Trevor Brazile finished second in both tie down roping and team roping during Friday’s fifth go-round. That was worth $27,680.
That’s almost as much as he won at the Lazy E Arena a month ago during the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping, when he was the high-money winner. In nine nights, he’s pocketed more than $130,000.
With partner Patrick Smith, Brazile is No. 2 in the average in team roping and trails world standings leaders Clay Tryan and Travis Graves by a little more than $10,000. But Tryan and Graves are fifth in the average, and the payout difference between 2 and 5 is more than $20,000. It’ll come down to the wire to see if Brazile can win the heading world title and add to his abundance of gold buckles.
Brazile also leads the tie down roping world standings and is second in the average. He’s got a $25,000 lead over the No. 2 man in the world-title race, fellow Texan Cody Ohl.
Brazile has already clinched this year’s all-around title. He’s well on his way to a second Triple Crown by winning three gold buckles in a single year — he did it in 2007.
It will be very interesting.