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July 12, 2013

BRETT HOFFMAN: Cowboys and Cowgirls take advantage of Cowboy Christmas

FORT WORTH — On the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association/Women’s Professional Rodeo Association circuit during the July 4 Week, there were more lucrative rodeos scheduled than competitors could travel to.

The time of the season was called Cowboy Christmas.

The PRCA/WPRA conducted 32 shows throughout North America and $3.3 million was paid to competitors.

Ten-time world all-around champion Trevor Brazile was the PRCA’s top money earner during Cowboy Christmas.

The Decatur cowboy lassoed $28,828 in team roping and tie-down roping.

Former world champion Sherry Cervi finished as the WPRA’s top money earner after raking in $31,349 in barrel racing.

Out of the $28,828 that Brazile earned during Cowboy Christmas, $23,526 was in team roping with help from his partner Patrick Smith, a two-time world champion from Lipan.

In the weekly PRCA world all-around standings (June 8), Brazile was ranked first with $109,890. Rhen Richard of Roosevelt, Utah, was second with $51,227.

National Cutting horse update

The National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular is scheduled for July 13-Aug. 3 in Fort Worth.

The show will conclude with the Derby Open Division Finals, which is the third jewel of the NCHA’s Triple Crown Series.

The other two jewels were the December Futurity and the April Super Stakes. All three competitions take place in Fort Worth.

During the December 15 Futurity finals, two horses shared the title.

They were CR Tuff Hearted Cat and rider Ronnie Rice and He Bea Cat and Tarin Rice.

Each horse turned in a finals score of 221.5.

During the April 20 Super Stakes finals, Hes A Hot Cat and rider Wesley Galyean clinched the title with a 219.

Into the Hall

Chuck Logue, a former Decatur resident who currently lives in New Braunfels, will be inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame on July 13 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Logue, the 1990 world bareback riding champion, will be joined by four others in the Class of 2013.

The late John Bowman was a steer roping world champion in the 1930s.

The late Kenny McLean won the 1962 saddle bronc riding world title.

Joe Baumgartner is a four-time PRCA Bullfighter of the Year.

And the late Rex “Bud” Kerby was one of the PRCA’s top stock contractors for more than 30 years.

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

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