2019 PRCA Media Guide - 2018 World Champions

Steer Roping

Scott Snedecor Snedecor earns fourth world title

With a gold buckle at stake in the last round, Scott Snedecor shined. The Fredericksburg, Texas, cowboy earned his second-consecutive gold buckle by winning Round 10, with an impressive 9.0-second time at the 2018 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping in Mulvane, Kan. Snedecor, who also won world titles in 2005, 2008 and 2017, finishedwith $122,930 in the PRCA | RAMWorld Standings to edge regular-season leader Tuf Cooper who placed second with $113,157. “This is awesome,” said Snedecor, 43. “(At my first NFSR) I just wanted to win a world title, and it didn’t matter whether I won another one or not. Now, I have a buckle for everybody in my family.” Snedecor and his wife Kelli have two children, son, Colton and daughter, Kallyn. When Snedecor backed into the box for Round 10, he trailed Cooper by $4,096. To clinch the title, Snedecor had to win Round 10 – which paid $9,155 – and earn a check in the

average race. If Snedecor did that, Cooper would be unable to catch him. That’s exactly how things unfolded. In addition to winning Round 10, Snedecor took home $13,202 for finishing fourth in the average with a 92.8-second time on eight head. Cody Lee won the average with a 132.0-second time on 10 head. “I don’t crunch numbers anymore, that’s not my deal,” Snedecor said. “I practiced and prepared for this. I focused on doing what I do and having fun.” For the second year in a row, Snedecor won the world championship riding Possum. “Possum is an outstanding equine athlete,” Snedecor said.“Stephen Stransky owns that horse. It doesn’t matter what circumstance you put that horse in, he’s great under any condition, long score and short score. He’s easy to rope on, and I’m lucky to have a buddy like that to let me take that horse when I need him.” Snedecor won Rounds 2 and 10 and split the win in Round 1. His round wins were the most of

any NFSR competitor. He earned $51,086 at the NFSR, the most of any cowboy. By winning Round 2 with a 10.9-second time, SnedecoralsowontheColby GoodwinAward.TheSecond Go-Round Award is given in honor of the late Goodwin, whopassedawayafterbeing injured in theninth roundof the 1999 NFSR. Snedecor joins steer roper Rocky Patterson with four gold buckles. Only legendary Guy Allen (18), Everett Shaw (6) andTrevor Brazile (6) have more steer roping gold buckles than Snedecor and Patterson. Snedecor has won a total of 26 rounds at the NFSR, which is the third best of all time, trailing Allen (48) and Brazile (35). – Tracy Renck

PRCA ProRodeo photo by James Phifer

Snedecor won his second straight steer roping gold buckle after an impressive Round 10-win at the 2018 NFSR.



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