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Cooper takes lead in the PRCA’s 2020 world all-around standings
Trevor Brazile of Decatur secured a record 26th world title (multiple categories) on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit last weekend.
Brazile, who is semiretired, clinched the 2020 PRCA steer roping world title at the Nov. 6-7 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping in Mulvane, Kansas, in the Wichita area.
It was his eighth world steer roping title. Brazile also has earned 14 world all-around titles, three tie-down roping championships and a team roping heading gold buckle.
During the NFSR, Brazile also clinched the average title. He was the only competitor to turn in a qualified time in each of the 10 rounds.
Brazile earned 69,072 points throughout the two-day NFSR. He clinched the title with 117,459 points. Scott Snedecor finished second with 110,779, according to prorodeo.com.
“This is awesome,” Brazile told PRCA writer Tracy Renck. “I want everybody to know that my thanks goes to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He has blessed me so much.”
Brazile, 43, who became a PRCA member in 1976, roped in enough prize money throughout the 2020 NFSR to become the first cowboy on the PRCA circuit to surpass $7 million in career earnings, PRCA media officials said.
Meanwhile, four-time world champion Tuf Cooper, a Childress native who has homes in Weatherford and Decatur, placed in three rounds and came in fifth in the NFSR average. He finished sixth in the 2020 steer roping world standings.
Cooper also took the lead in the PRCA’s 2020 world all-around standings. He will attempt to hang onto the No. 1 ranking during the Dec. 3-12 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at Globe Field in Arlington where he will compete in tie-down roping.
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].