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August 16, 2013

BRETT HOFFMAN: Dirty Jacket helping out cowboys with big rides

LOVINGTON, N.M. — Stock contractor Pete Carr, who lives in Dallas and owns a livestock ranch in Athens, has bucked the bareback horse Dirty Jacket nine times this season, and the former National Finals bronc has helped a cowboy either share or win first eight times, according to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

One of those outings was at the Fort Worth Stock Show on Feb. 9, when Dirty Jacket helped Ryan Gray tie for first in the short round with a score of 88. The latest was at the Aug. 7-10 Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo in Lovington, N.M., where the bronc helped Jessy Davis clinch the overall title with an 87.

The Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo in Lovington offered competitors $246,783. The other winners were all-around cowboy Trevor Brazile ($2,813 in team roping, tie-down roping and steer roping), steer wrestler K.C. Jones (7.4 seconds on two head), team ropers Chace Thompson and Jaytin McCright (10.3 seconds on two head), saddle bronc riders Jake Wright and Cody Wright (87 points each), tie-down roper Jesse Clark (15.3 seconds on two head), steer roper J.P. Wickett (32.4 seconds on three head), bull rider Corey Navarre (86 points) and barrel racer Kaley Bass (17.31 seconds).

Brazile watch

After winning the all-around titles at PRCA shows in Lovington and in Sikeston, Mo., Trevor Brazile of Decatur is on pace to win a record 11th world all-around title. He was ranked No. 1 in the Aug. 12 PRCA world all-around title race with $157,297. Tuf Cooper of Decatur was ranked second with $98,334.

PBR update

The Aug. 16-17 Express Employment Professionals Classic in Tulsa is the first of nine remaining Built Ford Tough Series tour stops scheduled for the 2013 regular season before the 20th PBR World Finals on Oct. 23-27 in Las Vegas, and it is the first of two stops in Oklahoma this month. The Ford Series tour’s other stop in Oklahoma will be on Aug. 30-31 in Thackerville at the Winstar Casino World Invitational. For more information, visit www.pbrnow.com.

AJRA champions

Trevor Hedeman, of Morgan Mill and the son of four-time world bull-riding champion Tuff Hedeman, clinched the all-around, team roping, ribbon roping and tie-down roping titles in the American Junior Rodeo Association. He clinched the 2013 titles after competing in the AJRA’s National Finals Rodeo, which was July 31 to Aug. 4 in Levelland. Allison Danley of Graham won the girls’ 16-19 all-around title.

YBR update

Colton Jesse of Konawa, Okla., finished No. 1 in the open division at the InVinci-Bull Youth Bull Riders World Finals on Aug. 7-10 in Abilene. He clinched the title with a three-ride aggregate score of 227.5. Brody Yeary of Brock finished second with a two-ride score of 164.

Brett Hoffman, a Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame member, has written a rodeo column for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram the past quarter-century. Email him at bchoffman777@earthlink.net.

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