Ask any of the other 14 steer ropers in this field, and they’ll tell you just how valuable Wickett is to the sport of Steer Roping.
As the event representative, the other ropers lean on Wickett’s experience and understanding of what it takes to improve all aspects of the sport. In addition, the 2011 campaign marks the 11th time in a 16-year career that Wickett has qualified for the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping.
This season, he earned the right to play here by collecting cash all across this land, including wins in Sturgis, S.D., and Laramie, Wyo. That’s nothing new to Wickett, who has been a winner much of his career, including victories in Gillette, Wyo., and San Angelo, Texas.
He finished the 2006 season No. 2 in the final world standings, behind that season’s world champion, Tervor Brazile, which helps transition to another fun fact: In his only qualification to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 1998, Wickett was the header in Brazile’s only NFR qualification in heeling.