Kansas Cowboys Father And Son In World Steer Roping Standings

More history was made by legendary cowboy Trevor Brazile at the National Finals Steer Roping in Mulvane.

The Decatur, Texas, cowboy won his record 25th Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) world championship gold buckle.

Brazile won the finals average tying all ten steers in 131 seconds worth $27,347. That put the champion cowboy first in the world steer roping standings with $129,552.

Two cowboys tied nine head at the finals. Vin Fisher Jr, Andrews, Texas, had 114.1-seconds worth $22,632, and Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas, was 124.3-seconds to collect $17,917.

Fisher was second in the yearend standings with $121,834.

Next in order for the year: Landon McClaugherty, $90,246; Tuff Cooper, $79,576; and Garrett Hale, $74,227.

Of special interest in Kansas, Rocky Patterson of Pratt was ninth in the world with $66,912. His son Cole Patterson in his first time at the finals ranked 15th for the year with $43,670.

Rocky Patterson won the second go-round at the finals in 10.1-seconds worth $9,155. He split first in the fifth round with 9.6-seconds to win $8,366.

Rocky Patterson, Pratt, won two go-rounds and placed in two more at the National Finals Steer Roping in Mulvane. He was ninth for the year steer roping in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

Placing sixth in the third round with 23.7-seconds, Rocky Patterson’s check was $1,579. Then the senior Kansas cowboy claimed third in the tenth round with 9.5-seconds to collect $5,998.

Cole Patterson was fourth in the ninth round with 11-2-seconds to win $4,420.

In his first year’s qualification at the National Finals Steer Roping, Cole Patterson of Pratt placed fourth in the ninth round of the competition at Mulvane. Patterson’s participation there attracted attention as his dad several times champion steer roper Rocky Patterson also competed.