2019 PRCA Media Guide - 2018 World Champions


Trevor Brazile Brazile earns 14th all-around title

One of the most decorated rodeo careers in PRCA history ended on a high note. Trevor Brazile won his 14th PRCA-record All- Around gold buckle a fewweeks after announcing that the 2018 season marked the last time he would rodeo full time. He now has an abbreviated schedule so he can spendmore time with his family. “The first question everybody wants to ask is you can’t go out now,” he said at the end of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. “But the competitor in me, this is the only way to go out. I hadn’t roped well this week, and I ended up with three round wins. But I also ended up with three two loops, and that’s the most I’ve ever had. It was a special night.Winning doesn’t make it harder for me to walk away, it makes it easier because that’s the way I wanted to go out.” At the close of the 60th Wrangler

chance,”Brazile said.“I had to win the round and do some certain things, but it was at least a chance, and as a competitor that’s all you can ask for.” Brazile’s victory boiled down to the 7.2-second tie-down roping run he made in Round 10. “I’m just thankful for second chances,”he said. “I’m a living testimony that hard work pays off. There are more guys with natural talent out there, I will be the first to admit it. For everybody who is thinking about being a champion in their field, they need to know that hard work pays off. It will surpass everything in the end.” His all-around accumulation in 2018 came from $194,297 in tie-down roping, $105,118 in steer roping and $52,143 in team roping heading. – PRCA Staff

PRCA ProRodeo photo by Phil Doyle

NFR, Brazile added his 24th gold buckle and tallied his 71st career go-round win at the Wrangler NFR – both PRCA records. Brazile has won world titles in all-around (2002-04, 2006-15, 2018); tie-down roping (2007, 2009-10); team roping (2010) and steer roping (2006-07, 2011, 2013-15). With somuchmoney on the table, Brazile was in a three-way race for the all-around with his brother-in-lawTuf Cooper and Wrangler NFR first-timer Rhen Richard. “It’s a really unique situation because I love him (Cooper) somuch, and I’m his biggest fan too,” Brazile said. “It’s a crazy dynamic that we’ve lived for so long, but I can’t wait to just sit back and be able to watch him instead of competing against him.” Going into Round 10, Brazile trailed Cooper by $12,331 in the all-around race. Winning the round with a 7.2-second run and earning $26,231 was the deciding factor. Brazile finished with $335,680 to hold off Cooper ($310,357) and Richard ($274,724). “When I came into Round 10, I was honestly so thankful that I had another

At the 2018 Wrangler NFR, Brazile won his 14th all-around world championship, 24th gold buckle and 71st career go- round win.



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