We are already into day 7 of the Wrangler National Finals in Las Vegas ....and several Panhandle Cowboys have made big money. A lot of Panhandle folks make their way to Vegas this week to see the top Cowboys and Cowgirls compete for world title's if you cant make it to Vegas ESPN 2 and ESPN Classic carries each round live.
Last night in round 6 Trevor Brazile clinched his sixth career all- around world title. The feat ties him with Larry Mahan and Tom Ferguson and puts him within one of Ty Murray's all time record of seven. Trevor is also the PRCA's all time career earner with 2,9334,28 dollars.
He is $66 ,572 away from being the first 3 million dollar cowboy. Another Texas Panhandle cowboy to watch is Stran Smith from Tell ,TX, by Childress.
Stran is winning the average at the finals and is currently 4th in the world. His wife Jennifer is a commentator and interviews the winners of each round. She is a 1991 graduate of Borger High and a former Miss Rodeo America.
Will Lowe a former World Champion Bareback rider is having a good finals. He is 4th in the world coming into tonight's round, he is 6th in average race.
Billy Etbauer number one in the world in Saddle Bronc riding is way a head, he won his 48th career round at the finals, he had a 88 point ride on Burns Rodeo's Fu Man Chu.