Chad Masters, Clarksville, Tenn.
In the years that Chad Masters has been part of the Timed Event Championship field, he’s collected a check just once.
Do you want a little irony? Masters, a man who won a gold buckle in heading in 2007, earned that $3,000 setting a new heading mark of 5.1 seconds during the 2009 Timed Event. What’s more ironic is that Masters doesn’t own that record any longer. In fact, JoJo LeMond posted a 4.9 that same March.
The reality is Masters belongs here, and it’s not just because of his PRCA World Championship. He has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo eight times in the last nine years. In 2005, the only year he missed playing for the biggest pay in the sport in Las Vegas, Masters finished 16th in the world standings. In 2002, the year before his first NFR, Masters finished 17th.
Chad Masters belongs in a competition that features the best in rodeo, and he’s ready to carry more Oklahoma cash back to Tennessee when this weekend’s competition is complete.