Rodeo Insider: Husband and wife both earn spots in National Finals

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For the first time, Trevor Brazile, the 10-time world all-around champion from Decatur, will be joined by his wife, Shada, at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas this December.

Trevor Brazile qualified in tie-down and team roping heading. Shada Brazile made the cut in barrel racing.

In order to qualify, a competitor must finish the regular season ranked in the top 15 of a single event. The regular season concluded Monday.

Trevor Brazile also advanced to the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping, which is scheduled for Nov. 8-9 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla.

Trevor Brazile will enter both the Guthrie NFSR and the Las Vegas NFR ranked No. l in the world all-around standings. Bobby Mote, a four-time world champion, qualified for the NFR as the No. 1-ranked bareback rider. Two-time world champion Tuf Cooper of Decatur will enter as the No. 1 tie-down roper.

The Braziles, Mote and Cooper were among 23 area competitors who advanced to the Dec. 5-14 Las Vegas championships at the Thomas & Mack Center.

K.C. Jones and Bray Armes of Decatur qualified in steer wrestling. Luke Brown and Turtle Powell of Stephenville and Drew Horner of Plano made the cut in team roping heading. Patrick Smith of Lipan, Ryan Motes of Weatherford and Martin Lucero of Stephenville made it in team roping heeling. Lucero, who tied for first at last weekend’s Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo in Stephenville, jumped from 16th to 15th in the world standings during the final weekend of the season.

Brothers Sterling and Jacobs Crawley, who live in Stephenville, have qualified for the NFR in saddle bronc riding. Bradley Harter of Weatherford and Isaac Diaz of Desdemona also will be on the saddle bronc card.

Whitesboro cowgirls Fallon Taylor and Michelle McLeod earned barrel racing berths. Defending world champion Mary Walker of Ennis also earned a spot.

Clif Cooper of Decatur, Sterling Smith of Stephenville, Timber Moore of Aubrey and Cody Ohl of Hico made the cut in tie-down roping. Ohl is ranked No. 3 in the world standings after earning $14,041 for winning the Justin Boots Championships last weekend in Omaha, Neb.

PBR update

On the Professional Bull Riders’ circuit, J.B. Mauney clinched the title at last weekend’s Built Ford Tough Series tour stop in Grand Rapids, Mich. Mauney, who earned $36,423, is ranked No. 2 in the world standings with 8,625.25 points. Silvano Alves of Decatur is ranked No. 1 with 10,214.75.

Bushwacker, the 2011 World Champion Bull, will appear on the ESPN newsmagazine program, E:60, at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Earlier this year, Bushwacker set a PBR record of 42 consecutive buckoffs.

College rodeo update

Weatherford College men’s team will enter this weekend’s Vernon College Rodeo ranked No. 1 in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Southwest Region. Weatherford won the Sept. 19-21 Eastern New Mexico Rodeo, which was the region’s first of 10 shows scheduled during the 2013-2014 regular season.

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