Sunday, March 08, 2009

Wrangler Timed Event Championship Round 4: 3 Arena Records Broken

After 20 head, the leaders in the standings:

1. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 214.2
2. Daniel Green, Oakdale, Calif. 237.2
3. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 265.7
4. Kyle Lockett, Visalia, Calif. 298.8
5. Jimmie Cooper 301.5

Round #3 Summary
GUTHRIE, OK -- 3:30PM / March 7, 2009

What does 170 pounds of iron look like? It wears a black shirt and black cowboy hat and is named Trevor Brazile. The 5-11, 170-pounder of Decatur, Texas came into this year's "Iron Man" competition, the 25th Wrangler Timed Event Championship of the World, with a record five titles to his name.

But don't close that record book. After three rounds, the 32-year-old is showing why he's won more than a half-million dollars at the WTEC as he leads with 160.9 seconds on 15 head. He went into Saturday afternoon's third round with a 4.2 margin on 10 head over the other 19 cowboys competing this weekend at the Lazy E Arena. But Brazile, a six-time All-Around and nine-time overall Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Champion, will stretch a lead in a hurry. And he did. After 15 head he is 30.8 seconds ahead of the field. What does that mean? On the first run of the weekend he was 13.9 seconds in the team roping heading when his heeler picked up a 5-second penalty for roping only one leg. Brazile's been faster than 13.9 seconds on every run since.

Sitting second is defending and two-time WTEC champion Daniel Green of Oakdale, Calif. with 191.7 seconds on 15 head. Moving up the leadboard Saturday afternoon was former PRCA Reserve All-Around World Champion Josh Peek of Pueblo, Colo. who used a round of 48.3 seconds, the second fastest this year, to move to third in the average at 201.4 seconds on 15 head. The fastest round this year continues to be Brazile's 45.7 second showing in the second round.

For complete times & standings go here.

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