Last updated Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 4:52pm
LAS VEGAS — A night after wrapping up his 17th gold buckle as the all-around champion, Trevor Brazile closed in on a record-tying 18th season title by finishing second Tuesday night in the sixth round of team roping to retain the header lead with four rounds left in the National Finals Rodeo.
LAS VEGAS — National Finals Rodeo rookie Mary Walker stayed perfect through three rounds, topping the barrel racing field with a 13.69-second run Saturday night.
The 53-year-old Walker leads all NFR competitors with earnings of $54,772 in the 10-round rodeo, and is second in the season standings with $182,064. Standings leader Brittany Pozzi of Victoria, Texas, shut out when she failed to place in the top six in the round, has earned $186,568.
THATCHER — It’s easy to understand why bull rider Tag Elliott could pull off a comeback of momentous proportions to win $63,912 this year on the professional rodeo circuit, qualifying him for the first time for th 2012 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
The 24-year-old’s ability to bounce back is all in his attitude.
While some PRCA stars are already making their National Rodeo Finals plans, the cowboys on the bottom of the standings are sweating it out.
Utahns Kaycee Feild (bareback riding) and Jesse Wright (saddle bronc riding) lead their specialties as the PRCA season came to an end on Sept. 30. The top 15 competitors advance to the NFR in early December in Las Vegas.
OGDEN — Six contestants will vie for the Miss Wilderness Circuit queen Saturday.
The winner will reign over activities throughout the year associated with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo circuit in Utah, Nevada and Southern Idaho. The circuit finals are set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 26 and 27 at the Wasatch County Events Center in Heber City.
The community is invited to watch all public portions of the contest.
OGDEN — Chenae Shiner, 22, of Roosevelt, was crowned Miss Rodeo Utah 2012 Tuesday night at the Pioneer Days Rodeo.
Shiner is a graduate of Union High School. After finishing her associates degree at Utah State University, she plans to attend Weber State University’s radiology program and complete a specialty in CT/MRI.
She is the daughter of Shaune and Michelle Shiner.
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Six-foot-tall speakers blare norteqo music across a grass field as members of the overwhelmingly Latino crowd fan themselves and wait for the bulls to be led into a makeshift rodeo ring.