Snedecor’s career can be summed up in two-word phrases. Most of his life, it’s been rodeo cowboy.
Since 2005, he’s been better known as World Champion. In fact, he’s earned the title twice (2005, 2008), but you can call him Champ any day. That’s the significance of the gold buckle.
Not only that, he finished the 2009 campaign within a whisker of another World Championship. It was the second time in his fantastic career that Snedecor has been part of a tight finish – his first gold buckle was earned by just $1.67, unseating 18-time World Champion Guy Allen.
Since then, he’s proven why he’s one of the biggest players in the game. This marks his 11th straight qualification to the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping. He’s won some of the largest events in the country, from Cheyenne, Wyo., to Odessa, Texas, to Deadwood, S.D.
Snedecor grew up an all-around cowboy, but he’s always been an excellent roper. He was crowned the Texas High School team roping champion in 1992, then won the 1995 College National Finals Rodeo team roping title. Now he’s focused his attention on steer roping; it’s a good thing, because fans of the sport like watching winners.