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PRCA/WPRA 2020 season closes
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association/Women’s Professional Rodeo Association circuit’s regular season concluded on Wednesday, Sept. 30. But in reality, the regular season wrapped up for team ropers, barrel racers, steer wrestlers and bull riders on Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo in Stephenville. The regular season also concluded for steer ropers on Sept. 24 at the Stephenville rodeo.
The top 15 in each event will advance to the Dec. 3-12 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Arlington. Steer ropers who finished in the top 15 will advance to the Nov. 6-7 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping in Mulvane, Kan., near Wichita.
But for bareback riders and saddle bronc riders, the regular season concluded Wednesday, Sept. 30, with the Cinch Gold Buckle Knockout on the Cervi Ranch near Stoneham, Colo.
Trevor Brazile, a Decatur cowboy who has a record 25 world titles in multiple categories on the PRCA circuit, finished third in the steer roping title race at the Stephenville rodeo. He will enter the 2020 National Finals Steer Roping ranked No. 4 with a mathematical chance of clinching another world title. Brazile is the defending steer roping world champion.
Four-time world champion Tuf Cooper, a Childress native who has homes in Weatherford and Decatur, has qualified for both the National Finals Steer Roping in Mulvane and the National Finals Rodeo in tie-down roping. Cooper, who earned the 2017 world all-around title, is ranked No. 2 in the PRCA’s 2020 world all-around standings with 85,546 points.
In tie-down roping, Shad Mayfield of Clovis, New Mexico is ranked No. 1 with 156,668 points. Cooper is ranked No. 2 with 67,189.
2021 season begins
The PRCA/WPRA 2021 regular season began on Oct. 1 and is scheduled to conclude on Sept. 30, 2021. At that point, the top 15 in each event will advance to the 2021 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, which is scheduled for Dec. 2-11, 2021, in Las Vegas.
The Oct. 1-3 Waller County Fair & Rodeo in Hempstead (which is in the Houston area) drew world class competitors. Cooper tied for first in the second round of team roping with a 9.4.
Brett Hoffman, a Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame member, has covered rodeos and horse show events for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for more than 35 years. Email him at [email protected].
Brett Hoffman, a Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame member, has written a rodeo column for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram over the past quarter-century. Email him at [email protected]