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MULVANE, Kan. – Based on the numbers alone, Trevor Brazile is the most prolific all-around cowboy in professional rodeo.

He will bring his bevy of talents with him to compete in the inaugural National Roping Championship, set for three powerful performances June 6-7 at the Kansas Star Arena. He will need every bit of his experience to help him at the National Roping Championship, which features 20 of the greatest cowboys in the game competing in each event.

Trevor Brazile
Trevor Brazile

Each of the 20 cowboys will compete in three rounds, which consist of making runs in each discipline. The cowboys will battle for their share of a $122,000 purse, with their eyes firmly placed on the $25,000 first-place prize.

If Brazile’s record 19 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world championships weren’t enough, there are many other statistics that prove his place atop the sport’s list of legends. Brazile is one of just two cowboys in PRCA history to have qualified for the National Finals in all four roping disciplines: heading, heeling, tie-down roping and steer roping.

The most important statistics refer back to those world titles; he has a record 11 all-around gold buckles, four steer roping championships, three tie-down roping crowns and a heading gold buckle. He has earned more than $5 million in the PRCA alone, and that money doesn’t include countless other titles won at individual events that aren’t part of that equation. Nobody in rodeo history comes close.

Brazile will be joined in the National Roping Championship by 19 other top all-around cowboys. In an age where most compete in a single event, it takes someone exceptional to do well in multiple events. It’s akin to a professional football player who excels on both offense and defense. It takes exceptional athletic talent and a determined focus.

It will take talent, grit and powerful determination to overcome the many challenges set forth in the National Roping Championship. The combatants must make constant adjustments throughout the tough two days of competition in order to make a play for the coveted title.

But that’s what cowboys do every day. From the days of pushing cattle up the Chisholm Trail to the laboring ranch work on the grasslands, the National Roping Championship is a competition that is engrained in the fabric that is Kansas.

That’s why the Kansas Star Arena is the perfect place for the world’s greatest ropers to show their talent.



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