COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Trevor Brazile spent Monday in New York City, carrying ProRodeo”s banner on Fox and Friends and Imus in the Morning after spending the previous 10 days making multiple new entries in the sport”s record book on national TV.
The most dominant athlete of the 21st century in any individual sport, Brazile closed out the 55th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with his 11th all-around and 19th overall world championships – both records, as was his eighth consecutive all-around title – and he left Las Vegas as the sport”s first $5 million cowboy.
Consider that for a moment: His career total is now $5,029,313 and the No. 2 guy on the list – tie-down roper Cody Ohl – is about $1.8 million behind at $3,220,291.
The $170,823 Brazile collected in team roping and tie-down roping in Las Vegas brought his season total to $426,010, the second-highest total in ProRodeo history (he holds positions 1 through 7) and allowed him to win his record eighth WNFR all-around title.
With two round wins in the team roping with Patrick Smith, Brazile increased his own National Finals record for most overall round wins to 55.
For a few moments on Saturday night, Brazile also had the Wrangler NFR record for 10-head aggregate in the tie-down roping. His time of 83.2 seconds broke the 1997 standard of 84.0 held by Fred Whitfield, but Shane Hanchey later clinched his first world championship by winning the average in 80.1 seconds.
The tie-down roping also had a record-tying effort by Cody Ohl with his five round wins. Dave Brock had five in 1978 and Ohl tied that mark in 2001. This time, Ohl got the tie in high style. He won the 10th round in 6.6 seconds, one-tenth off his arena record.
The only arena record broken this year was rookie Taylor Jacob”s 13.37-second run in the sixth round of the barrel racing.
2013 World Champions
AA: Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $426,010
BB: Kaycee Feild, Spanish Fork, Utah $239,465
SW: Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas $173,355
TR-1: Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. $179,688
TR-2: Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. $178,057
SB: Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D. $204,432
TD: Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. $207,672
BR: J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas $252,829
SR: Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $84,221
TOP STOCK AWARDS FOR THE 55TH ANNUAL WRANGLER NFR
- Assault, Rafter G Rodeo
- Power Play, Andrews Rodeo
- Craig at Midnight, Powder River Rodeo
- Show Stomper, Frontier Rodeo
- Pillow Talk, Harry Vold Rodeo
Saddle bronc riding
- Killer Bee, Beutler & Son Rodeo
- Tip Off, Frontier Rodeo
- Lunatic Fringe, Burch Rodeo
- Maple Leaf, Frontier Rodeo
- Spade, Rafter H Rodeo Livestock
- Crystal Deal, Growney Brothers
- Mr. Clark, Western Rodeos
- Shepherd Hills Tested, Powder River Rodeo
- Mr. Bull, Big Stone, Moreno & Growney
- Stanley”s Pick, Frontier Rodeo