LAS VEGAS (AP) Trevor Brazile's tie-down roping victory allowed him to claim his record 13th all-around world championship and 23rd gold buckle in the sixth round of the National Finals Rodeo on Tuesday night.
Brazile, of Decatur, Texas, who leads the world standings with $382,203 in earnings in steer roping, tie-down roping and team roping, knocked his closest competitor, JoJo LeMond out of contention with his tie-down roping win.
Brazile won in a round-six record time of 6.6 (breaking the mark of 6.9 shared by Matt Shiozawa and Marty Yates, both in 2014). He also was victorious in the opening round with a time of 6.8.
In total, Brazile now has 61 NFR round victories, including 17 in tie-down roping.
Brazile's brother-in-law, defending three-time world champion Tuf Cooper of Decatur, Texas, placed third with a time of 6.9. Cooper is first in the world standings with $169,784 while second-place Brazile has earned $161,209.