Trevor Brazile leads tie-down roping, all-around at Cheyenne Frontier Days 

Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, leads for his eighth Cheyenne Frontier Days title (his second in tie-down roping) after winning round two on Friday with this 10.5-second run and taking first overall. The 23-time world champion has been coming to this rodeo since he was a child watching his father compete. – CFD photo by Dan Hubbell.

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. --- July 29, 2017 --- Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, moved into the lead for a possible eighth and ninth Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo (CFD) championship on Saturday.

The 23-time world champion won round two of tie-down roping with a time of 10.5 seconds and captured first overall with a total time of 22.7. Brazile won the tie-down title at the “Daddy of ‘em All” in 2014. He also won the CFD team roping title in 2012 and the steer roping three times (2000, 2001 and 2013). 

Although he has won the all-around championship here twice, he hasn’t done so since 2002. No one has won money in two events at Frontier Park this year, so the all-around title will go to the person that competed in two or more events and wins the most money. Brazile has the lead, but several other cowboys could win the versatility award.

Cheyenne Frontier Days is a family tradition for Brazile. When he was a child, he competed in dummy-roping matches against other youngsters under the grandstands when his father competed here. His daughter Style is carrying on that legacy. She was roping the dummy against the boys in the cowboy parking area on Sunday.  

Stevi Hillman of Weatherford, Texas, took the overall lead in barrel racing Saturday. Her time of 17.63 was only good enough for eighth in the second round, but gave her a total of 35.11, edging Wyoming’s Cassidy Kruse by one one-hundredth of a second. She also added $1,252 to the $6,573 she pocketed for winning the first round at CFD.

Hillman, who qualified for her first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) last year, is currently second in the Women’s Pro Rodeo Association (WPRA) world standings. 

The radiologic technician is riding a five-year-old gray gelding called Sharpie (registered name MCMImaSharpGuy,) owned by Matt and Bendi Dunn. This is Sharpie’s first year to rodeo. Hillman began riding him in February and has been thrilled with his poise. Sharpie previously competed primarily in futurity barrel races where there aren’t a lot of distractions. Many horses take a while to acclimate to the rodeo atmosphere.

“He was pretty wound up, with everything going on in the performance,” Hillman said. “But he stayed focused and I was proud of him.

The competition concluded Saturday in the rookie saddle bronc riding. Quincy Crum of McArthur, California, took the championship with a total of 147 points. Crum, who qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo for Western Nevada College, was excited to win “the Daddy.”

“I’m extremely honored to compete at Cheyenne,” Crum said, “and to win it is huge.”

Crum works on his family’s ranch and shoes horses when not competing in rodeos. When he learned that his name would be added to a list of CFD winners that began in 1911 and includes many legendary bronc riders, Crum was stunned. “That’s pretty special, pretty cool,” he said.

Championship Sunday at the 121st Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo begins at 12:15 p.m. Sunday when titles will be awarded in the all-around, eight events and the wild horse race.



CHEYENNE, Wyo., July 29, 2017 --- The following are second-round winners and Championship Sunday qualifiers at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.


Bareback Riding: (second round winners) 1, (tie) Luke Creasy, Lovington, N.M., on United Pro Rodeo’s Pow Wow Rocks, and Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas, on Stace Smith Rodeos’ Size Matters, 86 points, $4,974. 3, (tie) David Peebles, Redmond, Ore., and Jake Brown, Cleveland, Texas, 84.5, $2,628 each. 5, (tie) Trenton Montero, Winnemucca, Nev., and Caleb Bennett, Tremonton, Utah, 84, $1,126 each. 7, Jessy Davis, Power, Mont., 83.5, $751. 8, (tie) Tim O’Connell, Zwingle, Iowa, and Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas, $282. (finals qualifiers) 1, Peebles, 169 points. 2, Vold, 167.5. 3, O’Connell, 167. 4, Bennett, 166.5.  5, Montero, 166. 6, (tie) Creasy and Champion, 165. 8, Lane McGehee, Victoria, Texas, 164.5. 9, (tie) Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif., and Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas, 164. 11, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 163.5. 12, Tilden Hooper, Carthage, Texas, 162.5.


Steer Wrestling: (second round winners) 1, Cole Edge, Durant, Okla., 6.9 seconds, $6,289. Scott Guenthner, Provost, Alberta, 8.9, $5,469. 3, Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah, 9.0, $4,648. 4, Miles Switzer, Morro Bay, Calif., 9.1, $3,828. 5, Chason Floyd, Buffalo, S.D., 9.5, $3,008. 6, J.D. Struxness, Appleton, Wis., 9.7, $2,187. 7, (tie) Beau Clark, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Jacob Shofner, Huntsville, Texas, 10.4, $957 each. (finals qualifiers) 1, Roche, 15.7 seconds. 2, Guenthner, 16.9. 3, (tie) Casey Martin, Sulphur, La., and Beau Clark, Cheyenne, Wyo., 20.8. 5, Blake Mindemann, Blanchard, Okla., 22.0.  6, Olin Hannum, Malad, Utah, 22.2. 7, Nick Guy, Sparta, Wis., 23.8. 8, Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark., 24.3. 9, Struxness, 25.1. 10, Shofner,  26.0. 11, Aaron Vosler, Cheyenne, Wyo., 26.0. 12, Kyle Irwin, Robertsdale, Ala., 26.1.


Tie-Down Roping: (second round winners) 1, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 10.5 seconds, $6,442. 2, Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas, 11.3, $5,602. 3, Shank Edwards, Tatum, N.M., 11.5, $4,761. 4, Bryson Sechrist, Apache, Okla., 11.6, $3,921. 5, (tie) Jerome Schneeberger, Ponca City, Okla., and Randall Carlisle, Loranger, La., 11.7, $2,661. 7, Blane Cox, Cameron, Texas, 11.9, $1,400. 8, (tie) Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas, and Cole Robinson, Moorcroft, Wyo., $280.  (finals qualifiers) 1, Brazile, 22.7 seconds. 2, Lane Livingston, Seymour, Texas, 23.7. 3, J Schneeberger, 23.8. 4, Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla., 24.8. 5, Tim Pharr, Resaca, Ga., 25.0. 6, Sechrist, 25.7. 7, (tie) Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo., and Michael Otero, Lowdesboro, Ala., 25.9.  9, Joe Keating, Sour Lake, Texas, 26.1. 10, Cooper Martin, Alma, Kan., 26.2. 11, Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas, 26.3. 12, K.C. Miller, San Luis Obispo, Calif., 26.4.


Saddle Bronc Riding: (second round winners) 1, Jake Wright, Milford, Utah, 85 points on Smith, Harper & Morgan Rodeo’s Blew Apart, $4,905. 2, Brody Cress, Hillsdale, Wyo., 84, $3,761. 3, Dawson Jandreau, Kennebec, S.D., $2,780. 4, (tie) Andy Clarys, Riverton, Wyo.; Joe Lufkin, Sallisaw, Okla.; Shade Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla., and Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb., 83, $1,104 each. 8, (tie) Alex Wright, Milford, Utah; Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, and Dean Wadsworth, Ozona, Texas, 82, $164 each. (finals qualifiers) 1, Jake Wright, 168 points. 2, Cress, 167.5. 3, Cody DeMoss, Heflin, La., 165.5. 4, (tie) Lufkin and Thurston, 165. 6, Colton Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo., 164. 7, (tie) Jandreau; Jacobs Crawley, Boerne, Texas, and Bradley Harter, Loranger, La., 160.5. 10, Hardy Braden, Welch, Okla.,159. 11, Dusty Hausauer, Dickinson, N.D., 158.5. 12, (tie) Andy Clarys, Riverton, Wyo., and Will Smith, Marshall, Mo., 157. 


Rookie Saddle Bronc Riding: (second round winners) 1, Calvin Shaffer, Elgin, Ore., 79 points, $1,230. 2, Ross Griffin, Tularosa, N.M., 77, $932.16. 3, Quincy Crum, McArthur, Calif, 75, $671.  4, Nathan Duckworth, New Plymouth, Idaho, 72, $447. 5, (tie) Chance Masters, Leon, Iowa; Dawson Dahm, Tomahawk, Calif., and Lefty Holman, 71, Visalia, Calif., $149 each. (total on two) 1, Crum, 147 points, $1,230. 2, (tie) Espeland and Holman, 131, $802 each. 4, Chase Zweifel, Paradise Hill, Saskatchewan, $447. 5, (tie) Lane Darrel Schuelke, Newell, S.D., and Sage Newman, Melstone, Mont. $224 each.  


Team Roping: (second round winners) 1, Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont., and Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore., 7.2 seconds, $6,120 each. 2, Calvin Brevik, Durango, Colo., and Kory Bramwell, Chromo, Colo., 7.7, $5,322 each. 3, Shay Carroll, La Junta, Colo., and Trey Johnson, Burleson, Texas, 8.3, $,524 each. 4, Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, Utah, and Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas, 8.5, $3,725. 5, (tie) Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif., and Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas; Dustin Egusquiza, Mariana, Fla., and Kory Koontz, Stephenville, Texas, and Jay Tittle, Pueblo, Colo., and Richard Durham, Weatherford, Texas, 8.6, $2,129 each. 8, Bubba Buckaloo, Kingston, Okla., and Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo., $532. (finals qualifiers) 1, Paul David Tierney, Oral, S.D., and Levi Tyan, Wallace, Neb., 16.9 seconds. 2, (tie) J.D. Yates and Jay Wadhams, Pueblo, Colo.; and Riley and Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., 18.7. 3, (tie) Wade and Kyon Kreutzer, La Veta, Colo.; and Brandon Webb, Carrizo Springs, Texas, and Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla., 18.8. 6, Andrew and Reagan Ward, Edmond, Okla., 18.9. 7, (tie) Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz., and Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz.; and Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss., and Cody Doescher, Oklahoma City, Okla., 19.0. 8, Garrett Rogers, Baker City, Ore., and Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., 19.1. 9, Joshua and Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla., 19.5. 10, Richard and Skelton, 19.8. 11, Egusquiza and Koontz; and Clay Ullery, Two Hills, Alberta, and Riley Wilson, Cardston, Alberta, 20.1.


Barrel Racing: (second round winners) 1, (tie) Carla Beckett, Laramie, Wyo., and Taci Bettis, Round Top, Texas, 17.44, $6,104 each. 3, Michelle Darling, Medford, Okla., 17.48, $4,695. 4, Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Wyo., $4,069. 5, Elaine Hollings, Pavillion, Wyo., 17.56, $3,130. 6, Jana Bean, Fort Hancock, Texas, 17.59, $2,504. 6, Jordan Bassett, Dewey, Ariz., 17.62, $1,878. 8. Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas, 17.63, $1,252. 9, Katelyn Scott, Odessa, Texas, 17.64, $939. 10, Hallie Hanssen, Hermosa, S.D., 17.68, $626. (finals qualifiers) 1, Hillman, 35.11. 2, Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, Wyo., 35.12. 3, Bean, 35.36 seconds. 4, Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla., 35.38. 5, Jackie Ganter, Abilene, Texas, 35.43. 6, Brittany Pozzi-Tonozzi, Victoria, Texas, 35.45. 7, Darling, 35.53. 8, Bettis, 35.56. 9, Hollings, 35.66. 10, Kim Schulze, Larkspur, Colo., 35.68. 11, Scott, 35.71. 12, Ericka Nelson, Century, Fla., 35.78.


Bull Riding: (second round winners) 1, Cody Teel, 89 points on Rocky Mountain Rodeo’s Bomb Pop, $5,945. 2, Trevor Reiste, Linden, Iowa, 87.5. 3, Cole Melancon, Liberty, Texas, 86. 4, Eli Vastbinder, Athens, Texas, 85.5. 5, (tie) Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.; Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas, and Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M., 83, $1,057 each. (finals qualifiers) 1, Teel, 173 points. 2, Foltyn, 168.5. 3, Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash., 164. (on one) 4, Denton Fugate, Dixon, Mo., 88.5. 5, Reiste, 87.5. 6, (tie) Elliott Jacoby, Fredericksburg, Texas, and Bayle Warden, Charleston, Texas, 87. 8, Melancon, 86. 9, Vastbinder, 85.5. 10, Jordan Spears, Redding, Calif., 85.5. 11, (tie) Boudreau Campbell, Crockett, Texas; Clayton Sellars, Fruitland Park, Fla.; Brandon Averett, Maurepas, La., and Lon Danley, Tularosa, N.M., 83. 15, Caleb Sanderson, Hallettsville, Texas, and Ty Clearwater, LaCygne, Kansas, 82.


Steer Roping: (first round winners) 1, Chad Mathis, Ben Wheeler, Texas, 14.7, $6,005. 2, (tie) Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla., and Cody Lee, Gatesville, Texas, 15.5, $4,830 each. 4, (tie) Vin Fisher, Jr., Andrews, Texas, and Trent Mills, Gillette, Wyo., 15.7, $3,264 each. 6, Trey Sheets, Cheyenne, Wyo., 16.3. $2,089. 7, Bryce Davis, Ovalo, Texas, 16.3, $1,306. 8, (tie) Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D., and Jim Locke, Miami, Texas, 16.5, $261. (second round winners) 1, Miles Williams, Gillette, Wyo., 14.2, $6,005. 2, J.R. Magdeburg III, Roland, Okla., 14.4, $5,222. 3, (tie) Tony Reina, Wharton, Texas, and Chris Glover, Keenesburg, Colo., 14.5, $4,047. 5, Troy Tillard, Douglas, Wyo., 15.6, $2,872. 6, Dee Kyler Jr., Pawhuska, Okla., 15.9, $1,306. 7, Jason Evans, Glen Rose, Texas, $1,306. 8, Cody Scheck, Dighton, Kan., 16.0, $522. (finals qualifiers) 1, Herren, 32.2. 2, Evans, 33.5. 3, Davis, 33.9. 4, Brady Garten, Chelsea, Okla., 34.5. 5, Lee, 35.3. 6, Will Gasperson, Decatur, Texas, 36.3. 7, Scott Stickley, Whitesboro, Texas, 36.4. 8, Ryan Rochlitz, Minatare, Neb., 36.9. 9, Brian Garr, Belle Fourche, S.D., 37.1. 10, Shorty Garten, Pawhuska, Okla., 38.0. 11, Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D., 38.1. 12, Locke, 36.2.  


Wild Horse Race: 1, Team, $610.