A decade ago, Trevor Brazile won his first all-around championship in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association; it was the first of the 16 he now owns, nine of which are for being the most versatile.
The Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo was the association’s large outdoor event of the year, and 2000 world champion bareback rider Jeff Collins had ridden at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo for the last time.
Great memory? Nope.
I’ve been going through more back issues of the ProRodeo Sports News, and I’m loving it. On the cover is a photo of Brazile with his championship saddle wearing a plaid shirt with just one logo emblazoned on it: Wrangler.
Troy Lerwill was named the Comedy Act of the Year, and Keith Isley won the Dress Act of the Year for the final time – overall Isley has been the top comedy act five times, just one less than Lerwill.
At the 2002 NFR, Sid Steiner won the steer wrestling title in flamboyant fashion, and legendary barrel racer Charmayne James and her main mount, Cruiser, were steady in winning the average and James’ 11th gold buckle.
History tells a wonderful tale, and I’m thankful my wife kept these little treasures after all these years.