Trevor Brazile and his rodeo wife Shada are often described as the ‘First Family of Rodeo’. Brazile is a rodeo veteran at the age of 41, but despite his age, he keeps on adding to his already impressive rodeo resume.
Brazile recently won the 108th Pendleton Round-Up All Around Cowboy title for a record 6th time. Brazile’s win landed him in the record books, his 6th title eclipsed the previous record held by rodeo legend Yakima Canutt.
Canutt won his 5th title when he was 27, Brazile accomplished his feat at a much older age, Trevor is currently 41. Brazile has remained a roper throughout his career, the roping events are tough but bull riding and saddle bronc events are a lot more strenuous on a cowboy’s body.
Canutt was a bronc and bulldogging competitor and a professional stunt man, he starred in nearly 350 movies during the course of his career. Canutt put his body through a lot and unlike Brazile he wasn’t able to compete at the top for such an extended time period.
Brazile is no stranger to the record books, he is already a Rodeo Hall of Fame member and he is looking to add another world championship title in December at the Wrangler NFR.
Brazile’s win at the Pendleton Round-Up definitely serves as a warning to his fellow competitors that he is in as good a form as ever despite his age leading up to the NFR.
Brazile holds a record 23 NFR world champion titles, he is also a 13-time World All-Around Cowboy champion and he is the first cowboy in the history of the PRCA to cross the $3 million mark in earnings.
Brazile is already a Hall of Famer and a legend in the rodeo world, but he has no plans of retiring anytime soon. Trevor still competes with the best of the best and he has his eyes on a few more world titles at the Wrangler NFR a few months from now.
Brazile currently sits in 5th place on the steer roping standings and in 6th in the tie down roping standings. In the All Around standings he is in 2nd spot behind his brother in law, Tuff Cooper. Cooper credits Brazile for his recent success in the roping events, the two cowboys aren’t only related, they also train together in their hometown of Decatur, TX.
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Regardless of what the results will be at the 2018 Wrangler NFR, Trevor Brazile is a rodeo legend and fans around the world can’t wait to see him in action in Las Vegas.