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Brazile adds Cowboy Christmas money record to résumé

When Trevor Brazile has a Cowboy Christmas run this dominating – breaking Ty Murray’s earnings record with $39,993 – it is hard not to start thinking the unthinkable.

As in? Is he capable of a Grand Slam, winning the team roping, tie-down roping, steer roping and all-around gold buckles in the same year?

He won his second Triple Crown a year ago, missing the unprecedented slam only because he finished second in the steer roping standings, and he knows just exactly how difficult it is to get everything to align for that sort of parlay.

“I haven’t thought about (the slam) that much,” Brazile said. “That’s how up and down rodeo is. I was probably $30,000 behind in the calf roping this year from where I have been the past few years at this point. So, you just never know.

“That’s why the mental game is so important. You’ve got to be optimistic and think you’re going to win more than you ever won any other time of the year. It’s a give- and-take deal. You can’t always win the same rodeos, but there are plenty of chances to win at other ones out there.”

Brazile led all tie-down ropers with earnings of $28,089 over the Fourth of July week commonly known as “Cowboy Christmas” and made another $11,904 with team roping partner Patrick Smith to break the record for total earnings of $37,630 set by Ty Murray in 1999.

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After winning tie-down roping titles in Airdrie, Alberta; Ponoka, Alberta, and Cody, WY, Brazile has moved from ninth in the world standings to second. He is also fourth among team roping headers and leads the steer roping standings to carry a huge lead in his bid to secure a record ninth all-around gold buckle.

His season total of $171,998 is nearly $26,000 ahead of last year’s pace when he set a single-season earnings record.

“I love to have my name on the money records (like Cowboy Christmas),” Brazile said, “because this is how I make a living. But, you know, we place so much emphasis on the Fourth these days. The next three weeks have gotten to be almost as good with a little less traveling. July is such a good month for rodeo now with the back-to-back (rounds) and being able to get to a few more rodeos. Travel is a lot easier after the Fourth, so when we win that kind of money, we can spend less of it on travel.”

Brazile certainly didn’t stint on the travel last week, going from Reno, NV, to Canada for stops in High River, Airdrie and Ponoka, before heading off to Prescott, AZ, Molalla, OR, St. Paul, OR, Red Lodge, MT, Livingston, MT, and back to Ponoka. He finished up the week with the win at the Cody Stampede on the Fourth of July.

“Cody really topped off the week,” Brazile said. “It always helps to finish off the week strong. I won almost $10,000 there.

“I had such good help this week that I didn’t have to get on a lot of other (peoples’) horses. I owe a lot to Chad Baker; he’s helped me for the last four or five years. He drove his tail off so I could have horses where I needed them. It helps me not have to get on horses I’m not familiar with. Chad went to high school with me and has been my best friend for no telling how long. He knows things about me people shouldn’t know.”

Bull rider Wesley Silcox was second to Brazile in total earnings with $29,186, parlaying wins at both of the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour gold events, in Cody, WY, and St. Paul, OR, to move from 31st in the world standings last week to fifth.

Silcox was followed by saddle bronc rider Taos Muncy, whose $26,489 was enough to move him ahead of Cody Wright into first place in the world standings, the only lead change to come from this week’s results.

When Trevor Brazile has a Cowboy Christmas run this dominating – breaking Ty Murray’s earnings record with $39,993 – it is hard not to start thinking the unthinkable.

As in? Is he capable of a Grand Slam, winning the team roping, tie-down roping, steer roping and all-around gold buckles in the same year?

He won his second Triple Crown a year ago, missing the unprecedented slam only because he finished second in the steer roping standings, and he knows just exactly how difficult it is to get everything to align for that sort of parlay.

“I haven’t thought about (the slam) that much,” Brazile said. “That’s how up and down rodeo is. I was probably $30,000 behind in the calf roping this year from where I have been the past few years at this point. So, you just never know.

“That’s why the mental game is so important. You’ve got to be optimistic and think you’re going to win more than you ever won any other time of the year. It’s a give- and-take deal. You can’t always win the same rodeos, but there are plenty of chances to win at other ones out there.”

Brazile led all tie-down ropers with earnings of $28,089 over the Fourth of July week commonly known as “Cowboy Christmas” and made another $11,904 with team roping partner Patrick Smith to break the record for total earnings of $37,630 set by Ty Murray in 1999.

After winning tie-down roping titles in Airdrie, Alberta; Ponoka, Alberta, and Cody, WY, Brazile has moved from ninth in the world standings to second. He is also fourth among team roping headers and leads the steer roping standings to carry a huge lead in his bid to secure a record ninth all-around gold buckle.

His season total of $171,998 is nearly $26,000 ahead of last year’s pace when he set a single-season earnings record.

“I love to have my name on the money records (like Cowboy Christmas),” Brazile said, “because this is how I make a living. But, you know, we place so much emphasis on the Fourth these days. The next three weeks have gotten to be almost as good with a little less traveling. July is such a good month for rodeo now with the back-to-back (rounds) and being able to get to a few more rodeos. Travel is a lot easier after the Fourth, so when we win that kind of money, we can spend less of it on travel.”

Brazile certainly didn’t stint on the travel last week, going from Reno, NV, to Canada for stops in High River, Airdrie and Ponoka, before heading off to Prescott, AZ, Molalla, OR, St. Paul, OR, Red Lodge, MT, Livingston, MT, and back to Ponoka. He finished up the week with the win at the Cody Stampede on the Fourth of July.

“Cody really topped off the week,” Brazile said. “It always helps to finish off the week strong. I won almost $10,000 there.

“I had such good help this week that I didn’t have to get on a lot of other (peoples’) horses. I owe a lot to Chad Baker; he’s helped me for the last four or five years. He drove his tail off so I could have horses where I needed them. It helps me not have to get on horses I’m not familiar with. Chad went to high school with me and has been my best friend for no telling how long. He knows things about me people shouldn’t know.”

Bull rider Wesley Silcox was second to Brazile in total earnings with $29,186, parlaying wins at both of the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour gold events, in Cody, WY, and St. Paul, OR, to move from 31st in the world standings last week to fifth.

Silcox was followed by saddle bronc rider Taos Muncy, whose $26,489 was enough to move him ahead of Cody Wright into first place in the world standings, the only lead change to come from this week’s results.

When Trevor Brazile has a Cowboy Christmas run this dominating – breaking Ty Murray’s earnings record with $39,993 – it is hard not to start thinking the unthinkable.

As in? Is he capable of a Grand Slam, winning the team roping, tie-down roping, steer roping and all-around gold buckles in the same year?

He won his second Triple Crown a year ago, missing the unprecedented slam only because he finished second in the steer roping standings, and he knows just exactly how difficult it is to get everything to align for that sort of parlay.

“I haven’t thought about (the slam) that much,” Brazile said. “That’s how up and down rodeo is. I was probably $30,000 behind in the calf roping this year from where I have been the past few years at this point. So, you just never know.

“That’s why the mental game is so important. You’ve got to be optimistic and think you’re going to win more than you ever won any other time of the year. It’s a give- and-take deal. You can’t always win the same rodeos, but there are plenty of chances to win at other ones out there.”

Brazile led all tie-down ropers with earnings of $28,089 over the Fourth of July week commonly known as “Cowboy Christmas” and made another $11,904 with team roping partner Patrick Smith to break the record for total earnings of $37,630 set by Ty Murray in 1999.

After winning tie-down roping titles in Airdrie, Alberta; Ponoka, Alberta, and Cody, WY, Brazile has moved from ninth in the world standings to second. He is also fourth among team roping headers and leads the steer roping standings to carry a huge lead in his bid to secure a record ninth all-around gold buckle.

His season total of $171,998 is nearly $26,000 ahead of last year’s pace when he set a single-season earnings record.

“I love to have my name on the money records (like Cowboy Christmas),” Brazile said, “because this is how I make a living. But, you know, we place so much emphasis on the Fourth these days. The next three weeks have gotten to be almost as good with a little less traveling. July is such a good month for rodeo now with the back-to-back (rounds) and being able to get to a few more rodeos. Travel is a lot easier after the Fourth, so when we win that kind of money, we can spend less of it on travel.”

Brazile certainly didn’t stint on the travel last week, going from Reno, NV, to Canada for stops in High River, Airdrie and Ponoka, before heading off to Prescott, AZ, Molalla, OR, St. Paul, OR, Red Lodge, MT, Livingston, MT, and back to Ponoka. He finished up the week with the win at the Cody Stampede on the Fourth of July.

“Cody really topped off the week,” Brazile said. “It always helps to finish off the week strong. I won almost $10,000 there.

“I had such good help this week that I didn’t have to get on a lot of other (peoples’) horses. I owe a lot to Chad Baker; he’s helped me for the last four or five years. He drove his tail off so I could have horses where I needed them. It helps me not have to get on horses I’m not familiar with. Chad went to high school with me and has been my best friend for no telling how long. He knows things about me people shouldn’t know.”

Bull rider Wesley Silcox was second to Brazile in total earnings with $29,186, parlaying wins at both of the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour gold events, in Cody, WY, and St. Paul, OR, to move from 31st in the world standings last week to fifth.

Silcox was followed by saddle bronc rider Taos Muncy, whose $26,489 was enough to move him ahead of Cody Wright into first place in the world standings, the only lead change to come from this week’s results.

When Trevor Brazile has a Cowboy Christmas run this dominating – breaking Ty Murray’s earnings record with $39,993 – it is hard not to start thinking the unthinkable.

As in? Is he capable of a Grand Slam, winning the team roping, tie-down roping, steer roping and all-around gold buckles in the same year?

He won his second Triple Crown a year ago, missing the unprecedented slam only because he finished second in the steer roping standings, and he knows just exactly how difficult it is to get everything to align for that sort of parlay.

“I haven’t thought about (the slam) that much,” Brazile said. “That’s how up and down rodeo is. I was probably $30,000 behind in the calf roping this year from where I have been the past few years at this point. So, you just never know.

“That’s why the mental game is so important. You’ve got to be optimistic and think you’re going to win more than you ever won any other time of the year. It’s a give- and-take deal. You can’t always win the same rodeos, but there are plenty of chances to win at other ones out there.”

Brazile led all tie-down ropers with earnings of $28,089 over the Fourth of July week commonly known as “Cowboy Christmas” and made another $11,904 with team roping partner Patrick Smith to break the record for total earnings of $37,630 set by Ty Murray in 1999.

After winning tie-down roping titles in Airdrie, Alberta; Ponoka, Alberta, and Cody, WY, Brazile has moved from ninth in the world standings to second. He is also fourth among team roping headers and leads the steer roping standings to carry a huge lead in his bid to secure a record ninth all-around gold buckle.

His season total of $171,998 is nearly $26,000 ahead of last year’s pace when he set a single-season earnings record.

“I love to have my name on the money records (like Cowboy Christmas),” Brazile said, “because this is how I make a living. But, you know, we place so much emphasis on the Fourth these days. The next three weeks have gotten to be almost as good with a little less traveling. July is such a good month for rodeo now with the back-to-back (rounds) and being able to get to a few more rodeos. Travel is a lot easier after the Fourth, so when we win that kind of money, we can spend less of it on travel.”

Brazile certainly didn’t stint on the travel last week, going from Reno, NV, to Canada for stops in High River, Airdrie and Ponoka, before heading off to Prescott, AZ, Molalla, OR, St. Paul, OR, Red Lodge, MT, Livingston, MT, and back to Ponoka. He finished up the week with the win at the Cody Stampede on the Fourth of July.

“Cody really topped off the week,” Brazile said. “It always helps to finish off the week strong. I won almost $10,000 there.

“I had such good help this week that I didn’t have to get on a lot of other (peoples’) horses. I owe a lot to Chad Baker; he’s helped me for the last four or five years. He drove his tail off so I could have horses where I needed them. It helps me not have to get on horses I’m not familiar with. Chad went to high school with me and has been my best friend for no telling how long. He knows things about me people shouldn’t know.”

Bull rider Wesley Silcox was second to Brazile in total earnings with $29,186, parlaying wins at both of the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour gold events, in Cody, WY, and St. Paul, OR, to move from 31st in the world standings last week to fifth.

Silcox was followed by saddle bronc rider Taos Muncy, whose $26,489 was enough to move him ahead of Cody Wright into first place in the world standings, the only lead change to come from this week’s results.

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