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Monday, November 6, 2006
Updated: November 10, 3:11 PM ET
One Down

By Kevin Carmody
PRCA

Trevor Brazile's three world champion all-around gold buckles finally have some company.

Brazile, who finished second in the final world steer roping standings six times (1998, 2000-04), finished the 2006 season on top at the conclusion of this weekend's National Finals Steer Roping in Hobbs, N.M. Entering the event with a lead of some $17,000, Brazile (Decatur, Texas) erased any doubts by placing in five of the first six rounds and finishing the season with earnings of $87,090, easily outdistancing former team roping partner J.P. Wickett (Sallisaw, Okla.), who earned $69,824.

Trevor Brazile (PRCA/Jeff Belden)
Overall, Brazile earned $18,750 in two days in the Lea County Event Center, placing in five rounds and finishing fourth in the average.
Overall, Brazile earned $18,750 in two days in the Lea County Event Center, Nov. 3-4. He placed in five rounds and finished fourth in the average — a clean run in the 10th and final round would have given him the average title, but his steer got up, giving the Texan a no-time. Instead, J.R. Olson (Sheridan, Wyo.) claimed the average title, recording a total time of 127.0 seconds on nine head.

"There are some things I could have done differently, but all in all, it's the end result that matters," Brazile said. "I'm tickled to death. This is my first event title, and it means a lot to me. This is the event I started watching my dad compete in. I'm just so thankful for what I've got."

Brazile, who won world all-around honors from 2002-04 but finished second last year, finally achieved his longtime goal to claim a single-event title. He finished second to 18-time world champion and 30-time NFSR qualifier Guy Allen five times (1998, 2000-01, 2003-04) and was runner-up to Buster Record Jr., when he claimed the gold buckle in 2002.

"It's really special being my first event title, "Brazile said. "It didn't matter how good I roped the other years because when Guy Allen's 'on,' he's the best steer roper to have ever lived. I've learned a lot from him and just have a lot of respect in the world for him. I had always seen the gold buckle's on Guy's belt and was beginning to wonder when he'd ever give one up to the rest of us."

Brazile added to his advantage atop the 2006 all-around race — he leads eight-time world champion Joe Beaver by some $135,000 — and is an overwhelming favorite to win a fourth all-around crown at the conclusion of the 48th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Nov. 30-Dec. 9 in Las Vegas.

Wickett claimed $18,750, the same amount as Brazile, and couldn't make up any ground.

Trevor Brazile (PRCA/Jeff Belden)
"This is my first event title, and it means a lot to me. This is the event I started watching my dad compete in," Brazile said.
All-around cowboy Cash Myers (Athens, Texas) won an NFSR-best three rounds (1, 8 and 9) and set an event record with his 8.3-second run to win Round 8. The previous record was 8.4, recorded by reigning world champion steer roper Scott Snedecor at the 2004 event in Amarillo, Texas.

For his record run, Myers won a $4,000 bonus from the Hobbs committee that doesn't count toward the world standings.

Vin Fisher Jr. (Andrews, Texas) won the second round with a time of 9.3 seconds and claimed the Colby Goodwin Memorial Award. Goodwin, who won the second round at the 1999 NFSR in Guthrie, Okla., died after injuries sustained in the arena after a Round 9 accident in which his horse tripped and fell on him.

Rocky Patterson (Pratt, Kan.), who was competing in his 12th NFSR, was unable to complete the two-day event following a knee injury in the sixth round. Patterson tried to rope his seventh-round steer, but re-aggravated the injury and had to bow out of the competition.

Round Winners:
Round 1 — Cash Myers, 9.2 seconds;
Round 2 — Vin Fisher Jr., 9.3 seconds;
Round 3 — Chet Herren, 9.2 seconds;
Round 4 — Scott Snedecor, 9.9 seconds;
Round 5 — Trevor Brazile, 9.3 seconds;
Round 6 — Scott Snedecor, 8.8 seconds;
Round 7 — Bobby Harris, 10.8 seconds;
Round 8 — Cash Myers, 8.3 seconds (new record);
Round 9 — Cash Myers, 9.3 seconds;
Round 10 — Vin Fisher Jr., 8.7 seconds.

Total Money:
1. (tie) Trevor Brazile, J.P. Wickett and Guy Allen, $18,750 each;
4. J.R. Olson, $17,500;
5. Scott Snedecor, $15,417;
6. (tie) Vin Fisher Jr. and Cash Myers, $15,000 each;
8. Chet Herren, $11,250;
9. J.R. Magdeburg, $8,750;
10. Bobby Harris, $6,667;
11. (tie) Buster Record Jr. and Marty Jones, $5,000 each;
13. Neal Wood, $2,917;
14. Tyler Mayse, $1,250;
15. Rocky Patterson, $0.

Final Results:


HOBBS, NM (Nov 3-Nov 4) Steer Roping
Go Round Header/Heeler Place Contestant Score/Time Championship Money Day Money Total Money
A 01 J.R. Olson 127.0/9 15000 0 15000
A 02 J P Wickett 143.2/9 11250 0 11250
A 03 Guy Allen 184.7/9 7500 0 7500
A 04 Trevor Brazile 91.7/8 3750 0 3750
A 05 Neal Wood 97.3/8 0 0 0
A 06 Vin Fisher Jr. 99.0/8 0 0 0
A 07 J.R. Magdeburg 107.9/8 0 0 0
A 08 Scott Snedecor 73.0/7 0 0 0
A 09 Buster Record Jr. 78.3/7 0 0 0
A 10 Chet Herren 88.0/7 0 0 0
A 11 Bobby Harris 91.1/7 0 0 0
A 12 Marty Jones 100.4/7 0 0 0
A 13 Cash Myers 78.9/6 0 0 0
A 14 Tyler Mayse 55.8/4 0 0 0
A 15 Rocky Patterson 52.4/3 0 0 0

HOBBS, NM (Nov 3-Nov 4) Steer Roping
Go Round Header/Heeler Place Contestant Score/Time Championship Money Day Money Total Money
10 01 Vin Fisher Jr 8.7 5000 0 5000
10 02 Buster Record Jr 10.8 3750 0 3750
10 03 Chet Herren 12.2 2500 0 2500
10 04 J.R. Olson 13.0 1250 0 1250

HOBBS, NM (Nov 3-Nov 4) Steer Roping
Go Round Header/Heeler Place Contestant Score/Time Championship Money Day Money Total Money
09 01 Cash Myers 9.3 5000 0 5000
09 02 Marty Jones 9.4 3750 0 3750
09 03 Bobby Harris 9.9 1250 0 1250
09 03 Chet Herren 9.9 1250 0 1250
09 03 Scott Snedecor 9.9 1250 0 1250

HOBBS, NM (Nov 3-Nov 4) Steer Roping
Go Round Header/Heeler Place Contestant Score/Time Championship Money Day Money Total Money
08 01 Cash Myers 8.3 5000 0 5000
08 02 Marty Jones 8.8 3750 0 3750
08 03 Neal Wood 9.2 2500 0 2500
08 04 Scott Snedecor 9.4 1250 0 1250

HOBBS, NM (Nov 3-Nov 4) Steer Roping
Go Round Header/Heeler Place Contestant Score/Time Championship Money Day Money Total Money
07 01 Bobby Harris 10.8 5000 0 5000
07 02 J.R. Magdeburg III 10.9 3750 0 3750
07 03 Scott Snedecor 11.7 2500 0 2500
07 04 Chet Herren 12.2 1250 0 1250

HOBBS, NM (Nov 3-Nov 4) Steer Roping
Go Round Header/Heeler Place Contestant Score/Time Championship Money Day Money Total Money
06 01 Scott Snedecor 8.8 5000 0 5000
06 02 J.R. Magdeburg III 9.4 3750 0 3750
06 03 Trevor Brazile 9.5 2500 0 2500
06 04 J.R. Olson 9.7 1250 0 1250

HOBBS, NM (Nov 3-Nov 4) Steer Roping
Go Round Header/Heeler Place Contestant Score/Time Championship Money Day Money Total Money
05 01 Trevor Brazile 9.3 5000 0 5000
05 02 J P Wickett 9.7 3750 0 3750
05 03 Vin Fisher Jr 9.9 2500 0 2500
05 04 Buster Record Jr 10.0 1250 0 1250

HOBBS, NM (Nov 3-Nov 4) Steer Roping
Go Round Header/Heeler Place Contestant Score/Time Championship Money Day Money Total Money
04 01 Scott Snedecor 9.9 5000 0 5000
04 02 Guy Allen 10.0 3750 0 3750
04 03 Trevor Brazile 10.1 2500 0 2500
04 04 Tyler Mayse 11.4 1250 0 1250

HOBBS, NM (Nov 3-Nov 4) Steer Roping
Go Round Header/Heeler Place Contestant Score/Time Championship Money Day Money Total Money
03 01 Chet Herren 9.2 5000 0 5000
03 02 J P Wickett 9.8 3750 0 3750
03 03 Trevor Brazile 10.3 2500 0 2500
03 04 Bobby Harris 11.0 416.66 0 416.66
03 04 Neal Wood 11.0 416.66 0 416.66
03 04 Scott Snedecor 11.0 416.66 0 416.66

HOBBS, NM (Nov 3-Nov 4) Steer Roping
Go Round Header/Heeler Place Contestant Score/Time Championship Money Day Money Total Money
02 01 Vin Fisher Jr 9.3 5000 0 5000
02 02 Guy Allen 9.8 3750 0 3750
02 03 Trevor Brazile 11.6 2500 0 2500
02 04 J.R. Magdeburg III 12.0 1250 0 1250

HOBBS, NM (Nov 3-Nov 4) Steer Roping
Go Round Header/Heeler Place Contestant Score/Time Championship Money Day Money Total Money
01 01 Cash Myers 9.2 5000 0 5000
01 02 Guy Allen 9.8 3750 0 3750
01 03 Vin Fisher Jr 9.9 2500 0 2500
01 04 Chet Herren 10.5 1250 0 1250