Pacheco wins title in Tacoma

By Brett Hoffman | Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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Kaique Pacheco, a Brazilian cowboy who lives in the Decatur area, clinched the title at the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series tour stop last weekend in Tacoma. He earned $34,770 in prize money.

Pacheco turned in a score of 88.25. Pacheco earned 460 world points, which moved him from No. 11 to No. 9 in the PBR’s world standings.

Pacheco was the only cowboy who stayed on all three bulls throughout the two-day show, which concluded on Sunday.

Ramon de Lima, a Brazilian who also lives in the Decatur area, finished second with a 2-for-3 performance, including an 88.75-point ride in the final round. Lima earned $18,850.

De Lima is ranked No. 1 in the world title race with 2,110 points. He has earned $199,225 this season. Cody Nance is ranked second with 1,965.83 points. He’s pocketed $172,652 in 2018. Nance finished third at the Tacoma tour stop.

Luciano De Castro, another Brazilian who lives in the Decatur area, is ranked third with 1,815 points. De Castro finished fifth in at the Tacoma-based show.

This weekend the PBR tour stops in Billings. The 2018 PBR World Finals is Nov. 7-11 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.


On the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association/Women’s Professional Rodeo Rodeo Association circuit, 23-time world champion Trevor Brazile of Decatur clinched the all-around title at the Clark County Fair and Rodeo in Logandale, Nev. Brazile earned $8,837.


After clinching the tie-down roping title at the RAM National Circuit Finals in Kissimmee, Fla., Tuf Cooper is ranked No. 1 in the world all-around title race.

Cooper, the defending world all-around champion, earned $18,005 at the PRCA/WPRA National Circuit Finals.

During the four-man final round on April 8, Cooper, a Childress native who has residences in Decatur and Weatherford, paced the field with a time of 7.0 seconds.

After clinching the title, Cooper was ranked No. 1 in last week’s PRCA 2018 world all-around standings with $83,672. Ryle Smith was ranked second with $50,275.

Cooper also is ranked No. 1 in the world all-around title race in this week’s world standings.

Cooper is the son of eight-time world champion Roy Cooper, who lives in Decatur. He’s also a grandson of Clifton Smith of Childress, who qualified for the National Finals Rodeo in 1960 and 1962.


On the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association circuit, South Plains College’s women’s team is ranked No. 1 in the NIRA’s Southwest Region 2017-2018 women’s team title race after finishing eighth at the April 12-14 Howard County Junior College Rodeo in Big Spring.

The Lady Texans will enter into the final week of the regular season leading the NIRA’s Southwest Region women’s 2017-2018 team title race with 1,636 points. Tarleton State, which finished seventh at the Howard Rodeo, is second in the region with 1,534 points. Texas Tech is ranked third with 1,528 points.

The Howard County Junior College Rodeo was the ninth of 10 regional rodeos of the 2017-2018 regular season. The season closing show is the Tarleton State Rodeo, which is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, April 19-21, in Stephenville.


The annual spring rodeo in Paducah is scheduled for this weekend. Performances at the UPRA-sanctioned show are scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 20-21.

Brett Hoffman, a Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame member, has reported on rodeos for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for more than three decades.

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