Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 | 11:06 a.m.
A sold-out crowd of 17,197 at the Thomas & Mack Center last night witnessed rodeo history, as Trevor Brazile clinched his record eighth all-around world title. The Decatur, Texas, cowboy finished second in team roping and sixth in tie-town roping in Round 2 of the 52nd Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to secure the world title.
Brazile earned $16,665 in the two events to eclipse Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer Ty Murray and become the first cowboy in rodeo history to win eight all-around Gold Buckles. Contributing photographer Tom Donoghue was onsite for Round 2, with eight more days to go. Brazile has earned $323,527 so far this season.
“That’s got to be the slowest victory lap I’ve ever done in my life because I didn’t want it to end,” Brazile told Amy Fast of ProRodeo.com. “It’s a special night for rodeo, as well as my family. It really hasn’t set in yet, and I don’t want it to set in because I don’t want it to end.
“I love this sport, I love to be able to make a living doing what I love to do, and the winning is just a bonus. What a feeling!”
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