LAS VEGAS – Brennon Eldred made a statement Friday night, and it was loud and clear. The 22-year-old from Purcell, Okla., won Round 9 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER with an eye-popping 94.5-point trip on D&H Cattle’s SweetPro’s Bruiser.
RED BLUFF, Calif. – Crazy Eights is the name of a popular card game, but it also described J.R. Vezain’s wildly-successful weekend.
1. Soon-to-be father earns big check in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. – There’s nothing like an expanding family to inspire a guy to dig a little deeper.
LAS VEGAS – Les Shepperson need not look far to be reminded what a gold buckle looks like.
The 34-year-old steer wrestler’s father, Frank, won the world championship in that event in 1975 and might just be wearing that gold buckle in Las Vegas as you read this.
LAS VEGAS – Winning back-to-back gold buckles is a feat in and of itself.
In this era of ProRodeo, repeating as world champion after earning that title for the very first time is almost unheard of.
LAS VEGAS – Steer wrestler Ethen Thouvenell and tie-down roper Justin Maass stood atop the world for the final seven months of ProRodeo’s regular season.
All information is courtesy of the PRCA.
1. 7.7! Scheck breaks steer roping world record
FORT SMITH, Ark. – Cody Scheck knew he’d been fast on his third-round run at the Old Fort Days Rodeo on June 2, he just didn’t know that he’d been the fastest ever. When rodeo secretary Marlene Dreesen called out a time of 7.7 seconds, Scheck’s first thought was “well, that’s not possible … no way.