World champions shine in Albuquerque
Reigning World Champion All-Around Cowboy Trevor Brazile, 2004 World Champion Steer Wrestler Luke Branquinho and eight-time World Champion Fred Whitfield highlighted the champions at the New Mexico State Fair Rodeo, which concluded Sept. 25 in Albuquerque.
Brazile won the rodeo’s all-around crown after earning $1,330 in tie-down roping and team roping.
Branquinho turfed two steers in 7.4 seconds to win the steer wrestling title and $4,941, while Whitfield claimed the tie-down roping title with a two-head time of 15.0 seconds, good for $5,517.
Brazile also enjoyed success at the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo and the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo in El Paso, Texas, joining forces with heeler and 2005 World Champion Patrick Smith to win both titles.
In Amarillo, the team roped two steers in 15.1 seconds, good for $3,929 each, and they also earned $4,448 in El Paso after recording a total two-head time of 9.0 seconds.
For the weekend, Brazile earned $10,436.
Other highlights from the weekend included five-time World Champion Cody Ohl, who won the his event title in El Paso, and five-time World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Billy Etbauer, who won a share of the crown (with Dusty Hausauer) in Amarillo.