Sawyer Gilbert

Name and Hometown: Sawyer Gilbert – Buffalo, South Dakota

1-time National Finals Breakaway Roping Qualifier

Joined WPRA — 2020

Regular Season Earnings: $51,122

Starting NFBR in 2nd place

Major regular season rodeo wins –

• Cache county Fair & Rodeo (Logan, Utah), $3,492
• Cody (Wyoming) Stampede, $2,178
• Black Hills Roundup (Belle Fourche, South Dakota), $3,552
• Cheyenne (Wyoming) Frontier Days, $12,475
• Pendleton (Oregon) Round-Up, $11,167
• Pro Rodeo Tour Finale (Salinas, California), $6,684

Fun Facts about Sawyer: A big portion of the money that she has won this year has been on her brother Gray’s horse, Big Enough. She is one of two breakaway ropers from Harding County, South Dakota competing at this year’s WNFBR and it is the first trip for both of them. As soon as the regular season was over, Sawyer headed home to South Dakota to get some ranch time in. With fall gathering, weaning and shipping calves, she put her everyday cowgirl skills to work. She qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo last June in the goat tying and may have tied her last goat in competition then. Her focus on breakaway roping paid off in a big way in 2021 when she accomplished something that most rodeo competitors can only dream about. She got trophy saddles from two of the oldest, most legendary rodeos in the world. First was Cheyenne Frontier Days and then the Pendleton Round-Up. Cheyenne hosted breakaway roping as an invitational in 2019. The winner then just happened to be Sawyer’s traveling partner, Jordan Jo Fabrizio.

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