Trevor Brazile of Decatur captured his third Pendleton Round-Up all-around title, winning $14,215 across three different events – team roping, tie-down roping and steer roping.
Brazile, the most decorated living cowboy with 17 world titles, won the 103rd Round-Up Saturday afternoon. He also won Pendleton all-around titles in 1999 and 2012.
Brazile teamed up with Patrick Smith to take fourth in the team-roping average. The duo won the second round with a 5.4 second run and their final run in the event at 5.9.
Brazile also won the second round in steer roping at 12.8 seconds and placed fifth in his second round at tiedown with a 10.8 run. He didn’t finish in the top eight of the steer or tiedown roping averages.
His barrel-racing wife, Shada Brazile, finished fourth in the average. Her fastest time came at 28.74 seconds for second place in the first go. She’s currently ranked 13th in the world.
“This is one of my favorite rodeos because of the tradition,” Brazile said to the East Oregonian newspaper. “But even better than the success I had was that my wife was here for the first time and competing for a win.”
Young Decatur rodeo star Tuf Cooper finished first in the first round of tie-down with an 8.5 second run. He finished eighth in the average. Cooper’s efforts were enough to keep the two Decatur cowboys atop the worldwide rankings for the coveted PRCA all-around cowboy title.
Cooper is ranked second in the world in the PRCA all-around standings with $121,095 in earnings. Brazile however holds a commanding lead with $209,698 and looks poised to capture a staggering 11th all-around world title at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas this December.
Meanwhile, Cooper continues to build his lead in tie-down, as he works to bring home his third world championship. He holds first place with $117,357. The nearest competitor being Tyson Dorfey of Colbert, Wash., with $96,248.