During Saturday’s championship performance of the steer tripping I observed an incredible act of placing others’ safety over self-interest when Trevor Brazile roped his steer near the race track on the south side of the arena. Instead of placing his trip to possibly win the contest, he waited for his horse and steer to clear several cameramen, then completed his run. His act of protecting others at a time when his self-interest could have taken control was the demonstration of a real champion in the contest of rodeo!

Trevor, you are more than deserving of the title you own as a competitor, but your demeanor during the heat of competition wins you the real title of King of the Cowboys.

Thank you and all rodeo for making the Pendleton Round-Up something we all are proud of.

Mike Thorne


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