Each week, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association sends out a release that’s piled with information about the goings-on in ProRodeo.
One of the weekly pieces of information is called the “Brazile Watch,” which provides the latest updates on 16-time world champion Trevor Brazile, and for good reason.
But the powers that be in ProRodeo – which features card-carrying members of the PRCA and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association – also should consider adding information about Shada Brazile, the nine-time all-around world champion’s wife.
Heading into tonight’s final performance of the Beef Empire Days Rodeo in Garden City, Kan., Shada leads barrel racing with a 17.27-second run. She’s ahead of runner-up Jean Winters by eight-10ths of a second – she’s also faster than NFR qualifiers like Tana Poppino and Angie Meadors.
I’m not sure if Shada is planning on making a run at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this year, but that would make for a great story.
Of course, her exploits in western Kansas are worthy of their own watch.