Clif Cooper has a pretty big family tree. His father is Roy, an eight-time world champion, and he’s the third of Roy’s sons to have qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
At the opening-round buckle presentation presented by Montana Silversmiths at the South Point Hotel & Casino, Clif took over the stage from hosts Randy Corley and Flint Rasmussen. It was his time in the spotlight, and, well, he earned it with his winning 7.9-second run.
Not only has Clif followed in the footsteps of his father, older brother Clint and younger brother Tuf, he’s joined them all in Vegas this week – the Cooper boys are one of several sets of brothers to have qualified for the 2010 championship. So Clif introduced his family and friends who are important to him.
And everybody in the room was glad he did.