Decatur, Texas cowboy Trevor Brazile cashed in his second all-around title Saturday night at the Farm City Pro Rodeo in Hermiston.
Brazile used strong roping to lasso the all-around, winning the average in the tie-down roping event. His time of 17.9 seconds on two head of stock was just a little quicker than Timber Moore's 18.5 seconds.
Brazile combined with Patrick Smith to come in third place in the late go-round Saturday night in team roping, clocking in at 11.6 seconds on two head.
While Brazile lit up the roping events, the roughstock riders also had their fair share of success. In the bareback riding event, no one could reach Ryan Gray's 87-point ride to take the championship, but Wes Stevenson came awfully close. The Lubbock, Texas cowboy covered Street Dance to the tune of 85 points, winning him the go-round and third overall.
"It was a better ride than I thought initially," said Stevenson. "It made a little turn near the end I wasn't really expecting, but I stayed on top and held on."
It looked as if the bareback riding would have a little local flavor in the money, with Hermiston's Zac Compton roaring out to an 81 on the night's first ride. He tied with Will Lowe for second in the go-round. Hermiston's Cody Marshall registered a 77-point ride on Booger's Pet.
Pendleton product R.C. Landingham covered both his stock on the evening, riding Knight Rocket to a 75 in the bareback and being one of just three riders to hang on eight seconds in the bull riding. Landingham conquered Northern Chill, scoring an 83.
Ardie Maier's 91-point romp Thursday night on Swamp Donkey held up all the way through the rodeo, giving him the bull riding title.
Kelli Tolbert took home the top prize for the cowgirls in barrel racing, using a pair of 17-second rounds to take home just under $2,000 in prize money.
Heppner's Blake Knowles used almost indentical times in the steer wrestling to take home fourth place in the average. His slack time of 4.9 seconds got just a bit better when the sell-out crowd arrived at Farm City Arena, notching a 4.7-second time in the evening go-round.
Knowles' time of 9.6 seconds on two wasn't far off the winning pace set by Cody Cassidy. Cassidy's 8.9-second time on two held up all the way after being set on Thursday.
And, of course, the youngsters got a chance to mix it up in the arena with the Swire Coca-Cola Muttn Bustin' competition. Issac Bonifer won the coveted title and was awarded a trophy almost as tall as him. Bonifer held on for dear life and repeated his preliminary score of 75 for the title. Megan Palzinski came in second with a 74 and Ukiah's Carter Burnette was third with a 73.