Week’s Highlights, Sept. 22-28

by | Sep 29, 2014

  • Brazile watch: Trevor Brazile had another big week to close out the season – $15,631 in four rodeos – as he finished the regular season with all-around earnings of $253,262, not far off his regular-season record of $268,334. By winning two rounds and finishing fourth in the steer roping average in Stephenville, Texas, on Sunday, Brazile moved past Chet Herren into first place in the Windham Weaponry High Performance PRCA World Standings. That puts him first in the all-around (by nearly $95,000 over Tuf Cooper), first in the steer roping entering the Nov. 7-8 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping in Mulvane, Kan., third in the tie-down roping and third among team roping headers. It puts him in position to join Jim Shoulders as the only cowboys ever to win three Triple Crowns (three gold buckles in a single year) and possibly even an unprecedented Grand Slam (four gold buckles).
  • Tie-down roper Ryan Jarrett isn’t going to the WNFR this December, but he ended his 2014 season with an exclamation point on Sept. 27 in Omaha. Two nights after tying the arena record with a 6.8-second run and winning the Justin Boots Championships, Jarrett posted a time of 6.5 seconds to break the arena record and put himself in the record books. The time is tied for the second-fastest mark in ProRodeo history, along with Cody Ohl at the 2003 WNFR, and Clint Robinson in Amarillo, Texas, in 2004. Ricky Canton owns the world record with a 6.3-second run in Strathmore, Alberta, in 2005. While Jarrett had a weekend to remember, he still came up short in his bid for his ninth WNFR qualification, finishing 18th in the world.
  • Josh Frost tied for second place in the bull riding at the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo in Stephenville, Texas, to bump his season earnings to $46,329. That leaves him second on the all-time list among permit holders, just $1,398 back of the single-season record bull rider Sage Kimzey set a year ago. Frost is also second on the career earnings list for permit holders, $3,591 shy of tie-down roper Caleb Smidt’s record set in 2011-12.

Courtesy of PRCA