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June 12, 2013

Rodeo time!

Some of professional rodeo’s top cowboys, cowgirls set to compete

From Staff Reports

The 66th Annual Frontier Days Pro Rodeo kicks off tonight at the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Arena featuring, as usual, some of professional rodeo’s top competitors.

The four-night rodeo runs through Saturday, with each night’s events beginning at 7:30 p.m. General admission for ages 12 and older is $12, with tickets for children ages 6-11 costing $6 each. Children ages 5 and under are free. Active military personnel in uniform are free along with their spouse, as are veterans with identification. The arena is located just west of Weatherford on U.S. Highway 180.

Once again headlining this year’s rodeo is Decatur cowboy extraordinaire Trevor Brazile, from just up State Highway 51 in Decatur. Brazile is a 17-time world champion who owns 10 all-around titles and is currently ranked at the top of this year’s Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association All-Around Cowboy competition with winnings already totaling $54,000. He is currently ranked eighth in the tie-down division and seventh among steer ropers.

From south of Weatherford, in Lipan, comes two-time heeling world champion Patrick Smith, who is also scheduled to compete.

The PRCA’s current fourth-ranked bareback rider Wes Stevenson, an eight-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Kaufman, will compete in that event at this year’s rodeo. Joining Stevenson in the competition is a three-time NFR bareback qualifier Matt Bright, of Azle, along with Will Lowe, a three-time world champion, from Canyon.

Another rodeo regular fans will know is Tuf Cooper, the two-time reigning world champion tie-down roper also from Decatur. With earnings of $40,468, Cooper currently sits in second place in PRCA’s tie-down rankings.

Three-time All-Around champion and five-time tie-down champion Joe Beaver is also entered to compete.

New Zealand’s Curtis Garton, the reigning national champion saddle bronc rider, will also be in town to compete this week.

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