Trevor Brazile further solidified his moniker as “King of the Cowboys.”
On Saturday night, he placed in both tie-down roping and team roping (with partner Travis Graves), earning $22,987. That pushed his all-around season total to $361,046 and clinched his 12th all-around world championship.
That marks his 21st gold buckle.
“This is awesome,” he said. “Every time that number gets bigger it gets harder to believe. I never expected anything like this, so it almost doesn’t seem real.
“I think they (world titles) mean more to me the older I get. It seems like my competition gets younger every year. That’s why I keep enjoying it more. At some point, there’s going to be a changing of the guard. So every gold buckle means more as time marches on.”
A month ago, Brazile won the steer roping world title during the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kan. It was his fifth steer roping gold buckle. Brazile also owns a heading title and three tie-down roping crowns.
He also has a shot at the Triple Crown: Three gold buckles in a given year. He won the Triple Crown in 2010 and 2007.
“What makes it extra exciting is the chance at another Triple Crown,” said Brazile, who sits second in both the tie-down roping and heading world standings. “After tonight, one more (gold buckle) will complete it. So getting this one done gives me some piece of mind. I never take winning championships for granted.”