Brazile, Beaver snag all-around honors in weekend action
Joe Beaver and Trevor Brazile, who have combined to win eight all-around world championships, took home all-around honors this past weekend at the Farm-City Pro Rodeo in Hermiston, OR, and the Lea County Fair & Rodeo in Lovington, NM, respectively.
Beaver, of Huntsville, TX, who is a member of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, earned $3,981 in team roping and tie-down roping. Brazile, of Decatur, TX, bagged $6,239 in team roping, tie-down roping and steer roping. Brazile also won the all-around crown at the Lawton (OK) Rangers Rodeo with $1,835 in team roping and tie-down roping.
Veteran tie-down roper Jeff Chapman of Athens, TX won average titles at the Omak (WA) Stampede and in Hermiston, and his earnings bumped him over the $1 million plateau to become the 73rd PRCA cowboy to accomplish that feat.
Saddle bronc rider Rusty Allen of Lehi, UT also earned a pair of victories over the weekend, winning top honors at the Sikeston (MO) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo and in Lovington.
Allen, a four-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier, earned $11,307 after an 88-point ride aboard Rafter H Rodeo’s Deer Creek in Sikeston and a 90-point effort on Carr Pro Rodeo’s Ginger Snap in Lovington.
Other highlights from last weekend included six-time World Champion Cody Ohl of Hico, TX, who won the tie-down roping title in Lovington; eight-time World Champion Team Roper Speed Williams of De Leon, TX, joining forces with four-time World Champion Team Roper Allen Bach to take the two-head average title in Hermiston; reigning and two-time World Champion Bareback Rider Bobby Mote of Culver, OR, scoring 88 points aboard Rafter H Rodeo’s High Country to take the title in Sikeston; and 2006 World Champion Steer Wrestler Dean Gorsuch of Gering, NE, winning the two-head average title in Sikeston.