Tuf Cooper, the Texas cowboy, added another record to his name in the lead up to the 2018 National Finals Rodeo. Cooper added the PRCA steer roping record for the most money earned in a season before the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping to his resume. Cooper’s earnings of $89,427 managed to overtake the previous record holder, Guy Allen who won $87,927 20 years ago in 1998.
Cooper is still new to the steer roping event, 2017 was the first year that he took part in steer roping. Copper competed in the steer roping event at 30 rodeos in 2018. His limited participation makes his new record all that much more impressive. Cooper is very excited about accomplishing this feat, his money record proves that the sport and the event are in a good place.
Cooper might be new to steer roping, but he is a veteran cowboy with four world championship titles to his name, it doesn’t come as a shock at all that Cooper is excelling at steer roping.
Cooper is enjoying his time as a steer roper, he frequently speaks about his fellow competitors, about the respect he has for them, and about how helpful they have been with his roping since he took up the event last year.
It is no surprise that Cooper is excelling at steer roping. Not only is Cooper a world champion cowboy, but he is also able to learn from his brother-in-law, Trevor Brazile, a 23-time world champion cowboy. Brazile has had a huge influence on Cooper’s steer roping success, and all the practice hours that the two of them are putting in is showing.
Cooper recently purchased a new horse and he is very excited about riding it in competition for the first time at the National Finals of Steer Roping in Kansas at the beginning of November. The National finals will serve as great preparation for Cooper as he prepares for his quest to become overall world champion at the 2018 NFR.
Ironically Cooper and his brother-in-law, Brazile, are number 1 and 2 in the overall standings. Steer roping isn’t contested at the NFR, but tie-down roping is, and this event is set to be the decision maker about who the overall Cowboy world champion of 2018 will be. The stage is set for an action-packed conclusion to the 2018 season at the NFR. Cooper was wearing number 1 back number last year.
Cooper is a record-breaking cowboy, but he maintains a humble outlook. Get the popcorn ready because the competition at the 2018 NFR is going to be fierce and highly entertaining.