TRELL ETBAUER, Gruver, Texas
The Etbauer name is etched deeply in rodeo’s lore. The family owns seven PRCA world championships – a telling tale in its own right.
But those gold buckles come in saddle bronc riding, and nobody knows that any better than Trell Etbauer, the 28-year-old son of two-time world champion Robert Etbauer and nephew of five-time titlist Billy Etbauer. But championships are nothing new to Trell, a three-time Linderman Award winner for his exploits in both timed and roughstock events – he won his first Linderman in 2008, the year he was named the PRCA Resistol All-Around Rookie of the Year.
Trell Etbauer is a three-time Prairie Circuit all-around champion, having won twice while still on his PRCA permit. In addition to riding broncs, Etbauer’s a pretty snazzy roper and bulldogger. In fact, he won the 2005 College National Finals Rodeo title in steer wrestling.
Last year alone, Etbauer won 10 all-around titles – in six of those, he also won titles in steer wrestling, tie-down roping or both.
Over the years, Trell Etbauer has proven he can handle many tasks. He’s ready to prove on a national stage that the Etbauer name is synonymous with cowboy, not just bronc riding.