarantee for all its different pricing packages.
Express VPN – It spans over 160 countries and has a 30-days money-back guarantee.
IP Vanish – With $6.49 per month, you can use IP Vanish services to stream the boxing fight online.
Friday Southeastern Pro Rodeo
Friday, July 24, 2020, tickets will go for $7 online for 11 years-old kids while $10 at the gate but for the Veterans, Military, and first responders for $15.
Also, Friday night, kids’ special, six-year-old kids of 11 years-old accompanied by adults will pay $7 online purchase while $10 at the gate. The first 300 kids to enter the event will receive a Wrangler contestant back number.
Saturday Southeastern Pro Rodeo
Saturday, July 25, 2020, online purchase of tickets will be $18 while at the gate $20 and children under the age of five and below will enter for free. And people are encouraged to wear pink as a way to show solidarity to cancer awareness.
What do you make of the 27th Annual Southeastern Pro Rodeo on July 24-25, 2020? Who will reign this time? Sit back and make sure to watch the Rodeo as it’s just around the corner.
As we all have experienced the new norm since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, which has disrupted activities throughout the entire World, including professional sport. The 2020 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Associations season was not exceptional, and in mid-March, ProRodeos were suspended indefinitely.
After much considerations by the PRCA, the ProRodeos resumed in the third week of May. It created an opportunity for the Cowboys and Cowgirls to Rodeo again to follow new measures to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.
Many of them expressed optimism and joy back at rodeoing, especially for saddle bronc rider Kolby Wanchuk. He won the Coleman PRCA ProRodeo in Texas and at the Dakota Rodeo Richie High with an 89-point ride. And in New Town Rodeo days, he settled by splitting second.
He is eyeing for the Crossett Riding Club 72nd Annual PRCA Rodeo trophy as he is leading with an 82.5-point at Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Empty Pockets. But on June 27, we will know who wins as the Rodeo conclude.
The 23-year-old Cowboy from Sherwood Park, Alberta, is thrilled to be back rodeoing. He highlighted having much fun while drawing good. Especially after the PRCA suspended it, Wanchuk kept busy and visited a friend in Northern British Columbia in May for a couple of weeks. The friend’s family were outfitters, and in the morning, he and his friend would skin logs to build a fence and look after the horses in the mountains for the rest of the day.
Following the June 22 PRCA | RAM World Standings, he moved up to 17 positions with $19444. And 2020 is going to be an extraordinary year for Wanchuk because he intends to do a lot of Rodeos, including those he has never participated in.
This month turns to be a busy one for Wanchuk, with a tight schedule starting July 2, at the Black Hills Roundup in Belle Fourche, July 3 at the Cody Stampede, July 4 at Mandan Rodeo Days and July 5 at Bigfork, Mont.
Last year, Wanchuk finished 21 in the World Standing with $68036 missing out on the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo debut. He was quick to express his much gratitude to be back to full-time rodeoing. He said that his goal was to qualify for NFR and not worry about riding the horse and maintaining consistency in his performance. We all cannot deny the fact, he is talented, and years ahead will prove that.