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For much of her career, Brittany Pozzi has been one of the elite barrel racers in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association.
At just 27 years old (she’ll be 28 on Feb. 9), she’s a crafty veteran of the sport, a two-time world champion and an eight-time qualifier to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. She’s done virtually everything in ProRodeo, except qualify for the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo.
That changes this year. Pozzi just won the Texas Circuit’s barrel racing title, earning the right to compete at ProRodeo’s National Championship, set for March 29-April 1 at Jim Norick Arena on the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.
“Making the (Texas) Circuit Finals was not easy for me,” she said. “I was in the Northwest by myself. I had to drive back to El Paso and Pasadena and Abilene and Amarillo. I had to work my butt off to win the circuit this year.
“I wanted to have that title. Since the (National) Circuit Finals is now in Oklahoma City, I wanted to get there and say I’d done it. Besides, there’s a lot of money to run at.”