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Rocky Patterson

Rocky Patterson

GUYMON, Okla. – Since 2005, only three men have been crowned PRCA steer roping world champions: Scott Snedecor, Trevor Brazile and Rocky Patterson.

Over that seven years, Snedecor owns two gold buckles (2005-2008), while Brazile (2006, 2007 and 2011) and Patterson (2009, 2010 and 2012) own three each. They’re exceptional at what they do, and that’s why they own gold.

Trevor Brazile

Trevor Brazile

Those men also sit atop the average leaderboard at the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo through the first four rounds. Patterson leads with a cumulative time of 50.1 seconds, followed by Brazile’s 52.6 and Snedecor’s 52.8.

Also among the top eight are JoJo LeMond, a three-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier in heading, and J.D. Yates, a 21-time NFR qualifier and 11-time National Finals Steer Roping qualifier. Yates and Patterson are alumni from the Oklahoma Panhandle State University rodeo team in nearby Goodwell.

Scott Snedecor

Scott Snedecor

Steer roping in Guymon is a five-round progressive. Each entrant gets to rope in the first four rounds, and the top cowboys in the aggregate qualify for the fifth round, which will take place during the four performances, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo
April 29-May 5
Results
Steer roping:
First round: 1. Lawson Plemons, 11.4 seconds, $1,803; 2. Scott Snedecor, 12.2, $1,568; 3. JoJo LeMond, 12.3, $1,332; 4. Shandon Stalls, 12.4, $1,097; 5. Vin Fisher Jr., 12.6, $862; 6. (tie) Mike Chase and K.W. Lauer, 12.8, $509 each; 8. Reo Lohse, 13.0, $157. Second round: 1. Bryce Davis, 9.8 seconds, $1,803; 2. Neal Wood, 10.6, $1,568; 3. JoJo LeMond, 11.4, $1,332; 4. Rocky Patterson, $1,097; 5. (tie) Chance Kelton and Rod Hartness, 12.4, $745 each; 7. Howdy McGinn, 12.5, $392; 8. Mark Milner, 12.9, $157. Third round: 1. (tie) Rocky Patterson and Coy Thompson, 11.6 seconds, $1,685 each; 3. Tim Abbott, 11.9, $1,332; 4. Corey Ross, 12.2, $1,097; 5. (tie) Trevor Brazile and Tony Reina, 12.4, $745; 7. Darin Suit, 12.6, $293; 8. Brent Lewis, 13.0, $157. Fourth round: 1. Tim Abbott, 10.5 seconds, $1,803; 2. Vin Fisher Jr., 10.8, $1,568; 3. Chet Herren, 10.9, $1,332; 4. Lawson Plemons, 11.5, $1,097; 5. Trevor Brazile, 11.8, $862; 6. Dee Kyler Jr., 11.9, $627; 7. Shandon Stalls, 12.0, $392; 8. Rocky Patterson, 12.1, $157. Aggregate leaders: 1. Rocky Patterson, 50.1 seconds on four runs; 2. Trevor Brazile, 52.6; 3. Scott Snedecor, 52.8; 4. Jason Evans, 58.9; 5. JoJo LeMond, 61.6; 6. J.D. Yates, 62.7; 7. Riley Christophersen, 64.6; 8. Howdy McGinn, 64.7.

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